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3.9
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Conditions
3.6
Value
3.9
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.6
Amenities
2.1
82.2%
Recommend this course
16 out of 21 reviews
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4.3
3 Reviews (3)
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.7
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
2.0
StaffFriendliness
4.3
100.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 3 reviews
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4.0
4 Reviews (4)
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Conditions
3.8
Value
4.5
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.8
Amenities
1.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
75.0%
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3 out of 4 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Style Parkland
Par 33
Length 2361 yards
Slope 103
Rating 33.0
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Robert A. Black Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue (W) 33 2361 yards 33.0 103
Blue 33 2361 yards 31.7 100
Red 33 2146 yards 30.7 96
Red (W) 33 2146 yards 31.8 98
Scorecard for Robert A.
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out Total
Blue M: 31.7/100 W: 33.0/103 473 133 341 158 309 313 161 105 346 2339 2339
Red M: 30.7/103 W: 31.8/101 439 113 316 125 285 286 133 81 321 2099 2099
Handicap 1 8 3 7 5 4 6 9 2
Par 5 3 4 3 4 4 3 3 4 33 33

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.

Reviews

3.9
21 Reviews (21)
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Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather

Solid, cheap, city course

Course is well maintained especially compared to other park district courses. I would recommend walking as it keeps it cheap and the course is pretty short. Great place for a quick 9.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Solid design, great value!

A really fun city course at a great price. Nice doglegs, solid greens with fun hole placement. Rough was brutal but given the rain we had the last few weeks, I’ll cut some slack. Will be back.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Would be a decent deal if you walk. Made the mistake of adding a cart which doubled the price for 2 golfing. Amenities were poor. Pace of play was very slow. Course was extremely forgiving, no water traps but plenty of sand. With all of the great courses available in the Chicago area will not be going back here.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful day of golf

Second time playing course. First time was very wet but since we had no rain the course was good. After checking in the staff told us that the greens were aerated. We asked for any consideration... a pull cart anything. He was steadfast no. The greens were unputtable. At least the weather was finally warm to golf

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Casper continues to offer value at CPD courses

Even tho there was a crowd on the course..play moved ok...course is in good shape this late in season.

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

Good First-time golfer golfcourse

Being a novice golfer, I was looking for an addordable, casual golf experience to determine my interest in the sport. Robert A Black golf course was exactly that. Cart rates, green fees, tees/balls, all at acceptable prices. Will definitely reserve again, once I get some range time.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather

Quick nine after work

Nice little city course for getting in a quick weekday round after work. The course condition is very good for a muni, although the traps are so bad, we either rake and place the ball or take a free drop out of the trap completely.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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GMrobertblack
Commented On 08/10/2015

We are happy to hear you enjoy playing the course. We are currently working on plans for a future bunker renovation and are very excited to see the improvements on the course. We look forward to having you play again soon!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather

Solid City Option

Excellent deal with Chicago Discount Card. Pace was good considering Sunday morning, Father's Day. Played at around 2 hrs 830-1030 (tee times ran 20 min behind).

The sand is nearly unplayable and completely filled with rocks. Avoid it though, and you've got a good deal.

Putting and pitching areas for warm up - welcomed, as not present at Marovitz.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
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GMrobertblack
Commented On 06/24/2015

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your round at Robert Black. We are actively working on bunker renovation plans for the future and appreciate your feedback. We look forward to having you play the course again soon!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best of the city courses

Great course for cheap. Course is well maintained and rate of play is fast unless it's midday on a nice.Saturday. surprisingly challenging at times

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course very expensive

Nice challenging course w tree lined fairways & challenging pin placements but it was $63 for a pair to golf 9 holes w cart
Ouch!

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

Quicky

Frinedly staff. Easy get out first one's out Sunday played in 1:15

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Terrible price

We went and were told a price and we didn't recieve that price I'm very upset with the staff there along with how we were treated by inside staff the starter was awesome he was super friendly and cared about our safty the man inside treated us bad we over payed on having a cart along with the price we were told it would be to golf there

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

good take care

good course and very clean the people are frendly i liked better of the most public courses un the city ;)

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather

Fun nine in the city.

While the bunkers, which are plentiful, have little to no sand the rest of the course is very enjoyable. Greens are consistently good and it always seems to have a good pace of play.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather

Decent city 9er track

You are playing in a lower-middle class public park. Expect plenty of bikers/walkers on perimeter. We started 20 mins after tee-time. Play was slow, but tolerable. Not bad shape considering our winter. Don't let scorecard length fool you--some nice holes here. Good track to walk. Bunkers neglected.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Fair weather

Got kick off on 8th hole - course closed before dark

Played this course with my daughter. Went out last for the day. We picked it because she is a new golfer and wanted a shorter course. We had fun until the 8th hole when the couse supervisor walked up and told us this was our last hole...they were closing. It was just around sunset, but we could have easily finished the last hole. So the guy tells us were done, then walks ahead and pulls the flag stick. On a side note, he did come out to our car afterward and said we could play two for one if we wanted to another time. He advised coming earlier....with a new golfer we wanted a last start...not wanting to hold others up...so much for being the good guy. We just wanted to play our final hole....I will not be back.
P.S. The bathrooms were bad...only one sink worked and then just the cold water. The ladies room had no paper towels. You can tell this is a city owned course.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Good weather

Typica Chicago city course

Robert A Black GC, what to say, the course could not be LESS maintained. Tee Boxes are grass but a shambles, the fairways are the qua lit of the 2nd or 3rd cut of most true courses with huge mud patches, no maintenance, and as poor as I have seen. he bunkers, ask anyone, they are not really bunkers because there is no sand in them, its gravel, dont play out of them, they will scuff your cubs. The greens and fringe are pathetic, completely no maintenance, I will say that the design of many of the greens are fantastic, 3 level greeens with a lot of undulation, but with the condition of the grass on the greens, make every putt a matter of luck.
You play this course if you want to get out and simply hit some balls on a course, dont expect anything and you'll enjoy yourself.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

It is 9 hole course.

The course is ok but not recommendable. The course improvement is required to attract more players. Greens are not smooth and are slow.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
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