Salt Creek Golf Club Overview
Salt Creek Golf Club is an executive (short) 18-hole golf course owned by the Wood Dale Park District. Technically it is two separate 9-hole courses, the White and the Blue, which can be played individually or contiguously. The Blue course is ~350 yards longer than the White. The actual waterway known as Salt Creek doesn’t actually come into play on the course, but does define the course’s northeastern boundary.
Junior golf is very popular at Salt Creek, owing to the course’s manageable length. The entire course is 3,946 yards with a par of 63. The track is split equally between par-3’s and par-4’s. Most holes have a bunker or two, and water’s in play on five holes. Power lines run from north to south along the property’s eastern edge, and you get a mulligan if you hit one, which is fun. Parallel fairways are the norm here and they’re pretty narrow.
The course has a practice green, and a separate driving range next door called 390 Golf. That facility used to be TopGolf Wood Dale, which was TopGolf’s first Chicagoland location, but closed in 2019. Wood Dale’s Park District was able to resurrect the range for public use. In addition to traditional golf, Salt Creek GC also offers a FootGolf course, where you kick a soccer ball into a roughly 20” hole.