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3.7
245 Reviews (245)
5 Stars
66
4 Stars
121
3 Stars
34
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
12
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.8
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.3
72.0%
Recommend this course
206 out of 245 reviews
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3.4
34 Reviews (34)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.3
Layout
3.5
Pace
3.1
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
3.6
55.9%
Recommend this course
19 out of 34 reviews
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3.5
41 Reviews (41)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.5
Layout
3.6
Pace
3.2
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
3.8
61.0%
Recommend this course
25 out of 41 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 72
Length 6839 yards
Slope 126
Rating 71.9

Foss Park Golf Course has a convenient location in North Chicago that is an easy drive in from the city. It's a public course that is known amongst locals for being one of the area's best golf values. The layout is wide-open save for three holes that are framed by towering mature trees. The golf course strikes a good balance between being challenging and playable. The fairways are narrow and demand accuracy but the massive greens are more forgiving. Each hole offers a variety of different playing options, which makes the course appealing to a wide range of skill levels. The golf course has plenty of sand, plus water hazards come into play on several holes. There is also a driving range and large practice putting green available at Foss Park G.C.

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Course Details

Year Built 1974
Fairways Blue Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 10/31

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $11 - $15
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Beverage Carts

Available Facilities

Showers, Locker Rooms

Reviews

3.7
245 Reviews (245)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 20
Brunch 11
Watching the Game 11
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 19
Bunkers 15
Forced Carries 15
This course/club is great for:
Locals 24
Walkers 19
Seniors 18
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 23
Worth the Drive 12
Convenient to the City 7

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/15/2021

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Foss Park Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 35
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course

Although leaves on the golf course bothered our play, course was relatively well kept.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/12/2021

Hi, thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Foss Park Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 36
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

cold &windy

very slow play could have used a ranger to spell up slow play

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/28/2021

Hello. Thanks so much for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your round at Foss Park Golf Course. That's what we like to hear! We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Horrible pace

It was me and a friend playing and I know it was a Saturday but you really need to space the tee times! It was like an airport runway on the first tee at least 4 groups waiting to tee off and one on the fairway and one on the green and the worst part is all the Asians you people are horrible at keeping pace and picking up when you should!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 10/25/2021

Hello! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Foss Park Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Joke of a pro shop

first and foremost, i didn’t even play my round here, it was that frustrating trying to even get to the first tee. showed up about 45 minutes early per usual to hit some balls at the range, guy in the shop says they don’t have any buckets so i can’t hit. then i said okay let me just get my cart and i’ll be good to go and he said there’s a $5 deposit for carts which i’ve never seen anywhere else. not exactly the hottest start. then he tells me they don’t have enough carts for the amount of people there so i can’t even get it ready to go before my round. putted and chipped around until it was 10 or so minutes before i was ready to go and went back in, still no carts, but the three people that walked out of the shop before me had cart keys so i was very confused about that. then i read my receipt and saw he charged me again because he thought i was paying for 4 people (only charged me $35 so how does that even make sense?) then when i asked for a refund he said he couldn’t void it and get it back to me so he gave me a rain check that expires in november, can’t wait to never use that. all in all, $70 spent, 0 golf played, and just a colossal waste of time. avoid this course if you want anything close to a good time

Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 10/12/2021

Hi,

We’re sorry to hear of your less-than-satisfactory experience and hope you will accept our sincerest apologies.

We value our customers' opinions and would like to make things right and determine how we can provide a solution that makes you smile.

Please contact us directly at the pro shop. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Carts are scarce

Apparently, nobody fixes the carts. We had to wait a full hour after our scheduled tee time for a cart. There are dozens in storage but I guess they do t repair them? Whole place is run down.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
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Commented on 10/05/2021

Thank you for leaving us a review. We are sorry to hear your experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you will give us another try in the future. Thank you for choosing Foss Park Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/20/2021

We would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing at Foss Park Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Pace of play too slow

Pace of play too slow, one hole add 4 groups: one on green, two groups in the fairway I was waiting on the tee. No ranger to suggest faster play.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 09/09/2021

Hello! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Foss Park Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

No Game Plan

Something always goes wrong at Foss. One day the computer system was down. The next time groups were sent off #10 only to find a backup of fresh groups waiting to start on # 1 when we made the turn. Today, they had no carts at 1 pm but lots of bookings for people looking to ride. C’mon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 09/07/2021

Hello,

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes.

Your feedback helps us do better. We are looking into this issue and hope to resolve it promptly.

Thank you for visiting Foss Park Golf Course. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 09/07/2021

Hello. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit.

We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind.

Played On
Reviews 78
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 08/30/2021

Hello, we appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Foss Park Golf Course. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/30/2021

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We see you rated the course 1 star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single star feedback very seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback.

Played On
Reviews 48
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course but with slow play

Foss Park is a nice course with fun holes and large greens the only issue is the pace of play about 5 1/2 hours on weekend just to slow for me on a simple course I will play again during the week

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/17/2021

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Foss Park Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/19/2021

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Foss Park Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/09/2021

Thank you for reviewing us. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round. Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Foss Park Golf Course, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 07/26/2021

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Foss Park Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hidden gem

Couple of tight, couple of quirky holes. Usually private CC speed greens but it rained a lot that week. They rolled true just not as fast as in past. Same with tee boxes. Soft and shaggy and tough to tee it high enough. Clover in rough made it tougher to find white golf balls. (I know, stay in fairway) Otherwise, best value course you have never heard of.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/20/2021

Hello. Thank you for visiting us at Foss Park Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
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Commented on 07/12/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We see you rated the course 1 star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single star feedback very seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Foss Park Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Solid Performer

Very well maintained course. Tee Boxes, Greens and Fairways were all in excellent shape. Greens well defined and all rolled consistently. Tee boxes good size allowing you to choose a good angle to take on the hole.

Staff was very friendly and appreciated people coming out to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/12/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Foss Park Golf Course thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 32
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Continue to enjoy the course

The course was in very good shape. Enjoyed the company of the fellow golfer. They resolved the cart availability problem earlier in the year. Still need to have better starters to manage the pace of play.

Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/09/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating,! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Thank you for bringing the pace of play to our attention. We will make sure we take the necessary steps to ensure smooth play. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Foss Park Golf Course!

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