Reviewed by: Philly , Shoots in the 100s
First of all, let me say that for a course out in the "sticks", the folks who run Angus Links have a beautiful course with gorgeous scenery, and the course to me appears well maintained. HOWEVER, this course is NOT, repeat NOT, for anyone who shoots in the 50s for 9 on an easy course; come here and you'll shoot in the 70s for 9! To be honest, I'm not a very good golfer (and neither was my partner that day), and if I would have known how difficult this course is, I would have never played it. This course, to me, is the most difficult (overall) course in the entire Eastern Illinois/Western Indiana area. Don't get me wrong, I haven't played every course in this area, but EVERY hole on the back 9 was difficult! With (seemingly) tee shots that need to be within 10-15 yards of dead center or you're in trouble, I'd say that's a bit much for the poor golfer, wouldn't you (to me, that's a bit much for a GOOD golfer...)? I didn't like the fact that they put us on the back 9 to start with anyway; piss-poor course management by the folks in the clubhouse, because as we headed to the 10th teebox, there were TWO groups just finishing 9!!! And of course, these guys had to wait behind us, because we had to wait, etc., etc., etc., and it wasn't until later that we were able to get some distance between us. They should have looked closer at the tee times of the other players and realized we were coming up on them (besides,the clubhouse people kind of looked at us funny when we came in to pay for our greens fees anyway, like the way small town folk do when they see a stranger in town for the first time).
Next, the course is set up weird, so that when you finish some holes, you have NO idea where the next damn tee box is! Trying to follow the map on the back of the scorecard seemed not to help either. I think all new golfers there would appreciate better signage (are you listening, Angus Links?).
In closing, don't play this course if you're a duffer. I was so pissed off that I "helicoptered" a few of my golf clubs after bad hits, and I haven't done that in years! Oh, and bring TWO dozen golf balls; I think I lost at least eight, if not more. Needless to say, that scorecard got pitched, and I refuse to ever play this course again.
A little bit snobbish, to me.