Stony Creek Golf Course Overview
Owned by the Oak Lawn Park District, this muni is a good fit for casual golfers and folks learning the game of golf. The course is a shade over 5,000 yards, and as such doesn’t present the challenges of a longer, typical length course. However, there’s still plenty of trouble to get into. In addition to the course itself, there is a miniature golf course, full driving range, and a separate building with golf simulators.
Par is 65 at Stony Creek golf course. There’s only one par 5, the 518 yard 10th hole. Despite the shorter length of the track, obstacles still present themselves. The fairways are narrow, lined with mature trees. Large bunkers are scattered throughout. And you can’t forget the course's namesake, the waterway of Stony Creek itself, which runs through the center of the property and along its northern edge. Holes 7, 14, and 16 require well-placed shots carrying over the tributary. The scorecard actually has a quote saying “Come meet the challenge” in bold letters, which I thought was a little aggressive for a 5,000 yard, par-65 course. But it’s definitely not an easy course.
The golf course is just one element at the Stony Creek golf complex. They offer year-round golf simulators, including a golf sim league. There’s an 18 hole miniature golf course and a wide driving range with both mats and grass tees. Three separate practice greens offer a chance to tighten up your short game. The restaurant here offers the standard American pub fare you’d expect and is happy to host events. And lastly, the pro shop isn’t huge but packs in a solid amount of merch.