Palatine Illinois Golf Courses

Inverness Golf Course
Palatine Hills Golf Course
Twin Lakes Golf Course

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Palatine Hills Golf Course -- Nice Munie
Review by: TR This is a very nice municipal course and is spoiled only by the consistant rudeness of its staff. I have heard this comment from a large number of people when I have joined other players whom I did not know. That said, the course is usually in extreemly good condition and offers some challenging holes. On the front nine, number 5 is the number 1 handicap but really shouldn't be. The hole is the longest par 4 but not especially challenging. Number 7 is an intimidating par 3 over water with a very undulating green and large sand trap. The back nine is more difficult with a long (200+ yards) par 3 followed by a downhill to a narrow green par 4 (13 & 14 holes respectively). Hole 16 demands a very straight drive with water to the right and trees blocking your approach if you go left. Finally 18 is great. Position on your tee shot (about 220 yards from the tips) is critical. The second shot must be threaded through tall trees just waiting to block your shot. If you make the field goal, and hit the green, you still have a tricky putt as the green has some severe breaks.
From NW IL

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Twin Lakes Golf Course -- Nice little track
Review by: RT This is a nice little course that gets a ton of play. Although not an "executive" course in the true sense (it has two par 4's) most of the holes are short. The first, however, is intimidating on any course. It is a short par 4 almost entirely over water (from the tips) and the wind is usually blowing into the golfer. Take a long iron and play for the fairway in front of the green. The second is a beautiful par 3 about 150 again over water. Take a look at the driving range and you will see a very unusual sight. You hit balls into the water!! The balls float and a guy retrieves them from shore with a fishing net. (and no, I have not been drinking) This place is a mecca for young golfers and offers probably one of the largest youngsters teaching programs around.
From NW IL

Twin Lakes Golf Course -- Fun course to sharpen the short game
Review by: Larry Runge While this course isn't Dubs Dread or Butler National, it's not meant to be. With the exception of the first shot (long, over water), it's a fun course for the average duffer, with a bit of variety to the holes. Because most of the golfers who play here have more enthusiasm than skill, it is a great place to take budding golfers, as you are unlikely to have four drunken louts in the foursome behind you tossing a hissy fit because you're not playing fast enough to suit their highly-honed tastes. The course gets a lot of players and all seem to be enjoying themselves. For a Par 3 course, my main complaint would be the Geese-mess, but thatís a problem with most courses in the Chicago area. The clubhouse has been recently upgraded and expanded, and thereís a large deck along the north lake which is perfect for a golferís power lunch Ė a hotdog and a beer. The staff has always been quite friendly and helpful, itís a very relaxed place. While Iíve played the top courses in Chicago, this one is close to home for me and I thoroughly enjoy it. If you live out of the area you can probably find a nine closer to home, but if youíre in the area or passing by on Highway 53, itís a good place to work the kinks out of your short game.
From Palatine, IL