Cinder Ridge Golf Links

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Just like the below review stated, I was concerned with the staff since there was obviously a problem with the staff. I've played here several times in years past and never had any issues. Moving forward to May 2017, spoke with the older gent in the pro shop that was very nice, and the lady in the snack shop. She was an absolute delight with a bright smile on her face. Played on a Monday, paid under 40 bucks and flew threw in under 3 hours. Now that's how you play golf, of course you can't do that all the time but I love it. Course was in fantastic shape and hopefully stays like this throughout the year. It's quite a hike from the surrounding Chicago burbs, but during the week after 9am and before 4pm, or weekend it's pretty easy shot right down I55. Cinder Ridge, please keep your course conditions excellent because I'll be out here more often. Happy golfer right here.

They would play this course again.

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The course was in great shape. My only issue was that we showed up 30 minutes before our tee time to use the range, but they would not let us have our carts until ten minutes before our scheduled time. I didn't understand the reason for that.

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Played this course about 6 times in the past few years and was concerned about the staff and their attitude. Well I made it a point to speak with the gent in the pro shop and the lady in the restaurant/half way house. I'll tell you this both employees were very polite. Not sure if Cinder Ridge read these reviews and made a 180 on their attitude or there were new employees. Zero issues and very friendly. Now the course, tees were ok, fairways were above average, and the greens were solid. Played this morning (Fri April 28th 2017), temp was 55 degrees with very little wind. For us Chicagoland people that's perfect, light wind breaker and off you go. Played lightening fast since the course was almost empty. All in all Cinder Ridge was fantastic today and will continue to play here.

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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.

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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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