Robert A. Black Golf Club
|Blue (W)||33||2361 yards||33.0||103|
|Red (W)||33||2146 yards||31.8||98|
|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|
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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
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
Frinedly staff. Easy get out first one's out Sunday played in 1:15
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
good take care
good course and very clean the people are frendly i liked better of the most public courses un the city ;)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.