University Park Golf Club
University Park Golf Club (formerly known as University Golf Club & Conference Center) boasts one of the most popular championship courses in the Chicagoland area. The golf course has been a local favorite since it first opened in 1962. The original design by Lawrence Packard received an update in 2004 by Greg Martin, but the classic character of the layout still remains. The course wanders across gentle rolling terrain, providing elevated tees and undulating fairways. Water hazards come into play on half the holes, including on the 17th, University Park Golf Club's signature hole. This intimidating par 3 requires a tough carry over water to an elevated green. Miss it and you'll be faced with the nearly impossible task of getting up and down. The difficulty doesn't let up with the final hole, an uphill dogleg par 4 with a sloped, elevated green and water on the right.
|Gold (W)||72||6354 yards||75.8||131|
|Silver (W)||72||6003 yards||73.8||127|
|Bronze (W)||72||5208 yards||69.4||117|
|Black M: 71.7/126||328||536||428||180||362||446||197||565||390||3432||329||200||328||488||423||354||623||158||389||3292||6724|
|Gold M: 70.0/122 W: 75.8/131||319||526||408||144||334||429||176||485||373||3194||321||192||318||463||418||345||600||142||361||3160||6354|
|Silver M: 68.5/118 W: 73.8/127||308||506||396||124||320||401||146||462||356||3019||307||184||306||449||408||337||532||124||337||2984||6003|
|Bronze M: 64.9/109 W: 69.4/117||294||417||261||119||311||291||131||411||251||2486||295||178||296||421||340||328||488||110||266||2722||5208|
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms
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Overall the greens were terrible as they all were bumpy with small dirt chunks. Fairway looked like the rough, also greens was playing super slow due to grass being too tall. Overall will not return.
Course needs help
Management company deserted them, so they have no equipment. It’s a really nice course, but needs someone to manage the grounds.
Played here Sept 3. Fairways indistinguishable from 1st cut of rough. THAT was disappointing. Greens were "furry" and inconsistent. Conditions USED to be reliably acceptable. We had trouble finding balls that were actually in the fairways. Our group was saddened by the decline in course conditions at University. Hopefully this was an isolated event.
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The golf course is in very good condition. I highly recommend this course. Don't miss out.
I played this course a couple of times earlier in the year and felt it was in good condition except for the shaggy greens. This time I was disappointed. Greens about the same but I couldn't tell the difference between the fairway and the rough. I have no idea the last time they mowed the fairways. This could be a great little course if they put a little effort into it.
I enjoyed this course. Great layout. I heard this course was in bad shape- those people were wrong. Good course. Wish they had a driving range. They do have a nice big putting green.
The course is ig very good conditions.
The course is in very good sha oe. However, the tee boxes do need to be trimmed.
Majority if roughs, fairways, greens and tee boxes not cut. Can't find your balls. Same issue as 2 years ago. Understaffed. Lots of clover. Will see if they get it right 2 years from now. Disappointing for it could be a beautiful course.
Terrible course. Do not spend your money here.
The course was in really bad condition on July 16th, 2023. There are no fairways and it looks like they haven’t been cut one single time. The rough is so long it’s hard to find your ball and hard to find your ball even on the fairways. The greens were so slow and the grass so long that I wouldn’t even call them greens, also the holes weren’t cut and were overgrown.. The guy in the pro shop had a really bad attitude and didn’t have change when I paid for my round and looked at me like that was my problem? I paid with three 20s and he said he doesn’t have change for a 20? Maybe if they kept the course in better condition, more people would come and spend more and you would have change. Would not recommend this course to anyone.
Avoid at all costs
There are plenty of courses within a short drive that are better for the price and some are even more affordable.
Tee boxes 4-6”
Fairways 6-8” on the 3 holes they actually cut
Greens 60’s shag carpet