Golf Advisor Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
4.1
46 Reviews (46)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.0
94.3%
Recommend this course
40 out of 46 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.1
21 Reviews (21)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.3
100.0%
Recommend this course
21 out of 21 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.1
21 Reviews (21)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.3
100.0%
Recommend this course
21 out of 21 reviews
Read Reviews

About

Holes 9
Type Public
Style Parkland
Par 33
Length 2361 yards
Slope 103
Rating 33.0
Book a Tee Time at
Robert A. Black Golf Course
Powered by GolfNow.com

Course Details

Year Built 1978
Fairways Rye Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Ken Killian (1978) Dick Nugent (1978)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $11
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Reviews

4.1
46 Reviews (46)

What Golfers Are Saying

This course/club is great for:
Walkers 6

Numbers based on reviews tagged with attribute.

Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Booked Wrong Course

Thought I was booking at CPD’s Marovitz course but when I arrived to play they did not have my reservation. Turned out I had accidentally booked at Robert A. Black course. My mistake but website was not clear and I had to pay at both courses and only played one.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Nice Course!

went on and got a Hot Deal. Everyone was friendly. Linked up with some good guys. Fairways were in tact. Course looked great and played great. Had a real good time. Will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked

Fun, short course close to the city

Fun little short course that was easy to get to from the city. For being a city run course and it being cheap, it was in great shape and had some character. The greens had a lot of slope/were visually appealing, but were somewhat spongy and slow. A bunch of nearly drive-able par 4's and some solid par 3's. Of note, they do not sell beer at the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Solid City Course

RAB is a short mix of 4s and 3s that gives you a good chance to work on your middle distance shots.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Nice little 9 hole course

Overall a nice 9 hole course that was in good shape. The only reason I rated this a 3 and not a 4 has to do with the busy area it is in. It sits within a larger park so there are walking trails that surround the course. I typically prefer a more secluded course. But that being said I would definitely play it again. It's a nice little course in the city for sure.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

First round of the year here

This is my go to place. between home and work.
Great facility with green and chipping practice area. Staff is always friendly.
Despite being in the city, this is one of the best place to go to. Greens are always in great shape. Fairways can be pretty wet at times but the course offers a decent variety of challenges.
The only piece missing would be very long holes but still, 1, 4,5 and 9 requires solid driving skills.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great 9 hole course. Great place to learn. Friendly staff. Inside bathrooms need to be redone.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

fairway like greens!

...I hope it gets better soon!
greens were so slow...

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Fun short muni track

I played this early on a weekday morning and thoroughly enjoyed it. Pace was exceptional (although that might have been due to the early morning tee time). The course was in good shape (the tee boxes and greens could both use some love, but well within acceptable standards, and the fairways, rough and bunkers were all in good shape). And the layout was quite fun. It is a short course, but I had several opportunities to use my driver, and the shorter holes were varied enough to be enjoyable. There are no amenities to speak of, other than a pro shop with the bare basics, but for a quick round in the city this might be my new favorite overall.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Fine course for cheap

Don't waste your money on a cart, short 9 hole that is easy to carry or push. Got way backed up behind a junior high league on a Tuesday summer night. Waited 3-10 min at each hole.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Nearby Courses
Lincolnwood, Illinois
Private
5.0
1
Skokie, Illinois
Private
5.0
1
Chicago, Illinois
Public
3.8413470588
65
Evanston, Illinois
Public
3.696
152
Chicago, Illinois
Municipal
3.7885352941
86
Skokie, Illinois
Public
4.1666666667
2
Chicago, Illinois
Public
2.6505764706
115
Wilmette, Illinois
Private
0.0
0
Niles, Illinois
Public/Municipal
4.4815882353
73
Chicago, Illinois
Private
0.0
0
Golf, Illinois
Private
5.0
1
Morton Grove, Illinois
Public
3.4890411765
138

Stay & Play Offers

From $155
Valid dates: Dec 26, 2019 - Oct 18, 2020
The Unlimited Golf Getaway package is perfect for the serious golfer that wants to pack in the rounds! The unlimited package provides you unlimited golfing access to five of BOYNE's outstanding golf courses and a night's stay. Courses included in the package are The Moor and Donald Ross Memorial at Boyne Highlands, The Alpine and The Monument at Boyne Mountain, and Crooked Tree Golf Club*.
Now Reading
New Cookie Policy
WE AND OUR PARTNERS USE COOKIES ON THIS SITE TO IMPROVE OUR SERVICE, PERFORM ANALYTICS, PERSONALIZE ADVERTISING, MEASURE ADVERTISING PERFORMANCE, AND REMEMBER WEBSITE PREFERENCES. BY USING THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THESE COOKIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COOKIES INCLUDING HOW TO MANAGE YOUR CONSENT VISIT OUR COOKIE POLICY.
CONTINUE