South Shore Golf Club

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2.8
7
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.1
Value
4.4
Layout
3.2
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
1.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
7 out of 7 reviews
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2.5
2
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1
Conditions
2.5
Value
4.0
Layout
3.0
Pace
4.5
Amenities
1.5
StaffFriendliness
4.5
100.0%
Recommend this course
2 out of 2 reviews
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2.5
2
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.5
Value
4.0
Layout
3.0
Pace
4.5
Amenities
1.5
StaffFriendliness
4.5
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2 out of 2 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Par 33
Length 2713
Slope 112
Rating 32.9
Type Public
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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 33 2713 yards 32.9 112
Blue (W) 36 2713 yards 35.2 115
White 33 2604 yards 32.4 110
White (W) 36 2604 yards 34.6 113
Red 33 2503 yards 31.9 108
Red (W) 36 2503 yards 34.1 111
Scorecard for South Shore
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out Total
Blue M: 32.9/112 W: 35.2/115 343 432 435 376 149 380 177 307 121 2720 2720
Red M: 31.9/108 W: 34.1/111 335 416 423 366 141 364 171 287 111 2614 2614
Handicap 5 1 2 3 8 4 7 6 9
Par 4 4 4 4 3 4 3 4 3 33 33

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
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Caddies No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Reviews

2.8
7

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I Recommend This Course
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

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
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

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
Played On
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
Played On
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
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GMsouthshoregolf
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!

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GMsouthshoregolf
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!

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Played On
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
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather

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!

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