The BourneBourne

2359 N 35th Rd
Marseilles, Illinois 61341
LaSalle County

Phone(s): (815) 496-2301

The 18-hole Bourne in Marseilles, IL is a public golf course that opened in 1990. Bourne measures 6355 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 123 and a 70 USGA rating. The course features 2 sets of tees for different skill levels. Greens and fairways are .

3.5 stars out of 5 (based on 13 reviews)
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A view of a green at The Bourne.A sunny day view of a green at The Bourne.A view of a hole at The Bourne.

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Year opened: 1990
  • Golf Season: March - November
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways:
  • Greens:


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs:
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $40
  • Weekends: $50

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed:
  • Dress code:
  • Credit cards accepted:

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Long 72 6355 123 70
Short 72 5753 113 70

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Bourne
    5 stars out of 5
    by Jim h
    on February 08th, 2018 19:49
    Don't listen to all the bull go and play it it is the most interesting day of golf you will have it is not your country club course it is just a down to earth course
  • Bourne
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by Dave
    on June 19th, 2016 08:01
    A bit of a drive, but worth it. Several elevated tees, and a very thick / high rough make this course very challenging, but fun. Course is usually in pretty good condition. Could use a few more food options in the pro shop. Well worth the money.
  • Bourne
    5 stars out of 5
    by jt
    on October 01st, 2015 06:26
    I am selfishly HAPPY that the snobs dont like this awesome course! It is a GREAT country course. Reminds me of many others that were also great in this regard. (and not having the snobs shooting balls into the vack of my skull on a Sat makes it all the better). So please stay home and play your flat-well manicured overpriced city slab of grass.
  • Bourne
    4 stars out of 5
    by Russ Buford
    on June 16th, 2015 12:23
    Years ago I used to bring both men's and women's groups to this course when I was a Head PGA Golf Professional. At that time the course was only 9 holes so not certain what it is like today. At that time it was not the most manicured course but was a great challenge and we always looked forward to our annual trek there. As a golf purist I found this course to be a fantastic throw back to how golf should be - no frills and you get what nature gives you! Keep an open mind and don't expect Augusta National conditions and you should enjoy the round and look forward to coming back. In closing - I have played world class golf courses and think we should all look to the uniqueness of every course you play and take away the best of each.
  • Bourne
    2 stars out of 5
    by taxman
    on May 20th, 2014 19:13
    Not worth the drive unless you live in the area. No food or beverage carts, no yard markers. too many better courses in the suburbs to make the drive worth your while
  • Bourne
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by Jerem~
    on March 20th, 2014 14:58
    Would have been five stars if there was a practice green! I moved to the area recently and am thrilled to be ten minutes from this entertaining course. I would pay $30 just to tool around the property on a pleasant summer afternoon!
  • Bourne
    3.5 stars out of 5
    by Chuck
    on March 23rd, 2013 05:28
    I drove an hour last year to play this course, and was surprised by the adventure. If you like the groomed to perfection, flat courses then just stay home. If driving from a tee box to a pin you can't see or driving uphill then try this one. Looking forward to playing this one at least once this year.
  • Bourne
    2 stars out of 5
    by Tom
    on May 20th, 2012 18:43
    It can be summed up as a unique and interesting goat ranch. It was ok but I will not be back
  • Bourne
    4 stars out of 5
    by Dave
    on August 28th, 2011 19:57
    I have to pitty the closed minded opinions of those who bad mouth this cousre.I have played many rounds here and have had nothing but a great day every time. For someone to call it a dump is simply crazy! Great fun, great service, and the food in the restaurant was very good when I've been there.I have introduced this course to a few friends and I'm sure they would agree with this post.
  • Bourne
    3.5 stars out of 5
    by jim
    on June 29th, 2011 20:44
  • Bourne
    3.5 stars out of 5
    by jth
    on June 29th, 2011 20:42
    it is not your plush suburan course it is like going back in time there is no road or trains sounds it is truly a great nature and target course i drive 65 mi. to play do not miss this experience
  • Bourne
    4 stars out of 5
    by brian Potucek
    on June 14th, 2011 06:16
    Yes, the course is not what you would expect condition wise, but Ive been going to the Bourne for 20 yrs and look forward to it every year. This is golf in the "country" just like their sign says! If you want quiet, great layout, small greens,huge elavation changes, no adjacent fairways,and everything else that make a good round for me, this is the place.If your a golf snob and are used to country club conditions and service dont show up. I dont want to see you there anyway.If you want to play one of the toughest courses in Il come on out. You have to play it once to see if its for you. Bring a dozen balls you might need them all.
  • Bourne
    1 stars out of 5
    by bruce
    on August 06th, 2010 22:15
    After playing 36 holes here recently, I can only describe this course as a dump. While the layout is somewhat unique, don't believe the hype about what a fabulous golf experience is to be had at the Bourne. The fairways are loaded with crabgrass, the greens are full of dead spots, and the service staff seems as if they really dont want you there. Service is awful. After our foursome dropped over $200 on golf and beer, the "ranger" followed us to make sure we had not smuggled in any outside beverages. He even went as far to sneak over to our cart and search thru our cooler when we were on the 11th tee. Oh, and by the way skip the restaurant in the dinghy "clubhouse"; the food is as bad as the course and the service.
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