Jackson Park Golf Club

3.8921529412 3.9 stars from 5 (15)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 5444 yards
  • Slope: 109
  • Rating: 65.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 5444 yards 65.7 109
Blue (W) 71 5444 yards 70.4 113
White (W) 71 5327 yards 69.7 112
White 70 5327 yards 65.1 108
Red (W) 71 4982 yards 67.8 108
Red 70 4982 yards 63.5 104

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 15 Reviews
5 stars:
0
4 stars:
7
3 stars:
6
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

13 out of 15 reviews


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"17 holes in the city."


njbsknicks's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Short but a decent challenge. 18 holes in the city of Chicago. Love it!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Short but fun"


TimDogg's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had a great time at Jackson Park. Course was in great shape on a perfect Saturday. Course feels a little short at only 5500 yds. Greens were smooth and soft. Carts made the round more expensive than it should be at 18$ per rider, booked through GolfNow but didn't get carts with the deal. Learn from my pain...25$became 43$. But overall I liked the setting and routing, lots of water and a few views of Lake Michigan.


I recommend this course


"February in Chicago"


mbertman's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2017
Previously played Walked Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was great to play in February. The course was in decent shape. The pace was very slow.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Solid for the money"


Notestinea's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Course is fairly easy. Staff is all very friendly.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/29/2016

We are glad that you had a good time at Jackson Park. We hope to see you back on the course soon!


"City Golfing"


msronce's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's the only 18 hole course in the city.. Staff is friendly, there was no cart attendant on Sunday and without a turn near the club house you can get hungry/thirsty. Its average at best but allows you to get a round in without traveling to the burbs. I would recommend to a friend with the above qualifications.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/07/2016

We are sorry to hear that certain aspects of your round did not meet your expectations. Our goal is for each guest to have a fun and outstanding experience throughout each round from start to finish. Feel free to contact our golf shop to speak with a member of the staff before your next round regarding our golf cart attendant schedule so that you are sure to have great service and food throughout your entire round. We look forward to seeing you at Jackson Park soon!


"Solidly designed and cared for city course"


bucktowngolfer94's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

For being a public course in the city, I'm not sure you could beat this course for the value. I think the course has really turned around since I played it last about 2 yrs ago. Everything is in good condition (greens, fairways, bunkers...etc) and the staff is friendly. Playing so close to people/houses/cars/etc makes me a little nervous given my errant beginner's shooting coupled with my ability to hit it long, but there were only a few holes where I felt like I was actually playing in the city. They even had a par 5 that was 560 yds (wow!). I am sure I'll be back a few times this year.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/07/2016

We are glad that you had a great time at Jackson Park and we thank you for your great review. We are looking forward to a beautiful season of golf and look forward to seeing out back on the course soon!!


"Not bad"


Holmes4nj's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For the money it's good. The pace is slow and the beverage cart could do a lot better if they were more diligent with their job. Clubhouse staff really nice though


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/11/2015

Thank you for your feedback, we understand that pace is important to your round and are currently working on a pace of play program to speed things up on the course. We look forward to implementing this program so we can offer each guest an even better golfing experience.


"The course was in good shape, especially the greens."


Leslie5627286's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played a good round of golf. Beautiful weather and the course was in surprisingly good shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/10/2015

Thank you for your feedback, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your round and we look forward to having you back to play again soon!


"Course conditions best in the area"


schofir's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I play this course fairly often because of the relatively low price and if you are willing to get up early, you can easily walk on and finish in 3 hours. The course conditions have steadily improved over this summer and the greens are better than country club and resort course greens. The staff is friendly and they seem to finally have a grounds crew. Fairways and greens are as good as any in the Chicagoland area. The bunkers have never had sand but a fine powdered dirt so it is what it is. The course gets very slow on weekend mornings after 8am and it needs but doesn't have a marshall to keep people on pace. Most people who are slow will let you play through if they are the ones holding you up.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Fun and convenient."


Zuluking's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall it was a course with a warm staff that was willing to help to you enjoy your round of golf. I will rerun and recommend it to my friends!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/13/2015

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your round at Jackson Park, we look forward to having you play again soon!


"Decent public course"


TayleeJH1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Much improved year after year . Early in the season & repairs are already underway. Appreciated.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/24/2015

Glad to hear you are enjoying our course improvements, we appreciate your continued patronage and look forward to seeing you playing again soon!


"Great Course in the City"


RSGriseto's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You have to be able to play with allot of noise. If you want silents when you put or tee off, you need to go to the burbs. The course's are surrounded by street traffic as well as local residents using the parks near by. The greens where in great shape and the staff was friendly and funny. We will be back. The cart fee was a little high at 18.00 per person. Even still we had a great day.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Convenient location but you pay for it"


cottertg's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is conveniently located close to the city but it's $46 to ride for a course that should be max $35. It's short and not in great condition and there is no ranger, cart girl, or halfway house. If you want a drink or food you have to drive across a busy road to a gas station. Be sure one of you stays in the car or your cart or clubs will be taken.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Great deal"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in great shape, the staff was very helpful and it was an all around enjoyable time.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Dump"


u000006682447's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2013
First time playing

Reviewed on

Avoid. This place is a dump. I can't believe they call this place a golf course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



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