Stonewall Orchard Golf Club

4.6010352941 4.6 stars from 5 (146)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7124 yards
  • Slope: 150
  • Rating: 75.0
  • Layout

  • 25675 West Highway 60, Grayslake, Illinois 60030
  • (847) 740-4890
  • (847) 740-4891
  • www.stonewallorchard.com

Year built: 1999
Architect(s): Arthur Hills (1999)
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: April - September

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: No jeans or jean shorts allowed; Collared Shirts Required for Men; Proper Golf attire for Women

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Silver 72 7124 yards 75.0 150
Gold 72 6506 yards 72.0 140
Combo 72 6202 yards 70.6 137
White 72 6032 yards 69.8 135
White (W) 72 6032 yards 75.6 140
Turquoise (W) 72 5375 yards 71.9 132

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 146 Reviews
5 stars:
105
4 stars:
25
3 stars:
9
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

132 out of 146 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers a weekend splurge wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include forced carries water hazards bunkers   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views patio dining  

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"Worth the Drive Play this Course"


Golfunder90's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2019
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Although the weather conditions were not ideal it was truly a pleasure playing Stonewall Orchard and well worth the drive. The course is really laid out nice and from the Gold tees it was definitely challenging as several holes had tee shots over water or natural habitat which required a good drive. Water comes into play on several holes and bunkers are strategically placed. The greens were true roll and the course was in excellent condition and very picturesque. Also on some holes large fairway bunkers make for tough placement on the tee shot. #13 Par 3 has a 170 carry over water/natural habitat. A few holes have blind shots on the second shot and #18 is guarded on the left by a pond so your tee shot to a small green needs to be precise or you can roll into the pond. Not to mention hole #5 par which has tree branches hanging over and a narrow path for a tee shot over water with the flag almost 200 yds. That hole will get your nerves. I loved the challenges this course brought and also the risk reward holes. This was one of the best courses I've played all year and can't wait to play it again when the weather is more conducive to golf. Hats off to the staff that takes care of this course. I should have known my time was going to be memorable when I was on the parking lot putting my shoes on and a young man pulls up in a golf cart and ask me can he take my clubs for me. First class service all the way.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Wide open fairways"


u964658722's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2019
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Reviewed on

Very nice course for all levels. The tees create real distance options and there is enough water to lose a few balls in.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/11/2019

Thanks for the great review!


"Great golf Course - bush league dress policy"


Terrance2725942's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

When will courses learn that the vast majority of golfers prefer a proper “golf attire” policy. Jeans and cargo shorts are for the cheap courses in the country, or munis .... Stonewall Orchards charges a premium - with it should include proper attire!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/11/2019

Thanks for review and we're glad you enjoyed the course - We certainly do our best to convey a proper dress code policy. Thanks again!


"Nice"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice

In great shape

Nice greens

Overall was a really nice course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/11/2019

Thanks for a great review! We will look forward to having you again soon!



u139356847's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/11/2019

Thank you for the great review - see you soon!!



u000005594034's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2019
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/02/2019

Thank you for the great review! We look forward to having you out again soon!


"Wonderful At "The Wall""


Cgarboy23's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2019
Previously played Walked

Reviewed on

Don't understand the "Way OVERRATED" review. There's a reason our group has had a Saturday tee time at Stonewall Orchard for the past 10 years. It's a fantastic course that will challenge any level of golfer, never bore you, and fairly test every club in your bag. Conditions are superb, including the greens that must be "bikini waxed" to get them to run so true and fast. The only thing that surpasses this great track is the staff who's second to none ... very friendly, accommodating, and always willing to share a laugh. In my humble opinion, it's always wonderful at "The Wall".


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/11/2019

Thank you for the review! We enjoy having you guys each week. Thanks again!


"Top course in the area"


Pete1444216's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2019
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was an early season round and I can’t wait for the spring/summer conditions. Very strong layout that requires every club and shot in your bag.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/02/2019

Thank you Pete for the great review! We look forward to seeing you again!


"Excellent"


Herb6221313's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course was in Great shape

Staff was very friendly

Highly recommended!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/11/2019

Thank you Herb for the great review! We look forward to having you out again soon!


"Way OVERRATED"


DavidLaDuke's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

I gave it a second chance, one chance to many, staff is great. But this course has a boring layout. I had to go back a set of tees the white tee boxes were so run down brown patches everywhere, off the fairways there rough hadn’t been cut in weeks. And ah there greens . They all had more craters than the moon. I had to fix on average 3 to 7 ball diviots just so I could putt. Half there greens were brown and there greens were rock hard. This course should be ashamed to ask more than $40 bucks to play. I play 3 times a week, this was a major disappointment. If you pay more than $40 jokes on you. This is so far from a championship course it’s truly laughable!!!! I fired a 88 with 9 three putts. There greens were so bad.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/02/2019

Hello David,

Sorry about your round of golf. Not sure but it snowed 6+" two of the last three weekends so rough anywhere around here is/was not even growing yet. As most all people know who play here, our greens are some of the best anywhere. Very sorry you were not in agreement. We take pride in providing some of the best course conditions anywhere in Chicagoland....if only the weather would cooperate. We welcome you back out anytime and we are confident you will not be disappointed.

Have a great day!


"Tough but Fair"


petgwp's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout, tough greens, horrible mosquito problem. There were shots on numerous holes in/near the water or woods that had to be severely rushed due to the mosquitos, even with insect repellent. While the entire area has had a bad mosquito condition this year, this had to be the worst I have ever played in. Definitely affected our play and level of enjoyment. Also, with several holes to go and trying to beat the rain, we caught up with a five-some which required us to wait on 2-3 holes before storms chased us all in. While we may have only completed another hole or so before the rain, I really do not believe they should have allowed a five-some on a course like that - a bit irritating. But I definitely plan to play this course again under better weather (and mosquito) conditions.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great track"


kweiss712's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love the course. Challenging and pretty. Amenities are very nice - especially like the practice facilities. Course layout is very nice and the property feels big. The speed on a couple of the greens seemed inconsistent compared the other greens, but overall really like the course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/15/2018

Thank you for the great review. We are happy you enjoyed your experience!


"Arthur Hills experience in Northern Illinois"


EricTee's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Illinois Advisor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2018
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've read that Arthur Hills combines working with the natural beauty of the land, taking advantage of the natural contours, minimizing earth moving, all while keeping the strategy of the golf game always in mind.

This is evident at Stonewall Orchard.

While it may fall a touch short of "breathtaking" in terms of views, it absolutely delivers in terms of great golf experience which is both demanding and rewarding regardless of your level of play. I can't speak for others but here is what I love that Stonewall Orchard delivers:

Doglegs - gentle, yet demanding thought in distance and placement.

Bunker placement: Excellent and appropriate

Bunker conditions: Fair and consistent

Forced Carries: Enough to test without discouraging.

Greens: Undulating, firm, consistent and with wickedly subtle breaks that are shockingly difficult to read. A close approach to the pin will pay off as you will want to learn from the others in your group.

All staff encountered were as pleasant as you can hope for a mid-afternoon weekday round.

I've played Arthur Hills other Illinois public course (Bolingbrook) but I'd have to say that Stonewall Orchard tops that course in nearly every category.

Very much look forward to playing again!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/15/2018

Thank you Eric for taking the time to write such a nice review! We'll look forward to seeing you again.


"Great experience"


MatthewT5913745's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played here a fee times before but never when the course was in perfect condition, the pace of play was great and perfect weather. Cant wait to go back. Loved putting on these greens!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/15/2018

Thank you Matthew for the great review!!



AnthonyPope's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were a little chewed up. Other than that it is a great course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/15/2018

Thank you for the review Anthony!


"Great day"


KingofWestIndies's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played Stonewall Orchard many years ago. The only difference that I noticed this time was new multi-family units built on the far side of the property. Although, one of my favorite things about SO was that you didn't see a plane, car, train or house while playing the course. That has changed a little bit but it is still a great nature walk. The layout is really great. The only hole I don't care for is the 18th. It is a really long par 5 that ends with an almost blind shot to the green even with a wedge in your hand. Great spot. Highly recommend it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/15/2018

Thank you for the review. We are happy you enjoyed the course.


"Great Layout, many challenging holes"


niconoel1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very fast but true greens. Not really any easy holes. Course was in great shape and the staff was very friendly. Played in three and a half hours on a Friday afternoon. Highly recommended course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/15/2018

Thank you for the review! We are happy you had a great experience.



u000003346933's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Illinois Gem"


finch21's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course and in solid condition. Have played this course numerous times and it never disappoints. Maintenance is great and the greens are very challenging but roll true. Must play for all golfers.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/15/2018

Thank you for the kind comments. Glad you had a great experience!



u000007747544's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


I recommend this course



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