Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 130
Rated 3 out of 5 by DaveinEG Low handicappers course
The only time I've played here is with deep discounts which are only available in cold weather months. Normally, the course is too pricy for my blood. This course is everything that's wrong about golf these. It's far too challenging for the average golfer to enjoy. I played the silver tees and even those had a slope of 131. I don't mind a challenge but the 9th green complex is ridiculous. I hit a nice high 8 iron shot to the front right of the green. My ball ended up in a deep bunker left and short of the green. Didn't have an issue with pace as the course was nearly empty on a Saturday. That tells me something.
The condition of the course was impeccable and some of the holes are very nice. But this is a course for only the single digit guys and is borderline unfair even for them on certain holes.
November 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by zhengfu Best course in Chicago
The course is just so beautiful. It was a perfect day with very pleasant weather, and the course just makes a plus! We enjoyed very much and everyone was quite happy. The scenic enjoyment is part of the game. The green is quite challenging and very fast. The course provides bottled water and very good restaurant menu. We definitely will come back if the price can be a little cheaper.
October 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by TFyfe Makray Memorial
I play all over the Chicago area but for some reason had never made it to Makray until this past weekend. What a mistake on my part! Not only was this the best conditioned course I've played all year but each hole seems to offer unique challenges. We played from the gold tees and our group consisted of 4 solid 8 - 12 handicappers and it was a great challenge. We all especially loved several of the very short par 4's that really challenge your strategy of club selection from the tee box. In our opinion this ranks with Bowes Creek as the top two public courses in Chicago. Pace of play was slow and the group in front of us could have used some help with the never seen marshal to push them along instead of looking for balls in every hazard. The staff at the restaurant were especially nice and the food is top notch. Will definitely make this a regular stop for our group.
October 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JosephP If you have the dough - this is where to go!
I played in 50 degree weather with 30mph wind and it was very difficult (especially the putting), but what a great course. The greenskeeper has done an excellent job. I was playing with a severely bruised ribs and it was a painful experience, but well worth it to be so lucky to enjoy such a beautiful place.
October 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by pnotargiovanni This is a great layout
Greens were incredible and the fairways pristine.
September 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by drivan Outstanding course, greens were near perfect
The greens were some of the most beautiful, best and true rolling that I have seen only on a few other courses. More public courses need to do what Mackray does on greens. Beautiful day topped off by beautiful course. And the clubhouse is outstanding, suitable for my wife and I to dine after our round. Not that many clubhouses are that elegant, that good of food, nice environment. It is nearly an hour drive for us from Hinsdale, but well worth it.
September 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by rak8543 sunny
One of the most difficult courses in the area, the green are Masters like super super fast
September 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by kool2 The Course is well maintained
The course challenging and the greens are very fast.
September 16, 2015