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3.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
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3.7
95.8%
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4.1
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4.6
Layout
3.9
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4.6
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About

Holes 9
Type Public/Municipal
Par 33
Length 2713 yards
Slope 112
Rating 32.9

South Shore Golf Club was formerly a private nine-hole course but now it is part of the Chicago Park District Golf collection, which features five other courses. Although it is seemingly out of the way, tucked in the southeast corner of the Chicago metro area, it is one of the most affordable rounds you'll find in the area. Through the stands of mature trees, golfers can catch glimpses of Lake Michigan. The carefully preserved landscape has earned the golf course recognition as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. The par-33 layout features tree-lined fairways and small greens. It's a golf course that requires accuracy but it's not overly punishing for high handicappers. South Shore Golf Club is a great course if you're looking to get some short game practice or squeeze in a quick round.

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Course Details

Year Built 1906
Fairways Rye Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/30
Architect Tom Bendelow (1906)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $11
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Caddies No
Teaching Pro 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

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities

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4.0
22 Reviews (22)
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5.0
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First Time Playing

Hidden gem!

Loved that it was right on the lake! Staff was super nice and great vibes. Course itself could be kept up a bit better but overall it was great and I plan to go back!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 15-19
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4.0
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6th Hole

I worry that the lake is going to destroy this hole. Please dont let this treasure be lost, this is one of the most beautiful holes in our city if not the most beautiful!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

A tucked away 9 hole course on the southside of Chicago

First time playing the course. Was a little worried with proximity to the city that it would be pretty busy. And it was, but the pace was actually pretty constant moving for an early tee time on a Sunday. Be warned that the holes bordering the streets are pretty tight. A righty slice and you could find yourself on south lakeshore drive. Lots of couples when we played so wasnt much pressure. A few holes being worked on. Nice view of the skyline on hole 2. Tighter fairways and holes sorta overlapping when walking to next tee areas. Just need to be a lil more alert when walking. I actually think higher handicap/shorter hitting players would enjoy the course more than low handicaps. Enjoyed our round!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Walked

9 holes in less then 2 hours

Had a 7 am tee time. Fast rate of play even with work being done on the course by staff. Our two some finished in 1 hour 40 min.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Small but the lake

Small tight city course. It’s super cheap and you get 2 holes on the lake, which is nice. Down side old dudes without tee times jumping in line and bad golfers abound slows it down a bit.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

GREAT SHORT COURSE!

Well designed. Starts out with 4 par 4’s that let you loosen up with driver. #6 is an iconic short par 4. Bent putting greens are small targets and in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

South shore

Good course, however very slow. Would love for a ranger to keep pace consistently and assist faster players to play-thru. Also, this course has tee boxes very close to the greens, so it is definitely play at your own risk. Beautiful course with two holes on the lake, overall good time. Very well kept for a course within the city. Would recommend

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Cheap

Paid like $20. Course is in garbage condition but was looking for a value

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Friendly Staff

Booked this course since it was very convenient for the brief amount of time I had for the day. Friendly staff and not very busy. The course is a little old, but decently maintained for the location. What was most frustrating is the extremely hard ground and lack of grass around the greens, and on the outer edges of the fairway. Digging the tee into the ground was at times very challenging due to the soil being rock hard, and it was nearly impossible to get under the ball when you’re 40 yds of the green. Again the staff was great, but we weren’t fans of the course itself.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

cheap, on the lake

The bunkers on the course do not appear to be made of sand -- they look more like dirt with some mulch and rocks mixed in. Thankfully I avoided them easily. The course is on Lake Michigan and the views are nice. The South Shore cultural center is in the middle of the course -- it's an old and in disrepair, but charming. This is a fine place to play if you want something cheap and in the city.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Great deal and a great view

First time playing here and it was a perfect morning to golf. 78 degrees and no wind. The club house is really interesting and the overall feel is nice. Parking is a dollar which is great. The Greens are in pretty good shape and the tee boxes are okay. The views are awesome on a few holes that border the lake. I plan to golf here often.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Enjoyable but not too difficult.

The course is a 9 hole Chicago Park District course.It was the old South Shore Country Club which is long gone. It is now a cultural center and there is a stable for the Chicago Mounted Police and a small beach. The course is Billy Casper managed and was pretty well maintained. The greens were in good shape and so were the fairways with good roll. It was short and pretty easy with some narrow fairways.There were good views and we enjoyed the round. Unfortunately there was no place to have a sandwich and beer on site.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

wrigley field of golf in chicago

what a great fun little course, priced right too!
trees play a BIG factor here,
there's really nothing to complain about here, what negatives there are, the atmosphere and convenience make up for it. parking lot, cashier, 1st and 9th all located together. good practice area near the shore with bunkers, and greens to warm up or practice. lots of views of lake michigan chicago and indiana
lots of history in this place, architecture and course have alot fun facts hidden in them
if your gonna be in chicago forawhile you should check this place out at least once.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
531e11de-bcb7-5f89-a9ce-466dcf482874
Commented on 07/29/2016

Thank you for taking the time to play at South Shore! We are always happy to hear when a guest enjoys their round of golf and overall experience at our facility. We hope to see you again soon!

531e11de-bcb7-5f89-a9ce-466dcf482874
Commented on 06/07/2016

We are happy to hear that you enjoy this course as much as we do at South Shore. We take pride in our great staff, our awesome location, and the beautiful view you get with your round. We appreciate your review and look forward to seeing you at South Shore soon!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great Value

Perfect city course - unpretentious and full of character. If you need complete silence and upscale environment, stay in the burbs - this ain't the course for you. If you like a beautiful 9 holes (two of which offer incredible Lake views), in the heart of the city, then you'll love this. You'll get to work on your irons and even open up on a few holes with a driver. Great course for bogey golfers to work on their game.

Some of the roughs were pretty thick, but it's just more incentive to stay fairway. Early morning played a lot quicker than mid-morning, especially on the weekend. Great Value.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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