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4.5
64 Reviews (64)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.5
92.7%
Recommend this course
59 out of 64 reviews
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4.6
19 Reviews (19)
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.7
89.5%
Recommend this course
17 out of 19 reviews
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4.6
24 Reviews (24)
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.7
91.7%
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 72
Length 7166 yards
Slope 135
Rating 74.7
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Harborside International Golf Center - Starboard Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1996
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 10/31
Architect Dick Nugent (1996) CE Golf Design (1996)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

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4.5
64 Reviews (64)
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course wish it was closer

Overall we had a great time. I thought the greens ran very slow for this course. I noticed that the fairway bunkers had no sand. I'm pretty this had to do with all the rain we've been getting. At the turn we got some Sheboygan brats, for $5, what a great deal and there were very good. Wheather was perfect with some wind on the 2nd nine but the wind was playing in our favor on the last 4 holes which made for a good finish.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Used cart

Starboard Ho!

Challenging layout, especially in the wind. (The wind is always a bigger obstacle when you are playing into it than a help when you are playing with it. But I've known that about golf for many years!) A links style layout with a good variety of hole designs. Excellent shape, although I wish people would do a better job of fixing their ball marks. Greens were nice and rolled true.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun in the Windy City.

Breakfast was good. Course was in good condition. Staff friendly and helpful. If you can go up toward greens to take a look at where you need to go like hole number two. Greens get trickier on back nine. Most holes have wide fairways. Lots of bunkers. Got 20 to 30 mile winds. Need to pay attention to landing spots to attack greens.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fantastic!

Amazing course! The staff could not have been more pleasant. From the GM to the pro - to the ladies in the pro shop and the starters. A great experience !

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Must support this community asset.

Golf is in trouble! We golfers, who love the game, have to do everything we can to protect great assets like harborside. The weather, the disinterest from the millennials etc are a toxic mix threatening the economic viability of Chicago golf (how long will the city absorb the losses). To the courses I say, think out of the box! Promote free ride alongs (bring the wife, grandma or kids out with you for a fun 9 after 5). Anything to get people out. Wine and 9 and more. Start a nonprofit course maintenance volunteer program. Think! We are in deep trouble.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course, good pace, need work on cart paths

I enjoyed almost everything about the course. Layout and condition were very good. My only suggestions would be some work on the cart paths, which are full of pot holes, and therefore collect water, and a program to clean shoes after the round.

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

Cart Paths

All cart paths need repaired and re-surfaced. These are bad. All the others like greens and fairways are fine.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A bit disappointed

Played on a Sunday afternoon. The course was not jammed pack, however it still took 5 hours to complete our round. Waited on every single shot. Not a single ranger monitoring pace of play. However, I did count 4 rangers each with their own cart planted permanently near the first tees and snack back chatting away having a good ole time. Also, the big change from the past years are their cart paths. Portions of the course has removed them and replaced them with loose dirt/gravel. Therefore you pretty much inhale dust and gravel on dry days. Hopefully, they plan on repaving this. For close to $100 a round, you would expect more.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Don’t play if it’s car path only.

Requires too much walking on Cartt path only days it slows play took 5hrs with just 2 golfers

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great Course but Windy

We had a great round but the weather was cold and extremely windy making it extra challenging

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Amazing Course

First time I’ve played here where we didn’t hav cart paths only.

What a difference! I only wish they had more evening hot deal times to help with the finances.

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

great course

Harborside has handled all the rain we've been getting very well. I dont recall seeing any soggy cart tracks, as i would at courses that doesn’t have good drainage. Alot todo with this being a links course & the wind constantly airing everything out??? Anyways my only 2 gripes, would be “next tee” signs at cross-paths. A few times i had to guess where to turn, and the gps was wrong more than not. Had to rely on my rangefinder.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Overall great service that I would highly recommend to anyone looking for an upgrade in customer service and beyond

I played the Portside earlier this year, and halfway through the round at Starboard I realized through poor memory that this was not the same course as Portside that I thought I would be playing. If my memory serves me correctly I would say that Starboard has more strategically placed bunkers ?. Now I can't wait to play Port again to see if that's the case..all that to say I had a long day navigating around bunkers. I'll blame my long day on the awesome scenery that these courses have to offer. What a treat. I don't know what took me so long to visit.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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