Cinder Ridge Golf Links

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Not sure if its punishment for booking on GolfNow, but had a foursome set up at 1:15. Checked in at 12:50; they had not had a single golfer go out in 2.5 hrs before our tee time. Was told to come back to counter at 1:10 and we could get keys to carts, they were worried we would go out before our booked time? No problem, we waited for our tee time and went off. Before we made the turn, we had let 3 different singles and a two-some play thru.....maybe if we went out when we were ready vs sitting around for 25 min we wouldnt have had people playing up on us and they wouldnt have had to wait either. Made no sense.

They would not play this course again.

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Pretty fun course and it's cheap and never crowded. Unfortunatley the staff keeps me and my money away from this course. The always empty parking lot despite its bargain price and fun layout makes me think I'm not the only one.
I was forced to give this course another shot this past weekend. It was 70 degrees in the middle of February so we decided take advantage of the opportunity to golf (as did everyone else apparently). Every course in a 40 mile radius was booked solid, except you guessed it, Cinder Ridge. I called and inquired about tee times and I was immediately treated like I was inconviencing the lady who answered the phone. She made audible sighs when I asked if I'd be able get out that day and overall she was short and rude. Much of the same once I got there. I get there at 12:45p, check in, and she immediately snaps on me saying everyone needs to be off the course by 4:30p and she was only going to allow me to play 9 holes. If it wasn't for the fact that it was a rare opportunity to golf in February, I would have walked out right there. I went on to play the course and got grouped with another twosome who had almost the exact experience that I did. We finished up our 9 holes by 3pm and I was curious why I was only allowed to play 9 holes when I could have played 18 and got off before that 430p deadline I was barked at about during check in. In summary, your free time is valuable and so is your dollar. Do yourself a favor and golf somewhere else. You may spend $5 more but there's plenty of nice courses within 15 min of this one that will treat you well and act like they want your business.

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Great layout and the course was in good shape. Looks like it was recently aerated. Love the layout, has dog legs both left and right plus elevation changes. Challenging and fun and to playi.

They would play this course again.

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While this course is somewwhat of a long ride from the Chicago burbs, it is a very nice course. It's challenging, yet fair. The price is hard to beat.

They would play this course again.

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Had not played here since early 2012 and with the hot and wet weather in Chicago over the past couple months was not sure what to expect. Luckily things had dried out over the past several days and conditions were great. Starter suggested we begin on back 9 as front 9 was a bit sluggish with some slow players. Good idea and our pace was excellent at about 3.5 hours.
The course has lost quite a few trees over the years and is thus not as intimidating as it once was. Has a more open look to it now. Still a fun and challenging layout. Par 3'a #13 and #16 great fun with elevation drop on 13 and full carry over water on 16. Not long but still fun.
Huge tree to the left front of green on 17 is now gone - what a difference that makes!
Had a great day - weather was ideal and a speedy Sunday pace on a really nice course made it all good. To top it off, a 4-inch tap-in birdie on #5 helped make it a terrific round.

They would play this course again.

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