Foss Park Golf Course

3.9242647059 3.9 stars from 5 (126)
  • 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 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 126 Reviews
5 stars:
34
4 stars:
63
3 stars:
20
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

112 out of 125 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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"This course didn't open blue tee box."


u142542659's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I went to this course to play blue tee box but tuff luck I had to play white tee with beginners.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Foss Park Golf Course on 09/28/2017:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Foss Park Golf Course, in the North Chicago area. We are sorry to hear that you were unable to play off of the blue tee box. However, we are glad to see that you found our staff friendly and that you enjoyed our course layout. Thank you for the feedback, and we hope to earn your business again in the future.

"Slow play"


Johnburnham's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There was a six some in front of us from the second hole on and the staff did nothing about it!!!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Response from Foss Park Golf Course on 09/26/2017:

Hello John, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Foss Park Golf Course. We are sorry to hear that you did not have a smooth round due to the poor pace of play and your feedback is appreciated. It looks like you enjoyed the course layout and your round was a great value for you, so we hope that made your round a little better. Thank you for choosing our course, in the Chicago area, and we hope to see you again soon.

"Pace of play way too slow!!"


Husky124's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I have played this course about 5 times and on every round but one the pace of play is ridiculously slow. No course ranger to try and speed it up and it seems as though they are never organized or communicate as to why the back nine is always backed up with 2-3 groups waiting everytime. The staff is usually pretty friendly but need to do their job to stop the slow play. Tee boxes were very soft and the fairways were average at best. Too many holes have tight tree lined fairways where it is very hard to find your ball which adds to slow play. Will not be returning to this course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Foss Park Golf Course on 10/03/2017:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Foss Park Golf Course, in the Chicago area. We are sorry to hear that the poor pace of play put a damper on your round and your feedback is appreciated. It looks like you still had a friendly experience with our staff, so we are glad to see that. Thank you for choosing to play with us again and we hope you will see an improvement for your next round with us.

"course good greens slow as dirt"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

course was ok given dry conditions as of late. However greens were very slow and bumpy. No excuse for this mow them roll them topdress them do something they are large enough to have no excuse for play or any issues for wear. need to make them better as it is a good course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Foss Park Golf Course on 09/19/2017:

Hello Gregg, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Foss Park Golf Course. We apologize for the greens not being in the best shape that day and appreciate your feedback so we can make better improvements. We are happy to see that you enjoyed the course layout and had pleasant interactions with the friendly staff so we hope you had a great round. Thank you for recommending our course in the North Chicago, IL area and we looking forward to seeing you again soon.

"Near Perfect Conditions"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Temps ranged from 68 to 73 F during play with winds under 10 mph. Course was a little wet for the first few holes and then the sun dried it out quickly. Not too much evidence of flood damage from early in the summer. Pace of play was a little slow especially on the front nine, but quicker on the back nine. Greens were in good shape and course presented some challenges, but mostly had broad, clear fairways. Best change they made was to forgo the $2 deposit they previously required for the carts. That made the round a lot more pleasant.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Plenty of reasons to love Foss Park"


johnrausch3rdteedqff's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course lulls you into a false sense of security with the first three holes, which are not challenging, then surprises you with back-to-back par 4s that test your ability to hit it straight down the fairway. Wide fairways (in many cases) provide bailout room for the high-handicapper, but at least six of the holes offer a tight tree-lined test.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



u772200217's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course for the price. Can't be beat! A hidden gem in North Chicago.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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


Response from Foss Park Golf Course on 08/22/2017:

Hello Keith, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Foss Park Golf Course, in the Chicago area. We are sorry to hear that you may not have had the best customer experience with our staff. We hope that you enjoyed playing our course and it looks like your round was a great value. Thank you for the 3-star review and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"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



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