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4.4
190 Reviews (190)
5 Stars
121
4 Stars
46
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.2
Value
3.9
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
87.5%
Recommend this course
169 out of 190 reviews
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4.3
56 Reviews (56)
5 Stars
33
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.7
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
83.9%
Recommend this course
47 out of 56 reviews
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4.3
68 Reviews (68)
5 Stars
39
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.7
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
85.3%
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58 out of 68 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 72
Length 7166 yards
Slope 135
Rating 74.7
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Harborside International Golf Center - Starboard Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1996
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 10/31
Architect Dick Nugent (1996) CE Golf Design (1996)

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

Accolades

Reviews

4.4
190 Reviews (190)
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Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 33
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Harborside

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

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

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!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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

Conditions Good
Value Good
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
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great golf

Great course great practice facility fair at best service

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
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 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great track

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Conditioning issues

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.,

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course poor customer service

Staff was unfriendly and unhelpful but playing the course was great.

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