Bittersweet Golf Club is a Public 18 hole golf course located in Gurnee, Illinois.
Bittersweet Golf Club opened for play in 1996. The course was designed by Harry Vignocchi and Jack Porter.
This course plays through a natural wetland and mature trees. The greens are moderate in size and somewhat undulating.
Par for the course is 72. From the back tees, the course plays to 6,754 yards. From the forward tees, the course measures 5,027 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 2, a par-5 that plays to 565 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 6, a par-3 that plays to 148 yards from the back tees. #6 is also the signature hole requiring a tee shot from an elevated box to a peninsula green.
Watch out for # 11, a 546-yard par-5 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole at Bittersweet Golf Club is # 6,the 148 yard par-3.
(cart included), played on Monday, August 2016 at 12:11 PM
Very challenging course. If you spray at all offthe tee your in trouble. Green complexes are raised and guarded very well. Greens were alittle froggy the day we played, but course overall was in good condition. If you like a challenging course this is a must play. Paid $34 on golfnow.
$41 (cart included), played on Friday, September 2013 at 2pm
By far our groups favorite course. Very Penal if you are not hitting it good, but very fair. Awesome layout and the more you play it the more you like it. 7 you must hit a draw off the tee, 8 you must hit a cut and 9 you need to hit it dead straight. That is juast a small sample of the way you need to play this course.
$26 (cart not included), played on Saturday, April 2013 at 2pm
I played in the afternoon on Saturday and the pace of play was great. The course is much busier in the morning hours. This is a "target golf" type of course. Very few holes are driving holes. Mostly high irons or hybrids off the tee and mid to low irons into the green. If you are not a fairly straight hitter, you can lose a lot of golf balls and mark some high scores on your card.
$36 (cart included), played on Friday, August 2012 at 10am
Course has had numerous different owners and management companies in its relatively short existance. With rounds played being down everywhere, Bittersweet feels low price is the only way to compete. However, this brings out a lower quality golfer and more outings. Frequently no ranger on dutey, which may account for the large amount of unrepaired ball marks and unfilled divots (grass/sand not even provided on carts usually). This is a pet peave of mine. You WILL lose more than the usual amount of balls, so come prepared. All that being said, some of my favorite holes are on Bittersweet, such as #7, #8, #14, and #15. Give it a try.
$21 (cart included), played on Sunday, April 2012 at noon
I've played Bittersweet MANY times, and it always offers a different experience. It's a target golf course masquerading as wide open Parkland. Each hole demands that you find the correct approach angle, while avoiding the obvious wetlands that surround the property. It's a terrific challenge, and a beautiful setting.
$36 (cart not included), played on Friday, June 2010 at 2pm
Challenging course. Great shape. Bring your A game
$31 (cart included), played on Friday, July 2010 at 6pm
Visiting area for work two weeks a month. Have only played here once. Beautiful course that meanders through a housing development and requires the use of an electric cart. Lots and lots of water features and blind shots. Lost lots of balls, but will return to play again. Enjoyed/liked this course.
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