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3.8
90 Reviews (90)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
37
3 Stars
21
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.7
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.2
85.8%
Recommend this course
72 out of 90 reviews
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3.8
34 Reviews (34)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.6
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.2
85.3%
Recommend this course
29 out of 34 reviews
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3.8
36 Reviews (36)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.6
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.3
86.1%
Recommend this course
31 out of 36 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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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

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.8
90 Reviews (90)

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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Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
982c5224-f1d3-5604-8b92-66a9db648bc9
Commented on 11/20/2020

Thank you so much for your 5-star review! We hope to see you back again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked

Nice Course

This is a nice course on Chicago's lakefront just 5 minutes from downtown. The course is challenging enough for every skill level.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
982c5224-f1d3-5604-8b92-66a9db648bc9
Commented on 10/22/2020

Thank you so much for your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our course. We hope to see you back again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Must play

If you are in Chicago you should play there. The views of the lake, downtown, and Lakeshore Drive make this a unique golfing experience. Course is fine but the experience is first rate.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser

Weeds on fairways

Not sure where fairways end and where rough begins. Poorly maintained fairways with weeds, untrimmed grass, etc. Tee boxes are pretty unimpressive too. Very poorly maintained

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course. Horrible staff. They let people take all day in front of you, then yell at you because you are "playing slow" when you have been waiting to tee off at every single hole for the people in front of you to get off the green.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Not a quick 9, but enjoyable track

This course is in pretty good shape considering it’s a public Chicago parks course that is completely full, almost daily. Lately some of the fairway has recently become a little burnt up from lack of rain - it’s in pretty good shape though, for what it is. The greens are slow and have little break. Bunker sand is actually decent, although certainly not on the level of what you would find at pricier courses.

Pace of play isn’t quick. Go somewhere else if you want to blow through 9 quickly - on average it takes me around 2 - 2.30 to get thru. That said, I enjoy the course and love being on the lake after work. There are far worse places to spend extra time.

Staff at the course are great. I would recommend this track to friends, as long as their expectations are in check.

Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Lovely by the Lake

Playing Marovitz is a Chicago treat! Winds coming off the lake, blue skies, great temps. The staff is friendly and helpful. What I would change is the restroom situation for women [it is very old and could use some updating] and the need for an easier way to get a parking pass. Couldn't they install those parking pass number boxes where you enter the number and are charged through your phone? Hope they tend to this...

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Links by Lake Michigan

Great location along the lake, Scottish Links in the Heart of Chicago

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Walked

9 holes in Chicago

The course is a great bargain because it allows me to maintain my swing and strength in between rounds at 18 hole courses.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Furst time at Sydney Marovitz on Chicago’s beautiful lakefront

I’ve driven, biked, and walked past this course dozens of times. I live nearby now, and booked a tee time. Very nice nine hole course on Lake Michigan. Course was in okay condition. I had a couple of lies in clover, at least one of them in the fairway. Greens were i. Good condition, and the sand was challenging. Surprising length, considering it’s a 9 hole course. Look forward to playing again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

Nice course. Good Track

I had a fun round today. The course conditions were very good. I think the pace of play was somewhat slow as we waited several times during the nine holes. Nice staff here and they had a ranger. It was hot outside, but the course played well. Wish they had a drink cart available or better food and beverage amenities, but I realize it was early in the morning.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Don’t waste your time or money.

Overrated course. Tried to go on a Tuesday morning to get a quick nine holes in. This place is ALWAYS OVERCROWDED. The course packs tee times right on top of each other. It was the worst golf experience I’ve had in a few years. I live down the street from the course and I won’t be ever coming back. Course condition is average at best. Looks like they are trying to change their name inside to promote more cubs merchandise which was weird. Two and a half hour nine hole experience. Pace of play needs to be fixed but this course cares more about money than a positive experience for their customers.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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