Bow Lake Golf Course

1500 Croxville Drive
Barry, IL 62312


About Us

Bow Lake Golf Course was designed and built by Bill Bainter and the Late Terry Oitker.  Construction started in spring of 1991 and opened their doors for business in May of 1993.  In 2003 the course was sold. It went under a 6 year era of miscare and neglect so in 2009 Bill Bainter, Eric Oitker and family(son of the late Terry Oitker), Nathan Bainter and Family, and Coy Bainter and family bought the course back and have been restoring and making new improvements ever since.   Currently Greens have been reconstructed to the new Hybrids A1 and A4 bentgrass, new clubhouse bar area with 4 big screen tvs, new putting green, out door Shelter house, and massive concrete cart path new construction.   Course is a Par 35 with the consists of 2 par 5s, 3 par 3s and 4 par 4s.  It is a very unique layout that can fit all levels of any golfer.  The course is not a super long course so it plays well for seniors and short hitters.  However, with lots of out-of-bounds, and multiply water hazards a long hitter can gain a small advantage if and only if he can stay out of trouble.

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