Steeple Chase Golf Club

4.3538941176 4.4 stars from 5 (73)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6827 yards
  • Slope: 139
  • Rating: 73.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes, except on weekends before 11am
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required. Shirts are required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6827 yards 73.1 139
Blue 72 6466 yards 71.4 135
White 72 5950 yards 69.1 128
White (W) 72 5950 yards 74.1 132
Red (W) 72 4831 yards 67.9 119

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 73 Reviews
5 stars:
37
4 stars:
29
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

66 out of 73 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs   Great for locals advanced golfers a weekend splurge   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks  

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"Best course value in the northern IL area. Hands down."


rapierce23's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I love this course. Every time I play at another course, especially when I play at other expensive courses, I love this one even more.

They have the best greens I've ever played on because they're mostly flat and slope but make all putts challenging with fast green speed. You can one putt as easily as you can three jack on the green!

The landscape is beautifully done and makes it challenging, especially if you're chipping downhill. The traps are perfectly placed. The fairways aren't crowded by huge, branchy trees. The dog legs of the fairways are normally 200-250 out, and most of them aren't sharp. As a guy who can drive 250-300 depending on wind conditions, this plays perfect for me. It's fun to try and hit a draw over the trees. Because the tree density isn't as high as a lot of other courses, it's pretty easy to find your ball.

The onboard GPS is a godsend. It's very accurate and it really helps me play my best round.

Generally speaking, the average group that you're golfing around are friendly and relaxed. You don't feel pressure if you fall behind pace because of a bad hole or anything like that.

Overall, to me it doesn't make sense to play at a slightly cheaper course and sacrifice the quality that you would get here @ Steeplechase.


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


"Great value"


u6722019's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

One of my favorite places in Lake County to play.

Excellent layout and friendly staff. Pace of play could use some improvement. Generally takes 4.5 to 5 hours during the week to get around. Course is in good, not great shape. Overall a great way to spend a day..


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



MIchael4965751's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2019
Previously played

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


"March 2019"


jbolek15's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Carr path only. Course still brown; but greens and fairways are very playable

Very tight difficult course. Not much forgiveness around green or off tee


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



kcolonel01's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's a nice course to play if you can get a special rate. The regular rate is a bit high for what you get. I played in late October and they are pretty much shutting down for the season but the course is still in good shape. My one complaint is that the area around the clubhouse is very poorly designed and very congested. The practice putting green is so tilted that it is unhelpful.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2018
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



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Sunrise golf"


lucasweigle's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/03/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

7:00 am tee time after some rain. The course was a little soggy but you can’t control the weather. Course has a great layout and is not overly difficult. Other than it being wet the course was in good condition. We cruised through 18 in 3:15 hrs but we saw a bit of a back up on hole #1 at the turn and then again when we ended. It was turning out to be a nice October day and everyone was trying to get out. I will happily return for a round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Ron7835436's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2018
First time playing 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


"Rude staff punched holes"


playboy818's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course would been nice to know in adavance the course was punched lots of other great golf courses around too very rude starters I felt like I got scammed


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Very nice and challenging course"


baw12's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pleasant round on a beautiful Summer Day. Will definitely test different parts of your game off the tee, in the fairway and especially around the greens. Chipping and putting from above the pin very hard. Some course familiarity should help with right club selection (to minimize these instances).

A little on the slow side, but that’s to be expected on a Saturday. Especially when people are playing the wrong tees or not prepared with an extra ball when their 1st shot goes into the water (LOL).

A couple suggestions for management:

- fix up the hitting nets. In pretty bad shape with bad balls, no tees, no targets. That can’t be that expensive.

- The gas engine carts are very noisy. Its a shame to have to hear that against the beautiful natural sorroundings. Every golfer announcing themselves on each hole/shot. Electric carts would be much quieter (and cleaner).


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Greens Are DECEPTIVE!!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was by far one of the most challenging courses I've played. The course layout was nice, but it was once you got to the green. If you didn't land your ball below the hole and you were putting from the top or sides, the ball would just run past the hole and it was hard to determine the break on side putts. Putting is usually my strong part of the game, but I never made so many 3 putts in any round. In addition they have some Par 3's that fly over water which is always fun besides many strategically placed bunkers that are hard to avoid if you don't plan your shot well. Lastly, the picturesque 18th hole with water guarding the approach from the right made this a fun hole to close out the round especially with the wind kicking up. The onboard GPS gave exact measurements from where you are to the pin, plus it is interactive that you can select points on the hole to find distance from where you are. Really didn't need to use my laser finder. I've been wanting to play Steeple Chase for some time and it didn't disappoint. The only drawback I saw was that there wasn't signage really directing you to holes especially when you made the turn as to where the 10th hole was. Also one other nice thing was that they had two bays with nets that you could get some swinging practice in before your round besides putting. Looking forward to playing again now that I know the secret to the greens.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Really fun course."


u2026571's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played this course at the twilight rate and got through the 17th hole before it got too dark to see. This is a really nice course that fits in well with the surrounding courses. There is a nice variety of holes and a lot of interaction with water. The course is not heavily bunkered but a few of them are MASSIVE (especially 14). For a municipal course, it is well maintained. Were a lot of coolers with ice water on the course which is always appreciated. There was no range, but nets were provided to allow for warmup. The course next door has a nice range if needed. Will definitely play this course again!


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



tracer95's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in overall decent shape however greens were top dressed and it was a pain with sand collecting on ball every putt. I was told greens are top dressed every two weeks so that is a pretty regular thing. Also course was really firm especially the rough. Overall course is good but I think it's over priced especially week day fees. Weekends forget it I would never pay that fee for this course. Have played courses this year with better conditions and price.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



jromer555's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"One of the best Chicagoland public golf courses!"


u313186250's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I don’t get to play this course very often and every time I do it is one of my favorite experiences of the golf season. I highly recommend it to any and all caliber players. It is a great layout And is interesting and fair. Always kept in a plus shake shake shake shake by cond always cup in a+ condition.


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


"Feel good course"


jedc269's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you are looking to gain confidence in your game, play here. Manicured well, moderately fast greens, large greens, challenging enough to have fun yet great course to score well


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Challenging Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really enjoyed the course, the challenge of it - Course was in great shape and the greens were quick.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



toddfrank123's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice public course with some challenging holes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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