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4.1
40 Reviews (40)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.2
92.4%
Recommend this course
37 out of 40 reviews
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4.4
8 Reviews (8)
5 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.6
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
100.0%
Recommend this course
8 out of 8 reviews
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4.2
13 Reviews (13)
5 Stars
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Conditions
3.8
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.4
92.3%
Recommend this course
12 out of 13 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Public/Municipal
Par 33
Length 2713 yards
Slope 112
Rating 32.9

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.

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Course Details

Year Built 1906
Fairways Rye Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/30
Architect Tom Bendelow (1906)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $11
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.1
40 Reviews (40)
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Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Good course for money and location

This is a good fun course. Not many traps and great views.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good for a quick 9

Conveniently located and fairly easy course with limited traps. Great for beginners to intermediates.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course for novice golfers

The course is a great 9 hole course that is well maintained. Very good place for beginners.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Old Classic

Very interesting track that has obviously been of historic value for some time. Incredible views of skyline and Lake Michigan. In its day I suspect it was jewel of a course!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Friendly and helpful golfers and srtaff

Easy and comfortable.
I enjoyed buying a beer and sipping along the way in he golf cart.
Single players would easily pass us up.with no hesitation from the groups.

Agem of a place

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Views

Came here on a Monday at 5pm after some rain. Had the whole course to myself. Place is in great shape sans a couple spots on some fairways. Amazing views of Lake Michigan. I love that 9 hole course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/19/2020

Thank you so much for your review! We are happy to hear you had a great time on our course and enjoyed the amazing views. We hope to see you back again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hidden gem!

Loved that it was right on the lake! Staff was super nice and great vibes. Course itself could be kept up a bit better but overall it was great and I plan to go back!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Walked

6th Hole

I worry that the lake is going to destroy this hole. Please dont let this treasure be lost, this is one of the most beautiful holes in our city if not the most beautiful!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

A tucked away 9 hole course on the southside of Chicago

First time playing the course. Was a little worried with proximity to the city that it would be pretty busy. And it was, but the pace was actually pretty constant moving for an early tee time on a Sunday. Be warned that the holes bordering the streets are pretty tight. A righty slice and you could find yourself on south lakeshore drive. Lots of couples when we played so wasnt much pressure. A few holes being worked on. Nice view of the skyline on hole 2. Tighter fairways and holes sorta overlapping when walking to next tee areas. Just need to be a lil more alert when walking. I actually think higher handicap/shorter hitting players would enjoy the course more than low handicaps. Enjoyed our round!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Walked

9 holes in less then 2 hours

Had a 7 am tee time. Fast rate of play even with work being done on the course by staff. Our two some finished in 1 hour 40 min.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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