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3.9
44 Reviews (44)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
8
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.5
Layout
3.7
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.4
90.1%
Recommend this course
32 out of 44 reviews
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4.0
1 Reviews (1)
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
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4.1
7 Reviews (7)
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
3.6
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
7 out of 7 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Municipal
Par 36
Length 3265 yards
Slope 127
Rating 35.5

Formerly known as Waveland Golf Course.

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Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 36 3265 yards 35.5 127
Blue (W) 36 3265 yards 38.4 138
White 36 3034 yards 35.0 125
White (W) 36 3034 yards 37.8 136
Red 36 2493 yards 33.5 118
Red (W) 36 2493 yards 36.0 128
Scorecard for Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out Total
Blue M: 35.5/127 402 469 178 439 524 137 421 323 372 3265 3265
White M: 35.0/125 358 461 172 403 470 129 377 311 353 3034 3034
Red W: 36.0/128 284 418 132 329 425 80 316 240 269 2493 2493
Handicap 5 2 8 3 1 9 4 7 6
Par 4 5 3 4 5 3 4 4 4 36 36

Course Details

Year Built 1932
Fairways Rye Grass
Greens Poa/Bent Grass
Architect Edward B. Dearie (1932)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $11
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate Golf Attire

Reviews

3.9
44 Reviews (44)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
This course/club is great for:
9-Hole Rounds 11
Locals 8
Walkers 7
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 13

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4.0
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Conditions Good
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The starter was the worst

We had a 7:24 tee time and he kept telling us how we had to hurry because there was a league taking off right after us. we understood the first time but he kept going. we had to tell him that we got it and said he didn't need to repeat himself so much. and he goes "well thats how things go around here.

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4.0
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First Time Playing

Nice course but the fairways are not cut what makes it more difficult

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Slowww

2.5 hours for 9 holes was not what I was expecting on a Tuesday afternoon! Waited for almost every shot. Talked to others that have played there before and it seems to be a consistent thing.
Other notes-course is pretty nice. Definitely some long and challenging holes. The greens are very difficult. Putting will definitely be your downfall on this course!
Right on the lake so you can see it just about every hole. Parking is not free so download the park mobile app or get ready to pay the box.
Overall I’d play again but I’d be expecting 2.5 hours to complete it.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Course cancelled on me

So the course ended up cancelling on me less than 24 hours before my tee time.

That being said, I’ve played the course before and like it a lot for a city course.

I would just really like to know why they cancelled on me?

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Got cancelled

The course sent us a cancellation on Saturday. Didn’t get a response, but I’ve played this course before, so I could leave a bad review. Not sure why it was cancelled by the course, but I’d like this to rectified.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Fun downtown course

Course is enjoyable when it isn’t too backed up. It’s not Augusta, but fun course to squeeze in 9 downtown/on the lake.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fine course, unfortunate staff event

The course, the value and location are all great. However, I did not appreciate getting told by 2 staff members (on the same hole) that our group was playing slow -for multiple reasons. 1, I've been playing for 25 years and I know slow play, this was not slow play. 2, the group that was behind us and apparently complained only ever had to wait once, and it was a par 3 (waiting is extremely common). 3, we were told on the 7th hole of 9. That message falls on deaf ears when you wait that long and why did they need 2 staff members to talk to us. I get that they're doing their jobs but we got the message after 1. 4, we had a group of 4 and the group behind us had 3. Do the math, we are going to play slightly slower. Also, they never asked us to play through and apparently resorted directly to complaining. The rest of the day was great

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very slow...

Great day to be out so didn't mind at first, but I got to the 3rd hole and realized it took an hour to play the first two holes. Then there were 4 groups at the 3rd hole (one just finishing; 2 on the tee box when we got to it). I decided to walk off the course when the group behind us caught up to us as well. However, the manager, Ryan took care of the problem for me at the front desk. Ryan also helped me at check-in when the front desk person didn't understand that I had pre-paid for the round on Golf Now (she stated that nothing is ever pre-paid at the course -- which is odd, b/c this was my second time using Golf Now on it). Thank you, Ryan for saving the day/round for me!

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Sydney Marovitz G/C

Very challenging and tough 9 hole course. The wind coming off Lake Michigan make all shots very difficult.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

nice location for 9 holes vs sitting in traffic

traps unkept course rough but playing winter rules it was very playable....bums tent in a tree on a hole was a first...lol

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather

Local opinion

I play here all summer. Great for getting out after work since the only range nearby has mats. The course is usually in great shape given its location and greens fees - greens are slow, sand traps can be muddy or hard.

My only real complaint (which is not their fault):

Pace: this is completely hit or miss because of the location. You get some groups who have never played in their life, extremely drunk groups, and everything in between. The rangers really do their best, but a round can last anywhere between 1:30 to 3hrs. Understanding that will make the experience much better (usually moves at 2hrs +/- 15mins). Get there before 9am on the weekends, or before 5pm on the weekdays, and you will be in great shape.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Not sure why I keep going here... the scenery mostly, I guess.

Pros:
Located in the city
Easy parking
Beautiful location on lakefront
Inexpensive

Cons:
Staff is pretty gruff, especially the rangers
Could be maintained better - grass at the edge of the fairway is often too tall to see your ball until you are on top of it
Always crazy crowded
Kind of boring course - pretty flat and few hazards

A little TLC on the course maintenance, a bit more breathing room between golfers and a nicer staff this place could be charging notably more and golfers could be having a much more pleasant experience. Even though the course really isn't remarkable, I would pay more to come here because of the convenience and scenery if it wasn't such a pain in the behind to actually play here.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice 9-hole near downtown

I live downtown and this course is easy to get to by cab. Holes are nice and long. Not a par 3 course. It delivers on its promises. Very compact; pretty narrow. Not terribly challenging but a great place to get out and hit some balls! No practice green or driving range.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Fair weather

Great City ourse

Even though I live 15 minutes from the course, I had been putting off playing it for fear that it would be too short and not challenging enough for my above average game. I was pleasantly surprised. The fairways were a little wide, but the longer than average hole length made up for it. The greens played very well for it being November. I will use for the early season and later fall. I recommend it.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

this course needs real sand

Most of the bunkers are pulverized dirt on a clay base. They started to fix the problem but have stopped. Please finish the project.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

All around game play

Staff very a helpful .easy online reservations, and easy to get started on the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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