Prairie Isle Golf Club

4.2845352941 4.3 stars from 5 (171)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6562 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 70.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 6562 yards 70.8 124
Middle 72 6196 yards 69.8 121
Forward (W) 73 5398 yards 71.3 117

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 171 Reviews
5 stars:
82
4 stars:
69
3 stars:
13
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

162 out of 171 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for seniors advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include elevation changes narrow fairways water hazards   Great for drinks watching the game  

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Reviews


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u553934790's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2019
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



u553934790's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2019
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 06/14/2019

Hello, u553934790. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon.



u000003893595's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2019
First time playing 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 recommend this course


Commented on 06/14/2019

Thank you for visiting us at Prairie Isle Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2019
Used cart Perfect weather 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: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/04/2019

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


"Staff"


nicholasvalenti1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Person in pro shop was very rude . I almost walked out even tho I paid, but I really was looking forward to playing. There was nobody on the tee and I was early, I asked if I could go out by myself and he goes thru this whole thing about how they don’t make money off of golf now and that I can only play at my time with other players. I won’t go there again, there are a lot of other courses out there. I never had anyone do that before if it was too crowded I wouldn’t of asked it was never a problem before.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/24/2019

Hi, nicholasvalenti1. Let us first start by thanking you for providing us with your feedback. We would like to apologize for the any misunderstanding with your reservation. The reservation that you booked through GolfNow was a Hot Deal and unfortunately we are only able to honor those tee times at their designated time. That being said, we would like to apologize for any poor customer experience you may have received. We assure you this is not the standard we want to be known for as we always strive to provide the very best 5-star service. If you would like to discuss any concerns further, please feel free to reach out to our pro shop staff. We hope that we have the chance to welcome you back to Prairie Isle Golf Course for a more enjoyable golfing experience soon!


"Hidden gem"


u7402983's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Great course.

Well maintained and managed.

Doesn't look like much from the street, but once you get back in there you see what a beautiful course it is.


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


Commented on 05/17/2019

Hello u7402983. Thank you for your 5-star rating! We also think our course is a hidden gem! Please book another round with us soon.


"Rude Staff - Good Course"


skd4life123's avatar
Age:  65+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

I love the course and live close by so this would be my home turf. Good greens and nice fairways with some really nice holes. The only complaint it the rude guy that works the pro shop sometimes. He is just plain rude and really needs an attitude adjustment. It isnt the older gentleman! Next time he is rude I will be loud and rude right back and make sure he is accountable for being so. I will be back!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u000001093101's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course is in great shape. Some of the shorter par 4's are the most challenging holes on the course. Consistent conditions through the whole season every year I have played here. If you can hit the ball in the fairway you can score here. I'm a member at a club a few miles away yet I play here 15 times a year because you know what you are going to get. Good conditions and a good value.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/03/2019

Hello, u000001093101. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon.



u553934790's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/18/2019

Hello, [Name]. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon.



u553934790's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2019
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 04/24/2019

Hello, u553934790. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon.



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2019
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 04/09/2019

Hello, [Name]. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon.


"Good condition"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lots of rain previous night but course in reasonably good shape. Some soggy areas existed but not bad considering amount of rainfall. Good layout on a nice property. Greens were in especially good shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Prairie Isle Golf Club on 11/01/2018:

Hello, we're glad you enjoyed our nice course layout and good course conditions. Thank you for playing Prairie Isle Golf Club, we hope to see you again soon! #PrairieIsleGC


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2018
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 Prairie Isle Golf Club on 10/30/2018:

Hello, we're happy you enjoyed our nice course layout and an excellent value. Thank you for playing Prairie Isle Golf Club! #PrairieIsleGC

"Challenging layout"


u00000772252's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

I played PI 5 times this year and the course maintenance steadily improved over the summer. First, the layout will challenge golfers of all levels. The course is not flat so be prepared to play lies from all levels. Scenically the course is very attractive. Second, the course does not handle large amounts of rain and this causes both slow play and damage to the course. Third, the course needs a driving range. It has a driving net, putting and chipping greens but a driving range will take it to the next level. Off course amenities are ok but nothing to get excited about. The course does not discount rates for senior golfers so this is why I give a course a lower value score. My biggest gripe is that the lack of rangers causes slow play which is exacerbated by wet conditions. On a positive note the course has had a lot of work this past summer with new traps, trees pruned and maintained and greens rolled. My advice is pick a dry day in the middle of the week and give the course a try.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/09/2018

Hello, we're glad you enjoyed our challenging course layout. Thank you for playing Prairie Isle Golf Club!


"Don't play after rain storm"


u8581422's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2018
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Reviewed on

Only played 5 holes, carts on cart path only needed very difficult to continue to walk this course. Lot of water on the fairways and bunkers don't play after a rainstorm


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Prairie Isle Golf Club on 10/03/2018:

Hello, we're sorry course conditions were not up to par. We appreciate your feedback and we are working on making improvements. We're glad you enjoyed our nice course layout and friendly staff. Thank you for playing Prairie Isle Golf Club!

"Consistently terrific."


TheGreatC0rnholi0's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

There are a number of really good public courses within ten miles of where I live. Prairie Isle is my favorite. The layout is challenging but fair, there aren't any tricked up holes, and the conditioning of the course is consistently good. I am a member at a private club, but I play "The Isle" at least a dozen times a year. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly and welcoming, and I always feel like my business is appreciated there. The clubhouse is nothing special, but it's a comfortable place to have drink after your round. The only significant drawback to the course is that there is no practice range.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Prairie Isle Golf Club on 09/21/2018:

Hello, we're glad you enjoyed our challenging course layout and welcoming staff. Thank you for playing Prairie Isle Golf Club! #PrairieIsleGC


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Prairie Isle Golf Club on 09/14/2018:

Hello, we're happy you enjoyed a quick pace of play and our nice course layout. Thank you for playing Prairie Isle Golf Club! #PrairieIsleGC

"Nice course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in pretty good shape considering all the recent rain. We haven’t played here in 2 years and it seemed a little better then. Tee boxes today were rough, long and uneven. Otherwise the fairways were really nice and the greens were in good shape too. I remember loving their grilled hot dogs but I think business is down as it was pretty quiet, and as a result they didn’t have the grill fired up. Maybe it’s Friday, too. Wieners made inside were lukewarm. We love this course and will be back on a week or so.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Prairie Isle Golf Club on 09/10/2018:

Hello, we're happy you enjoyed a great value and our nice course layout. Thank you for playing Prairie Isle Golf Club! #PrairieIsleGC

"great course slow play. NO RANGER"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Played this course 20 times this year. The golf course is not managed properly.clock at starter hole broken all year.traps have rocks in them. leafs in rough many lost ball slows PACE OF PLAY. NO RANGER TO PUSH SLOW PLAY. COURSE OWNER NEEDS TO REVIEW THESE PROBLEMS


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Prairie Isle Golf Course on 08/17/2018:

Hello, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We're sorry to hear the pace of play wasn't up to par during your round. We hope this doesn't deter you from returning for another round soon. Thanks for playing!

"Prairie Isle is a must play in Northern Illinois"


Seahawks375's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Beautiful course partially cut from an old rock quarry. Fun course, meticulous conditioning, and always a memorable experience when playing here. Highly recommend.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Prairie Isle Golf Course on 08/17/2018:

Hello, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again for another round soon! Thanks for playing #PrairieIsleGolfClub.


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