South Shore Golf Club
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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|White (W)||36||2604 yards||34.6||113|
|Red (W)||36||2503 yards||34.1||111|
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|Red M: 31.9/108 W: 34.1/111||335||416||423||366||141||364||171||287||111||2614||2614|
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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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Step Back in Time
You drive through the old gates of what used to be an exclusive country club decades ago and head towards the coolest clubhouse I have ever seen. Tom Bendelow design (he also designed Medinah) that was built in 1905, and it definitely has an old world feel to it. Tree lined fairways and small greens. The course is right on Lake Michigan, and you get some awesome views on 2 and 6. Overall, just an awesome little facility that is definitely worth playing.
9 holes with a view
How fortunate are we to have the opportunity to play
a course for so little $$ that borders Lake Michigan with view of the Chicago and Indiana skyline.
Unbelievable friendly service. Rough a bit long, but you should not be there anyway!