Indian Lakes Resort - Hilton Chicago
we played in the cold and slight rain. the 3 of us finished in 3.5 hours. since there wasn't anybody behind or in front of us and we had a tie for our friendly competition, we wanted a one hole playoff but the management wouldn't allow it. I could see this on a busy day. Today there was maybe 20 people on the entire course. 2 cans off pepsi was $4.50. Really?!
November 24, 2014
It's November, what do you expect?
While I don't expect much when golfing in IL in November, I do expect Golfnow and the golf courses to mention aerated greens and fairways. I also don't expect to wait behind fivesomes. Note, the rating would not be so low if I played this course any other time of the year.
November 11, 2014
A little heads up would be nice
This was my first time playing this course. There was no mention anywhere of aerated greens and fairways.... yet every green was like putting on a gravel road. I know it's common practice to aerate the greens late in the season, but a little heads up would have been nice. There were no signs, no postings on golf now, and no mention of it from the pro shop staff or the greenskeeper!
I'm a little angry that we had to pay full price on account of the course not being in top playing condition.
Overall it's an easy course, and a nice place to get out if you just want to have a good round of golf. I would't say it's challenging by any means. There are very few trees and most of the bunkers protect the greens only. It's one of the flatter courses in the area. Great for beginners!
The driving range is really nice. It's tough to find grass tees these days, and the practice area here is very large and accommodating. If only there was a way to know what the yardage markers actually represented ( a sign perhaps?)
Why they feel the need to use gas powered carts? I do not know. They're loud and they stink.
I'll go back, but only at a discount. And If I find the greens aerated again without fair warning, I'll ask for a refund.
October 31, 2014
Greens are terrible
Greens in poor condition arerated but with holes everywhere not even filled with sand
October 26, 2014
Aeration not mentioned in hot time.
Aeration made greens completely unplayable. Not mentioned in description of golf now offer. Price was good but size of holes and amount of sand made the round unenjoyable. Could have played other courses for same price.
October 23, 2014
2nd time I played Blackhawk Trace, very enjoyable, very well maintained, nice staff. Good blend of challenging and playable holes.
I'll be back.
October 18, 2014
Better than most
This is my first round this year at Indian Lakes and was very pleased with the course condition this late in the year. I would rate the current course condition as outstanding. Fairways and greens were well maintained.
October 10, 2014
By Far the Best Value in the Area
I have golfed in this area for the past 13 years and I live (Wood Dale) by two DuPage golf courses (Oak & Maple). I golf 50-60 rounds per summer. My buddies and I have made an art out of finding the best value, the best coupons, at the course that are the most fun. The Best Value and the Best Course, with the Best Staff - NO QUESTION - is Indian Lakes. That's it.
October 9, 2014