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4.8
531 Reviews (531)
5 Stars
368
4 Stars
145
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.7
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
99.7%
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4.8
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
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28 out of 28 reviews
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4.8
61 Reviews (61)
5 Stars
48
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.7
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
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61 out of 61 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

4.8
531 Reviews (531)

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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Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 11/22/2023

Hi, Dan8594850. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Shepherd's Crook Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 8
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/22/2023

Hi, Bidan5558601. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Shepherd's Crook Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Always a treat, especially on a beautiful fall day!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Diamond in the rough

Nice layout, links style. Greens are tough. Some were airrated so that wasn't good but I guess this time of year to be expected. Only complaint would be please when you airrate use ample sand.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/27/2023

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 50
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 10/13/2023

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! 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 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Great links course!

Great links course, friendly staff, worth the price. Would love to golf here again when I can afford it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/13/2023

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 3
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 10/13/2023

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! 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 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/27/2023

Hi, Rjbrault. 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 Advanced
Plays Once 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 10/06/2023

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! 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 8
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/06/2023

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! 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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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First timer

It was my first time playing here. Beautiful, open course. Greens and fairway were surprisingly firm and made for great footing and solid contact. Greens were large and had some real challenges. 10/10 would recommend and I cannot wait to play again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 10/06/2023

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 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Gem

Disappointed I didn’t play a round here sooner. Walked 18 holes carrying the bag. Loved every minute of the hilly terrain. Challenging pin placements. Wide open fairways. Thick rough, avoid at all costs.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 10/06/2023

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 10
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love the Crook!

The Crook is consistently well kept and a well run establishment. Staff is helpful and very friendly. Nice greens , wish they were a bit faster.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/06/2023

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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once 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 10/06/2023

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! 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 175
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/06/2023

Hi, StevePistol. 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 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

6th Star for value!

Beautiful crazy new practice putting green. 6 Stars for condition & value! I encourage staying after your round, having a beverage, & take in both the 9th & 18th green action from beautiful patio.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/06/2023

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 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 09/15/2023

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! 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
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/15/2023

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! 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 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 09/08/2023

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! 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 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

We always look forward to plating here!

Our group plays the public courses in and around Lake County, Illinois. Shepherds is one of our favorites. The combination of value (very fair rates), course conditions, and challenging but fun course design(layout) keeps us coming back frquently.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/01/2023

Hello, u000001367030. 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.

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