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3.7
153 Reviews (153)
5 Stars
37
4 Stars
81
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.1
74.0%
Recommend this course
132 out of 153 reviews
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3.8
29 Reviews (29)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.2
79.3%
Recommend this course
23 out of 29 reviews
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3.8
33 Reviews (33)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.1
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
81.8%
Recommend this course
27 out of 33 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6724 yards
Slope 126
Rating 71.7

University Park Golf Club (formerly known as University Golf Club & Conference Center) boasts one of the most popular championship courses in the Chicagoland area. The golf course has been a local favorite since it first opened in 1962. The original design by Lawrence Packard received an update in 2004 by Greg Martin, but the classic character of the layout still remains. The course wanders across gentle rolling terrain, providing elevated tees and undulating fairways. Water hazards come into play on half the holes, including on the 17th, University Park Golf Club's signature hole. This intimidating par 3 requires a tough carry over water to an elevated green. Miss it and you'll be faced with the nearly impossible task of getting up and down. The difficulty doesn't let up with the final hole, an uphill dogleg par 4 with a sloped, elevated green and water on the right.

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Course Details

Year Built 1967
Golf Season Year round
Architect Larry Packard Greg Martin (2004)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms

Reviews

3.7
153 Reviews (153)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 14
Patio Dining 12
Brunch 11
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 11
Water Hazards 10
Plays Long 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 18
Seniors 13
Beginners 11
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 16
Worth the Drive 11
Convenient to the City 8

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Reviews 7
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
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Previously Played

Too slow

We started with 2 players and the 3 in front of us wouldn’t let us play through. Then 2 more players caught up to us and joined us to make a 4 some and we were still waiting on them. I understand if you can’t move fast but let’s not stand on the green and talk a couple minutes. We made it through the front nine but when it took 45 minutes to play 10&11 we decided to leave.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 08/13/2020

Thank you so much for your review. We are happy to see you enjoyed our course, but apologize for the slow pace. We value your feedback, and hope to see you back in the future.

Played On
Reviews 2
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 Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Perfect course to get all your clubs involved

First time playing University Park, won’t be my last! The course was in pretty good shape considering the rain over night. Fairways were well kept, greens were soft but firmed up as round went on. I would suggest keeping the greens drier if people are not going to repair their ball marks but that’s more etiquette then on the course itself. #16 is a monster hole that needs 2 transfers and a passport to get through but what a fun one! Given the current situation and restrictions I feel like the people at the course are doing a great job!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/05/2020

Thank you so much for your 5-star review! We are happy to see you enjoyed our course. We value your feedback, and hope to see you back in the future.

Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Enjoyable outing

Enjoyed this course. Teeboxes, fairways and greens in good shape. A couple challenging holes. Long par 5s. Friendly staff. Pace of play 4hrs.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
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Commented on 08/05/2020

Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad to hear you enjoy our course and wonderful staff. We look forward to having you back in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Immaculate Greens

University park is a hidden gem. The greens on this course are in terrific shape and fairways are above average as well. This course has a nice mixture of shorter par fours to longer par fours, shorter par fives and longer par fives. You cannot beat this course for for $35. If you live within 40 min. It’s a must play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/07/2020

Thank you so much for your 5-star review, Jake! We are happy to see you enjoyed our course. We value your feedback, and hope to see you back in the future.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Good Deal

Course was in decent shape. Mid-Saturday afternoon. No wait. Great for a $25 Hot Deal with cart.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 08/07/2020

Thank you so much for your review, Andre! We are happy to see you enjoyed our course. We value your feedback, and hope to see you back in the future.

Played On
Reviews 72
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very enjoyable

I hadn't played this course in 3 or 4 years. It was nice returning here. The staff is very pleasant. The course was in good condition even tough a bit wet from heavy rains, it was still easily playable. The pace was very good as it was a light day traffic wise. I am sure you will like the course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/07/2020

Thank you so much for your 5-star review, Andrew! We are so glad to hear you enjoy our course and wonderful staff. We look forward to having you back in the future.

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Terrible staff and cash gouging

I purchased two Separate t-time rounds with carts. I was forced to pay extra fees for using Separate carts as purchased. The course layout is awesome but I won't go back because of the staff.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

University Park

The staff was courteous and the golf course was great.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 06/16/2020

Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed our course and wonderful staff. We appreciate your feedback, and hope to see you back soon.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tough rough

Course was not in good shape, especially for the price. Lost and found quite a few balls due to high rough and 1st cuts. Understandable due to rain and COVID-19 but way overpriced for conditions.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 06/12/2020

Thank you for your review. We take your opinions seriously, and are constantly looking to improve the customer experience. Please feel free to reach out to us at info@universityparkgolfclub.com to discuss your concerns further.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 05/11/2020

Hello, 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 University Park Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 30
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

very nice course in good shape some very challenging holes lot of water and bunkers to deal with. Staff was very friendly and courteous.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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