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4.0
35 Reviews (35)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.0
85.7%
Recommend this course
29 out of 35 reviews
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4.0
10 Reviews (10)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
10 out of 10 reviews
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4.1
14 Reviews (14)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.8
92.9%
Recommend this course
13 out of 14 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.

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Reviews

4.0
35 Reviews (35)
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Played On
Reviews 13
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 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 6
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 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 1
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
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Well worth the money

The course is pretty sporty. Not long but with the large bunkers and multi level greens makes for a nice challenge.
You can play 9 holes in less then two hours.
Staff is great especially the starter.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 43
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
Reviews 1
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
Reviews 2
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
Reviews 4
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
Reviews 9
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 07/30/2019

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

Played On
Reviews 6
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
Reviews 1
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
Reviews 2
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
Reviews 10
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
Reviews 27
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
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