South Shore Golf Club

3.5833333333 3.6 stars from 5 (6)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 33
  • Length: 2713 yards
  • Slope: 112
  • Rating: 32.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Putting green: 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 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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.0 stars from 5
Value: 5.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 6 Reviews
5 stars:
1
4 stars:
3
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

6 out of 6 reviews


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"Great deal and a great view"


u1183724's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2018
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable but not too difficult."


u00000626238's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"wrigley field of golf in chicago"


dannyhs's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


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!


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!


"Great Value"


HurtBirdbath's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"Step Back in Time"


amc2705's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2015
First time playing Played as a single Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"9 holes with a view"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

How fortunate are we to have the opportunity to play<br/> a course for so little $$ that borders Lake Michigan with view of the Chicago and Indiana skyline.<br/> Unbelievable friendly service. Rough a bit long, but you should not be there anyway!


I recommend this course



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