Makray Memorial Golf Club
Super fast greens
I've never played on greens this fast. There's fast and there's ridiculous, these greens are just that. Course was in great shape but approach above the flag stick and you're lucky to three putt. Great course but challenging. Play the appropriate tees for your handicap.
July 22, 2014
Poor customer service
I've had problems with the employees numerous times. I would recommend stonewall orchard over this course because the course conditions are similar and stonewall has a better layout. If you are going to spend the money take it elsewhere to a place that is going to appreciate your business.
July 21, 2014
Quickest greens in town!
This is a gem of a course. Usually pricey, but got a good price through Golfnow hot deals. The course is pristine in conditions and just absolutely picturesque. The lightning quick greens we're almost too fast. It's ridiculous when you can't stop a putt on slopey greens and your ball easily can run off the greens where some of the pin placements were especially tough. You could only hope the hole would get in the way. Fairways like carpet made me understand why I saw so May walkers. The clubhouse is gorgeous and easily accommodated two weddings, a fiftieth birthday party, as well as the many golfer with no problems. Didn't eat there this time, but last time the food was great and judging the number of people there just for the dining, it obviously hasn't changed. I'd go back in a heartbeat!
July 20, 2014
The staff bring down the experience
The course was beautiful but I was treated poorly and disrespected by more than one staff member.
July 17, 2014
Love this track. The strength of the course is in the slopey and speedy, tour quality greens. You really need to think about what side of the hole you want to putt from which makes for a much more interesting and demanding round of golf. The course can play pretty long and has mildly generous fairways. The front nine has quite a number of large trees that can come into play with shots off the fairway while the back is a little more open. The course is a great test of your skills and I highly recommend it.
July 7, 2014
No Customer Service
No help. Clubs were still at bag drop after I parked my car and checked in. It seemed to be an effort to get a cart and then I had to load my clubs on the cart. Not a big deal, but emphasizes no customer service. As I was checking in at the Pro Shop, the attendant couldn't be bothered to stop his conversation with his friend; it was as though I wasn't standing there! It took until Hole 17 teebox when a course official recorded my cart number; I didn't have the cart that was 'assigned' to me. Since I was not given the cart (see statement above) I selected the cart closest to my bag at the bag drop.
The course was in good shape despite the torrential rain 2 days prior; carts were 'cart path only'. Greens were very fast. Perhaps I would have putted better if the Starter did his job; as I was driving to the 1st tee, the Starter was in his cart, checked my receipt; no advice, NOTHING, except to talk with his buddies; which seems to be the theme here. The 4-some in front had some connection with the course. They were very slow, did not have any idea how to play cart golf; one would be in the cart as the other went to their ball then after the player returned to the cart, the next golfer walked to his ball. There was occasionally a 5th person in a cart (not a player) who rode with them on and off throughout the round. As a single, I waited on almost every shot and was never asked if I wanted to play through. I never saw a group in front of them!
July 7, 2014
Outstanding track. Very tough
One of the most challenging courses in Chicago golf. Excellent playing condition. Top notch facility. Extra credit to the guy at the turn who made me the best cheeseburger I have had in a while, perfectly cooked!!! My only complaint: If you are going to offer cold bottled water in coolers out on the track, those coolers should actually have ice and water bottles in them. Thanks again to the staff at Makray for a great day out on the links. We will be back for sure.
July 6, 2014
Do yourself, and everyone else a favor and don't play here unless you can drive the ball > 240 yards and score in the 80's.
The course plays fast and long. It's not like any other course in the area. You've really got to think about every shot...especially from the tee.
The staff is rude and act as if they're doing you a favor by allowing you to pay 90$ to play golf. But that really isn't a factor for me. I just laugh and imagine all of the bozos they probably have to deal with every day.
The range situation is also annoying. If you're paying with a credit card, don't let them dissuade you from purchasing balls, just because their antiquated dispenser only takes cash.
July 5, 2014