Water's Edge Golf Club
Course in great condition for early season opening
Greens and fairways were in good condition for mid March, even starting to green up. Took 4 hours to play the morning round and only 3 to play in the afternoon. A gem of a course in the southwest suburbs!
March 22, 2015
The greens were a little rough. May have been the group ahead of us. We took a cart and have never been so bombarded with advertisements coming across on the GPS monitor. Sometimes more than once on a hole. Many times while someone was taking there shot. This has no place on a golf cours.
September 9, 2014
Course was in outstanding condition. We teed off a little ahead of schedule at 7AM on a Saturday. There were two of us, but the foursomes in front of us let us play through by the 5th hole and we didn't see golfers the rest of the day. Excellent etiquette observed on this course. Pace was excellent, conditions perfect...staff on the ground could have been friendlier but that is just splitting hairs. A little expensive, but a decent value.
September 8, 2014
This course is well laid out and provides a challenge to any golfer while still remaining fair.
Some great holes on this course with some very contoured greens. Has a great mixture of long and short holes that will have you hitting every club in your bag.
September 7, 2014
Water's Edge Golf Club
The Good: Visually appealing municipal track just southwest of Chicago borders the Little Calumet River (hence the name). Layout has a northern Michigan feel without the elevation, diving into heavy woodlands. Strong Par 5's and nice variety in Par 4's. Good fairway conditions and large, undulating greens that putt pretty true. Decent clubhouse is not large but has upscale feel with nice on-site restaurant. On-course amenities are above average with good signage and restroom areas. Lighted driving range, great short game area. Nice staff and very good pace of play for a municipality track. Very good overall value for suburban Chicago.
The Bad: Sand trap areas are in rough shape and tee box areas need improvement. Greens putt a little slow for the undulation and are often set up unfair. No GPS is a bummer. Par 3's are unmemorable and not overly challenging. The other holes can be too tough with water on almost every hole.
The Verdict: Water's Edge is another strong option in southwestern Chicago. Be prepared to have to hit the ball straight or bring an extra sleeve of balls.
Best Hole: The short Par 5 13th is true risk reward. A drive must be threaded between water and a large sand trap with an uphill approach in two must cover a trio of sand traps.
August 27, 2014
Slowest round ever
Slowest round I have ever had. Saw a ranger once but he was just driving around doing nothing. Quit after 5 hours, think we got through 14 holes. Ridiculous. Whole operation is very unorganized.
Greens are also very beat up. Not maintained.
August 20, 2014
Slightly over watered but in decent shape
Waters Edge always a fun play if you can get a $30 or under rate. Played long due to thick rough and fairways had less roll than expected (thus my over watering comment in the review title) and approach shots hitting the green left a huge ball mark. Course always suffers from slow play especially on the back nine most especially in the afternoon. A foursome of women had 1 1/2 holes open in front of them which resulted in an almost 3 hour back They are trying to maintain the course (lots of workers and ongoing projects) but the course gets so much play that the teeing areas are rough, greens can be bumpy - over watering, golfer scuff marks, old ball marks). 4 tee shots ended up in a divot on the fairway...that being said the course overall is in good shape with acceptable somewhat slow green speed and decently maintained sand. Just wish more folks replaced/repaired divots and ball marks properly,,,, and actually picked up their feet on greens rather than shuffling. Since you can't give 1/2 stars it's closer to 4 star than 3 star......but not by much so I'm giving the 4 star rating since the current average is 3.4.
August 15, 2014
I think the price is fair for this course, greens
could have been a little better & would have
been if a bunch of lazy people knew how
to fix ball marks.
August 5, 2014