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351 Green Bay Rd
Zion, IL  60099
United States
P: (847) 872-2080
F: (847) 872-2467
Shepherds Crook Course

18 hole regulation length course

Municipal golf course

71 par | 6,827 yards | 125 slope

71.9 rating

Recommend this course: +0 -0

Shepherds Crook Golf Course Description

The 18-hole "Shepherds Crook" course at the Shepherds Crook Golf Course facility in Zion, Illinois features 6,827 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. The course rating is 71.9 and it has a slope rating of 125. Designed by Keith R. Foster, ASGCA, the Shepherds Crook golf course opened in 1999. Allen Parkes manages the course as the General Manager.

Course Reviews

This is one of the premier "values" in, not just the area, the entire Midwest. Always in excellent condition. The modern links style layout can be challenging from the back tees, especially when there is wind. No range is a negative, but the straightforward opening holes try to make up for that. Food is pretty good and also very reasonable. The layout has some interesting holes and most of the greens have multiple levels. The smell of the adjacent landfill can hit you at times on the first couple holes, but I tend to forget about it quickly. I would recommend this to anyone in the area, regardless of budget or skill level.

This course is built partially over a landfill (just the first few holes). The course is not overly long, but can be challenging. On certain holes you need to hit to a certain areas in order to setup for an approach to the green. The greens are quite fast and roll nice. I have played there maybe 5 times. It's a course that I would suggest playing with someone who knows the course the first time. It would make it much more enjoyable.

This is a links course. Tall natural grass makes staying in the fairway crucial. There are a few small lakes that rarely come into play and a creek or two that are avoidable. Trees line the edges of the course as the rest is true to it's links feel. This is a public course but has great layout and upkeep(better than many private IL suburb courses I've played and much cheaper). Incredible deal for greens fee and twilight after 1:30 for $38 is a STEAL. One of the nicest courses near southeastern WI, northern IL(just 1 mile over WI border in Zion). Should be a $75 plus course easily but is super reasonable.
NOTE - next to a dump (actually built on a landfill) so avoid really hot days but you get used to it).


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  • Overall
  • Latest Scores
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Ann M. N/A 44 44 06/29/09
2 Bill F. N/A 45 45 07/13/09
3 Ann M. N/A 46 46 06/30/09
4 Brian P. 26 92 66 06/11/12
5 Justin C. N/A 68 68 05/08/10
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
20 Douglas S. 12 88 76 07/26/14
25 Ken N. 10 87 77 06/13/14
10 James C. 19 91 72 07/28/13
36 Ken N. 10 90 80 07/12/13
8 Ken N. 10 80 70 07/20/12

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About Shepherds Crook

Shepherds Crook Golf Course

Golf Only facility

18 regulation holes

Awards at Shepherds Crook

No recent major awards have been noted.

Tournaments of Shepherds Crook

No local tournaments listed for this course.

Course Staff

Allen Parkes, General Manager
Adam Schroeder, Superintendent

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