Crane's Landing Golf Club Overview
Housed within the grounds of the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort, Crane’s Landing was designed by George Fazio and opened in 1975. Back then, it was simply called the Marriott Lincolnshire Golf Course. With a bird in the name, you’re not going to be surprised that it’s a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. I don’t remember seeing any cranes when I last played here, but your mileage may vary.
There’s water on practically every hole at Crane’s Landing, supplied by the Des Plaines River that runs next to it, and Indian Creek which cuts across the front nine. This, plus the narrow fairways and smallish greens provide the primary course defenses. While only 6,290 yards from the back tees and mostly flat, the course provides plenty of challenges. In fact, there’s only one hole over 500 yards, and only two par-5’s on the course, yielding a par of 70. Still, the course slope of 130 is an obvious clue that this place can trip you up easily if your ordnance isn’t delivered accurately.
There’s no driving range at Crane’s Landing, but there’s a hitting area with mats and nets. A small practice green is directly to the right of the pro shop. The pro shop is small and has a modest selection of merch. There’s a restaurant and bar area next to the pro shop.