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4.1
210 Reviews (210)
5 Stars
72
4 Stars
84
3 Stars
32
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
10
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.2
89.5%
Recommend this course
181 out of 210 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.3
42 Reviews (42)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.3
90.5%
Recommend this course
38 out of 42 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.2
53 Reviews (53)
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.3
90.6%
Recommend this course
48 out of 53 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Municipal
Par 36
Length 3265 yards
Slope 127
Rating 35.5

Formerly known as Waveland Golf Course.

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Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1932
Fairways Rye Grass
Greens Poa/Bent Grass
Architect Edward B. Dearie (1932)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $11
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate Golf Attire

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.1
210 Reviews (210)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
This course/club is great for:
9-Hole Rounds 11
Locals 8
Walkers 7
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 13

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Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Another great experience

Great course, we’ll maintained and friendly staff. Keep it up!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Chicago Park Course

This might be the best Chicago park district course in the city. Very nice course, somewhat challenging, well kept. The wind off the lake is pretty rough (not the course’s fault).

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 63
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Sydney Course

Very little grass, not properly maintained fairways.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 23
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Golf Visitors Paradise in Chicago!

My golf buddy’s short visit to Chicago for the first time. Great place to include golfing on a short trip to Chicago! Excellent course condition & layout!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Angry Little Man Starter

Have played this course for years, always slow and a tad expensive for what it is, but it’s in the city and usually relaxing and you know what you’re in for, so hard to complain.

Until this past weekend. I won’t go into the details, but had the absolute rudest starter I have ever witnessed, yelling in peoples faces, shaking a finger in their face, boiling mad, absolutely insane. You would have thought he was a small child being put in timeout for the first time. Insane

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Don't go

This course has hostile and aggressive staff and patrons to anyone who doesn't shoot from the blue tees and walk. If you don't want people to use the yellow tees, why have them? 3rd time having issues here. I will never be back. Staff yells at you for "coaching" when you're giving someone a pointer on their footwork, but has no problem with people who take 5 minutes practicing before every single shot. The course is a joke. Terrible condition. The only god thing about this place is it's central location.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great course. You can't beat the sun coming out of the lake. Some tee-boxes really need attention.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Starters

The starters needs to pay more attention to having singles join up when available.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked

Needs Better Accommodations

Played Marovitz for the first time, and though I liked the course, it is lacking in basic amenities. In the men's room, signs are posted that several toilets are closed because of a falling ceiling. The clubhouse looks like it hasn't been renovated in decades. The course is always crowded, so there are people waiting at the first tee, but there are no benches for them. Zero. Can the Chicago Park District find a few benches and/or picnic tables? The greens were in good shape, and though the fairways were dry from lack of rain they were still playable. This is the busiest course in Chicago, so I would hope that the Park District can make some improvements.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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