Scott AFB Illinois Golf Courses

Cardinal Creek Golf Club


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Cardinal Creek Golf Club -- Cardinal Creek-Scott AFB, IL
Review by: F.W. Lydic, CAPT (USNR-Ret.) A course perhaps more friendly for the long-ball hitter with more than enough water and some deviously placed sand. Access to the course requires a military affiliation or a friend who can host your play but, well worth the trip. Given its location (on base), play is seldom hampered by a crowded course which also makes it a most hospitable course for the slower player, the short ball hitter or those just learning the game. The placement of water (ponds and streams) makes for an interesting attack plan and invites disaster for the reckless. Improved traps, general landscaping and more attention to tee boxes and greens over the past two seasons has made the course much more enjoyable. The first six holes are a low rolling layout with a lot of trees in play along the fairways. The rest of the course is basically flat with several holes playing parallel to the runway and an occasional aircraft take-off or landing adding to the view. Course amenities are well maintained. Walk, pull a cart or ride in a relatively new electric cart. The golf carts are in great shape and an adjacent driving range is a plus for tuning up before hitting off of the first tee. The clubhouse has a small grill for lunch with a comfortable seating area for a beer after the game. The pro shop is equipped to handle most needs.
From St. Louis, MO

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Review by: Rick Crooked Knee is a relatively new course, carved out of rolling-to-rugged farm and timberland. There are several holes with significant elevation changes from tee to green. Some feature very challenging, and beautiful, terrain. A creek runs through the course, it is in play on several holes. You can walk the course, but a cart is highly recommended, particularly on the front nine. The owners and staff are friendly and very accomodating. Food service and club house facilities are limited, and there is no pro shop for equipment purchases. Greens fees, carts and food are very reasonable. I've played this course over several years, and the greens and fairways are improving every year. It is fairly easy to get a tee time, and you will enjoy a chance to play a "diamond in the rough". Worth a trip from out of town, just for the experience and the scenery. If this course were in the Chicago suburbs, it would be packed every weekend.
From Peoria, IL USA




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