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3.9
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
93.8%
Recommend this course
25 out of 27 reviews
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4.0
19 Reviews (19)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.2
Value
4.6
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
89.5%
Recommend this course
17 out of 19 reviews
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4.0
19 Reviews (19)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.2
Value
4.6
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
89.5%
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17 out of 19 reviews
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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

Reviews

3.9
27 Reviews (27)
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Views

Came here on a Monday at 5pm after some rain. Had the whole course to myself. Place is in great shape sans a couple spots on some fairways. Amazing views of Lake Michigan. I love that 9 hole course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
531e11de-bcb7-5f89-a9ce-466dcf482874
Commented on 10/19/2020

Thank you so much for your review! We are happy to hear you had a great time on our course and enjoyed the amazing views. We hope to see you back again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Walked

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
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
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
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

A Great 9 hole experience.

I love this track! The employees there (especially Derrick) are very accommodating and helpful to their customers.
It has 3 of the toughest par 4’s I play (holes 2,3 and 4) some beautiful views of Lake Michigan. It’s a great bang for the buck!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
531e11de-bcb7-5f89-a9ce-466dcf482874
Commented on 10/19/2020

Thanks so much for your review, Kevin! We are happy to hear you love this track and found our staff so accommodating. We hope to see you back soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Rude course staff

The lady inside was very nice. The ranger one the other hand was rude. First off, he wasn’t even there when we tee’d off. Then this guy jumped back on the course after finishing 9 and the rancher didn’t even know. There is much more that happened insulting us, allowing a guest he clearly knew to heckle us. I will Never come back to this course. I’m working on getting better and to tell me I can’t play. And to ask my friends if they know how to scrabble?!? Who says that as a ranger? If he would have seen our game he would have known we clearly know how to play. I will be calling tomorrow to complain.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
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
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