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2.9
250 Reviews (250)
5 Stars
50
4 Stars
99
3 Stars
37
2 Stars
27
1 Stars
37
Conditions
2.5
Value
3.1
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.8
Amenities
2.5
47.6%
Recommend this course
168 out of 250 reviews
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2.5
10 Reviews (10)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
1.5
Value
2.5
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.3
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
4.7
30.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 10 reviews
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2.1
69 Reviews (69)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
21
1 Stars
27
Conditions
1.6
Value
2.3
Layout
3.6
Pace
3.7
Amenities
2.0
StaffFriendliness
3.8
18.8%
Recommend this course
13 out of 69 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6724 yards
Slope 126
Rating 71.7

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.

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Course Details

Year Built 1967
Golf Season Year round
Architect Larry Packard Greg Martin (2004)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms

Reviews

2.9
250 Reviews (250)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 14
Patio Dining 12
Brunch 11
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 11
Water Hazards 10
Plays Long 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 18
Seniors 13
Beginners 11
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 16
Worth the Drive 11
Convenient to the City 8

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Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fore Inches (4'" long grass in the rough)

Long patches of grass in the fairways ,dandelions every where, very spotty. and if you don't hit the fairways good luck finding your ball in the rough. This new management team I think got the contract from the Village of University Park was the cheapest!

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 66
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

the second worst course conditions i ever played on

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Previously Played

Nice layout

Greens were not well maintained,, had weeds growing on most of the holes. Dirt from worms on the greens as well. Made it difficult putt .Tee boxes needed to be mowed.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ehh

University park has gone downhill over the years. Course was not in good condition. I understand the rain will make the course wet, but if you have signs that the course is open, I assume that they have at least gone onto the greens to clean them up. There were so many dirt mounds and goose poop on the greens that they were un puttable

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Did Nor Finish Back Nine

The course was not ready for play.and I was not told that it was cart path only.Sand traps are under repair. Balls plugged in the fairway and lost in the uncut rough. DNF back 9 and unable to receive a credit.that requires GolfNow approval. The course plays well under normal conditions.

What can be done for two to finish playing the back 9 under normal conditions. Thanks!

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Horrible course

This used to be my go to course because it is close to home, but things have drastically changed. Last year they claimed that the equipment broke an they couldn’t properly maintain it. I decided to give them a try this year and to my surprise things haven’t changed. I would love to support a course in the area but they have to maintain it first. I won’t be going back until I see some positive reviews from other users.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Things can be better everywhere

Everything you read in last years comments still applies except the maintenance crew was out working on the course. The big problem iare the greens, tough to putt with obstacles on every hole ( ant hills, patches of missing grass). I still had fun, and considering going again today!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 45
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Itching to Play

Been a while since I've played here. Granted for the time of the year, I didn't expect much, but it could've been a little bit better. I'm not one to give bad reviews, but if your going to be open, don't start blowing the leaves off the fairway at 1:00pm when sunset is 4:30pm. At least start it around 8:00am or 9:00am if you know you're going to be open. The greens were long. I expected that. what I didn't expect how burnt they were. Three greens looked good and the rest needed help. They said there equipment broke and hopefully they'll get it fixed or get new ones by next season. I hope so,

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Corse is in horrible condition. Not worth the money. No tee boxes or greens should be that cut up and uneven. Also if you like looking for your ball in the fairway this course is for you. Place needs some major TLC

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course condition

Terrible. I live in area and have always played here. The worse I have ever seen. Blame village mayor and trustees period. Will not go back..

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The greens were torn up & did not look good, which made putting a little challenging. I was here a few years ago & it was much better.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Worst course I ever played.

The greens were full of anthills, and the grass is always very long. Course is laughable. I have a hilarious photo but it won't let me upload it. What should be any easy 4 foot putt, was deemed impossible because there were 4 anthills in between my ball and the cup! Laughable. Every green was like that. Absolutely covered in anthill.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Disaster

New management, and the maintanance staff left. Unmowed fairways, unmowed or burned greens. I don't think the course can saved without a major fixup. They better shut down and work on it before winter.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Horrible

I have nothing else to add. Just look at the other reviews. The course is garbage. I only paid $27, and it was still a waste of money.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Dead greens

Dead greens, not mowed for weeks. Hit balls in the middle of the fairway and lost them.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Pace Good
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