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
Very disappointed with this course. From top to bottom, this course was in terrible condition. Fairways were not cut clean. Outside of fairways were also uncut. Sand traps had over growth of weeds. Greens either had patches of dead grass or actual weeds which made every putt bounce.
Course needs much attention
Although a decent layout with ample tee box choices, the course has obviously been neglected over the past year since last here. Fairway grass is long. Fairways have clover, fescue and other invasive weeds infestation. Sand traps are overrun with weeds and otherwise very “un”-sandy. Greens have weed growth, are long, and do not roll true. The rough grass is impossibly long and balls just a few feet off the fairway are buried. Finding rough balls takes forever and contributed to a much longer than necessary time of play. It’s too bad, but U.P. Is off our play list for the remainder of this year. Not worth the reasonable $24 hot deal rate.
Course is in excellent condition. Greens a little too firm. Rough is challenging. New owners doing a great job with maintaining this golf course. This place deserves more play!!
Great value for the price point.
This course has fantastic character, challenges and forgiveness. High recommend putting this on your list to play this year.
Great Course in Really Bad Shape
I'll start off by saying that I have played University Park half a dozen times in the last year or so and never had an issue until my last recent outing there. The layout is great, the staff is great, and the pace of play is typically pretty good too. For the price it has been one of my favorite spots to play in the Chicago area.
With all that being said, though, the course is (or was when I was there a week ago) in really bad shape. The rough is absurdly long and thick--8-10 inches in some spots. After losing three drives that were hit just a few yards from the fairway we left after only a few holes. University Park was literally swallowing golf balls and I wasn't willing to spend my afternoon on a search and rescue mission for shots that should be pretty easy to find...
When I went to request a refund (which to their credit they agreed to) the staff in the pro shop said their mower had been broken for over a week. Makes sense. What doesn't make sense is that they were charging full price for a course that was nearly unplayable. I'll be back when they have their mower fixed but if I were you I'd call and make sure before booking or you're in for a long round.
Course in Horrible Shape
The rough had grass 8 to 9 inches tall. The greens were littered with debris. According to the staff the rough lawn mower has been broken for three weeks. No notification prior to playing of these deplorable conditions. Balls two feet off the fairway takes 5 to 10 minutes to find. This is the worse condition that this course has been in, in over 15 years. Absolutely unplayable. There is a reason that it isn’t crowded. Terrible terrible terrible!!!! Refunds should be the norm.
Good course for the price
Good course wide open course. Not much trouble ! The rough is very high you must stay in the fairway.. also green need to be cleaned off.
Cut the Rough!
My group plays U.P. 4-5 times every golf season. This is the first time this year. Not a lot of people out today. Maybe 10 cars in the lot. The fairways were in good shape and the greens were okay except for a couple of 'holes' in them. The main issue w had with the course was the rough! It really lived up to its name! If you were wayward on your drive it was 50-50 that you would find your ball. I lost 2 balls today and my group lost maybe 6-7. None O.B. nor in the water.
Windy day. Course is in great shape. Greens are in great shape. Not too crowded so we played in under 3 hours. Staff is probably the nicest group of people around.
Course is in great shape and they are flexible for a single golfer
Good course, well maintained
I have played this course over many years, and it has been renewed by new management. The course has many challenging holes, that require measured shots. A great course, with good rates.
Love this course
Absolute great course. The play is a little slow on Monday mornings because of league play...