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4.5
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.8
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.9
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16 out of 16 reviews
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4.4
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.9
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
5.0
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Recommend this course
9 out of 9 reviews
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4.4
9 Reviews (9)
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.9
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
5.0
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About

Holes 9
Type Municipal
Style Links
Par 36
Length 3300 yards
Slope 132
Rating 36.2
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Centennial Park Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 2009
Golf Season Seasonal
Architect Tim Nugent (2009)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Meeting Facilities

Reviews

4.5
16 Reviews (16)
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Played On
Reviews 1
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great 9 hole course

Golf course was in good shape, a little wet. I was surprised they didn't stop people from playing when the thunder rolled in for a half hour and groups pushed through us. It seemed very unsafe to not call everyone in during a thunderstorm.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/06/2020

Thank you so much for your review. We are happy to see you enjoyed our course. We take your feedback seriously, and hope to see you back in the future.

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful 9 hole course!

Had never played at Centennial, will 100% return! This is a beautiful, well-maintained 9 hole course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Staff

That Debbie in the clubhouse is awesome. Matt too. Good job.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/12/2020

Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad to hear you enjoy our course and wonderful staff. We look forward to having you back in the future.

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Walked

Hidden Gem

This is not your typical 9 hole muni/parks district course. Centennial Park is a hidden gem, just 30 minutes south of Downtown Chicago. The pro shop staff was friendly and accommodating, and there's a full driving range with grass tees and a practice green. The course has a beautiful layout with a linksy feel and rolling mounds on both sides of the fairways. Unlike most small muni courses, there are 4 sets of dedicated tee boxes and a variety of different hole setups including 500+ yard par 5's, par 3's that require accurate long irons, and a few driveable par 4's that are anything but boring with elevation changes and bunkers guarding the greens for high risk/reward shots. The course is not the most walkable, and I would probably get a cart next time, but it's still a great value at $11 on a weekday afternoon. This course was an incredibly pleasant surprise, I may never play any Chicago Park District courses again after stumbling on Centennial Park.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

This course is challenging!

I like the course layout and greens are always nice. It is not good to play after the rain because of the mosquitos and the water spots.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Home course

Love playing here almost weekly or twice a week. Course is getting better, some fairways could use more TLC. Greens are the best slope and run you’ll see in the area for sure.
Very challenging course that’s for sure. Glad they took away a lot of marsh areas and easier to find your ball.
Plays like a links course being elevated with lots of winds and hills.
Drive for show and putt for dough.
Staff is very friendly and would rather pay at the pro shop for better prices as well.
Trust me and just pay when you get there other than the fake hotdeal and tax prices that golfnow gives.
Don’t knock this course unless you try it on a beautiful day overlooking the region

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/03/2019

Thanks for your review. We are so glad our staff met your expectations. We value your feedback and are glad to you have as a regular. Rest assured we are working everyday to improve the customer experience. Hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Wet course

Played this afternoon, not a lot of golfers today. Course was wet due to rain, greens were in good shape, allowing wedge shots to stick and not run out. Fairways were in nice shape as well, cannot wait for the sun to dry out the course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/03/2019

Thanks for you review, we appreciate your feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 41
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful Course

It’s one of the nicest 9 hole courses I’ve golfed. The staff was wonderful. I would recommend this course. Looking forward to golfing it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Amazing Value

Great course. Phenomenal layout. Greens play fair. Good views. Putting and chipping green is huge and well tended. With such a great course, its crazy how cheap the prices are. Would absolutely recommend to anyone.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course

Love this place. Course is always in good shape. Great bang for the buck. Staff is friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/03/2019

Thanks for your review. We are delighted our staff and course met all your expectations. Hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Not your average nine hole course

You don't expect a nine hole course to be as challenging as this course is. It has many challenging holes with great elevation changes. It is a combination links/parkland design with areas of natural fescue grasses and woodlands. It is very scenic considering it was built over a prior landfill. Course conditioning is much better than most area municipal courses. Bent grass tees, fairways, and greens are well maintained. The driving range is one of the nicest in the area. An absolute bargain and hidden gem.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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