Lake Barrington Shores Golf Club

4.3509166667 4.4 stars from 5 (22)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6392 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 70.7
  • Layout

  • 40 Shoreline Rd, Barrington, Illinois 60010, Lake County
  • (847) 382-4240, (847) 382-6650
  • (847) 382-4319
  • www.lbsgolf.com
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Year built: 1978
Architect(s): Larry Packard (1978)
Type: Private
Greens: Blue Grass
Fairways: Blue Grass
Golf Season: Open: 4/01 Closed: 12/31

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6392 yards 70.7 131
White 71 6016 yards 69.0 127
Red (W) 71 5386 yards 71.2 128

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 22 Reviews
5 stars:
10
4 stars:
10
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

22 out of 22 reviews


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fasteddy9669's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Course worth the money."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played on a Monday...very few golfers. Listened to reviews and brought own beverages because course doesn't have water on course or a beverage cart. Should also bring own snacks/sandwiches because they only have chips and granola bars at turn. Tee boxes and greens in great shape. However tee boxes need to be rolled or something...hard to find a flat spot. Area feels like you're in Hilton Head, SC...definitely worth the effort.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Very Well Kept Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2019
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Unfortunately a very windy day so my game was not the best. First time playing the course and I'm not a fan of courses that traverse in and around homes that you have to be very careful about if you don't shoot completely straight. The course conditions were superb and the greens were fast, but what I don't understand is why courses like that this that sell memberships don't invest in GPS. For someone playing for the first time I was shooting blind not knowing the hazards on the course especially when it comes to water and it would have been nice to have some direction as to were to place your ball on some holes that have severe slopes. It was not fun to find that you hit a great drive only to find out that it was in water.. I guess if you're a member only you may know the course, but yardage from spots on the course would be helpful. For as much as they charge especially if opening it up to the public would be nice to attract more golfers. Other than that it was a very nice kept course and the greens rolled true


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/18/2019

There's not a hole on the course, where if you hit a good drive, it might end up in the water. Also, there's not water that you can't see from the tee prior to any drive - maybe on 17, but you'd have to hit the ball over 300 yards to reach it.



nmueller0815's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2019
Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice place to Play"


ptphd1's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very enjoyable golf course in excellent condition. We had perfect weather and low wind. Will play there again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful day, challenging course, quick greens"


bgbadcoach's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Played on a Friday afternoon at 12:00. Paired up with 2 good players, played 18 in 3:30. Greens were very true but very quick! Besides some standing water in bunkers, course was in good shape. Par 3 all are long and very challenging. Staff was accommodating and very professional. Got out on a Hot deal, very worth the price!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u553934790's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2018
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



u553934790's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2018
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



u553934790's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2018
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


"No Water ! No Coolers ! No Drink Cart !"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course and practice facilities were nice . Free practice balls at their range . Had to hit off of Mats which sucks , but can understand when ground under repair . It was 85-90 degrees out and there was no water on the course for players . I saw two water fountains that were not turned on . The outside “bistro “ closes at 3pm ... 3pm!!! Make sure you are well hydrated and eat before bc this course , although nicely maintained , I became extremely aggravated when I ran through 4 bottles of water a Gatorade ... still needed more fluids , yet there is no cooler or drink cart in sight .... we skipped hole 9 bc of dehydration ...


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Very nice course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course. Great conditions. Surprising that it feels like you are in nature even though it is in a community. Greens were excellent. Interesting. Challenging but won't beat you up. I played awfully that day, but still enjoyed the course. I understand it had been private but now you can get on via golfnow. Looking forward to playing it again. NOTE: You have to get in on 59 and GPS didn't understand that.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice layout"


kirbmug24's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, private, and usually 2 expensive as a guest but we had a deal minus $25 from a previous promo at golfnow. The layout n course condition is outstanding. There was nothing available in the way of food but I brought my own anyway. Enjoyed the course thoroughly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u553934790's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2018
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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


"HIdden gem"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was private, now available to public. Pretty layout and seems underplayed. Tight course but not a lot of OB penalty areas. Fun place to play with some challenging golf course and nice variety of hole layouts.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Challenging Course"


Melissa3260926's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

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

Reviewed on

Large fairways, change of pin locations and great for novice and advid player. Highly recommend


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Lake Barrington Shores"


joc2317's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the front desk - the gentleman worked with us, accessed the players and let us out early, We even played an extra nine and he was more than reasonable. I'd play it tomorrow if I wasn't working - shot makers....risk or return course....You'll love it!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Hostparkk's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Lake Barrington Shores CC - Interesting Newly Semi-Private Parkland Track"


btweed1683's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Chicago Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The Good: Historically a members-only private club, Lake Barrington Shores is now taking public tee times online and is another solid parkland course in the northwest Chicago burbs. Course conditions are very good in this tight, tree engulfed Edward L. Packard design. Fun variety in Par 4's and some very long, challenging Par 5's. Greens are very large for a shorter course, putting true and sneaky fast. Pace of play is excellent, especially during weekday twilight hours. Clubhouse is quaint but does have a nice bar area to enjoy a brewksie after the round. Good value for a well-conditioned private course.

The Bad: Amenities are lacking with very limited pro shop and no GPS. Very poorly marked so you better have a rangefinder. Too many blind shots for my taste and there are hidden traps and waters hazards. Several holes have overhanging trees that desperately need some trimmers. Staff seems fairly disinterested in player experience, especially if not a regular member.

The Verdict: Lake Barrington Shores is a very fun course, especially once you play it for the first time and learn some of its quirks and get past lack of upscale experience. Hopefully remains semi-private and only gets better.

Best Hole: The long Par 4 5th is a demonic hole. The drive must be on the right side of the fairway, otherwise you're blocked out by a huge tree with a long iron/hybrid approach.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Commented on 08/17/2018

The 5th hole is a 200 yard par 3, not a par 4.


Commented on 08/09/2018

Brian - I played here a few times when it was private with a member. Agree it's average at best and nothing spectacular. It's a $30-$35 course and frankly not all that entirely interesting. Could never envision being a member of the place and no surprise they've had to open for some limited public play. Just drive by it and play Foxford or Chalet much cheaper and both are much better courses.


"Amazing Course"


u365141586's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Highly recommend this course for the price of 9 with cart. Have played both the front and back 9 within the last week and can’t wait to go back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Solid private course"


u000001997220's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent condition. Nice mix of holes. Big greens. Much more elevation change than expected. Holes nicely framed. Fun to play. Pace outstanding but it was late October on a private course. Bad driving range mats only but does have a short game practice arrea.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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