Foss Park Golf Course

3.9054294118 3.9 stars from 5 (142)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6839 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 71.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6839 yards 71.9 124
White 72 6383 yards 70.4 121
Black 72 6122 yards 69.2 118
Red (W) 74 5860 yards 73.1 123

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 142 Reviews
5 stars:
36
4 stars:
75
3 stars:
21
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

127 out of 141 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for locals walkers seniors   Challenges include narrow fairways bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks brunch watching the game  

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Reviews


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"Always good"


peterjans's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had fun, a large variety of holes, rewards for staying in the fairway, challenging.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



shark2712's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u000003772892's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Genosmy1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good experience."


slavin1101's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2018
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Reviewed on

Course was in fine condition after a week of heavy rains. Drained well and we were not restricted to cart paths. Greens are very large and reasonably fast. Great value for the money.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Time out at Foss Park"


house1123's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2018
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Reviewed on

Great Time out at Foss Park. Greens and all grasses in great shape. Some trees have been eliminated on the centrally located holes to make the very densely wooded areas just outside the rough a bit more forgiving, but I still like the way Foss Park trades having an abundance of trees, and the punch-outs they often require for comparatively fewer sand traps around the greens. This was my second round at FP this season and it definitely will not be my last--good weather, good staff, good condition, good fun.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great condition"


CoachZ43's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2018
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Reviewed on

I play this course at least a couple times every year. It was on the best shape, that I've seen, in several years. Was a pleasure to play, especially with the rate I got on line.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u236094332's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great practice course!"


Jamit's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2018
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Reviewed on

this course is a perfect combo of golf value. I am a 18 handicap. The course is long enough and overall a great practice golf course. There are some very narrow and dangerous holes such as the 4th, 5th, 12 and 13. The rest are straight forward. Great deal from golfnow!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Hairdoc4u's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
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The customer service was terrible at this course!!!!!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Foss Park Golf Course on 05/31/2018:

Hello, thank you for reviewing our course, Foss Park Golf Course. We're very sorry to hear you may have had a poor customer experience with us recently, and we appreciate your feedback so we may work on improvements for your future experience with us. Thank you for choosing our course in the Chicago, Illinois area, and we hope to see you again soon.

"good round"


GreggRosenthal's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a good time it was chilly out and few players so I just cruised around the course and played fairly well for the cool windy day it was. Beat the rain and just enjoyed the good practice I got in!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"good round"


GreggRosenthal's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

was windy course played tough but that is what the game is about!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



sirivatp's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice layout"


u3694880's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2017
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Reviewed on

Played here a few times, very wide open fairways, a few challenging holes but nothing to bad for the average player, will be coming back often when deals are offered


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


u3694880's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2017
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Reviewed on

Played a couple times this yr, like the links layout. Very wide fairways, a few trees in back nine but no problem . A few small creeks to get over, like this for the value , will be a regular on my list


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Go for the golf not the amenities"


rctobin's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2017
Previously played Walked Cold weather

Reviewed on

Golf and the course seems to be of secondary interest to some of the staff. Course played well on the day I went even after some seasonal rain. Pace of play was a bit of an issue on the front nine. Had to go back and replay a couple of holes due to backups. Weather was in the high 40's, but little wind so was playable. Good course to walk and the price was right for end of the season play. Greens and tee boxes were in good shape and several ball washers were full. Course requires some management, but a good layout to try many shots. Plan on returning next year.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"This course didn't open blue tee box."


u142542659's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I went to this course to play blue tee box but tuff luck I had to play white tee with beginners.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Foss Park Golf Course on 09/28/2017:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Foss Park Golf Course, in the North Chicago area. We are sorry to hear that you were unable to play off of the blue tee box. However, we are glad to see that you found our staff friendly and that you enjoyed our course layout. Thank you for the feedback, and we hope to earn your business again in the future.

"Slow play"


Johnburnham's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There was a six some in front of us from the second hole on and the staff did nothing about it!!!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Response from Foss Park Golf Course on 09/26/2017:

Hello John, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Foss Park Golf Course. We are sorry to hear that you did not have a smooth round due to the poor pace of play and your feedback is appreciated. It looks like you enjoyed the course layout and your round was a great value for you, so we hope that made your round a little better. Thank you for choosing our course, in the Chicago area, and we hope to see you again soon.

"Pace of play way too slow!!"


Husky124's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I have played this course about 5 times and on every round but one the pace of play is ridiculously slow. No course ranger to try and speed it up and it seems as though they are never organized or communicate as to why the back nine is always backed up with 2-3 groups waiting everytime. The staff is usually pretty friendly but need to do their job to stop the slow play. Tee boxes were very soft and the fairways were average at best. Too many holes have tight tree lined fairways where it is very hard to find your ball which adds to slow play. Will not be returning to this course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Foss Park Golf Course on 10/03/2017:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Foss Park Golf Course, in the Chicago area. We are sorry to hear that the poor pace of play put a damper on your round and your feedback is appreciated. It looks like you still had a friendly experience with our staff, so we are glad to see that. Thank you for choosing to play with us again and we hope you will see an improvement for your next round with us.

"course good greens slow as dirt"


GreggRosenthal's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

course was ok given dry conditions as of late. However greens were very slow and bumpy. No excuse for this mow them roll them topdress them do something they are large enough to have no excuse for play or any issues for wear. need to make them better as it is a good course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Foss Park Golf Course on 09/19/2017:

Hello Gregg, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Foss Park Golf Course. We apologize for the greens not being in the best shape that day and appreciate your feedback so we can make better improvements. We are happy to see that you enjoyed the course layout and had pleasant interactions with the friendly staff so we hope you had a great round. Thank you for recommending our course in the North Chicago, IL area and we looking forward to seeing you again soon.


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