Lake of the Woods Golf Course

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I grew up playing this course, so I understand that I have a bit of bias right off the bat! In central Illinois, there are few public golf courses that have the beauty and course conditions that Lake of the Woods brings year-in-year-out. There are trees everywhere, but you have to miss quite badly to bring them in to play on most holes. There are bunkers and water on a number of holes, but the greens are large with lots of landing areas. It's truly a course that I, as a 7 handicapper, can shoot in the mid-seventies on, and turn around and be 10 strokes higher the next time out. It's a real joy to walk, though it is incredibly hilly for our area, so a cart is a real treat if you can get one. The putting green is large, and though it's rather flat, there's also a chipping green behind the clubhouse that gives you plenty of slope if you want it! This is a course I hope to play my entire life, as it's level of challenging playability and beauty are hard to match.

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Tees, greens and fairways were all in great shape, the whole course was lush and green and well manicured. The only bad area was sand bunkers on front 9, lack of sand ! But back 9 were in good shape.

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He would not play this course again.

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Despite the rough and bunkers being hard hit by recent heavy rains, the course is in good shape. Tees and greens were well kept. Greens were a touch slow but very good roll. I hadn't been to Lake in a couple seasons. Staff was much friendlier than in past years. I would go back.

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