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Balmoral Woods Country Club in Crete, approximately 40 miles south of Downtown Chicago, is par 72 eighteen hole Championship golf course. Awarded 4 out of 5 stars from Golf Digest Places to Play, this Don Mortell designed layout is a must play in the Chicago area. The course was built in 1975 and has hosted many local and state events and tournaments and is the annual home of the Will County Amateur Championship.

Balmoral Woods Country Club

Balmoral Woods Country Club

There are three sets of tee boxes which play to distances and slopes measuring 6625 yards/131 slope from the back tees, 6284 yards/128 slope from the middle set, and from the front, 5147 yards, with a slope of 123 for women. 30 sand bunkers are situated along the landing zones or greenside and water hazards come into play on eleven holes.

Balmoral Woods Country Club

Balmoral Woods Country Club

Numerous water hazards, tree lined fairways, and mounded, sloping landing areas on many holes provide challenge for all skill levels. Off the tees golfers will frequently encounter tree lined playing surfaces, with lakes and ponds squeezing the landing zones on 8 of the holes. An even lie is not easily found on the lush rolling fairways or demanding rough. The design plays consistently uphill but the flat terrain near the mildly undulating putting surfaces provides a respite, and allow for some reasonable up & down opportunities.

Balmoral Woods Country Club

Balmoral Woods Country Club

Yardage distances are well marked on the fairways with small colored stakes measured to the center of the greens from 100, 150 and 200 yards on all par fours and fives.  Sprinkler heads are also conveniently marked and are abundant. Front, middle and back hole locations are indicated with red, white and blue flags on each green.

Balmoral Woods Country Club

Balmoral Woods Country Club

Inside each golf cart, there is a hole diagram book complete with yardage information and detailed descriptions of each hole. The practice facility at this beautiful club includes a grass driving range and a large practice putting green. The clubhouse features a pro shop, restaurant and bar, a banquet area and locker rooms for men and woman. This is the home of the Bill Abrams Golf Solutions Academy.

Balmoral Woods Country Club

Balmoral Woods is a great location for group outings and events, with packages available that include friendly, efficient service. This is a highly recommended golf experience and it is a very good value for the region. For more info, visit our page for the course, with direct link to their website by clicking here.

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