Scott AFB Illinois Golf Courses

Cardinal Creek Golf Club


Featured Golf Course Review:
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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South Side Country Club -- It is a challenge
Review by: Fred Hendricks At first look a person thinks this looks simple. Then you realize the fairways are a little tight. Then you notice that the only safe place if your not on the green is short of the green. Challeging shots are required if you go left, right or long. The tee shot is the key on every hole. Some courses are designed to challenge on the approach shot. It will not matter if the tee shot is misplaced here. There are a couple of holes that benefit the long hitters, but mainly it is a very fair course for the short swingers like me. IT IS IN SUPPER CONDITION right now.
From Decatur, IL




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