Foss Park Golf Course

4.0061647059 4.0 stars from 5 (117)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6839 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 71.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6839 yards 71.9 124
White 72 6383 yards 70.4 121
Black 72 6122 yards 69.2 118
Red (W) 74 5860 yards 73.1 123

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 117 Reviews
5 stars:
32
4 stars:
61
3 stars:
17
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

108 out of 116 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for locals walkers seniors   Challenges include narrow fairways bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks brunch watching the game  

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Reviews


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u1699573's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"tough start"


u000005101894's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got a 3;27 tee time, but they let our a league early and wee had to wait and start on the back 9. how do I get a 3:27 tee time and told you start the league early?


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Foss park"


wmack3414's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Foss has always been an outstanding value with a greet staff. Tee times are spread out so the is very little wait time at each hole.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



gpbiii's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Foss Park Golf Course on 08/07/2017:

Hi George, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Foss Park Golf Course. We appreciate the 3 star rating and are glad to see that you enjoyed the pace of play, staff, and course layout. We hope to earn your business again in the future for an even better round.


u000003358043's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



fullmoon55's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Improve pace of play!!!"


dablake7's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is always in excellent condition. Biggest issue is the very slow pace of play. Many players spend excessive time searching for balls in the woods and creeks. This causes major backups and takes away the rhythm of normal play. Players should be reminded to keep pace when approaching first tee.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u953379277's avatar
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



wmack3414's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great value for money. Friendly helpful staff . Course in great shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Hole in one on 11!"


rugbeater's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I always enjoy coming to Foss Park. The course has a lot of mature trees and a mix of semi tough to moderately easy holes. Fro a Park District course, it is in phenomenal shape. Our foursome had a great time, capped off with a hole in one on 11.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"good day to play but!"


GreggRosenthal's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course was ready to play but, restrooms were closed so my wife who needs to use restroom while out on the course was in a poor situation more than once. Made it through front nine but had to run back to clubhouse while out on the back could not finish course and was very unhappy as it effected he ability to play golf! Unfair to say the least. Course was in decent shape but amenities like both sets of bathrooms to be closed was unfair to say the least. Also on a very warm day water coolers were out of water? How hard is for staff to check them and keep them full for golfers to stay refreshed and have water! Also bad customer service and safety on a very warm day! But with bathrooms closed I guess they wanted you not to need to use the bathroom? Sad for a decent layout in reasonable condition to do this to people who would expect more!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from Foss Park Golf Course on 06/05/2017:

Hello Gregg, thank you for taking the time to write a review about our course. We are sorry to hear about your subpar experience at our golf course. We’re normally known for our exceptional attention to detail, and we regret that we missed the mark. We appreciate your feedback and we hope to earn your business again.


u749970413's avatar
Age:  Under 25

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



matthehc's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice course and people"


Jim6190702's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A little ways to drive but overall it is a nice place...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u1773147's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Problem Ranger"


Shep9350669's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

This was the first time I have a problem at Foss Park. I have played there at least 20 times since last May.

The normal cart guy approached my wife and me and a single that had joined us as we were finished up our 2nd shot comming off the fairway on hole one.

What he said was" I am the ranger (marshall) today and its hard nineties not soft 90's. I stated we are doing 90's but my wife hit a ball 15 yards and it made better sence to move up 15 yards and do the 90 back to fairway. He then stated "I said hard 90's" . He then grabed our cart key out of the ignition and said" Next time this is what will happen, and you know I will do it.

This guy was rude, threatening and should not be given any position dealing with the public. I will not play that course again with this gentleman on the property.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Shep9350669's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Foss Park Golf Course on 05/09/2017:

Hello Shep, thank you for taking the time to write a review about our course, we appreciate your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed our course layout and found our staff friendly. Thank you for your business and we hope to see you again soon.

"Foss Park"


tonycasapao's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I like the place to play especially on weekdays no waiting between hole


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u902371691's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff was very courteous and play was very smooth.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Unbelievably SLOW"


Jon6069860's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/29/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I went out with 3 friends on a Saturday at Noon. The play was so slow we ended up playing the front 9 twice in order to get our round in. The first 9 took 2.5 hours!!! I understand that it was a beautiful day, but it was brutal. I do like this course I just wish the pace of play was better. I will probably try the course again next year as this season is winding down. I really like the back 9 and was disappointed that I was not able to play the back. The starter was very friendly and I am not sure that a ranger would have helped.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Foss Park Golf Course on 11/21/2016:

Hi Jon6069860,<br/> Thank you for your review! We appreciate your feedback as it helps us locate areas in which we can improve. We are saddened to know you weren’t completely satisfied with your golf round. We have noted your comments and will work hard to make improvements. We hope to see you back again soon to give us another chance and to let us exceed your expectations!


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