Starboard at Harborside International Golf Center
|Tournament M: 74.5/134||554||398||330||156||521||442||387||209||466||3463||416||411||560||225||474||364||425||174||592||3641||7104|
|Championship M: 72.2/128||523||380||303||134||491||416||351||179||441||3218||394||388||548||181||462||332||400||138||559||3402||6620|
|Combo M: 70.4/124||470||380||303||134||491||379||351||146||441||3095||394||388||510||142||411||332||365||138||502||3182||6277|
|Regular M: 68.9/120 W: 74.8/132||470||333||283||93||451||379||320||146||395||2870||347||345||510||142||411||308||365||114||502||3044||5914|
|Forward W: 70.3/122||430||295||224||69||398||343||278||116||343||2496||299||305||424||114||334||265||316||85||472||2614||5110|
Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Illinois
Really enjoyed playing the Starboard Course.
Tee Boxes need some care and the cart paths in desperate need to re-blacktopping but course & greens were great
Beautiful October Day
Couldn’t ask for better weather this late in the season. Light breezes, not as windy as usual. Course was a little wet and the rough was extremely deep, but if you kept it in the short grass, you were good. Greens ran great..a few tees and fairways on the back were punched, but not terrible. Number 17, with the pin back right !!!! Knocked it 5 feet....best shot of the day!!
Need to do better
The halfway house continues to be out of items and has a hard time keeping stock. Saw the cart girl once on the 15th hole and restaurant and bar were closed at 2:30 pm on a Sunday for an event. The rest rooms on course were in terrible shape, damaged, dirty and falling apart. There isn't anyone at the bag drop to receive bags or load them on carts. The beverage cooler attached to the cart was full of trash so the cart wasn't cleaned for the next round. Covid is no longer an excuse for poor amenities at this rate. If you're going to provide less then charge less.
Windy and Challenging
One of our favorite courses close to the city. The wind is always there, so pack extra balls. They had aerated the greens the week before so still putting was a little off here and there.
Always find this a tough course esp if wind is blowing. Great course and layout T boxes today showed a little wear greens were good probably because a lot of golfers don’t hit them
Nice course in beautiful weather
I read a lot of bad reviews for the course. Most about pricing and pace of play. I booked through GN and played for 58.00. My group finished the round in 4 hours. Never had to wait; however, we did have to look for a few balls.
If you didn’t hit fairway, good chance of losing a ball. If your ball rolls into the rough, it’s findable. Playing out wasn’t too bad if you swing hard. Fairways were in great shape. The greens were very nice and played about a 9.5 stint and rolled true. No issues with any greens on the Starboard course. Not enough players repair their divots in the fairway or green. Overall the course is nice. The views are not that good. Mostly of grain silos and construction cranes from the harbor in the distance. A lot of native fescue. If your ball lands outside of the first cut, the tall fescue os near impossible to play out of. Take a drop of you find your ball. Practice facility was nice and all of the staff I encountered were friendly.
Beautiful course. If you’re visiting Chicago it has a nice view of the city. Top notch close to the city, good test nice conditions.
A challenging course if windy but not too bad
Pace of play
When I arrived at the tee box, the starter informed me that there was a 4 foursome gap in an outing and that we had been placed in that gap. It took almost 5 and a half hours to complete the round. The foursome behind us was also frustrated with the pace of play. I have golfed at Harborside many times and it has never taken over 4 and a half hours. The course should at least inform the golfer of the outing at the time of booking. Disappointed.
Noticed a significant drop off in conditioning since 2019, esp in 3 areas:
Blacktop cart paths badly need replacing on every hole and are not what one expects at a facility that charges $91.
A few of the largest and longest bunkers are full of weeds (not the green side bunkers, which are in good shape). We saw crews that seemed to be working on them so hopefully this is in the process of being fixed.
Fairways are generally great but most have some large spots that seem to have some disease.
Pace was 4 hrs, design/ layout is first class and greens were slow but smooth. Overall a very enjoyable challenge and beautiful setting for the game.,
Great course poor customer service
Staff was unfriendly and unhelpful but playing the course was great.