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Antioch Golf Club40150 N Route 59
Antioch, IL 60002
Phone: (847)395-3004Fax: (847)395-6912
This course was built on rolling to hilly terrain, so you can expect many uneven lies. Water hazards come into play on six holes. Dave Esler and Michael Hurdzan have done redesigns since the course originally opened.
|Holes: 18||Greens: Bent Grass||Fairways: Bluegrass|
|Dress Code:||No tank tops or cutoffs|
|Season:||Open all year|
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Course reviews for Antioch Golf Club
Average Golfer Review (2.7 Stars):
Number of Reviews: 3
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| 4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
One of the Best Buys, Jan 01, 2005
from Northern IL
|This course is one of the best buys that I know. You can often play it week days or week ends for less than $20. One of the best conditioned courses for the money and it is open all year. Great staff and restaurant, pro shop and bar. Rarely affected by rain. Not as crowded as some courses. Practice facilities are limited to a netted hitting area and putting green. Greens are generally excellent and hold good shots. Sometimes because of the care given them, the greens are aerated, and only then are they fair. The key to playing well on this course is to hit it straight, making sure that your tee shot is in the fairway and not OB and your next shot is not obstructed by trees. On each tee shot think about not using your driver and placing your ball in scoring range, not just as close to the hole as you can, although several of the par 4s can be reached by the very long and very accurate off the tee. For example, the 2nd hole, a short par five, is reachable in two but the shot is blind and the small green is guarded by traps left and right and trees. Better to lay up to your scoring wedge distance and stick it close for a birdie. The same is true for a slightly longer par five 7th hole. The front nine is easier than the back which has three tight challenging holes in a row, the 14th, 15th and 16th. The 14th is a long, very tight par five, which requires a very accurate iron or fairway metal off the tee (only the very lucky can place a driver in the fairway and some play the hole from the 7th hole fairway). On the left is OB and woods and the rough on the right is forty foot tall trees. The second shot requires a long tight shot clearing a creek and ravine or laying it up for a long third shot. Any deviation from straight and it's a bogey, lost ball or worse. The 15th is a tight 4 with OB on the left and a huge tree on the right that must be avoided, for a clear shot to a long narrow green guarded by traps and trees right and left. The 16th is one of the most unusual holes that I have ever played, with a 90 degree dogleg, water, slopping green, that I think is best played by laying up off the tee to keep the ball in play and hitting a long iron or fairway wood over the large pond into the large green. Two of the four par 3s have very small greens guarded by traps. But, the 9th hole par 3 green is huge, but two tiered, and occassionally, the greens keepers place the hole on the slope (I have sometimes seen tougher pin placements on this course than the final round of the US Open). One par 3 is relatively short with a huge green but must be reached by clearing a large pond. Again, traps right, left and back. Overall, a playable, enjoyable course for beginners and a very affordable, sporty course for the better players. Can be walked, but some long distances between holes. Water or creeks on eleven of the holes, with herons, geese, ducks and other waterfowl. Houses line many of the fairways.|
| 0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Old Jim Diamonds, Apr 14, 2004
from NW IL
|This course was the site of the old Jim Diamonds steakhouse and is now owned by the village of Antioch. I have played this course for many years and unfortunately like so many, condos and single family homes line many of the fairways of the course. Straightness off the tee comes into play on many of the holes. Hole number 2 is narrow and has OB to the left off the tee shot. Right is no good either as your ball will find the trees. Number 6 (just follow the signs to find the hole, it looks like you're going in someone's yard) is a short little par 3 over a pond that looks intimidating but has a very large green. Number 9, a long par 3 from the tips has a two tiered green. Make sure you put it on the correct level. The back nine is the better of the two with a really challenging par 5 and a par 4 (15th or 16th can't remember)in which you must hit a shot over water that may have boats passing through. If you hear the bell, wait, a boat is passing. All in all, not a bad course.|
| 3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Above Average, Feb 25, 2004
|Its a nice course. Not that difficult. A few holes are extremely difficult while most are realtively easy.|