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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 5843 yards
Slope N/A
Rating 68.5

Course Details

Year Built 1973
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 12/15
Architect William J. Spear (1973)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Reviews

3.7
34 Reviews (34)
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Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice course in great shape

Love this course and good value with twightlight rate.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 323
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Park District Muni

See my previous reviews below. Always enjoy visiting Forest Park once a year after playing Creekside (the other Valpo muni) in the morning with my Golfvisions players pass. Forest Park has a really cool old school back nine that I find really enjoyable. Front nine more modern 60'sish and first two holes of the course provides a challenging start. Noticed they have warm up nets this year (no range) Course settles down on the front until the 9th hole which has an extremely tight tee shot. The back nine starts out with two long par 3's....the 11th is a wonder.....and you also get nice elevated tee shots on 12, 13 and 15. Definitely worth a play...folks are friendly $5 draft beer/dog at t
urn. $25-$30 value. Greens were in decent shape (slower than Creekside).

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 323
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Always a fun play

Read my previous reviews for more info. Greens were a tad bumpy this day....a bit wet with lots of footprints. A really cool old school back nine which is very tight and very sporty. I enjoy this place.....fun to play at least one a year. An interesting routing, decent beverage prices, nice folks. What more could you ask? 3.5 stars - $30 value.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Real bang for your buck

Course overall was really beautiful and fun to play.
Greens were kept up pretty well and fairways were marked clearly for the most part.
$32 with a cart... Can't beat that.

Cons: Golf Cart 14 takes about 10 seconds to start moving
Tee boxes weren't in the best shape with un fixed divots but to be fair we haven't had alot of rain
We also got a complaint by a group of 2 that we were taking to long however, if the guy who drove out to find us did the math we were actually on schedule and could have saved himself the confrontation.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Needs lawnmowers

The fairways are very narrow in the wrong places. We have not had rain in the last few days, however, no lawn mowers seem to have been on the course. Every ball that was even a yard into the rough took way to long to find.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 55
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Unappreciated Track

It's a nice hidden gem in Porter County and is always in great shape. We had nice weather, fast greens and well manicured fairways. On top of that, my friend had a hole in 1 on #8, a long par 3!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent gem no one talks about

Course was in great shape, Hot Deal price made the value wonderful!

Staff is always courteous and friendly. Pace of play was perfect.

Will definitely be back for multiple more rounds!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 323
Handicap 10-14
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

2nd round - most enjoyable and fun

Read my review from 4/23/16. No range, no water jugs on course. Nice $5 hot dog deal with chips and soda at the turn. 1st hole and 2nd hole of the tees they dug holes to help with flood control and these areas are in very rough shape...still recovering and can influence your tee shot. The rest of the course, greens, tees and fairways are in decent shape. This course is an enjoyable play with a fun routing....the back nine is totally old school and a tad short but still commands your attention and contains some really tight holes. 3.75 stars. Folks in the clubhouse very nice and welcoming. If I lived in or near Valpo I'd had no issue playing this course at least a couple of times a year.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course great staff

Love playing this course ! The staff is by far the best around. I couldn't say enough good things about Beth, Bob and the rest of the staff!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fantastic course

Forest park is a great golf course. The front nine is really nice, but wait till th back nine! Amazing!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 55
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Rolling Terrain

Played by myself with pace of play that was fast at first, but slowed on the last 4 or 5 holes. Rolling terrain made play interesting and the course was in good shape considering the high amount of rain recently.. I would recommend this course to all level of golfers.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golfing with great friends

#1 hole is still a work in progress, some traps sand needs to be loosened up. Overall I keep this course as a bargain and has nice elevation changes and more old school layouts on back nine

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great 1st time track

I had a wonderful time at this track. It was my 1st time here, and i will definantely come back here. The layout was easy to follow and the scenery was also great. Staff was really above par. Felt very welcome here.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course...

Course was fun, difficult at times. Greens were fast. We'll be back again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Lots o fun!

We were looking for a place to play between Ohio and Chicago, and found Forest Park using my golf now app. And it turned out to be a great choice! Course conditions were excellent, and I especially enjoyed the greens. They were just soft enough to hold a good iron shot, and yet I didn't see any old pitch marks. A true testament to the quality of the staff and local golfers!
Everyone was very friendly and helpful.
We really enjoyed our round!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

fun traditional muny

Great shape fun layout. All levels can enjoy.

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