Ledges Golf Club

4.3909117647 4.4 stars from 5 (78)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6649 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 72.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6649 yards 72.0 129
White 72 6304 yards 70.4 125
Red (W) 72 5617 yards 72.5 123

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 78 Reviews
5 stars:
44
4 stars:
31
3 stars:
3
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

78 out of 78 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals advanced golfers   Challenges include water hazards bunkers elevation changes   Great for drinks  

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u691818672's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

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

Reviewed on

One of the toughest courses in Northern Illinois/Southern Wisconsin. Great wooded layout.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Ledges"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2019
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lots of rain and snow in the last 10 days made for some muddy spots, but overall the course is in good shape. The greens were in very good shape. Low lying areas will dry out.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/09/2019

Thank you for the 4 stars! We are happy you enjoyed yourself and we look forward to having you back.


"Needs more attention"


fazz5150's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

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

Reviewed on

Love this course and the layout along with great natural setting and staff is very friendly. This course needs work though and cutting down the brush and trees is not helping. Needs alot of bunker repairs and more care of the fairways and greens. I'm tired of the county putting all the money in Atwood and Macktown when this course is way better than both of them. I know there's been alot of rain this year but this happens every year with Ledges being put last on the list.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Ledges Golf Course on 09/28/2018:

Thank you for taking the time to leave us with a review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our course, and we appreciate your feedback on how to improve. We hope to see you back soon!

"Not Bad, for a country course"


kansassam67's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Enjoyed this course. Nice pace of play.

Only real knocks I had. Short driving range. Long rough. Greens thick. (Hardly any break)

I will play it again.

Friendly staff.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Value, could be outstanding with minor improvenents"


u755695478's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

For a municipal course the fairways and greens are usually in great shape when it doesn't get too much water. The layout is nice and it a picturesque course with elevation changes and the price is unbeatable. There also aren't too many gimmicky holes. They've recently started cutting some trees to improve areas that don't get enough sun.

With that being said it could be a lot better.

1. Bring back Wild Rhubarb, current food choices are terrrible.

2. Pace of play must be enforced.

3. If the county has a gem this is it. This is probably the 3rd nicest public course in the area and it could be 2nd if you made it a destination for food and people to gather. You've got a pool and an area for people.to congregate. Have some sort of programming in the evening and make it a community destination.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course



u000007635429's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

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


"Great day"


bkinder48's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I'm an intermediate golfer I shoot between 45 and 52, on a 9 hole. The fairways were awesome when i got to play them lol. Greens very receptive and holes had some challenges to them. All in all great day beuteaful course.


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


"The Legends"


tmayers5's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

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

Reviewed on

Great course and excellent value. Now that have played it will have a better understanding of where to and where not to hit. Only problem was the two groups in front of us. Extremely slow. 5 hour 15 minutes for 18 holes is brutal. The ranger did make several attempts to move them along, but....not sure why they could not comply, or let us play through. Held up the whole course. On July 7, 2018 the 11:44 and 11:52 tee timers if you are reading this please learn to play at pace. Was grueling waiting on virtually every shot.

Another gripe and I have this at most courses I play, is FIXIN THE BALL MARKS ON THE GREEN. It's not that hard folks. Bend over and fix your mark. Respect the course and others that are playing that course.


Pace of Play: Poor

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



u000005095612's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Eye candy"


mark8950148's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Ledges is just flat out a beautiful course. It was in great shape even after taking all that rain like 10 days prior. Joined 2 other guys from Rockford that had pretty good games and we were really lucky no one was on the back after our front nine finished. Greens were rolling so nice for being so soft. Course overall was in great shape..


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Time as Usual"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I’ve played this course several times over the past year. It’s a great layout and the staff is great.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



bill7059452's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Very nice course"


u163890277's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a very nice course in a pretty setting. The layout is quite challenging for the less accomplished golfer and reasonable for the accomplished. Scoring well requires wise club selection as simply blowing out the driver will not work in some instances. The greens were fast and true. Both 9s finish with longer uphill par 4s - #9 and #18. The par 3s were reasonably short. The second hole is an interesting par 5 to a tight approach. The clubhouse staff were accommodating. We would play here again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course"


heyjude747's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love the course. Lots of challenges. Fun course to play for all.


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


"Hidden gem of a course"


yesborg's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Having played other area courses such as Krueger-Haskell, Atwood-Homestead, and Macktown, which are all fine municipal courses, I was surprised at how much Ledges exceeded my expectations.

I wouldn't say it has a high degree of difficulty, but more so than the other courses I mentioned. Very picturesque and fun to play. Good food and startlingly clean on-course bathrooms with running water.

I can't wait to play there again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u681755211's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
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


"A must play"


JAMES3766120's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nothing but praise for the course. Wonderful layout. Great challenge. Great piece of property with natural look.

Everyone should play the Ledges.

I'm sorry to have to be honest. But the client base that play, not all, but some of the players need to learn more about golf etiquette.

The group we followed played four but had a fifth that continually talked and drank and parked in wrong spots. They threw clubs. Parked carts on greens collars. On tee banks. Didn't take out bunkers. Didn't fix ball marks. Scuffed greens surfaces with their spikes. Were loud. Slow players who didn't understand ready golf. It was upsetting as a golfer too see them play with little respect to the course and the groups behind them.

Its sad, after being in the golf industry for 30 years

to watch such bad behavior and disrespect.

Don't let our bad experience keep you from playing there, it is a treat and fun course to play


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Music Killing Golf"


bwintrode's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Great Course and Staff - too bad there is no policy with regards to music playing on the course. I spoke with the staff and they also agree that it is bad, but cannot really do much about it except to ask a group to turn it down. I play golf to enjoy the game, nature and NOT to have to listen to other people's music. If you need to listen to music just use headphones. Would like to see a restriction put in place to get rid of it. At the ninth hole trying to putt out and the club house is close and someone has music blaring from their cart. after putting out, went over to see if the person would turn the music down. They were not even in the cart. they were in the clubhouse getting items from the snack bar (how rude).


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun Golf Course"


chiodini98's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very fun course, just wish a few more options in the club house for food. Awesome staff in clubhouse/restaurant , and a great course for the value.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Ledges"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played this course well over 500 times and it never gets boring. This was my home course in high school and growing up. It's always in good shape and it doesn't flood nearly as bad as it used to due to them fixing the irrigation. Friendly staff as well


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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