Joe Louis Golf Club

3.0232882353 3.0 stars from 5 (46)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6742 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 71.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6742 yards 71.4 124
White 72 6318 yards 69.4 119
Red (W) 72 5189 yards 68.6 115

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.5 stars from 5
Value: 3.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 2.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 46 Reviews
5 stars:
5
4 stars:
18
3 stars:
13
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

32 out of 45 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for locals  

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Reviews


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robin3208365's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Slow and singled out"


kpash001's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Joe Louis"


Bill1603949's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Awful Course"


Scat8's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


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


wheisterman's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"week-end golfing"


sweetswinging's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

do not play on week end, super slow

play course during week


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Not good"


James5253460's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



sergeantmarquez's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Pace of play"


odi72's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Having an early morning tee time is surely beneficial to those that don't want to play a five hour round of golf. Greens were in excellent shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Way too slow"


mcmoney000001's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Had a 12:30 tee time but didn't start until 1:30 because the course was so overbooked. Only managed to play 14 holes.

Course layout is relatively simple and plain but that is expected given the rate. Would probably be pleasant enough to play if it wasn't so crowded. Probably not coming back


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"No starter, unlimited carts"


Brad1423950's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the first time in a while I've walked off a course. We (buddy and I, both descent golfers) started on 10 because when we got to 1 there were about 9 carts on the first. There were 4 and 6 sums all over and many were driving around in their own carts. I've never seen anything like it. Strongly advise you don't go. Terrible


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Great park district course."


mleahy11's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I avoided playing this course because its park district, but I regret not playing it sooner. Fairways were very nice as well as the greens. Staff was super friendly and was able to get 18 holes done in 3 hours (7:50 tee time during the week). I definitely recommend playing this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good experience"


jeromekens1977's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens where nice. Most fairways where good. Few spots here and there. Good design.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/29/2016

We are delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable experience during your round! We hope to see you back on the course soon!!


"Beautiful Day"


u818949553's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in really good shape


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/29/2016

We are happy to hear you had a great time during your round at Joe Louis. Our agronomic team works hard on the course all year long and it is nice to see that our guests are enjoying their experience! Hope to see you and your friends playing again soon!


"Good value"


bucktowngolfer94's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Course was in great condition. I really liked the length and layout. If it wasn't so far out the way for me, I would go more often.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/29/2016

Thank you for taking the time to play at Joe Louis! We are always happy to hear when a guest enjoys their round of golf and overall experience at our facility. We hope to see you again soon!


"The Champ"


RAS225's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course at a great price; will definitely play here again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice course with great price"


Mark2846079's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape. I really enjoyed playing here and you can't beat the price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Way too slow!"


u000004082543's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The pace of play was ridiculous. Tee time was 7:47... Didn't finish until 1:00. Didn't see a ranger on the course. On plus side the greens are in great shape. But 5+ hours to play golf in 90* heat is insane. Never again!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 09/11/2015

Thank you for your feedback, we understand that pace is important to your round and are currently working on a pace of play program to speed things up on the course. We look forward to implementing this program so we can offer each guest an even better golfing experience.


"The bunkers"


ReverettE's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I think the upkeep in most of the Billy Casper managed / Cook County golf courses is what keeps the courses from being really good courses.

I used to be a reasonably decent bunker player, but how to you play out of cement - rock solid bunkers?


I recommend this course


"Nothing special"


kaptnkoz10's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course has potential. Bunkers are pretty terrible. For price I guess it's not to bad.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



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