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577 US Highway 52
Amboy, IL  61310-9000
United States
P: (815) 849-5424
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Shady Oaks Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

71 par | 5,898 yards | 116 slope

67.2 rating

Shady Oaks Golf Course

The 18-hole "Shady Oaks" course at the Shady Oaks Country Club facility in Amboy, Illinois features 5,898 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. The course rating is 67.2 and it has a slope rating of 116. Designed by Jim Larkin, the Shady Oaks golf course opened in 1962. Greg Welker manages the course as the General Manager.


Time5am - 9pm
Price $0 - $500
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

I'm new to the golf game, love it only been playing two years. I live off hole 14 and I visit this course on a regular basis. There are many courses in a close range to me, I have to say this is by far the best! A few tight fairways, and some are tricky, because you are shooting blind, but it's never a boring experience. Always enjoy my games out there and look forward to going again! Oh and for all you golfers that shank balls into my front yard off the tee box on 14, thank you because I have never had to buy balls lol

Reviewed July 10, 2009

I first played this course last year. Seeing I'm from Chicago, I wasn't expecting much from a golf course surrounded by nothing but farm land. Boy was I wrong!
This is a beautiful course - a diamond in the rough. It is well maintained and very scenic as the other reviewer noted.
It is also a challenging course - very deceptive at first glance - with narrow fairways and a rolling, undulating landscape which makes some fairway iron shots difficult.
I've taken some other golfers from Chicago out west to play this course, and they all now jump at the chance to go back.
This course would cost anywhere from $60-80 in the Chicago area. But you can play 18 on a weekend with a cart for under $40, and play 18 during the week with a cart for only $25!
A great course from top to bottom, that's why I keep going back. It's worth the drive.

Reviewed May 26, 2009

A really scenic course with creek running through much of the front nine. You really need to pay attention to distance and make correct golf decisions on club selection.

Reviewed August 10, 2007


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Aaron P. 8 80 72 09/06/09
2 David R. 12 91 79 04/02/10
3 George K. 21 105 84 07/13/12
4 jim P. 15 102 87 06/25/09
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Golf Course Information

About Shady Oaks

Shady Oaks Country Club

Golf Only facility

18 regulation holes

Awards at Shady Oaks

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Course Staff

Greg Welker, General Manager
Eric Henkel, Superintendent
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