The Course at Aberdeen
This course had issues
The Aerification of the greens, which made it impossible to putt. I understand that it is necessary to do this but the holes were so large, unlike any I have ever seen before.
October 14, 2013
Great Golf Experience
We got off ahead of our tee time. The fairways and greens were in great shape. No delay during the round. The setting has natural beauty with wild life (saw a deer, a wild turkey, a hawk, and hundreds of squirrels. Out of the last 5 courses played, this was by far the best overall experience.
October 4, 2013
A scorecard with the hole layout would be handy. Friendly staff and the course was in pretty good shape. Many of the sand traps were full of water. More yardage markers needed. Otherwise, it is an interesting course with some unique holes. You at times seem isolated, but on many holes you feel like you are playing through the middle of a subdivision.
September 29, 2013
Tough, Remote, and Very Slow
Aberdeen is in good condition. The fairways, tees and greens are very nice. The rough isn't a factor, but some of the holes have long carries with hidden ravines and some holes were cart path only.
On the second hole right in the middle of our fairway was
a reincarnation of Carl Spackler. This grounds keeper stood
poking the ground in the middle of the fairway while we were
trying to tee off. After a few minutes of this I asked him what he was doing. He said that he was looking for the 150 yard marker hole oblivious of us. Later he kept following us with his noisy maintenance cart.
There is no starter and no Marshall on this course. They do not allow carts in the parking lot. You have to wait for the bag man to come and take your clubs down stairs to your cart. This
is a big time delay. There's only one bag man.
After the fourth hole we ran into a group of female foursomes
who claimed to be a ladies league. The pace of play slowed to
What could have been an enjoyable round of golf was ruined by
these inept players who never asked if we wanted to play through as we waited ten minutes on every shot.
This is a hilly albeit scenic course which requires long carries over valleys and dales.
The 150 yard pole is frequently way off for distance and should not be relied on.
This course could clean up it's act by using a good timer/starter and a roaming Marshall.
September 25, 2013
A wet day, but a good one!!!
The 3+ inches of rain the night before made the course very long and challenging. The crew, however, has done a great job in keeping it playable, even as wet as it was.
September 21, 2013
Beautiful solitary course
I love a golf course where the hole you are on is the only hole you see. Most of the holes at Aberdeen are exactly like that. Some very nice elevation changes, challenging layout with a few blind shots and a few uneven tee boxes (my only negatives and reasons for not giving 5 stars ) and every hole is different. Mostly wooded with a few homes beside but not right on the fairway. I live in the western suburbs of Chicago but travel to Indiana several times a year to play this course. If you like a challenging and beautiful course, I highly recommend Aberdeen.
September 11, 2013
Really a nice course and in great condition
The course is great. It is over watered and mushy in a few spots but we just took a free drop at the couple places where that occurred. The brush in front of the tee boxes is also in need of cutting down. If it was in the way we moved to a different spot on the tee. All in all a very nice place to play.
September 8, 2013
Great play...especially for price :)
This course has wonderfully laid out holes...challenging, but not overly so. Aside from the first two holes that run parallel to each other, the holes are independently located, which I like. There are elevation changes, water and sand. You cannot beat the price for what you get here...have paid more for golf at lesser courses. This is a must play in my book.
September 4, 2013