Waters Edge Golf Course

2.1429000000 2.1 stars from 5 (7)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 33
  • Length: 1700 yards

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White 33 1700 yards N/A N/A

Although it's conveniently located just a half hour from downtown Chicago, Water's Edge Golf Club feels much further away with a location along the banks of the Cal-Sag channel. Water naturally has a prominent presence on the course. The layout offers a challenging test but it's nicely balanced by player-friendly elements including generous landing areas off the fairways and greens that are fairly reachable. Canopy-grown trees frame most of the holes, giving it the feel of a North Carolina golf course. In addition to the towering trees, there are protected wetlands throughout the golf course that come into play. Water's Edge is also known for having one of the best practice facilities in the area, featuring a putting green, short-game facility, and large grass hitting area. The entire facility is lighted for night practice.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 2.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: No ratings so far
Value: 2.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 5.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 1.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 7 Reviews
5 stars:
0
4 stars:
2
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

4 out of 7 reviews


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"Course needs a lot of attention. Not a bad place to practice your iron shots."


u000006184151's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course looks like it was closed for some time and the greens (browns) definitely show that. Clearly not being watered, greens or fairways. With the longest hole from the blues being 285 yards its a great place to go and focus strictly on your iron shots. I would play here again but it would really be nice if at the very least the greens were being properly manicured.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"STAY AWAY SAVE YOUR MONEY!!!!!!!"


u000007769733's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/27/2013
Previously played

Reviewed on

I have played this course 4 times in 4 months and let me just sum it up DIRT/CRABGRASS GREENS TERRIBLE TEES and all around unmaintained past mowing and watering, putting is useless. Your best bet is to save your money and go somewhere both worth it and that wants you. Don is of putting at best and down right rude at worst, i once watched him run customers off the course yelling at them I hate to use say this but i found him Trashy. Play one of the many other local courses for a much better experience.


Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Don't waste your time or money"


u000004952055's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/17/2013
First time playing

Reviewed on

Keep your money in your pocket. The "greens" are not playable. Either dead or diseased - I could not tell. This should have been posted and explained prior to beginning my round. Avoid this cow pasture and play other area courses.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Worst course I"


Stacey1689146's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/11/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was the worst course I have ever played on.
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Real Cheap with Cart if you get it online..."


John4054888's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2013
First time playing

Reviewed on

perfect for 1st timer, the course is short and would be a good 9 hole outing for family or party...


Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"Empty"


u000006439515's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 4/13/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Paid $9 after taxes, and I generally try to pay around $1 per hole. The course was empty so I played 2 balls to get my 18 hole score. The par 4's are very short and would be long par 3's at any other course. I would reccomend throwing away your scorecard and simply practice your long irons. Great starter course. Greens were great, but the tee boxes were rough. Owner just took over and is very nice. Has a little putt putt course so it is kid friendly. Only food served is a Friday fish fry, but they have a full bar. Great value for a buck a hole.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course



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