Take a challenge at Broken Arrow Golf Club, a Chicago golf treasure in far southwest suburban Lockport. Broken Arrow features shared greens with dual pins. The greens are massive, so each hole plays differently with either pin placement.
Broken Arrow Golf Club offers 27 holes of championship golf across three different nines. All three layouts are usually in excellent shape, rivaling just about any facility in the area. You can enjoy lunches or dinners in the dining area and you can have all types of events here. Weddings, corporate events and social events will fit in the banquet facility.
The South Course has historical landmarks, seven ponds and 22 bunkers. There are plenty of challenges for all players. The South course plays at 3,469 yards from the gold tees and 2,642 yards from the red tees.
The first hole on the South Course is a 432-yard par four with a pond on the right and grass moguls on the left. The fairway is expansive, making it a nice starting hole if you’re just starting your round.
The greens at Broken Arrow are predominantly large and undulating, and the first green follows that standard. This greens features multiple tiers, so club selection and distance control is imperative so you can find the right level and avoid a lengthy lag putt.
The par four 3rd hole plays at 356 yards from the gold tees and is a unique and challenging hole. The goal from the raised tee box to position yourself in the fairway as close as possible to the water for your approach to a slightly raised green. The middle of the green is often a good target as it’s difficult to identify much from below the putting surface.Another highlight on the South course is the 161-yard par three 6th hole, which requires a carry over another pond. The tee box is slightly above the green, so you have a nice target to shoot at. However, the big hurdle is often judging the wind as it can have a huge impact on club selection.
The East Course plays at 3,476 from the back tees is considered to be the most difficult and will be a challenge for everyone.
A highlight of the East course is the 149 yard par three 3rd hole, which is played over a pond. The green backs up to a dense forested area and the putting surface itself is gigantic. Depending on the pin location and tee box location, this hole can play dramatically different. The green features some severe undulations, so your best bet is play below the pin and hopefully avoid a big side swinger.
The North course is the most scenic and has something a little different. It has dual greens for both the beginner and experienced golfer. There are lush woodlands that surround this part of the course. The middle section of this nine weaves through a beautiful wooded area an requires some fun shots over water.
The facility also offers a driving range that is in close proximity to the clubhouse. Check out Broken Arrow Golf Club with new golfers or take the challenge with your experienced foursome – it’s worth the trip.
Broken Arrow Golf Club
16325 W Broken Arrow Dr