The course is in great condition, giving IL had a late summer that never lasted long. The food is always good, golf is always readily available. Nice people day in an day out that make time to make sure you enjoy your experience. I would highly recommend it to anyone that golf’s in the area. Consistent changed and great up keep to the greens always insures a good game and solid score. The long fairways are excellent for beginners and experts. Ask about weekly saving and get more out of your golf cost. I save and play, don’t know about you? Someone that has played this course for over the last 10years couldn’t say anything less then what a changeling course. It’s not always about your score, but how you played threw a good course and didn’t go broke. Jesse K
This is this worst course I have ever played on. There are no fairways, just long grass surrounded by leaves and yellow clippings of grass. I have never lost so many balls on what they would describe as a fairway. The golf pro is a joke. The staff is so old one had a stroke while he was putting. To be honest, the entire course is disrespectful to the game. The course is labeled as "crappy lakes" or "concrete lakes" for lack of raking their sand, an essential part of every serious golf course. On the fourth hole my golf cart started smoking and broke down. The bridges look as if they were about to collapse as you drive over them. Their are giant puddles in the middle of fairways and also in the sand bunkers. Hole thirteen was completely flooded and unplayable. The course was surrounded by shady apartments filled with different minorities who yell while your trying to hit. Obviously I would never recommend this to any friend or even my worst enemy. My suggestion for this course would be to shut down, fire all the staff (especially the so called pro), and level place to make way for more shitty apartments. Please take my advice! Never play at Country Lakes unless you want to see a pathetic example of grass and sand.
Don't waste your time, played on a Saturday, fairways have not been cut for quite a while, longer than many courses rough, greens have no real grass on them, holes all over, 1 fairway has no grass on it, just weeds. Played with a group and if they charge anything to play, it would be to much. Hate to say it, land would be better suited as homes due to disrepair and poor attitude of people there. STAY AWAY.....
This is probably the worst course I've ever stepped foot on. Fairways, well the shorter grass, are in terrible condition no matter what time of year. many holes are prone to flooding. greens are not kept up at all. tee boxes are overgrown and rarely cut. there are no maps, yardages or markers. it's a waste of a course, even a waste of real estate.
This place is a dump. I once went there becasue I wanted my son to play on a "real" course. He was 5 at the time. I decided to take him there on a Tuesday afternoon knowing nobody would be playing so we would not bother anyone. I was told he was not allowed becasue they were "busy". I literally counted 6 cars in the parking lot and there were 3 people on the range. If that is busy I wonder what slow looks like? I agree with the person who already posted this place is disrespects golf on all levels.
Though always open this is the nick name of the course. But its cheap and you'll now why. When theres no place else to go :( One year we played while thousands of fish (And I mean thousands) spauned in puddles on the fairways. The pro is a nice guy, the owner is a jerk. Welcome
I was looking for a driving range near my home to practice at throughout the summer. This place was ideal because it is a short detour on my way home from work. I went to inquire whether they had any kind of season package deal for their driving range. They said that they no longer offer it because someone 2 years ago took advantage of the offer and used so many buckets of balls that it came out to only 88 cents a bucket for them. (Funny to me that they actually calculated the math...)
I offered a simple solution that many other golf courses in the area already offer. I told them to use punch cards. I said they could charge in the range of $150 - $175 for 40 buckets of balls. Anyone with any business sense would jump on something like this because of the simple concept of cash-flow. The course would get this chunk of money up front (as opposed to 'hoping' someone comes back 40 times to pay full price). You could also consider that punch cards could be lost, or that not everyone would use the entire punch card. So that's essentially money for nothing. And you're also offering incentive to your customers to RETURN and potentially spend MORE money, whether it be for a round of golf, or a new pair of shoes in the pro shop, or hell... even a hot dog in the cafe.
I told them I was ready to give them $175 for 40 buckets of balls using this simple punch card method. They said no. So I took myself (any my money) 10 minutes down the road to Philips Golf Course in Aurora who actually offers 3 punch card offers in 3 different price ranges. Unreal to me how this place lets one bad apple from 2 years ago influence their business decisions.