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2 years ago
More people need to play golf here . Nice coarse
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11 months ago
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Welcome to Bow Lake!

About Us
Bow Lake Golf Course is a fun, family-owned and operated 9-Hole public golf course located in Barry, Illinois. Bow Lake was designed and built by Bill Bainter and the late Terry Oitker with the first tee-off coming in May of 1993. The course is a par 35 that is very unique and filled with character including an island green. Bow Lake is both fun and challenging for all skill levels.

After 10 great seasons the course was sold in late 2002, but was reacquired by the original families in May of 2009. This time around, Bill partnered with his two sons Nathan and Coy and also with his son-in-law and Terry’s son Eric Oitker. The foursome has been working to restore Bow Lake to its original mystique while adding to its family atmosphere through unique golf events like specialty tournaments, Couple’s Nights, benefit tournaments as well as non-golf events like outdoor concerts and a sand volleyball league.

Our Daily Rates for 2019:
  • Green Fees
    • 9 Holes-$12 
    • 18 Holes-$14 
  • Cart Rent-$8 per 9 Holes

Our 2020 Season Pass Rates
  • Youth   -$200 
    • 13 year or age through undergrad
    • FREE green fees for children under 12 w/ paid adult
  • Single   -$600 
  • Couples-$850 
  • **Referral Pass Special-
    • 2019 Member + 1 New-$350/ea
    • 2019 Member + 2 New-$300/ea
    • 2019 Member + 3 New-$250/ea
    • 2019 Member + 4 or more-$200/ea
    • Contact us for 10+ Groups or Corporate Passes

Recurring Golf Events
  • Every Wednesday Evening
    • 2 Man Scramble
    • Flight & Big Skins Payout
  • Couples Nights
    • Semi-Monthly Couples Date Nights

Sand Volleyball
  • 2 Co-Ed Sessions each Summer
    • May-June
    • July-August

Contact Us


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  • (217) 335-7043


Get directions
1500 Croxville Dr
Barry, IL 62312
United States

Business Hours

Mon:7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Tue:7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wed:7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Thu:7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Fri:7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sat:7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sun:7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
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