Redtail Golf Club

4.1775294118 4.2 stars from 5 (199)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6820 yards
  • Slope: 134
  • Rating: 72.7
  • Layout

  • 7900 Redtail Rd, Village of Lakewood, Illinois 60014, Mc Henry County
  • (815) 477-0055
  • (815) 477-0479
  • www.redtailgolf.com
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Year built: 1992
Architect(s): Roger Packard (1992), Bob Lohmann
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bent Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes, on weekdays
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6820 yards 72.7 134
Gold 72 6492 yards 71.1 130
White (W) 72 5990 yards 74.1 133
White 72 5990 yards 68.7 124
Red (W) 72 5441 yards 71.0 126

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 199 Reviews
5 stars:
62
4 stars:
105
3 stars:
23
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

180 out of 196 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for locals advanced golfers seniors   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks watching the game  

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"Another Great Round at an Outstanding Venue!"


GolfDawg54's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had my best round of the year on Father’s Day at Red Tail. The course was in outstanding condition, despite all the recent rain.

Pace of play was well maintained by the “Ambassador,” who was great to speak with. We weren’t rushed or held up unreasonably. It made for a nice day!


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 06/20/2019

Wow - Thank you for the five star review GolfDawg! Your best round is certainly something to celebrate! We are happy to have exceeded your expectations. Our playing conditions are very important to us and we are glad you enjoyed them. We look forward to having you back again soon! Until then, take care!


"not much support for handicapped people"


grumpy12's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I would like to give the course a better rating,but several amenities are lacking.The cart paths are sorely in need of repair.Go real slow or risk a bad back.There was absolutely no drinking water onthe course.The containers are there,but there were no water jugs.Because of the alarms on the cart gps,us handicapped people can't get close enough to the greens.That means too much walking.The course is fine,but some of these issues have been going on for a long time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/20/2019

Thank you so much for letting us know about your recent experience grumpy12. Your satisfaction is a deep concern of ours as we always aim to exceed expectations. Your review will allow us to follow up in areas you voiced concern. If possible, please reach out to us directly so we discuss your review in more detail. We hope you will come back soon so we can WOW you on your next visit. Until then, take care!



u128858527's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 06/20/2019

Thank you so much for letting us know about your recent experience. Your satisfaction is a deep concern of ours as we always aim to exceed expectations. Your review will allow us to follow up in areas you voiced concern. If possible, please reach out to us directly so we discuss your review in more detail. We hope you will allow us another chance to WOW you with a future visit. Until then, take care!


"Great Course"


Yeeman's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The course was in pretty good shape considering all the rain we've had (8.5 inches in May). A couple holes were wet and it was cart path only. Cart path only contributed to slow play more than the pace of others.

A hot deal here is a steal!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/06/2019

Thank you for the great feedback! We love hearing from you and are glad you had a good experience. We would love the opportunity to bump those 4 stars to 5. We hope you will come back soon so we can WOW you on your next visit. Until then, take care!



Jima97's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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 06/20/2019

Wow - Thank you for the five star review!
We are happy to have exceeded your expectations. We love hearing from you and are glad you had a great experience. We look forward to having you back again soon! Until then, take care!



Jima97's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/20/2019

Wow - Thank you for the five star review!
We are happy to have exceeded your expectations. We love hearing from you and are glad you had a great experience. We look forward to having you back again soon! Until then, take care!


"Redtail golf course"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was an excellent shape Green's especially nice


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/29/2019

Hello, We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Redtail Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!



u8543456's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

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

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/09/2019

Hello, thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon.


"Elevations rule!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

I consider Red Tail one of the top public courses in the area because it’s verying elevations, interesting water hazards, and well-kept turf. The cart paths could use some work but overall an excellent 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


Response from RedTail Golf Club on 11/14/2018:

Hello WSDFirm, thank you for the five-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course and had an excellent experience. Thank you for visiting RedTail Golf Club and we hope to see you again soon!

"red tail in october"


u658396965's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

great fall day for golf and course was in great condition for time of year....


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from RedTail Golf Club on 10/15/2018:

Hello, thank you for the four-star review, We are glad you enjoyed our course conditions and had a great golf experience. Thank you for playing RedTail Golf Club and we hope to see you again soon!

"Play again"


Randy8807984's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, course offers golf holes for all golfers low handicap to high.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from RedTail Golf Club on 10/02/2018:

Hello Randy8807984, thank you for the five-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course and had an excellent experience. Thank you for playing RedTail Golf Club and we hope to see you again soon!


Sancino's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2018
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We Love playing here. The course is great and the staff is wonderful.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from RedTail Golf Club on 09/26/2018:

Hello Sancino, thank you for the five-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course and found our staff friendly. Thank you for playing RedTail Golf Club and we hope to see you again soon!


wbuman's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from RedTail Golf Club on 09/26/2018:

Hello wbuman, thank you for the four-star rating. We are glad you had a great golf experience at RedTail Golf Club. Thank you for playing our course and we hope to see you again soon!

"rangers ruined this course"


u257894054's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The rangers will follow you throughout your round and pester you about times even if you never hold anyone up. VERY annoying!!!! These guys would lurk around the tee boxes and greens. They would start up their carts during our swings. Truely rediculous! The final straw was when the ranger comes up to us and complains about our pace. 2 of us made birdies on the hole and 1 guy struggled but hey we play ready golf and are always aware if we are backing anyone up. This isn't the PGA tour and this course isn't Medina!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from RedTail Golf Club on 09/19/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to write a review of our course. We appreciate your feedback on our rangers and we escalated it to the appropriate departments. Thank you for visiting RedTail Golf Club and we hope to earn your business again.


JeanieE's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


Response from RedTail Golf Club on 09/17/2018:

Hello JeanieE, thank you for the five-star review. We are glad you had an excellent golf experience at RedTail Golf Club. Thank you for visiting us and we hope to see you again soon!


Oldhog45's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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


Response from RedTail Golf Club on 09/17/2018:

Hello Oldhog45, thank you for the five-star rating. We are glad you had an excellent experience at RedTail Golf Club. Thank you for visiting us and we hope to see you again soon!


uKRSI4335KR's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from RedTail Golf Club on 09/04/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to rate our course. We appreciate your ratings on our pace of play, course conditions, and staff friendliness. Thank you for visiting RedTail Golf Club and we hope to earn your business again.

"great staff"


bobbylew53's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

play early less hacks playing golf.. greens beat up after 2 pm. people dont repair divots on green.. many golfers who pay by gof now think they don't have to play with single players..Lakewood needs to fix problem.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from RedTail Golf Club on 08/27/2018:

Hello bobbylew53, thank you for taking the time to write a review of our course. We are glad you found our staff friendly. We also appreciate your feedback on the pace of play and on the ball marks on the greens. We escalated your feedback to the appropriate departments. Thank you for playing RedTail Golf Club and we hope to see you again soon.

"Love RedTail"


Scott2907646's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in best shape in years. Lots of friendly new staff - TR has been awesome!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from RedTail Golf Club on 07/31/2018:

Hi Scott, Thank you for rating RedTail Golf Club a 4-star rating. We are happy to hear that you liked our course layout. Remember to book your next round with us soon.

"Nice course"


Ou812's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played at 630 am.. course is in good condition. Some of the tee boxs it was hard to get tee in due the the hard dirt. Greens were in good shape and pins placed just right so you had to think about your approach shots.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from RedTail Golf Club on 07/31/2018:

Hello, Thank you for leaving us a 4-star rating. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the course layout. Remember to book your next tee time with us soon.


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