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351 Green Bay Rd
Zion, IL  60099-9508
United States
P: (847) 872-2080
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Shepherds Crook Course

18 hole regulation length course

Municipal golf course

71 par | 6,827 yards | 125 slope

71.9 rating

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Shepherds Crook Golf Course

The 18-hole "Shepherds Crook" course at the Shepherd's Crook 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, PGA manages the course as the General Manager.


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Reviewed July 28, 2010

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.

Reviewed July 17, 2010

Reviewed September 17, 2007

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.

Reviewed August 13, 2007

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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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
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 Brian P. 26 92 66 06/11/12
4 Justin C. N/A 68 68 05/08/10
5 Casey G. 11 80 69 06/01/08
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About Shepherd's Crook, Shepherds Crook

Shepherd's Crook

Golf Only facility

18 regulation holes

Awards at Shepherd's Crook, Shepherds Crook

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Course Staff

Allen Parkes, PGA, General Manager
Charlie Lukan, GCSAA, Superintendent

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