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1663 E 4000 North N Road
Bourbonnais, IL  60914
United States
P: (815) 939-1742
F: (815) 932-7983
Aspen Ridge Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

70 par | 5,968 yards | 112 slope

68.8 rating | Blue grass

Aspen Ridge Golf Course

The 18-hole "Aspen Ridge" course at the Aspen Ridge Golf Course facility in Bourbonnais, Illinois features 5,968 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70. The course rating is 68.8 and it has a slope rating of 112 on Blue grass. Aspen Ridge golf course opened in 1998. Matt Frechette manages the course as the General Manager.

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Reviewed July 06, 2015

I run a golf league that has 60 members. We average 28 - 36 golfers per week. The experience level of the golfers that come out range from former PGA players, Club Pro's, to guys out for a day of golf with friends. Needless to say, we know what we are doing on a golf course and have a pretty good idea of what is good and what is not. We have been playing this course exclusively on weekends for the last year and a half. The staff at Aspen Ridge has gone beyond what is expected to make us feel comfortable at the course. Not many courses will call you directly to let you know of any possible condition problems with the course that may affect the playing experience. It could range from aerated greens to moisture conditions, the staff will give us a head's up. There are too many courses out there that just look at you as money walking in the door, this is not the case at "The Ridge". The ranger, Stormy, makes himself available to satisfy any needs that we may have while on the course. Our group does enjoy it's beverages on the course and a quick call to the clubhouse usually results in a quick delivery. While the course may be regarded as short by today's standards, it proves to be a challenge. With the majority of greens being elevated, many shots that hit short do not reach their intended destination. If you hit off to the side, you will most likely find yourself chipping back to the putting surface. Regarding the putting surface, you will not find many straight putts on these greens. The speeds of the greens are exceptional. Many a well struck birdie attempt may leave you with a challenging putt for par. The pin placements offer a challenging day on the greens. The course is generally in fantastic shape. Unfortunately we have had so much rain in the month of June, that the course has taken the brunt of it. Mother Nature has just sent more water than the area courses can contain. This is not the fault of the facility and they are doing their best to ready the course for play each week. This course is a great value and we have never experience any pace of play issues. The average round played by our group takes between 3 1/2 - 4 hours. The rangers have done a great job clearing holes of slower players to insure a good pace of play. If in the area I would highly recommend giving this course a try.

Reviewed August 02, 2008

I have played this course about once or twice a year over the last few years, and it has only gotten better.

I must admit that I'm not able to play as often as I'd like, and I HATE playing courses closer by (the Joliet area), as they are always crowded, more expensive - and I don't like to spend 5-6 hours playing a round, with half of that being wait time.

In seeing the negative review here, and a few others elsewhere, I don't believe this course gets a fair shake.
It IS a family-owned course, and started out decades ago at another location as a driving range/mini-golf combo, with a diner, etc. It was relocated about 15 years ago, and the golf course was added 10 years ago.

OK, so the parking lot is (still) gravel, the mini-golf setup is VERY old (would call it a joke by today's standards), and the diner is LONG gone. Is the counter staff rude ? No - not exactly "bubbly" either, but overall friendly enough.

Is this course a championship-quality course? No, and it is not intended to be. Is there much slope? No, but there are elevated tees and greens. Scenery? No, unless you enjoy the surrounding cornfields.

What this course DOES have are some hazards (sand, water, and a couple of close OOB that border the aforementioned cornfields). The teeboxes, fairways, and greens are in excellent overall condition, and the rough is cut somewhat forgivingly. And, not that they don't get business, but I have never had much trouble of getting on and playing right away.

This place is geared toward beginners, seniors, and the occasional player who, like me, doesn't mind playing a somewhat shorter, less crowded course. Great to get the youngsters who can hit a ball into a "step-up" course (after they've gotten their feet wet at Shamrock!).

Best part of all - the fees. Regular 18-hole weekday fees are $14 walking (I prefer to walk), and $24 with cart. Even better is the current special running through August '08 - $10 for 18 holes. $20 to play and ride without getting up at 4 a.m. is unheard of these days. It is amazing that a family-owned facility can offer great prices like this, and have stayed in business as long as they have - huge kudos to them.

Overall, maybe not the most desirable or prettiest course around, but well worth the trip (I drive 35 miles to get there; even with today's gas prices, it is worth the effort). You will not find a better overall deal within 50 miles - just search for yourself!

Reviewed December 11, 2007

This course is well maintained. It is very affordable and worth the short drive. It is a family owned business and the people are very friendly. It has a great driving range and practice area.

Reviewed July 24, 2006

Don't waste your time driving down here.

The course is a small flat boring course. You play the same hole 18 times. All holes run next to each other and have no character. The yardage markers are all 15-20 yards short of the real distance. The employees are rude and the greens are in terrible shape. The Pro shop and parking lot look like a miniature golf course facility. There is a miniature golf course here, it is about equal to the real course.


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Adam M. N/A 39 39 08/23/16
2 Tyrone I. N/A 58 58 06/15/09
3 Mac J. 12 80 68 03/19/07
4 Keegan K. 8 82 74 06/11/08
5 Bret P. 11 86 75 10/11/08
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Adam M. N/A 39 39 08/23/16
1 Adam M. N/A 82 82 08/01/16
1 Adam M. N/A 43 43 07/25/16
1 Adam M. N/A 42 42 07/18/16
1 Adam M. N/A 45 45 07/11/16

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About Aspen Ridge

Aspen Ridge Golf Course

Golf Only facility

20 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Matt Frechette, General Manager
Todd Zimmerman, Superintendent
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