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4.6
178 Reviews (178)
5 Stars
113
4 Stars
57
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.7
98.9%
Recommend this course
174 out of 178 reviews
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4.6
37 Reviews (37)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.8
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
37 out of 37 reviews
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4.7
50 Reviews (50)
5 Stars
33
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.8
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
50 out of 50 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Public/Municipal
Par 33
Length 2440 yards
Slope 106
Rating 31.6

Previously known as Tam Golf Course.

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Course Details

Year Built 1974
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 12/15
Architect William J. Spear (1974) Todd Quitno (2018) Bob Lohmann (2018)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $10
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Golf School Academy Yes - "Tam Golf Learning Center"
Teaching Pro Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Short Courses in the U.S. (2021 #13)
  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Illinois (2021 #23)

Reviews

4.6
178 Reviews (178)
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Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great 9 Hole Course

Was in great shape for late fall and they have done an amazing job clearing leaves from the course. The place was busy (as should be expected on a 70 degree november day) but pace moved well. Friendly staff. Was sorry I hadn't discovered the course until late in the season, will be back in the spring.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
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 25
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course is 5 minutes walk from my house.

Great short course rated best 9 hole layout in the state of Illinois.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great 9-hole course

Excellent staff and course for 9-holes of golf. Pub/Restaurant had great after game lunch

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

Pleasantly surprised

I grew up in Niles but was never a golfer.. this was the first time I showed up at the course, and was very pleasantly surprised. The course was in amazing shape! It’s very well maintained, and the staff was nice and friendly. I will definitely come back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Hidden Gem

I play this course regularly as part of a league.

It is a great experience. At first look, it appears to be a fairly regular 9 hole - 6 par 4's and 3 par 3's - and so is inviting for the high handicapper. However, you soon realize that keeping it in the fairway off the tee and having your top short game with you is key, even if you consider yourself a good player.

There are plenty of trees, water, and undulating greens to make this a really cool course to play.

It is great value for money and even better, they have a fantastic bar and restaurant right by the first tee!

I highly recommend the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 25
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 40
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Great Place to work on your swing

Great Staff Keeps the course in really good condition. Its a short course but if your just getting back to swinging your clubs a bit, its a good place!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

Love this course!

I have been playing in a league for 20+ years. Friendly staff and pretty course. They work hard to keep the course in shape, but it gets a lot of play and can be slow at times. Fairways are a bit narrow and there are no par 5s. If you want to rip your drives this is not the course for you.

Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Walked

TAM Is My "Private Club"

I've been playing at TAM weekly for over 14 years, and twice weekly for the past 2 years. On a beautiful summer evening, I look around and can't believe it is a municipal course -- beautiful greens, well-kept landscaping, and the sight of wildlife -- deer, coyote, blue heron, very large turtles -- almost guaranteed. Water hazards aren't man-made, they're the North Branch of the Chicago River. The staff members are great,, and dinner always follows only steps away at the Howard Street Inn adjacent to and overlooking the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Best 9 Hole Golf Course

Tam is an exceptional 9 hole course. Challenging holes, very well maintained and attractive landscaping. Staff is friendly and accommodating. Great restaurant on course to end play with a delicious meal and conversation. Would highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to play a quick 9.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Love Tam O'Shanter

I have played at Tam as part of a ladies league for 25 years. Management is very supportive to our Tam Glams League who were previous Executive Women Golf (EWG) members. The price is right for me since some of us now enjoy their senior rate; a very good value.

Our league plays off the whites and the course is always challenging, no cake walk since we are over water three times, but is always in good shape.

Staff are very friendly, and the food is great off an extensive menu especially when served on their outdoor patio.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Nine Hole Course!

Beautifully landscaped, easy to walk course, but with some challenging holes. A fun place to play - then have dinner at the Howard Street restaurant right at the course - I will definately be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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