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George Dunne National Golf Course
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16310 Central Ave Oak Forest, IL 60452
16310 Central AvenueUSIllinoisOak Forest60452
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George W. Dunne National, located in Southwest suburban Oak Forest, recognized by Golf Digest as one of the top public courses, is our premier 18-hole course.  
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"Big tee boxes allow for lots of angles and not to get overplayed."
"Cool wildlife not far from the city."
"If you want to challenge yourself, you'll have to play the blue tees."
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Paul Novak
3 months ago
Played on 5/26/15 for the first time which is sad since I have played in Chicago my entire life and never been here. Great layout. We played the blue tees at 6600+ yards and was challenging. I play at an 8 and would not want to play from the gold..7200 + yards is out of my league. Very fair course and good test. Lots of bunkers, 2 fairway bunkers (#10 & #16) were under repair but that's good, that means they are working on things. Most bunkers were in very good shape especially after getting some rain. Big tee boxes allow for lots of angles and not to get overplayed. Greens can be very challenging and learning your line off of some of the tees may take a round or 2 to figure out. Great deals are out there for this course. Not all carts had GPS so it is a plus if you can get one of those. We played late in the day and around 7:15 pm saw a deer and a coyote. Cool wildlife not far from the city. We used the range to warm up and my purchase of range balls were in good condition. Definitely will be back. Great Course!
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Response from the owner - 3 months ago
Thank you for your feedback Paul! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience at George Dunne and we hope to see you out again soon.
Chris B
3 months ago
Played this course many times back when it opened. Never again. It's a shame what has happened to one of the top public courses in the country.
Response from the owner - 3 months ago
We appreciate your feedback and are sorry to hear you did not have the experience you are accustomed to at our course. Our goal is for every guest to have a fun and enjoyable experience. We hope you will give us another chance and come back to play another round soon.
Andy Zagorsky
3 years ago
The golf course is amazing!!! absolutely pristine every round i play. Great job by superintendent Jermey Turton
Chris Grimes
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Bruce Richardson
a month ago
Great course each time I've played. My lowest round ever was at this course. Good memories - great condition.
Joe Kelly
a year ago
Very friendly staff. Played at the crack of dawn on a Wednesday, didn't wait a single minute on other players (full round in under 2 hours). They have lost quite a few ash trees that would have protected the greens and penalized errant tee shots. If you want to challenge yourself, you'll have to play the blue tees.
A Google User
3 years ago
LOVED IT! LOVED IT! LOVED IT! This year we've played Bowes Creek, Prairie Landing, Klein's Creek, Aldeen, Cog Hill Ravines, and a number of other Northern Illinois courses and this course is our favorite. Another lady joined us and we played the white tees. She had never played the whites but plays GDN 4-5 times a year. So this was a new experience for her. The course is challenging but not punishing. Some fairways have generous landing areas, some are tight. There's plenty of sand and a fair amount of strategically placed water. Many of the holes compel you to stop and take in the beauty of nature. And if you play later in the day you just may see a deer or two. We saw three on 18. The course makes you think if you want to score well, especially when it comes to reading the greens. The GPS in the carts gives you the distance to the pin, not the center of the green, which can make a big difference on the larger greens. The bunkers have been rebuilt through 14, after that you could run into ground under repair. Some of the bunkers are positioned so they make a very challenging shot to the green. The sand was well maintained but a bit heavy at times. The fairways were in great shape, as were the greens. We teed off at around 2PM and I was surprised the greens were holding up so well that late in the day. The rough could give you fits, even though it wasn't very long, but it was fairly thick. Some of the tee boxes were pretty chewed up. Finding a spot that was level and allowed you to place your feet without standing in a divot, on those tees, was difficult. We've played courses that pride themselves on their condition. GDN was better. The pace was five hours, just as the starter had predicted. We had a 5 minute or more wait on a few holes but for the most part it wasn't bad. I think part of the problem is the tees the golfers choose. There was a group of men in front of us and three played the whites, one the blues, and their pace was good. But the group in front of them were playing the tips and sometimes had a hard time even getting off the tee. There's a guide at the starter's booth that suggests which tees to play based on your handicap. If golfers here followed that guideline I think it would help the pace of play a lot. They only give stroke and slope ratings for the ladies on the red tees. The white tee ratings for ladies calculate out to 75.9/138. Blue is 78.5/144. Men's ratings are: White - 70.3/130; Blue - 72.7/136; Gold - 75.4/142. For comparison, Dubsdread from the Gold tees is 75.8/144. We played when the Bears season opener was going on so that may have taken away some of the crowd. We ran into the starter when we were turning our cart in after the round and he asked us how our experience was. We told him it was the best course we had played in some time. He said if we wanted a quicker round to tee off around 7AM and we could get a four hour round in then. I've been playing golf since the early 60's but avoided this course because of the old rule of no scheduled tee times (you had to get there early and wait your turn) and later the complaints of long rounds. I wish I hadn't listened. We will definitely put this on our must play courses each season. For $42 (with cart), it's hard to beat. And all the people there are very friendly. We'll be back.
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