Wilmette Golf Club

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Course is a lower end public course, sorry but true. Terrible maintenance.

He would not play this course again.

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This Golf Course is currently in the best condition it has ever been! The fairways and tee boxes provide perfect hitting surfaces due to the tight root structure. The aprons to the greens are cut tight to allow for either a putt or a chip up to the hole-on every hole. The rough is thick yet kept at a playable 3" height. The greens roll fast and true and hold most any shot. Plenty of undulation to challenge the best of putters. Strategically placed bunkers keep you thinking placement off the tee. The grounds crew keeps the edges neat and trimmed and I've noticed the traps are groomed daily.
The improved drainage and regulated cart use is really paying off. The golf staff was very professional and polite as well. To the Head Golf Professional, Superintendent and General Manager, job well done guys! Thank you

The only downside is the restaurant. Unfortunate because it's hard to beat the setting overlooking the 18th green. Great spot for a cocktail-if they poured even a moderately good pour. The beer is cold however.
The new management will need to be replaced before I bring the family back. Servers were good but while we were there the management micromanaged the servers at almost every turn. At one point the New Manager interrupted our conversation with our server to speak about another table not having water, yet other servers were standing at the ready with water pitchers close by.
The Father's Day buffet food was unappealing to look at and pricey. Most of the food was not hot. Plus it tasted like it would be better suited for a boutique hotel buffet rather than the hearty family friendly food you would expect to find at your local golf club-as it once was.

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I bought the season pass to play weekdays, and I think that it offers a very good value. The condition of the course in general is above average. The fairways are in great shape and the greens are some of the best in the area. The staff at the pro shop goes out of their way to help in any way they can to make your experience a good one. The grill is also a good place to get a bite after your round.

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The renovation completed over the past few years was absolutely necessary from a turf management standpoint - and with respect to providing better playing conditions, it was certainly a huge success. Unfortunately, it failed miserably at preserving the course's charm and character. Many of the quirky features that made Wilmette an interesting replay time and time again have been replaced by rather generic fairway contours and green complexes that lack nuance and variety. Gone are the quirky greens at the 4th, 10th, 14th, etc. etc. Gone is the awkward blind tee shot into the 2nd green, and gone is what was arguably the best Par 3 on the course: the 12th. How many golf courses have a bunkerless Par 3 that scares you?
I still like the course...and it's usually in great shape and the staff is very friendly. Pace of play is no worse than anywhere else on the Northshore. It just seems like the hired the wrong people for the job.

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Recently played Wilmette. Have played there many times over the years. Was disappointed last year with fairway conditions. All is fixed and in great condition this year. Definitely recommend it now.

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