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Tuckaway Golf Course

27641 Stony Island, Crete, Illinois, 60417
Type: Semi-Private, open to the public
No. Holes: 18
708-946-2259
Architect: John Ellis (1)
                      
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Detailed description of Tuckaway Golf Course

Tuckaway Golf Course is a Semi-Private 18 hole golf course located in Crete, Illinois, just 40 miles from downtown Chicago.

Tuckaway Golf Course first opened for play in 1960. The course was designed by John Ellis.

Tuckaway Golf Club boasts one of the most attractive golf courses in Chicago's southern suburbs. Sloping fairways wind through tall oak trees and gorgeous pines. Don't let the beauty and layout deceive you: the small, crowned greens will surely test your ability.

Par for the course is 72. From the back tees the course plays to 6,192 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 5,569 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 17, a par-5 that plays to 494 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 15, a par-3 that plays to 162 yards from the back tees.

Watch out for # 4, a 378 yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole at Tuckaway Golf Course is # 15, a 162 yard par-3.

This course has been reviewed 10 times
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Crete, IL

$21 (cart included), played on Tuesday, August 2017 at 9:00 AM

Tuckaway review August 15 ,2017 "Greener Fairways Else Where" Your money is better spent else where ! Needed a jack hammer to set in a tee !!! They say fairways are watered ??? Not so sure about that . A tee off lofted drive upon landing will bound 20 /30 in the air because of dry fairway conditions . The rough seems to be left long because of lack of watering . This results in "pain staking slow play " due to trying to locate your ball. You will Not be taking divots on this course . Greens ok but all are small and crowned . Difficult to hold your approach shots Green fees are reasonable . Here you get to play on rock hard ground . The old saying “you get what you pay for “ fits . Given a choice ,There are much better courses nearby one can play

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I wouldn't recommend this course, More than a field, but less than a golf course, Worse than average course for the area, Any price would be too much for this courses
 
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Rank ID # : 028900
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Crown Point, IN

$16 (cart included), played on Wednesday, April 2015 at 9:30 PM

My friends and I always play this course early in the season to prepare for golfing trekking around with our many in our group. Played this course early when tee box colors we're not out and weather was cold and nippy. The course is very average but harder that what most would expect. Very hilly and the greens are always elevated and very small. Fairways are not manicured but shaved grass and course gets much play because of the cost and location to many communities. Still a fun course to play but I would not take our large group who travel much to this location. Fin course to just give a call with a friend and get out and play. Course is wide open with little danger. Plays long because of fairways not manicured and also fact that no senior tees exist. They normally have some good food and drink but was not stoked on the day we played. Many leagues utilize this course.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 027200
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Chicago, IL

$31 (cart included), played on Sunday, May 2015 at

Challenging...yet fair. Rewards good shots while not overly penalizing the "not so good" shots. In great shape this early in the season. Was in excellent shape all of last season. Staff extremely helpful and accomodating. Nice guys and gals. Played all the couses in the area and this is my No. 1 choice.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Best course in the area
 
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Rank ID # : 027075
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Chicago, IL

(cart included), played on Sunday, January 2013 at 6am

My group enjoys the challenge of the course. We play every Saturday. The smaller than usual greens are a real test of your skill; however not so much so that it takes away from the fun experience...Really in great shape compared to other courses in the area which have suffered winter damage. Understand they are adding some sand traps which will make this sporty course even better ! Very accomadating....

Would travel: 30-60 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 019846
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Crete, IL

$46 (cart included), played on Saturday, September 2012 at 6am

Played behind two groups that took over 5 1/2 hours to play during a early Saturday round.Their was a 2/3 hole gap in front of them. No ranger and Pro Shop guy told us to skip two holes and jump ahead.Tees were alful and course not in really great shape. Greens were OK. I had played the course a couple years ago and it was in much better shape.Did not seem like anybody cared about the slow play!

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: Worse than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 019228
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Crown Point, IN

$26 (cart included), played on Wednesday, March 2012 at 10am

My friends and I always play this course a couple of times each season with the closeness of the facility. The fairways need a bit more manicuring and the greens are extremely small with difficulty holding shots. It is extremely hilly and plays harder than most would expect. Enjoyable with friends but not one of the best courses in the local area. One can also play White Hawk, Palmira, Minne Monesse, River Pointe just to name a few with just as low rates and nicer courses. The staff always welcomes us and the food/bar facilities is very welcoming. We still enjoy the course and will always return. There are always many playing the course due to their hospitality and cost to play. Longest round this season.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing, Better courses for less nearby, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 017444
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Naperville, IL

$41 (cart included), played on Sunday, June 2011 at 6am

Wow ! Nice Course...in great shape..nice test for my 19 handicap...and a pretty course..my wife enjoyed the flowers and landscaping. Jason and staff are cordial and friendly..Don't miss the outdoor barbeque (Eddie, the chef is "bubbly")..I will be back next week with one or two foursomes...I even joined their membership---good deal..

Would travel: 20-30 Miles
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 014394
Golf Course ranker Photo, George Bonomo

$31 (cart included), played on Sunday, August 2010 at 8am

This course continues to improve....2009 was great and 2010 was even better...looking forward to next year...The greens and fairways were in much better condition that other courses in the area.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 011397
Golf Course ranker Photo, George Bonomo

$31 (cart included), played on Friday, September 2009 at 8am

Great layout......really improved over prior year and looks like more improvements to come next year....sporty yet not unfair....lots of flowers and landscaped areas make for great ambiance.

Would travel: 30-60 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 008546
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Chicago Heights, IL

$26 (cart included), played on Friday, July 2007 at 6am

The condition of Tuckaway Golf Course was excellent. The course is of average length. There area a few long par fours.

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Rank ID # : 000276
3.6/5
Based on 10 reviews
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