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4.1
198 Reviews (198)
5 Stars
55
4 Stars
103
3 Stars
25
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
88.9%
Recommend this course
176 out of 198 reviews
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4.1
36 Reviews (36)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.2
88.9%
Recommend this course
32 out of 36 reviews
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4.1
37 Reviews (37)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.2
89.2%
Recommend this course
33 out of 37 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 72
Length 6839 yards
Slope 126
Rating 71.9

Foss Park Golf Course has a convenient location in North Chicago that is an easy drive in from the city. It's a public course that is known amongst locals for being one of the area's best golf values. The layout is wide-open save for three holes that are framed by towering mature trees. The golf course strikes a good balance between being challenging and playable. The fairways are narrow and demand accuracy but the massive greens are more forgiving. Each hole offers a variety of different playing options, which makes the course appealing to a wide range of skill levels. The golf course has plenty of sand, plus water hazards come into play on several holes. There is also a driving range and large practice putting green available at Foss Park G.C.

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Course Details

Year Built 1974
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 10/31

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $11 - $15
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Beverage Carts

Available Facilities

Showers, Locker Rooms

Reviews

4.1
198 Reviews (198)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 20
Brunch 11
Watching the Game 11
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 19
Bunkers 15
Forced Carries 15
This course/club is great for:
Locals 24
Walkers 19
Seniors 18
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 23
Worth the Drive 12
Convenient to the City 7

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Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/25/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Foss Park Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/24/2020

Hello and thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Foss Park Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Excellent Course with friendly staff

The course is in very good shape. The recent rain did not have a negative effect. The greens were rolling well although a little slower than normal. One of the great advantages in returning to this course is the friendliness of the staff.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/21/2020

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Foss Park Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Don’t get an early tee time

We made an online reservation for 7 AM but nobody was in the clubhouse to pay until 7:20 AM. When someone finally came in to take our payment and get us a cart key, he blamed the situation on us and all the other early tee time folks that had to wait for making online reservations after 6 PM. Never mind that no one in line really complained at all, he was still ready to blame us for him not being on time. Meanwhile, members inserted themselves into the lineup on both sides seemingly at will. So even though we had the earliest tee time we were waiting on the groups in front of us for the entire round.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/17/2020

Hello Todd. Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We apologize for any inconvenience you experienced with us. Please be advised that we are going to pass along your feedback to the staff. For further resolution in this matter, please feel free to reach out to our team in the pro shop. Thanks for visiting us!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/11/2020

Hi Kurt. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Foss Park Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Course was closed when I got there do to the weather.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/10/2020

Hello, Bart. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're sorry to hear that we were closed due to weather on the day of your tee time with us and hope you will have the opportunity to return to the course in the future. We ask that you reach out to our team in the pro shop for further resolution in this matter. Thanks for choosing Foss Park Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

One of my favorite courses

Great course at a good value. The only negative is they need to bring back the starter to control the 1st tee box. There were about 6 full groups of players at the 1st tee. Very chaotic.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/09/2020

Hi Jim. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Foss Park Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Unacceptable

Course was overbooked and it was a chaotic scene with help from staff, they could care less how ridiculously slow and backed up the course was. Waited on every single hole, the majority of the people on the course had absolutely no clue about golf etiquette or even any common sense! These people should not be allowed on the course without guidance from staff members! Course conditions were awful aswell, horrible tee boxes and greens had divot marks everywhere. Waste of my money and time, never playing here again.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
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Commented on 09/08/2020

Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve, and we are working towards getting things up to par. Thank you for playing Foss Park Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Great value

I have played this course on and off for over 20 years. This time the course was in the best shape I've ever seen. Grass was green, greens in good shape especially since we have had 90 degree temps and not much rain lately.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/02/2020

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Foss Park Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course but pace of play not enforced

Course was in decent shape. Lots of trees, little sand. Pace of play was poor. There were singles and doubles stacked up two or three on each hole (maybe because of social distancing?) everyone was respectful and kept distance between each other on shots but a lot of waiting on the tee box.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/01/2020

Hello, thank you for reviewing the course. We apologize for the delay of play during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. With an uncharacteristically full day, we work hard to accommodate everyone who visits our course and allow our guest the chance to complete their rounds. With that in mind, we are working to best control pace and allow everyone to finish in a reasonable amount of time. We will continue to look for ways to improve. Thank you for playing Foss Park Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great course conditions! Very good value!

Overall, this was a very good course that I would recommend. Conditions were excellent throughout the entire course, and the pace of play was excellent as well. Very good course for $50. At times the back 9 was a bit frustrating because the trees overhang much of the fairway on a few holes, and their are a few spots that have unnecessary challenging hazards, such as drainage ditches and tress in the fairway. But overall very good. The only negative I had was that the driving range was in very poor condition (yardages way off too) and we weren't able to get a cart until about 20 minutes prior to our tee time. But the practice green for chipping and putting was also in excellent shape, same as all the greens on the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/01/2020

Hi, thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course is important to us. We are working to get everything up to par as the current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game, and we will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Foss Park Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course in excellent condition

Love this golf course. Very challenging. Fairways and greens in excellent condition. Staff are friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/03/2020

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Better than before

Condition of the course was much better than before. Greens were consistent and rolling pretty good. Pace of play was fast I think because it was Monday and a hot day. Overall it was good day.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 08/25/2020

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Foss Park Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good course

Still a nice course, but the price sure went up. On top of the increase, no senior rate or junior rate. Other than a couple tee boxes needing work, was a pleasant round.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/27/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us! Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Foss Park Golf Course thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun cource

Cource is for all players. In great shape..Golfnow charged more then the cource.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/24/2020

Hi, we appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will make sure to inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Foss Park Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/09/2020

Hi, Robin. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Foss Park Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 08/06/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Foss Park Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/28/2020

Hi, thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Foss Park Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/20/2020

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us! Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round!

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Played On
Reviews 55
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/20/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Foss Park Golf Course!

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