Rail Golf Club is a Public 18 hole golf course located in Springfield, Illinois.
Rail Golf Club opened for play in 1974. The course was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. He turned a sprawling 240 acre dairy farm into The Rail Golf Course. It is rated 4 stars by Golf Digest Magazine and is continually voted as one of the best places to play golf in Central Illinois. The course has 82 sand bunkers and 5 lakes that add to the challenge as well as the beauty.
Par for the course is 72. From the back tees the course plays to 6,583 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 5,406 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 8, a par-5 that plays to 541 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 5, a par-3 that plays to 158 yards from the back tees.
Watch out for # 16, a 165 yard par-3 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest at Rail Golf Club hole is # 15, a 485 yard par-5.
$26 (cart included), played on Friday, May 2011 at noon
Great course for price, but in fairness, I get Senior rates. Not sure what regular rates are. Course wouild be and is fair for those that keep it in the short grass. Rough,which I find a fair amount, is VERY thick and consistently 3 inches to 4 inches tall (did not measure,but hid ball well). The rough is tough to hit from for higher handicappers like myself. No intermdiate cut. Fairway or rough makes it a little tougher than many courses I play which tend to have at least 1 mown intermediate cut.
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