Choosing a golf club was hard! I have been a member of Kemper Lakes for over 3 years now but the process to find the right club was tough. For me, it came down to 3 criteria: the feel of the club; the course itself; and the opportunities for women.
One, I had to like the 'feel' of the club. Kemper is definitely a great fit for me. It has always been a special place. It feels comfortable and you can use your cell phone in all areas. The rules exist and are followed, but it never feels stuffy. I never feel intimidated by the club or the rules. I always feel welcome and I can ask my question. The staff is phenomenal and the food is great.
Two, the golf course had to be great. Coming from another phenomenal golf club on the north shore I was very concerned about the level of skill required to play and score on the course. I also wanted one that was in great shape consistently day to day. Kemper nails it. Kemper Lakes golf course is one of the hardest on the north shore has the top three finishing holes for sure. I love bringing guests.
Three, having no 'rules' for women was huge for me. I like to play whenever I can and many times it comes down to what time is convenient. As a woman member it was important that there not be any restrictions around when women can play. There are no rules like that at Kemper. Additionally we have a women's day on Wednesdays (when only women can have the tee from 8-10) and a full calendar of women's events. Additionally Kemper fields a CWDGA Four-Ball Match Play Team and we compete against other CWDGA teams in the area.
Kemper definitely met the 3 criteria and then some. Kemper has a lot to offer golfers of all skill levels and has great teaching professionals and junior programs also. The social calendar is packed too and we are really enjoying the members. The golf shop is filled with awesome stuff & staff and if they don't have it - they can get it! Joining has been a great transition for me and I love being a member at Kemper Lakes!! (Beth Konieczny 2/17/16)
My experience at Kemper has exceeded my expectations. Having been a member of two other private country clubs since 1981, I have been fortunate to know what private country club life is all about. First and foremost, customer service is the number one priority. The Kemper staff is one of the most professional and service minded group I have ever experienced. They treat both the members and guests with the utmost of respect and kindness always looking how to make the Kemper Lakes Country Club experience the best ever. The Club Grounds are kept at a level equal to or above any of the great golf courses in the country recognizing the brilliance of the grounds crew and leadership. The club activities are numerous, fun, and enjoyable. They meet the needs of both entertaining and competitive if a member so desires competition. The dining experience is equal to most of the best dining experiences in the Chicago and suburban areas in food quality, variety and service. If quality of golf course is one of a golfers top priorities, Kemper Lakes Country Club is one of the top courses in all of our great countries golf experiences. Kemper Lakes Country Club is as good as it gets in country club golf life or for that matter any golf experience. (Billy Hoffman 9/16/15)
Thanks to Matt and the staff for a great event today. The kids had a great time. You were very creative to have something for kids of all ages which made the day a great success. (Chris Clark 7/12/15)
Thanks again for making the Invitational such a great event! My guest and I were so impressed by how well you were organized and how well you executed. I know you made a lot of members proud. The golf course was in great shape, food was outstanding and accommodating hospitality was off the charts. Obviously you were all well prepared for this - and it showed. (Dan Sabatello 7/20/15)
This was one of the most enjoyable brunches we have had as a family. The food was a 10, the staff was a 10, and the clubhouse looked so festive. We enjoyed not only our brunch, but enjoyed our grandaughters sammy 18th birthday in the club room. Thank you for allowing us to use it and feel like we were the only people around today. So special. That is why I love Kemper Lakes. It feels like family all of the time!
(Linda Carrasco, CPM/Broker)
Thank you for making every detail about the shower so easy to plan! It was fun working with you! The staff did a great job too! Hope the rest of your season goes as well as our day did! I truly did not appreciate the gorgeous view in that room until I walked in on Saturday! Just gorgeous!
(Mary Jo Polark)