Shepherd's Crook Golf Course in Zion, Illinois, USA | GolfPass
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4.7
437 Reviews (437)
5 Stars
294
4 Stars
126
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.7
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
97.9%
Recommend this course
426 out of 437 reviews
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4.8
50 Reviews (50)
5 Stars
40
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.7
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
50 out of 50 reviews
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4.8
93 Reviews (93)
5 Stars
73
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.7
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.8
97.8%
Recommend this course
91 out of 93 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 71
Length 6827 yards
Slope 130
Rating 72.1
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Shepherd's Crook Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1999
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Keith Foster (1999) Kevin Hargrave (1999)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Golf Simulator Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

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Reviews

4.7
437 Reviews (437)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 30
Bunkers 16
Thick Rough 14
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 24
Locals 17
Walkers 11
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 25
In the 'Burbs 14

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Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Great value & well maintained

The Crook is a great course for all skill levels. Fairways & greens are as good as any course around. Honestly, I’ve played Thunderhawk and Shepherds Crook is better maintained and a lot better value for the price. Also the patio is a nice place to sit and overlook the course. If you like a burger The Crook Burger is usually excellent. If you want a cold one after they have a nice selection of beers. Very rarely does the pace of play go over 4 hours. I consider The Crook my home course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 08/02/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Dan8594850! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Shepherd's Crook Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course was in excellent condition. The greens were on the slower side but consitant. We really enjoy playing here . It is a fun course for all skill levels. Very little interaction with the staff, seemed to be friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/01/2022

Hi, u314159763396. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Shepherd's Crook Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/03/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, RAJ8785J! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Shepherd's Crook Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/27/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, kenwen4! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Shepherd's Crook Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

We drive down from Milwaukee to play this course at least six times a year. It is always fun and an adventure especially when the winds kick in. Truly is a nice golf course great staff great clubhouse the views of the 9 th and 18 th holes are great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/26/2022

Bobams, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Shepherd's Crook Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/26/2022

Hi, u314160025646. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Shepherd's Crook Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent course

Parkland course with links style holes mixed in with some traditional layout. Fun course for all levels of golfers. Maintained in excellent condition all season long. Nice patio setting to have a drink or meal and watch play on 9 & 18.

Long hitters will get plenty of birdie opportunities, but greens protect the course from being overpowered.

Great value .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/26/2022

Your feedback is important to us, u314162075714. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Shepherd's Crook Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/28/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314163067106! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Shepherd's Crook Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 32
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/26/2022

Hi, Actionpcs1. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Shepherd's Crook Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/26/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314162910107! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Shepherd's Crook Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/12/2022

Hi, clrvynt1. We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share with us your favorite part of your experience. Thanks for golfing at Shepherd's Crook Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/28/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, qD82P5i3gmTEMex40T5J! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Shepherd's Crook Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/13/2022

Hi, qD82P5i3gmTEMex40T5J. We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share with us your favorite part of your experience. Thanks for golfing at Shepherd's Crook Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Fun Course

This is a fun course to play every once in a while. It is the closest to links golf that is in the area and they do a great job in making you feel like you are on a true links course. They need to mark the course a bit more.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/15/2022

Hello, u825843079. Thank you for visiting us at Shepherd's Crook Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 102
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Great Course

Live 60 miles away
Play here around 10+ times a year
Reason
Great course
Great conditions
Great price

You wont be disappointed
Worth the drive

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/14/2022

Thank you for your review, Sam5773357. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Shepherd's Crook Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always great feeling playing shephards crook.
Great is understatement

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 07/08/2022

Hi, jkatsinis. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Shepherd's Crook Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 102
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Great Course and value

I live 60 miles away but play here about 10 times a year,
The reasons :
Course is always in great condition
Great layout
Pace of play - we played at 9:30 and we were done at 12:50
(Threesome but had 2 4somes in front of us)
Under $50 for seniors

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/08/2022

Wow! We are so happy you enjoyed your round, Sam5773357! We look forward to seeing you again soon at Shepherd's Crook Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Course was in great shape. Greens were kept up. Bunkers need rakes or one on the cart.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/07/2022

Your feedback is important to us, billbeadle. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Shepherd's Crook Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/06/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314162288142! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Shepherd's Crook Golf Course!

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