Klein Creek Golf Club - Bringing the Private Club Experience to the Public Golfer

Klein Creek Golf ClubPrivate club life has always been an appealing prospect to avid golfers. The sheer number of golf facilities in America has made the country club lifestyle available to the masses, not just the executives of Fortune 500 companies.

Suddenly everyone could dream of immaculately manicured edges, doorto-door service and friendly clubhouse confines. But recent trends and a changing family dynamic have made belonging to a country club more problematic.

For many, a weak economy has halted thoughts of exclusive membership at private clubs, but alternatives able to deliver the same atmosphere and quality without the commitment exist. Klein Creek Golf Club is one of those alternatives, and as a member of the Royal Country Clubs (The Royal Fox, The Royal Hawk), the semiprivate club in Winfield is well versed in delivering an upscale golf product.

Identified by Chicagoland Golf and Golf Digest as one of the area’s premier public-access clubs, Klein Creek is a Dick Nugent design that’s beautiful and challenging; a true mix of style and substance.

The course itself is very distinctive. Measuring 6,700 yards from the championship tees, this Nugent design ribbons through a rich landscape interspersed with rolling terrain, shapely and strategically-located bunkers, moguls and mounding and native grasses. The most ubiquitous element of Klein Creek is water, and it’s practically everywhere. Only three holes are without at least some semblance of a water hazard.

Overall, the turf is plush and wellmanicured throughout, adding to that private club feel. The greens themselves are the subject of many positive reviews. Klein Creek takes great pride in making sure their bentgrass putting services are rolling true and in great shape.

“This course is a gem,” commented a local golfer who recently teed it up at Klein Creek. “The scenery is fantastic on this special piece of land. Every hole is interesting and a challenge. You could play this course many times before getting bored. It has to be one of Nugent’s best designs.”

Klein Creek Golf Club - Bringing the Private Club Experience to the Public Golfer

Each hole at Klein Creek is designed to be memorable on its own, and four sets of tees give all ability levels a chance to succeed and smile.

The most talked about holes at Klein Creek are the 9th and 18th, a pair of rigorous par 4s that round out each side. The 453-yard 9th was rated as the toughest 9th hole in Chicagoland, and the 417-yard par-4 18th isn’t much easier.

In order to ascend to the level of a private club, an outstanding on-course presentation must seamlessly blend with attentive service. Klein Creek eagerly affords the golfer both.

An attendant is available at all times  to greet them at the bag drop, an open-air pavilion receives guests at the turn and golfers are whisked away to Klein Creek’s restaurant and bar upon completion of their round should they choose. Every aspect of the day is done right.

A recently instituted forecaddie program enhances the guest experience at Klein Creek. This program proves especially beneficial to vacationers and first-time guests as your round is guided by a trained forecaddie with broad knowledge of the course’s nooks and crannies.

Klein Creek has the facilities and knowhow to host large gatherings and family functions. There are multiple banquet and meeting spaces, including the Creekside Restaurant.

Members of The Royal Fox and The Royal Hawk enjoy reciprocal benefits at Klein Creek, and members at Klein Creek enjoy dining privileges at The Royal Fox and The Royal Hawk. The Royal 54 also offers playing privileges to member guests. For more information on joining the Royal Country Clubs, please visit www.golfatroyal.com or call (630) 584-4000 ext. 235.

For information strictly on Klein Creek, please visit www.kleincreek.com. Membership information, golf rates and online tee times are available.


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