Crab Orchard Golf Club is a semi-private 18 hole golf facility located in Carterville, Illinois.
The par 70 golf course has established itself as one of the better competitive venues in the area. With a tradition of superb conditioning, the golf course boasts water on nine holes, large oak trees, throughout, and lush fairways of Myers Zoysia and Westwood Bermuda. The fairways are mainly flat, but there is an occasional hill that can cause uneven lies. The slightly-sloped greens are large. Every green on this course has at least one greenside bunker.
The golf course plays dramatically different depending on the tees chosen. The average player can have fun playing from the middle and forward tees but the golf course becomes much more demanding from the Championship markers.
Amenities include a full service, fully stocked golf shop. A large Bermuda practice area with target greens and a bunker complete the range facility. The clubhouse features a full service resturant.
Latest Golf Course Reviews
$26 (cart included), played on Monday, September 2009 at noon
Played here 9-21-09 on the recommendation of a casual acquaintance. Would not do it again.
Course is so flat as to be uninteresting. Most tee boxes and greens are elevated a few feet by bulldozer. Many parallel holes, so no real design imagination. Essentially zero terrain variation, so the only interesting features are the shape of the bunkers and the variety of the trees. Not saying it is a "bad" course, just not very appealing.
The staff we met were very nice, and the pro shop was adequate. Conditions were very good, with obvious pride in the details (flowers, etc.). However there are more interesting and more challenging layouts relatively close by.