Wilmette Golf Club

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My friends and I had fun on this course. It's unfortunate that it was wet and the greens were recently punched, but we didn't have trouble playing.

One down side was we thought we were getting motorized golf carts, but we got walking carts. We didn't mind because we needed to get the steps in anyway.

He would play this course again.

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The tee boxes and fairways were all in great shape. The only problem was a few of the greens. At least 4 were in pretty bad shape with mud, ball marks and spine marks. Could have been that I played in the afternoon but I haven’t seen them like this before. Friendly staff and a challenging layout. Will be back.

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Well designed course, perfect greens and great staff.

He would play this course again.

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For yet again another year with summer behind us, the assessment of the WGC is---“wait until next year.” As we head into fall, course conditions are marginal, at least tee to green. As others have commented, WGC greens are great, good speed and roll true. Unfortunately, the fairways remain in some form of regrowth bad condition---getting better, but not great. Even playing preferred lies, several of the fairways don’t offer much of reward for a good drive. Often I found being in the rough a better option. That said, with reduced mowing due to recent wet conditions and fewer staff, the rough in many areas is ankle deep. It is a bit difficult to judge what is going on with the WGC at the moment. It seems as if they have cut back staff, course maintenance and lost whatever attention to detail in operating the place. On the maintenance front, the cart paths have season-long potholes; deep enough to make post-winter Chicago street potholes jealous---they are big and deep, golf cart consuming. Why are they not fixed? Golfers drive around them and ruin the grass they are intended to protect. The practice tees, mats with those white rubber tees, are in various states of disrepair---missing tees, worn mats, etc. Lack of attention to operating detail----carts with no tubes filled with soil/seed, modest fleet of rental push carts in bad condition, tee markers somehow disintegrating (rotting and not replaced). Obviously I am frustrated by the current golf experience at the WGC. I like the layout. The course is convenient to where I live. The club house is quite new. Golf carts are new with GPS. The staff is pleasant. I hope the Wilmette Park District sorts out what is clearly a problem operation.

He would not play this course again.

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Before booking a tee time at Wilmette I would encourage you to read the Golf Course Superintendent's blog: https://wilmettegolfclub.blogspot.com/2018/08/fairway-recovery.html . By his self-reporting, conditions are poor.

Fairway conditions are terrible. I appreciate that the grounds crew is working on improvements, but if you are paying $50 plus for greens fees on a weekend, you expect much better. Hard pan, reseeding and furry fairways are not appealing. The Wilmette Golf Course remains a repair project---as it has been for the last few years. It really is too bad---the layout is challenging and the greens are great---but the fairways are like an over-played muni.

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