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Bittersweet Golf Club

Average Rating 3.5 of 5
# of Reviews 12
Green Fees N/A

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Additional Info:
    Facility Type
    Muncipal Facility
    Fax
    Bob Lohman, Jack Porter, Steve Sidari
    Latitude
    42.370488
    Longitude
    -87.983053
    Resort
    (847) 855-9084
    Address
    875 Almond Rd
    City/County
    Gurnee
    State/Territory/Province
    IL
    Zip/Postal Code
    60031-5308
    Phone
    (847) 855-9031
       


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    Reviews 1 - 5 (12 Reviews Total) | Next 5

    Review Date
    August 3, 2003

    Overall Rating
     5 of 5

    Value Rating
     5 of 5

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    Reviewed by: Richard , Shoots in the 70s

    Summary:
    Most people who play this course only once are turned off and refuse to play it again. The first time I played it was back in 1997 and I shot a 77, but the other guys in my group shot at least 10 shots over their average. It's a very precise golf course with little bailout like another reviewer mentioned. However, the greens are very large and the fairways are plenty wide. I have a hard time believing that single digit handicaps would think this course is overly penalizing. I think that the course should sell yardage books and have some green depth measurements in the yardage books. With greens this deep, it makes a huge difference as to whether the pin is cut back, front or center. Also the tee areas need to be levelled off and the yardage plates should be reviewed for accuracy. But in truth, this is a fantastic facility and a very reasonable price


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    Review Date
    May 9, 2003

    Overall Rating
     2 of 5

    Value Rating
     4 of 5

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    Reviewed by: Rich Wojcikowski, Shoots in the 80s, from Lake Villa Il

    Summary:
    Even though I played this course more than a year ago, I still remember how p*ss*d off I was after I played this course....that's never happened to me before! Mind you, not at how I played(eh), but the course itself! Blind tee shots, sloping fairways, sneaky tight landing areas...all conspire to make this a very penal course. Miss the fairway? Lose a ball.... I'd kill to have the ball concession. And many times there is no "bailout" or safe area to play to, either. I understand( and I observed this the day we played), that they are widening(re-claiming swamp land) a few landing areas to make the course more playable. All the course management in the world doesn't overcome a overly penal design....unless you like using no club greater than a 5 iron. I know a dozen people of various skill levels(mostly 1-9 hcp)..not one of them enjoyed playing this course. That said, I thought the course conditions and facilities were very nice...and the price was attractive. Also a very pretty course. I may try the course again...just to get even! ;-)

    Customer Service:
    very good

    Similar Courses Played:
    Range....adequate for pre-round warmup


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    Review Date
    April 19, 2003

    Overall Rating
     5 of 5

    Value Rating
     4 of 5

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    Reviewed by: saccomus, Shoots in the 80s, from Chicago

    Summary:
    You can not ask for anything more in a golf course, the layout is great, pretty views from the tees, and people in there yard telling me "Good Shot"...
    If you like fast greens this is the place for you, If you hate water, this is NOT the place for you, 17 of 18 holes you will find water,or wet lands...
    The people that work there are very very nice, the fairways are like a brand new carpet in a house... So I say try it out, and if you don't like it, Oh well..

    Customer Service:
    Great

    Similar Courses Played:
    Bathrooms are clean and bartender was nice..


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    Review Date
    August 26, 2001

    Overall Rating
     3 of 5

    Value Rating
     2 of 5

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    Reviewed by: Todd , Shoots in the 100s, from Lake Villa, IL

    Summary:
    Oh my!! First time I played here, will be the last time! I live only 5 minutes from this course, but this course is beyond difficult! I never seen a course so difficult before even on the PGA tour!

    Too much water skinny fairways, OB is too close to rough.

    Customer Service:
    Good, seen better

    Similar Courses Played:
    None


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    Review Date
    August 1, 2001

    Overall Rating
     5 of 5

    Value Rating
     4 of 5

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    Reviewed by: greg, Shoot in the 90s, from chicago

    Summary:
    Let me start by saying those golfers who shoot in the 90's but think this is an unfair course, meant to say that once they broke 100 (cheating probably). That said, this is a hard course for the player who can not think. Course management is key, but a beautiful well kept up course it is. not too long so proper club selection will reward you, not punish. But bring plenty of balls just in case you have one of those days.

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