Makray Memorial Golf Club
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
This is a very tough course. You need to hit a long ball and be accurate. Rough was deep so being in the fairway was more important here than at most courses. Greens were lightning fast but true and in good shape. Greens are also quite sloped and missed putts would run by 6 feet or more.
September 2, 2014
Course has good practice facility
Greens fast, fairways good shape. Pace of play ok for weekend. Food at the turn just average.
September 1, 2014
Good layout, unfair greens
All I will say is that good luck if you aren't below the hole on every green. Putting sideways and down slopes that cannot possibly stop a ball is only reserved for Augusta. Again could be one of the best layouts in illinois, but unless they flatten out those greens, this will always be a terrible value for your money.
August 28, 2014
Country Club for All
This course has some of the best green in the Midwest. Even after an hour rain delay mid-round they were still rolling true and quite quick. The white sand bunkers are consistent throughout the course and make the sand somewhat fun. The course has up hill holes, down hill holes, down hill 1st shot to a elevated approach what else do you need. Best Public Course in the Northwest Burbs
August 26, 2014