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“Great condition”
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Pine Meadow Golf Club
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Owner description: Great effort at this public course goes into maintaining its meticulous appearance and playing condition.
Libertyville, Illinois
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47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great condition”
Reviewed 11 June 2013

MMy favorite story about this place is taking a member of a very nice nearby private club to Pine and hearing him say for the third time on the tenth green how nice they take care of the course. If you like a nice set up without houses and large greens you will enjoy this course. No blind shots, no poorly designed holes. In fact it is the same designer as Cog Hill with a few less bunkers on the north side of Chicago. The lower range and practice area is The Best in Chicago hands down at a public facility. They have a halfway house on the course that works great too.

Visited June 2013
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English first
Sedona, Arizona
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46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great layout.”
Reviewed 31 March 2013 via mobile

I have played this course many time and find the layout great. Spacious routing with a great deal of variety. Unfortunately, the economic downturn has taken a toll of the state of the course and its condition has deteriorated to some extent. It used to be difficult to get a good tee time. This is no longer the case and I think they need to drop their rates as there are a number of good courses at lower rates in the area. Still a pretty good bet.

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Deerfield, Illinois
2 reviews
“If you like golf, you will like this place”
Reviewed 8 August 2012

Pine Meadow is a very well run and friendly golf facility. It boasts an award winning golf course as well as a large and extensive practice area. I found the people here friendly and courteous.
Range balls are reasonably priced and near new. The course from the 'tips' is all any golfer could want.....most enjoyable from a variety of forward tees. If you enjoy golf, you will enjoy Pine Meadow.

Visited July 2012
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Evanston, Illinois
1 review
“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed 7 August 2012

The Jemsek family has run Pine Meadow since they opened it in the mid '80's. Golf Digest rated Pine Meadow the Best New Public Course in the U.S. in 1986. It remains one of the best golf experiences, public or private, in the Chicago area today. With five sets of tees, it offers a challenge to golfers of all abilities. One of the prettiest courses one can play in the Chicago area. Has one of the midwest's best practice facilities. Award winning pro shop with a friendly, helpful staff. I play here every chance I get.

Visited July 2012
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Palatine, Illinois
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3 reviews
“No place like the Pine”
Reviewed 7 August 2012

While it IS true that Pine Meadow has struggled with their greens for the past several years, I believe there is more to a golf course than just a putting surface. The beauty of this property is unsurpassed. There is not one single home that borders this golf course. Rather, you are treated to wildlife and the sound of the seminary's bells. From tee to green, the course is in excellent condition. As far as the staff, they are not only friendly, they work hard to make your golf day a treat. The practice facilities are unmatched in this area. Bonus for the Pine: women-friendly! And that includes Asian women that are a regular part of our group. Much work continues at Pine Meadow to restore the greens to better conditions and they will accomplish this goal. For many of us, there's no place like the Pine.

Kim D

Visited August 2012
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