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3.5
58 Reviews (58)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.1
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.2
Amenities
2.7
72.6%
Recommend this course
40 out of 58 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.9
9 Reviews (9)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.0
Layout
3.5
Pace
3.8
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
4.2
77.8%
Recommend this course
7 out of 9 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.6
10 Reviews (10)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.8
Layout
3.3
Pace
3.5
Amenities
2.6
StaffFriendliness
4.3
70.0%
Recommend this course
7 out of 10 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6742 yards
Slope 124
Rating 71.4
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Joe Louis - The Champ Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1918
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Dick Nugent (1987)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Reviews

3.5
58 Reviews (58)

What Golfers Are Saying

This course/club is great for:
Locals 6
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 7

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Would much rather okay other courses in the area for the same price

No driving range. Small putting green. Terrible fairways with rock hard ground. Flat bedrock type "bunkers" pace of play want terrible but apparently we got lucky. Not recommended

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

Cook county

Course needs help they are trying but still needs a lot of work..Building repairs needed all structures greens need to be updated.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Great value, close to the city, course was in good shape

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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GMjoelouis
Commented On 07/30/2019

Thanks for your review. Hope to see you again soon!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Shoulda known

There were two holes closed to due too much rain, but it would have bee nice to know there were only 16 holes available either at the time it was booked or before teeing off. The staff said nothing. I understand bad weather conditions but I don’t think that’s acceptable.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bad

The staff here are very friendly but the public that play here are terrible with golf etiquette. The course fairways are not in the best shape but the greens are well taken care of. Overall I will NOT play here again.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Brutal

We had 12:07 tee time and when we got to the course, we were informed that there were over TEN groups (not an exaggeration) in front of us waiting for carts. We offered to tee off and walk. They said that was not allowed and that we would have to wait until all of the groups before us went off.

The backup was supposedly due to slow play, but the ranger was sitting in his cart on the first tee the entire time.

I will definitely never come back.

Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Slow and singled out

Course was fair condition and multiple fairways that had water retention. My group was a foursome and a twosome we played scramble and kept our pace of play up. We were singled out by the rangers and were hit up on when we were actually waiting on a twosome and sixsome ahead of us. We actually had to scold the group behind to not hit on us while we were on the greens. This course will probably be best played on a slow weekday.

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

Joe Louis

Finally making needed repairs to course huge upgrade on the sand traps.What is really needed is a marshal to many groups of 2 playing 4 1/2 hours in March for 18.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
First Time Playing

Awful Course

This course plays 30 minutes per hole. We had to wait for a golf cart as they were out when starting. Golfers on this course tend to be very loud and not respect golf etiquette. There is no course marshal watching pace of play or beer/drink cart. The bathrooms have no locks, stall doors & bugs. The course layout lends to others hitting at you and on other hole fairways as the setup is awful. The sand traps are rock pits, not sand traps. This is way over priced for the course & I would never recommend playing here.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

How do you have a shortage of carts?!?!

So i have sworn off Joe Lewis but I thought I would give it another chance. I probably wont play there again which is unfortunate because i love the course. For the second time at this course we walked up and there are at least 5 groups on the tee box. Reason being is there are not enough golf carts! This causes heavy back up. The course is managed very poorly and seems like tee times are booked in 5 minute intervals. The course is kept up much better than in years past and I love the layout but be ready to play a 6 hour round if you choose to play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

week-end golfing

do not play on week end, super slow

play course during week

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Not good

The foursome in front of us had a man golfing with his shirt off who was riding with a man in a T-shirt. Behind us was a man playing in bare feet. It was DISGUSTING! The tee boxes were mudd, the water coolers were empty, the cut was horrible everywhere, the entire course was unkempt and in very poor condition. I had to wait for carts to come in before getting a cart. No cart girl service. I won't be playing this course again.

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

Loved the greens and tough par 5s. Definitely a must

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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