Odyssey Golf Course

3.3988882353 3.4 stars from 5 (134)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7095 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 73.1
  • Layout

  • 19110 Ridgeland Ave, Tinley Park, Illinois 60477, Cook County
  • (708) 429-7400
  • (708) 429-7507
  • www.odysseygolfcourse.com
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Year built: 1992
Architect(s): Harry Bowers, Curtis Strange (1992)
Type: Public
Golf Season: Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: 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
Gold 72 7095 yards 73.1 131
Blue 72 6612 yards 70.9 127
White 72 6107 yards 68.8 120
White (W) 72 6107 yards 73.9 126
Red (W) 72 5564 yards 69.3 116

Odyssey Country Club is a challenging layout that was designed by Harry Bower and two-time U.S. Open winner Curtis Strange. Strange won in 1988 and 1989, putting him in the company of only six others in the century-long history of the U.S. Open. His influence is apparent in all the strategic elements of the golf course as well as the risk-reward options. This demanding layout is not exactly beginner friendly. Staying on the fairways is crucial or your ball will be met with deep rough. Water is also a prominent presence on the golf course. Twelve holes either feature a water hazards or play along the water's edge. Odyssey Country Club's 16th hole is memorable for its tricky island green, which naturally draws comparisons to the famous 17th at TPC Sawgrass.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 134 Reviews
5 stars:
28
4 stars:
45
3 stars:
35
2 stars:
15
1 stars:
11

recommend this course

94 out of 132 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for locals advanced golfers   Challenges include water hazards thick rough bunkers   Great for drinks  

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"Fair test"


aharo08's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

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

First time playing here in nearly five years and was not disappointed. The course was in good condition for mid November. Only complaint is the excessive goose droppings on the course, which was by far more than any other course I’ve seen this year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



jrome's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



mjsmith79's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice layout, not well-maintained."


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
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The course layout is very nice. The Course Maintenance is significantly lacking. Although the greens had just been aerated, the fairways in many places had unkept areas. The most significant area where this course was lacking is in the fact that the yardages are not marked and they are not turning on the GPS. There is no way to tell the distance from the hole unless you have a Bushnell and can actually see the hole. But for the money it was a good round on a course with a nice layout.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000004232380's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Excellent Opportunity"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was shocked at the availability and speed at which I got to play. A couple of times I looked into the sun and lost my ball to the right (trees), but it was always found. Luckily there {surprisingly), were not a lot of golfers at that time. Love the course and will attempt to play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



TSALIN's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Needs work"


u000006448233's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
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I like playing this course because of its value and scenery. Unfortunately they have a lot of work that needs to be done to the course. It definitely has the potential to be a 5 star course in in my eyes. But there are way too many parts of the tee boxes and fair ways torn up and not fixed. Greens are slightly damaged and some of the bunkers are like cement. A little bit of work goes a long way. Besides that, the course is very fun to play.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Odyssey - Greens and Fairways Very Nice to Hit/Putt"


andrewstrigos's avatar
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Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course does a nice job on its fairways as the grass is really nice to hit from. Plenty of grass everywhere with a nice soft feel and it makes for good contact. The greens are true without many difficult slants or twists making it easier for you to read and score. They have also sanded the traps to give you a good opportunity to get out. The only negative on the entire course is the goose droppings which are really excessive. It would be nice to have the maintenance staff clean that up as you have to watch where you step a lot. Still a very good course to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000002014316's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course




2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



rdangoy30's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
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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


"Course still needs alot of attention"


mdswan1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

They are starting to put alittle bit of money into course they were updating some of the bunkers tee boxes looked lie bonb sites greens were ok if golfer would fix ball marks and fairways if not in low areas were good if not they were bare from standing water. I said it a couple times this is a great Curtis strange design it needs to go under a management company like billy casper and let them bring it back to a great course


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Drinknbuddy316's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

A buddy and I were looking for somewhere to go for a late twilight. We decided on Odyssey. Even though the course is 5 mins from the house I avoid playing here because it's always in such terriable shape. Well I heard that the course was in new management. So we decided to give it a try. Same old story for the most part. Most of the fairways have dirt spots. Not divots, 2 foot patchs of raw dirt. Then half the bunkers weren't even playable. No sand just dirt and rocks. The Greens seemed to be in better shape then when I was there last. Still had to dodge the Goose droppings all over some of the greens and fairways. The course has such potential but just no up keep. And hole 10 fairway looks like a war zone. If they could clean up the place it could be a great course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Horrible"


u353987081's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2017
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When you aren't afraid of being attacked by geese, there's the ridiculous obstacles of geese droppings to contend with. There are so many holes along the tee boxes, fairways, and greens that you'll have to increase your handicap to make anything positive of your round. Good luck if you get stuck behind a golf outing because you'll need your own flood light to finish your round. After 6 pm the staff comes around hounding you, making it difficult to finish without continued distractions.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"odyssey"


u000003952761's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall not too bad. Some fairways and tee boxes need some urgent care. Greens were pretty good, ( if people would fix their ball marks). This course gets a lot of play. Recommend sand filler in the carts, that would help a lot! Great course for the price.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Odyssey"


uSIVR7200SI's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
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Reviewed on

Very nice amenities, friendly service. Course Layout very nice. Greens slightly above average, need to cut them down. Weather in our area this season conducive to have better greens. Put signs up near the green to please repair ball marks. The tee boxes and fairways below average, chopped up in a lot of areas. Sand traps good where they've been maintained and bad where they're not. Inconsistent all over. Basic course maintenance would go a long way. Put cart guide ropes up until conditions improve in areas where needed.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Don't trust what they tell you"


Kenneth3182910's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

I preface this by saying that I’ve been going to The Odyssey practically since it opened. And this was the last time.

I had a tee time on Sunday, July 23. We’ve had horrible rains lately, so a lot of courses are flooded. So when I called the day before to make the tee time, I specifically asked about the course conditions. The person on the phone said, and I quote, “It’s a little soggy. Cart path only today, can’t say about tomorrow”. I can handle a little soggy, which usually means that you’ll squish in spots on the fairways. Fine, let’s book it.

Driving in from the main road takes you along the 10th fairway. There’s a pond on the side of the fairway. We see that it’s extended across the fairway. So when we get to the pro shop, we ask about that. They say that, it’s cart path only, and there’s standing water on 4-5 holes. In retrospect, I should have asked more questions, but we were there, and wanted to play. So we took him on his word.

Well, the actual conditions were that there were new ponds of standing water on 4-5 holes. And there was standing water on all of the first 11 holes, and I stopped paying attention after that. My drive on 10 landed in the middle of the fairway in that extended pond, which ended up being so deep that I had to abandon my ball.

And, to add to that, I emailed them after the round that I understood why the course was a mess, but did not appreciate being lied to, just to get people on the course. I wasn’t asking for anything, but was hoping for some kind of apology. And they never responded. Which means to me that they just didn’t care.

In any event, take what they tell you with a grain of salt. They’re not interested in your satisfaction, just in receiving your greens fees (which, by the way, were not discounted for the poor conditions).


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"in bad shape worse food ever at the turn"


uZKMJ9626ZK's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

ordered a ham and cheese sandwich at the half way wish the fairways were as hard the bread. that sandwich must have sitting in the box for about a month.

course has been in better shape in the past. needs better conditiioning weeds growing no sand in bunkers and so on.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Nice course"


u9564699's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2017
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Reviewed on

I enjoyed playing the eight holes but it rained and I finished playing.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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