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4.0
25 Reviews (25)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
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3 Stars
5
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2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.9
73.9%
Recommend this course
19 out of 25 reviews
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4.2
5 Reviews (5)
5 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.8
80.0%
Recommend this course
4 out of 5 reviews
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4.3
7 Reviews (7)
5 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.7
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
85.7%
Recommend this course
6 out of 7 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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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

4.0
25 Reviews (25)
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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Challenging short course

Course is challenging just not that long. Great design and staff. New app and carts are great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great 9 hole course

Great course! Staff was excellent. If you come with a great attitude, you get a reflection right back at you!

Enjoy life.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

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
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
ddf1b783-0a34-5f90-8b89-ec58b44e179c
Commented on 07/30/2019

Thanks for your review. Hope to see you again soon!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
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
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
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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
Walked

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
Difficulty Extremely Easy
ddf1b783-0a34-5f90-8b89-ec58b44e179c
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
Walked

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
Difficulty Moderate
ddf1b783-0a34-5f90-8b89-ec58b44e179c
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
Walked

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
Difficulty Moderate
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
Walked

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
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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