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7671 Clubhouse Dr
Yorkville, IL  60560-3246
United States
P: (630) 882-8988
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Whitetail Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

71 par | 6,604 yards

Bent grass

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Whitetail Golf Course

The 18-hole "Whitetail" course at the Whitetail Ridge Golf Club facility in Yorkville, Illinois features 6,604 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. Designed by Gregory E. Martin, ASGCA, the Whitetail golf course opened in 2007. Arcis Golf manages this facility, with Brett Johnson as the General Manager.


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Reviewed October 06, 2013

Ignore some of the past reviews, this is a very nice course. One of the nicest public courses I might have ever played on. Not sure if they changed the lay out, or maybe it was the 25mph winds out of the west, but this course was definitely not easy. Normally shoot mid-80's, this course handed me my a$$ today. Even most of the fairways have well guarded bunkers...greens are really fast come afternoon time, chip accordingly. What usually would be a good pitch for short putt set-up at other courses I play ended up killing my game today. Whitetail was the first place I've played in awhile that I was praying the ball didn't "release" on the green. Putting, definitely spend some time on the practice green to try to grasp the speed of the greens. Not sure if I've been playing crappy courses all summer, but I thought this was a great, challenging links-style track with country club scenic holes and hope to play it a few more times before its snowmobile season.

Reviewed August 07, 2011

I have played this course many times since they opened. I have noticed a real change in the attitude of the staff. The old guys that run the carts are very surly and act as if they are doing you a favor by being there. I went to the bar after my round today and sat there for ten minutes with no service. A hostess even stood right by me looking out the window but said nothing. So I just left. What establishment has a bar with no bartender to serve someone for such a long time? Two people sitting next to me left without paying their tab because they got tired of waiting.The greens are beat to death on this course. Spike marks and ball marks all over. To be fair that is largely the fault of the patrons not following ettiquete but you would think the course would make some repairs. I think this place is overpriced. If you spend $50-$60 at a course you should get a better experience than they are offering here.

Reviewed July 24, 2011

Overall, Whitetail is a pretty fun course that you should be able to score fairly well. It's a pretty short course, so you could play the whole thing with an iron off the tee (in fact you will be forced to play about 1/2 of your tee shots with an iron), but there are some where you can pull the driver and go for the green on par 4s. The course is somewhat expensive on the weekends for what you get, so i play twilight mainly on weekdays for $29 and can normally get 18 holes in before it gets dark. the course is at its prettiest during the evening hours. my only big complaint is that they do not take very good care of the greens. they are very slow and lots of ballmarks.

Reviewed August 29, 2010

Everyone that complains about all of the ball marks on the greens are not exaggerating at all! Most courses are awful lately when it comes to ball marks but, on this course you will have MULTIPLE putts that will be affected by ball marks! The need a full-time staffer to go around and fix these everyday!
The course is in pretty decent shape otherwise! Lots of flood damage from the flooding that we had earlier in the year! This should be corrected especially since we have been very dry over the last two months!
I have paid a lot less for A LOT more!

I had always looked forward to golfing here but, may not go back until the price is lowered and/or they put that full-timer in charge of fixing ball marks! (I hate to complain so much about it but, the marks ARE that bad!!!!)

Reviewed August 05, 2009

I agree with the other reviews, still not a mature course.
I find it hard to call any of this a links course. Just because a course is devoid of trees, doesn't make it a true links course to me. Course is 'only' 6600 yds from the tips, Blue tees are 6100 yds. I think the tees were color coded to fit the average golfers ego, to trick them into moving up, as most should.

Course was in OK shape, have to agree with other reviews, nobody seems to fix divots or ball marks. It was rough in that catagory.

If you like alcoholic beverages, you should be aware that there is a quirky ordinance that does not allow alcohol to be sold on the back 9. You can drink it, just not buy it. That means no bev cart service on the back 9. Speaking of which, bev cart service was spotty. I was able to get service off the first hole, then never seen anyone again on the front 9. Water stations on about every 4th hole. Clubhouse is nice, nice view of the front 9 from there. Food and drink specials on various days. Staff was OK, not overly friendly.

Good value at twilight $39 at twilight.

I was resistant to play here as I don't care for houses on the golf course or former cornfields plowed into a golf course. A few fellow golfers suggested I give it a chance. Aside from a few issues above, I enjoyed it for the price. I was pleasently surprised by the back 9 is much more scenic and and features some elevation changes.

Reviewed June 07, 2008

I really enjoyed playing this course. I found the course to be in great shape, especially compared to other local courses such as Orchard Valley and Fox Bend. The price is $49-$39 a round depending on when you play. I felt this was a great value. When you factor in the price it outshines all the other local courses, I even would rate it over Bolingbrook and Prarie Landing (considering the price). One previous reviewer mentioned the fact that it is a new course, if you are expecting mature tree's and such you will be disappointed.

I don't need GPS so that was a non issue for me, but again if you must play a course with GPS you should play somewhere else (and expect to pay about $50 more a round).

Reviewed May 18, 2008

The course has a nice layout, but the condition is poor.No one and I mean no one fixed a ball mark. The course is way over priced and the pro shop staff could not get any worse. Play some place else.

Reviewed October 07, 2007

This is a brand new course that opened in spring 2007 - If you are looking for some overpriced real estate, check out the website for the development.

We teed off on this course on a Friday @ 1130am - Sunny and 86F outside -

The course is very new, with virtually no trees over 7-8' that are in play. There isn't much for scenery, maybe in 20 years when he course matures and the management decides that marshland really doesn't make an attractive course... cheap as it may be to maintain. From hole one, you can just tell that this is still a course under development. The cart paths aren't quite finished or in place at all on some of the first holes. On the second that is 526 yards from the blues, there are NO cart paths and you can't drive on the fairway at all. You must drive the left side of the fairway, that has degraded to a muddy bog from bad drainage and constant traffic. You can imagine how slow the play can be on a par five where everyone has to get off the cart, step over the ropes and walk to their ball, hit, walk back to the cart and drive up. We were stuck behind a foursome of 30 yard shooters for the front nine - the setup on this hole made me a little bitter. There are plenty of hazard areas, mostly made of marshland that is really brown, and really ugly. Some of the holes were challenging, even for long drivers - fairway sand and marsh play on a lot of holes - and most approach shots required you to fly some sort of hazard. The greens were really nice, rolled well and the pins were 50/50 for tough placement. AND - so far it seems like most people that play here fix their ball marks...

We didn't go beyond the guy at the checkin desk (i hope it wasn't the proshop because there wan't much in it) so i cant comment on the clubhouse/bar & restaurant area. From what i saw though, it was nice, expansive, and included an outdoor seating area that over looked the 1st,9th and driving range.

The driving range itself is decent. Its right by the clubhouse and there are pins out there - although i couldn't find a yardage marker and the flags weren't color coded?? The ball drop machine is in a weird area that pretty much makes you walk out and set down your clubs then walk back to the cart garage door and get your balls - Its $10 for 3 tokens that gets you 75 balls.

The reason for the value mark is it was $30 or $35 for 18 this late in the season.

I think its kinda crappy that with the technology today and the fact that this is a brand new course, there is no GPS on the course. I don't know if its in the works or what, but even the most basic is always nice to have...

I would not play this course again unless it was the last option in the area. It needs some work and about 20 years for the whole place to mature. If you live in Yorkville or Oswego (I live in Chicago) it may be worth it to play a round for $30 - if you don't its not worth the drive. Orchard Valley is a much better course and worth the extra money ~


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Sharon M. 29 52 22 09/24/19
2 Tim S. 23 48 25 06/02/08
3 Greg W. 20 84 64 06/28/11
4 tom M. 19 84 65 05/21/09
5 Greg N. 22 88 66 06/08/11
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Sharon M. 29 52 22 09/24/19
1 Sharon M. N/A 51 51 07/30/19
10 Mike B. 18 94 76 05/03/15

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About Whitetail Ridge

Whitetail Ridge Golf Club

Community facility

Managed by Arcis Golf

25 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Brett Johnson, General Manager
Patrick MacDonald, Golf Professional
Russ Wescott, Superintendent
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