Makray Memorial Golf Club
One of the best courses in Chicagoland , great practice facility for your warm up before the round , driving range, short game area and practice bunkers, putting green by the club house and another one by the first tee . They have the best greens in Chicagoland , they always run around 11--12 , word of advise - keep your ball below the hole or you may find yourself 3-4 putting . Pace of play is always good, intervals are every 10 minutes so even if you find yourself in trouble you can make up time plus the rangers keep an eye on the course and if need to they will politely tell you to try to speed things up . After your round you can enjoy food and drinks on the patio and watch golfers "struggle "on 18th green . Be prepare for $92 weekend rate (around $70 weekday)
August 11, 2014
extremely good course
The greens are so good and fast. All courses are challenging. First nine were so difficult to make par or birdie even not easy to make regulation. It was fun and great time.
August 9, 2014
Really had fun playing this challenging course. For a public course the conditions were really good. The bunkers had great sand, better than the private club I belong to. The fairways were in great shape especially since it had not rained much lately. Would definitely play here again.
August 7, 2014
Most challenging course in the area
The course is beautiful and challaging, starter put 4 singles together with no one else on the course which I didn't like, slowed us all down
August 7, 2014
Putt Putt Golf
I found that this course was in great shape with many scenic holes. The putting surface is, to put is simply, stupid. The greens are a zero on a fun or playable scale. On one hole on of our players was 10 feet below the hole put the ball 3 feet above the hole and it rolled back down into the back of the cup. If the cup wasn't in the way it would have been back where he started or below. On several greens the approach shot hit the front of the green and rolled off the back. It made for a very frustrating round as we were not trying to hit the green we were trying to be short so we could be under the hole. I would not recommend this course as it simply took the fun out of the round and attacking greens. The poor rating is obviously related to the greens. The golf course is nice from a scenic perspective and great if you like putting on a sloped pool table.
July 29, 2014
FAST greens (too fast), S-L-O-W Play
Course was in good condition. Greens were fast to the point of being unfair/not fun/ridiculous (and I like fast greens, by the way). Yes, I understand you want me to leave the ball below the hole but when I'm 30 feet above the hole and touch (not strike, push, tap but TOUCH) my putt and it rolls 30-40 past the hole down the hill...not good. I'd expect this on a mini golf putt putt course but not a regulation golf course I paid good money to play. Makray should put in the windmills and the clown's mouth to make the experience complete. No thanks, I won't be back
July 28, 2014
always like this course
well maintained considering players i have seen do not fix their ball marks, etc.
July 28, 2014
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