WOODBINE GOLF COURSE - Closed permanently
Chicago Golf Course Review
Woodbine Golf Course in Homer Glen, just south of Chicago, opened for play on June 4, 1988. This "country club style" course was beautifully designed by Gordon Cunningham
with hundreds of trees which have grown large and added challenge since its opening. This is a great value for golfers of all skill levels.
A small flag located at the bottom, middle or top of the flag stick at each green determines a front, middle or back hole location. Yardage plates on both sides of the fairways are
measured to the center of each green from distances of 200, 150 and 100 yards out. Some scattered sprinkler heads are also measured the same way.
As the slope ratings indicates, this is a player friendly course with understated bunkering, and very little trouble in the form of water. Three sets of tees on each hole play to
distances and slopes measuring 6020 yards/116 slope for men , and 5523 yards with a slope of 119 from the middle tees. The newly installed forward tees offer a fair challenge
for women golfers - yardages are not yet posted for these new tee boxes (as at June, 2007).
The property features a full practice facility with driving range, putting green and a short game area with a sand bunker. The clubhouse is stocked with a pro shop, locker rooms
with showers, and a banquet area which holds outings of up to 300 people. The Timber Restaurant is open for breakfast lunch and dinner.
On course there are 21 sand bunkers. These large sand traps are mostly located greenside while only two holes feature fairway bunkers. Water comes into play a total of six
times along the fairways and green complexes. The most consistent obstacles at Woodbine come in the form of trees which will alter approach shots if the ball is not hit straight
off the tees.
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