Makray Memorial Golf Club
great design. Well worth the money. One of my favorites in the northwest suburbs.
November 9, 2014
Greens in late fall were in avg condition. Stay below hole because putts from above hole will never stop; sometimes unfair..Nice looking course but some holes are gimmickie.
November 7, 2014
First time playing this course, (as a single). Started paired me up with another single and made us share a cart. I was not happy. I was there to play golf not listen to some guys life story in a golf the entire 18 holes. Total loss of concentration made me not even want to finish. If I don't have a buddy to go with next time I'd never take the risk of being forced to ride with a stranger. In addition the course layout is nice, but every hole everywhere is extremely hilly. I'd say 90% of my shots were played from awkward stances which made it difficult and just annoying. Sand, fairways, rough doesn't matter, your leaning down or choking up on the club. Tip for #2 don't hit it more than 25 yards past the 150 stake in the fairway from the tee.
November 5, 2014
Very well conditioned. Little or no leaves on the greens or fairways. Bunkers had just the right amount of sand. Greens extremely fast. Maybe one reason for the 4.5+ hour round. Very friendly staff. tough but fair. rewards good shots, Would definitely recommend to a friend.
October 27, 2014
Gorgeous but monsterous
Beautiful golf course that I'm glad I finally played. That said, it was way too tough for an average golfer. The layout was tough enough, but the greens and pin placements made it beyond challenging and were flat out unfair.
Will play it again but only with a discount. Otherwise I'm throwing my money away since it's almost not enjoyable.
October 15, 2014
As good as it looks
Driven past this course many times and finally played it. It was tougher than expected and greens ARE fast as predicted.
September 9, 2014
Beautiful, great condition, challenging greens
It is now a regular course for me. Virtually no homes on the course, quiet and beautiful. Nice practice facilities and good food and views.
Greens are challenging, a good putter would do well. I'd "move forward" one set of tees more than normal. One problem they are now solving with "combo tees" is that between the front tees and next tees is too big gap. Something like 5100 to 6300. While 6300 is short for many golfers,as the course is a little tough, 5800 or so would be nice. And they are doing that.
September 6, 2014
The course was in great shape, it had been a while since I had played Makray - decided to play and was not disappointed. Let me say, the greens are extremely fast especially if you are above the hole - to other reviewer - if you can't handle the heat stay out of the kitchen!!. A little pricey but great course.
September 3, 2014