South Shore Golf Club
South Shore Golf Club was formerly a private nine-hole course but now it is part of the Chicago Park District Golf collection, which features five other courses. Although it is seemingly out of the way, tucked in the southeast corner of the Chicago metro area, it is one of the most affordable rounds you'll find in the area. Through the stands of mature trees, golfers can catch glimpses of Lake Michigan. The carefully preserved landscape has earned the golf course recognition as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. The par-33 layout features tree-lined fairways and small greens. It's a golf course that requires accuracy but it's not overly punishing for high handicappers. South Shore Golf Club is a great course if you're looking to get some short game practice or squeeze in a quick round.
|Blue (W)||36||2713 yards||35.2||115|
|White (W)||36||2604 yards||34.6||113|
|Red (W)||36||2503 yards||34.1||111|
|Blue M: 65.8/112||343||432||435||376||149||380||177||307||121||2720||5440|
|Red M: 63.8/108 W: 68.2/111||335||416||423||366||141||364||171||287||111||2614||5228|
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Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities
fun course with views of the lake
I live in the city and this course is widely overlooked. It's right on the lake with two greens right on lake michigan. Lots of old trees so shots have to be on target. Great course to play with kids, since they can play free. My son and I played for 20 bucks. Also checkout Jackson Park Golf course, a fun 18 hole course. Don't forget about Hyde Park, Chicago!
Allowing 6-sines?! Come on, South Shore
South Shore has never been a fast paced course but pre 8am shouldn’t be the case. Had a 6-some go off in front of us and it was awful. Sad to see.
Great short course
If you want to get a quick 9 in with some great city views this is one of your only options and it doesn’t disappoint. Sure there’s no fancy club house but you are here to golf a quick 9, and it does that very well.
South Shore CC is a good 9-hole
This is a shorter 9-hole course but offers some challenging greens to read. It is well kept and it is nice being right on the lake for a few holes.
If you’d like to practice golf this should be your place to do it. Pace on this course is very forgiving. Also this course is very well maintained with immaculate greens. A bonus to playing there are the views of the Lake Michigan and sky line of downtown Chicago!
Gem on the Lake
Nice 9 hole course right on the lake. Pretty good layout with some good long challenging par 4 combine with a nice mix of other par 3 and par 4. 20-30 minutes outside of the city and fast play.
Awful pace of play
Don’t come here unless you golf once every few years. Groups of 6+ playing together, waiting til 2 minutes before your tee time for a cart so absolutely no practicing before a round and worst pace of play I’ve ever experienced. I was literally there for two hours and got 2 holes done before driving back to the clubhouse and getting a refund for the carts. Unreal. Terrible.
Not the nicest course in Chicago, but knew that going into the round so not docking any points there! And for $20? No brainer - this place was a steal. My fiancé is just learning to golf and this was a perfect spot to bring her. Holes weren’t too cramped, not much tree trouble, fairways are wide, grass was in pretty good shape for April (few bad patches here and there but no biggy), greens were pretty well maintained too. Bunkers are more like dirt traps than “sand traps” but only had to deal with that once in our round and again, for $20 you gotta adjust your expectations a bit. And the views of the city and lake were great! Will definitely be back.