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4.7
227 Reviews (227)
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
97.0%
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211 out of 227 reviews
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4.7
18 Reviews (18)
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
100.0%
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18 out of 18 reviews
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4.7
61 Reviews (61)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.4
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
96.7%
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 72
Length 7164 yards
Slope 136
Rating 74.8
Book a Tee Time at
Harborside International Golf Center Port Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1995
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 10/31
Architect Dick Nugent (1995) CE Golf Design (1995)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

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Reviews

4.7
227 Reviews (227)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 18
19th Hole Scenic Views 15
Patio Dining 11
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 35
Thick Rough 32
Elevation Changes 21
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 29
Entertaining Clients 22
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 22
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 37
Worth the Drive 21

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5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 25
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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5.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
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5.0
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5/5

Excellent course for fall golf. No trees to worry about with leaves in the fairway. Great staff and facility all around.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Conditions Excellent
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Amenities Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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4.0
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Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Course in good shape except for greens which were aerated

Course was quite nice except for the greens, which after aeration are quite bumpy. Four hour round with a full course was nice. Range and full practice area closed for season. Bathrooms and halfway house closed, but there was a beverage cart circulation.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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5.0
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First time

Really fun, but windy! Makes it more challenging. Course is in great shape, but greens were just aerated and range is closed. Happy to get in a great round in November!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Aerated Greens and Cart Paths

Play both courses maybe 3-4 times each a year, but definitely feel I should have been notified that greens were aerated. Totally understand they need done late in the season but the greens were a struggle with the ball bouncing all over the place.

Also feel every time I come the cart paths get worse in terms of potholes.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Love Port - but please pave the cart paths!!! Chicago Potholes!!

The Port course is definitely the better, tougher and more scenic of the 2 courses at Harborside - especially the final 4 holes. Loved the layout and experience.

2 complaints for Harborside:

- they had recently aerated the greens - should have been called out on the reservation page or given a discount as the greens were not in putting form and had lots of holes filled with sand - which they have to do. Other courses give discounts for aeration or tell you when you book.

- the course is so Chicago in that the cart paths are one continuous big pothole and a very bumpy and that day splashy drive. it's embarrassingly bad for such a great track that charges a premium price. please spend a few dollars in the offseason and just pave the cart paths - they are a total joke and again, an embarrassment to the quality of this place!!!

- love the practice range!!!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Enjoyable day at a top notch course and facility.

The day we played was perfect with a slight breeze. You should expect a breeze whenever you play here. It's very exposed and built higher than the surrounding terrain. The course was in great shape and played like a links course is supposed to. Expect your ball to run out and we had several go over greens into the longer stuff. The fairways are nice, but firm as they should be. The staff is excellent, very friendly, and will make sure you have a good time.

A side note here: This in no way reflects on the course personnel or the facility. I had issues with GolfNow's reservations. I made the tee time online and within 3 minutes I received a cancellation from the course. So, I called the course to verify the tee time and they had no record of it. I talked to Terry, Director of Golf, and after hearing the story, he assured me they would make sure we got on the course at that time and they did. Kudos to Terry and staff for making this issue go away. However, I contacted GolfNow by online chat and was in contact with one of their reps. After a time on the chat, he assured me that it was taken care of. We arrived at the course, 2 hour drive from Michigan and they still did not have our name on the tee sheet. I don't know what GolfNow was doing, but Terry had to call them and I don't know if it ever got straightened out. As I wrote before, we got to play at the time we wanted so it all worked out.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart

Why can't Haborside fix the cart paths?

Enjoy playing this course, but I feel like I have to take Tylenol after navigating the cart paths. The greens fees and busy and expensive courses should pay for fixing some potholes.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Day for golf

I played the Port course at Harborside International on 09/04/2020, with three other buddies. It’s been approximately five years since I played it last. The course has held up nicely. It looks like they cut back the high fescue, in certain areas, to make it a little more playable on wayward shots. The greens rolled nice and smooth. The staff was very courteous and friendly. It was a perfect day temperature wise. We teed off at 9:30 with a slight breeze, and the wind picked up steadily as the day went on, but it is Harborside and wind is to be expected. The only minor issue is the cart paths are beginning to show signs of wear. We had drinks on the patio, of the clubhouse, afterwards enjoying the views overlooking the eighteenth greens. I will definitely be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Love this course

I played the Port for the second time. Both courses are some of my favs in Chicago. The facilities, course conditions and pace of play are what keep me coming back.

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

Thomas gannon

Played today it was great the staff was all up beat and very friendly

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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