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1601 Fairway Dr
Naperville, IL  60563-8700
United States

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Country Lakes Village Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

73 par | 6,656 yards | 121 slope

71.9 rating | Blue grass

Country Lakes Village Golf Course

The 18-hole "Country Lakes Village" course at the Country Lakes Golf Club facility in Naperville, Illinois features 6,656 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 73. The course rating is 71.9 and it has a slope rating of 121 on Blue grass. Designed by Ralph Campbell, the Country Lakes Village golf course opened in 1975. Mike Jiblecki manages the course as the Golf Professional.

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Time5am - 9pm
Price $0 - $500
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Reviewed December 12, 2013

THis course is down in the mouth, that is true; due largely in part to a long and bitter legal dispute with the county. But that is over and hopefully this course is on track to see better days.

Yes, the rough is WAY rough and the greens are burnt...but the staff is friendly and the price (given the conditions) are right. This course overall is a great challenge to a beginner like me...and fun.

Hopefully, the future will see a better course. It deserves more than it is getting now.

Reviewed May 30, 2012

Stay Away... That is the best advise I could give you. This is the worst, by far, golf course I ever played. Greens are brown, can't tell what is fairway vs rough as they didn't have the grass cut for quite awhile. Some fairways are just hard dirt, sand traps (probably call them dirt traps). Just a terrible experience. Stay Away is the best advise I could give.

Reviewed May 28, 2012

This course is absolutely horrible! I have never played on such a bad course! The nicest thing about the whole course..they have nice carts..the rough, well that is deffinetly rough! Probably about 6" tall. The greens are completely burnt out making it impossible to have a good chip. The tee boxes are full of dandelions and are over grown. There is no such thing as a fairway, as all grass is one type and length. The course is lined by apartment homes and is in horrible shape compared to how it was 5-6 years ago. AVOID THIS COURSE! It isn't even cheap compared to others for what you get..

Reviewed April 08, 2012

Do Not Waste Your Time or Money. This is the worst course in ALL of Chicagoland. Overpriced in all respects. The range balls are older than most of the golfers reading this. About $10 for a bucket of chipped, scratched, mowed over balls, not even worth hitting. Terrible fairways, horrible greens, overgrown tee boxes and insulting bunkers filled with weeds. There are plenty of nearby courses with friendly staff and much more competitive pricing that will help improve your game. Don't bother with even driving by this waste of real estate.

Reviewed August 28, 2011

Played Country Lakes yesterday (August 27th) and without question, this is the worst golf course I have ever stepped foot on. Several times our group of 4 would lose our ball...IN THE FAIRWAY! I have never seen fariways in this condition before...these fairways would be considered rough on any other golf course. The greens were destroyed...huge brown patches equated to unreadable greens. Bunkers? Hard as cement. Any drinking water out there for the paying customers? Nope. Not even empty water jugs suggesting that at least at one time they had water..nothing. Any signs marking what hole you are on? Nope.

To the reviewer below who thinks that people who dont like this coure must be a "golf snob"....when greens fees are $40, you expect that at least you wont have to take a drop after hitting your ball in the fairway. This course is a joke- but the joke is on us if we continue to pay to play here. I will never step foot on this abomination, even if the next round was free. Waste. Of. Time.

Reviewed August 14, 2011

This was the worst round of golf I have ever experienced. From the sewage smell in the snack shop to the absolute un-maintained golf course, to the graffiti throughout the property. I lost 2 balls that were in the fairway...sometimes I couldn't tell the difference between the rough and the greens. The only maintenance person that I saw was mowing the sand trap. I'd rather use the $36 green fee and use it towards an unnecessary trip to the dentist. These reviews are not exaggerations, this course is horrible. I hope I wasn't too kind in this review as to imply that there is anything nice about this golf course.

Reviewed July 24, 2011

Its hard to even call Country Lakes a golf course. First of all, instead of calling them "greens," you may as well call them "browns" at this course. literally half of all the greens were dead and browns, and a majority of the portion that was still green had giant divots and ruts. once you get to the greens on this course, you might as well pick up your ball. all fairways were more weeds than grass. the entire course needed to be mowed. there was absolutely no evidence of a maintenance staff (although they must have had one at some point as there were buildings along the 17th hole-albeit with gang graffiti all over them). i have probably played over 50 courses in my life, and this was by far the worst i have ever seen.

Reviewed May 31, 2011

I played this course for years back in the 80's-early 90's.
Due to lack of upkeep, and better options, I got away from it.
Gave it a try after advice from a friend in 2009, and I am glad I did. Make no mistake, it is not a "great" will never be in the condition of a Seven Bridges type.

But it will not cost you $100 per player to go out there, and be treated like you are privileged to be there. Top side price is $40 something...actually never play it then. Weekday rates are good...but twilight at 3pm is $30 with a cart...paid $24 twice this year for a spring rate. If you are a golf snob, stick with the higher end pricing, and leave this track accessible for us. Dollar for dollar I find this place a great value, and get treated well too. I sneak off work early either Fri or Sat with a buddy or 2, and the guys working there remember you, and always make you feel welcome. The pro even redid with my grips them done the same day for me.
I sometimes sneak out there alone on Sunday is always empty..part time counter guy that night is a grumpy old guy, but I get in and out alone in 2 hours or so, so I don't care. They do seem to be trying to work on the building and get the bar open...that could make this place busier.

One negative is their ability to keep the course drained properly. Obvious issues when the rain is significant..always been that way. I have to think they are under water after the weekend storms we just had. Hopefully, they will be good to go for me this weekend.

Reviewed September 05, 2010

This course is disrespectful to the game. The owner and so called "pro" of this course are obviously more focused on enforcing rules such as not chipping on the putting green, then raking up all the leafs and grass clippings. It is pathetic to say the least. We could not even finish hole 4 because the green was being redone in the middle of our 40 dollar round. The price is insulting to any serious or amateur golfer. Avoid this course at all cost!

Reviewed August 30, 2010

Garbage, goat track. Plow into more crappy apartment buildings.A waste of land. Goose droppings everywhere and on everything. A sign of very poor maintenance. Not worth playing.

Reviewed February 19, 2010

So 5 years ago, I moved to the townhomes right around this course and it brought me back to golf as I figured I could not live off a golf course and not play golf. I started playing again in 2007 after a 7 or 8 year layoff. This is a great course for beginners due to the need to hit the ball straight. When the golf season is at its peak (June-July), the maintaince is very good and it has improved 2000% over the last three years. The staff is extremely friendly and they are willing to help. The golf pro-Mike is always willing to offer a free tip or two here and there and is very knowlegeable about equipment. He once saw me on the putting green and as he knew I was just starting out, he came over and re-taught me how to read a green, line up a putt and worked with me for almost an hour at no charge.
The driving range being all grass is nice (when the grass is actually good) as fake mats do not help when you are learning.
The greens are improving(except for 6 which really needs to be replaced and there was talk last year they are going to move it up so the green does not grow. They are going to start putting money into the course and have started to actually maintain it more and more throughout the year (daily grass cutting, clearing of leaves, installed watering system,ect,ect).
As for the price, if you are golfing everyday, there is not a reason in the world why you shouldn't move around but if you leave close to this course the twilight prices even during the summer (unlimited golf after 2 PM for $25 with a cart) is UNREAL. Golf is an expensive hobby so complaining about pricing is not necessarially fair.
I have played this course over 50 times, it presents a challenge for new golfers and novice golfers a like. I agree they need a beer cart and some food and do not due to zoning and lack of a liquor licence due to the recent management changes. Overall, while the course needs to be maintained better and probably upgraded, it is a fun challenge and a competitive price. I will continue to golf Country Lakes like I have the last two years but this season I will moving around a bit on weekend mornings to try to challenge myself and my game more. Visiting Country Lakes is what it is but it should not be disregarded or ignored because it will only get better.

Reviewed August 24, 2009

I mostly play local public courses and this is by far the worst maintained I've seen in the Aurora area. Fairways in name only. Just terrible. Tee boxes weren't bad and the greens, for the most part, were fine. No beverage cart and no food service at all except on Fridays and weekends at the moment. It's a shame because the mature trees and a decent amount of water could make this course much more comparable to other public courses. At the $42 weekday rate with cart, this is a poor value. No wonder the course had all of 10 people on it this morning. They knew better.

Reviewed June 23, 2008

Have to agree with everyone else...the course really needs a makeover. It's all pretty much light rough. No true fairways unless you use your imagination. Also, houses and apartments line this whole course. Not hitting one during a round is an accomplishment in itself. The greens have improved but still need some work. New management is much better than the ones before them, but I hope they're saving up to fix what is still broken (and I'm not talking about the apartment windows either).

Reviewed June 02, 2008

Not at all happy with this course. Tee box not maintained. Fairway grass was horrible, it was like playing in medium rough. Greens were okay, could easily have been better. VERY OVERPRICED! Would not recommend playing.

Reviewed February 29, 2008

Reviewed December 30, 2006

Country Lakes Golf Naperville, Illinois

This course is a beautiful course when it is well maintained. The fairways do need mowing a little more often and the greens need to be cleared of debris and goose droppings sometimes. Leaves are a BIG problem in the fall, making ball hunting part of your game. Other than that, the course is quite nice. Country Lakes is moderately difficult for the beginner, with all the water hazards and narrow fairways. Accuracy off the tee is a must at Country Lakes! The driving range is all grass. You'll have NO problem with the VERY friendly staff. I always have an enjoyable experience there, even when my slice is out of control! I know you'll have fun too!!!


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Nicholas M. 37 69 32 07/15/06
2 Dan S. 16 48 32 04/04/09
3 Matt S. N/A 48 48 06/15/07
4 Del B. N/A 50 50 07/14/12
5 Emeka A. N/A 59 59 07/16/07
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
16 Tim G. N/A 105 105 04/20/14
16 Tim G. N/A 101 101 04/19/14
16 Tim G. N/A 98 98 04/12/14

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About Country Lakes Village

Country Lakes Golf Club

Community facility

30 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Mike Jiblecki, Golf Professional
Ben Taylor, Superintendent
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