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Buffalo Grove Golf Course

48 Raupp Blvd, Buffalo Grove, Illinois, 60089
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
(847) 459-5520
Architect: Ken Killian (48)
                       Richard Nugent (67)
                      
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About Buffalo Grove Golf Course

Buffalo Grove Golf Course is a Public 18 hole golf course located in Buffalo Grove, Illinois.

Buffalo Grove Golf Course first opened for play in 1965. The course was designed by Ken Killian and Dick Nugent.

Buffalo Grove is a somewhat open course with many well-positioned sand bunkers on the fairways and around the greens.  Water hazards come into play on a few holes.

Par for the course is 72. From the back tees, the course plays to 6,693 yards. From the forward tees, the course measures 5,712 yards and plays to a par-75. The longest hole on the course is # 5, a par-5 that plays to 536 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 17, a par-3 that plays to 150 yards from the back tees.

Watch out for # 5, the 536-yard par-5 challenge is the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole at Buffalo Grove Golf Course is # 17, the 150 yard par-3.

This course has been ranked 7 times
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Oak Brook, IL

$21 (cart not included), played on Monday, April 2016 at 10:35 AM

Slow!

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 028006
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Mundelein, IL

$36 (cart included), played on Monday, October 2014 at noon

It is a fair course to play - front 9 is average challenge, the back nine is above average challenge.

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, 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 # : 022874
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Arlington Heights, IL

$46 (cart included), played on Sunday, August 2012 at 10am

NA

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Worse than average course for the area
 
None worth mentioning
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Rank ID # : 018367
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Buffalo Grove, IL

$10 (cart not included), played on Tuesday, April 2012 at 4pm

Ok course for price

Would travel: 0-10 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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None worth mentioning
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Rank ID # : 017393
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$46 (cart included), played on Saturday, September 2010 at 8am

Average course with an average price. Seems like they book too many tee times during peak hours. There have been multiple times that we show up and there are 4-6 groups waiting on the first tee.

Would travel: 0-10 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 # : 013162
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Buffalo Grove, IL

$26 (cart not included), played on Sunday, August 2009 at 6am

Pace of play is slowwwww.

Conditioning of the course is pathetic (worse than poor). Spring flooding has resulted in MUD in many fairways and many roped off areas, even months after heavy rainfall. What does that tell you? Drainage here is a problem.

Tee boxes are shaggy. Fairways, when not dodging roped off "ground under repair" areas are like the rough in almost all other courses. The rough is like the US Open...looks like it has not been mowed in weeks.

No first cut from the fairway to the rough...it is just fairway, then rough. No real fringe around the greens, and certainly no second cut.

All in all it is a shame. Nice layout that will challenge most. But the condition of the course ruins it.

Nothing is done to correct the conditioning problems of this course. Instead, the Park District/golf course manager insists on spending money on useless amenities that do nothing to improve the actual golf course. New marble/granite slabs denote the hole layout and yardage. Rubble rock added to a creek area. Useless brick pavers added for benches, but the benches are not even placed on the pavers. A ridiculous waste of money. Put the money into improving the play of the course, not into useless "eye candy".

The course manager/resident pro, greenskeeper or the Buffalo Grove Park District board has really dropped the ball as this course continues to get worse and worse. I would recommend that either the Park District sell this course and get managers that actually know how to run a golf course...or hire a course management company that actually knows how to condition and manicure a golf course.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: Better courses for less nearby, Worse than average course for the area
 
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Rank ID # : 008012
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Buffalo Grove, IL

$26 (cart not included), played on Sunday, October 2008 at 6am

Easy layout; poor fairway conditions; friendly staff; good price; average pace of play

Would travel: 10-20 Miles, Not Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Average course for the area, Bargain priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
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Rank ID # : 006183
2.7/5
Based on 7 reviews
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