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3.8
120 Reviews (120)
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
63
3 Stars
21
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.5
75.2%
Recommend this course
105 out of 120 reviews
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3.4
8 Reviews (8)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.6
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
62.5%
Recommend this course
5 out of 8 reviews
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3.5
10 Reviews (10)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.6
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.2
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
60.0%
Recommend this course
6 out of 10 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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6724 yards 71.7 126
Gold (W) 72 6354 yards 75.8 131
Gold 72 6354 yards 70.0 122
Silver 72 6003 yards 68.5 118
Silver (W) 72 6003 yards 73.8 127
Bronze 72 5208 yards 64.9 109
Bronze (W) 72 5208 yards 69.4 117
Scorecard for University Park Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 71.7/126 328 536 428 180 362 446 197 565 390 3432 329 200 328 488 423 354 623 158 389 3292 6724
Gold M: 70.0/122 W: 75.8/131 319 526 408 144 334 429 176 485 373 3194 321 192 318 463 418 345 600 142 361 3160 6354
Silver M: 68.5/118 W: 73.8/127 308 506 396 124 320 401 146 462 356 3019 307 184 306 449 408 337 532 124 337 2984 6003
Bronze M: 64.9/109 W: 69.4/117 294 417 261 119 311 291 131 411 251 2486 295 178 296 421 340 328 488 110 266 2722 5208
Handicap 15 11 1 17 9 3 13 7 5 6 8 10 18 4 12 2 16 14
Par 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 36 4 3 4 5 4 4 5 3 4 36 72

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

Reviews

3.8
120 Reviews (120)

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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1.0
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Windy weather
Used cart

There charging you good money, but nobody has even cleaned up branches or goose crap! I’ve played this course numerous times, it’s the worse I’ve ever seen it!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Horrible Pace of Play

Course is always the worst for place of play. Course isn’t in good shape either. Don’t waste your time.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Hidden Gem right off I-57

This course is relatively flat but the design and hole layouts give an opportunity to use every club in your bag. Large greens really make them easier to get, but make you really rely on your putting game. It was a little wet in early May with all the rain, but dryer then a lot of other courses in south suburbs... Drainage in the course is done well into well placed water hazards throughout the course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

5 Hour 40 Minute Round

Let me start off by saying that the employees in the pro shop & in the restaurant were very nice. Food was good also. The course itself was average to slightly above. Interesting layout that requires a fair amount of laying up. The greens were aerated a week ago so wasn’t ideal. I normally shoot in the low 90s, but seemed like every group in front of us was playing into the 150s. Hit, wait 10 minutes, hit, wait 10 minutes.... the entire day. No ranger ever came out to suggest anyone to speed up the pace. Because of the pace of play, I could never recommend this course.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Used cart

Hidden Gem

I was staying 45 minutes south of Chicago, so I wanted a course that was closer to my hotel than traveling closer to downtown. University was directly west of my hotel, so I gave it a try. Glad I did. The staff was very friendly, and even gave a couple of tips on getting around the golf course (which I didn't follow on 10 and paid for it), and let you know it was wide open today. The layout has interesting doglegs, which give you some risk/reward options. The course is very flat, and is pretty open in case you spray a couple of shots. Greens were very receptive, and rolled nicely. I really enjoyed this track!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Don't miss tis one

It was our first time here and we were very pleased with the whole experience. The staff at the course was very friendly and accommodating. The course was in great conditions and the greens were very true. Will definitely come back again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens need some work

I always enjoy the course and play quite a few times each year as the prices through the various booking site are good. The greens are slow and a bit bumpy but better than many other heavily used courses. Just played a round in 3.25 hours with two others.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great value!

Tyrone is the course manager and he is a great asset. Very personable, knowledgeable, and vey customer oriented. The course was wet but expected due to the time of year. Fun layout, great bargain and I will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great layout. Sand traps could use some real sand. Otherwise great experience.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course was in excellent condition
Greens very true

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very pleasantly surprised. The course was in pretty good shape. Pretty lengthy from the tips. The holes are pretty close to one another, but the layout is somewhat challenging. Great experience. Super friendly staff!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Return to home course

I have been playing University Park for years. This is the first time I played since its come under new management. The course is in great shape and is fun to play. The clubhouse staff is friendly. The kitchen in the clubhouse used to have a great menu, but it is still comfortable and enjoyable, but not as many food selections. The course was relatively wide open which was surprising based on the cost to play and condition of the course. I and my golf partner had a very enjoyable round and I will definitely be back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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