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47 Reviews (47)
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
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44 out of 47 reviews
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4.2
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
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9 out of 9 reviews
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4.2
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.6
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 5843 yards
Slope N/A
Rating 68.5
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Forest Park Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1973
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 12/15
Architect William J. Spear (1973)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Reviews

4.1
47 Reviews (47)
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Great course for the price

First time at this course and we have a great time. The course presented several challenges. Open in the front 9, on the back 9. Definitely hit the ball straight. Wasn’t thrilled about the course amenities but the staff was extremely friendly and welcoming and that made up for everything else. We will be back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Good

Very well kept course. I was expecting dead greens and rough fairways for the price, but that was not the case. It was well kept and played well. There were a couple groups of 4somes in front of us that slowed us down but besides that very good time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 71
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 71
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
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 Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Golf Course!

I had a great time playing this course. Weather conditions were perfect for golf. Pretty landscape and great layout. Whole course was well maintained, with the exception of geese leaving gifts on a tee box. Fair share of dog legs, some hilly fairways, and elevated tee boxes with nice views. I got my first hole-in-one on 8, but didn’t know I was supposed to tell them. I drove an hour and a half to get there, but I will definitely come back!

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

Bad day at golf still beats a good day at work

Enjoy playing this course like the terrain on back 9 . Greens are in good shape

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Overall great course. The grounds/greens are always well kept. No marshal but people are aware of their pace of play and have always been happy to let others play through. Overall a good and challenging course I come back to weekly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

As great as I remembered it!

I moved out of the area over 20 years ago and this was my first time back to Forest Park. I must say it was just as nice as I remembered it! A very nice layout and very well maintained. Really enjoyed it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice course in great shape

Love this course and good value with twightlight rate.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 391
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Park District Muni

See my previous reviews below. Always enjoy visiting Forest Park once a year after playing Creekside (the other Valpo muni) in the morning with my Golfvisions players pass. Forest Park has a really cool old school back nine that I find really enjoyable. Front nine more modern 60'sish and first two holes of the course provides a challenging start. Noticed they have warm up nets this year (no range) Course settles down on the front until the 9th hole which has an extremely tight tee shot. The back nine starts out with two long par 3's....the 11th is a wonder.....and you also get nice elevated tee shots on 12, 13 and 15. Definitely worth a play...folks are friendly $5 draft beer/dog at t
urn. $25-$30 value. Greens were in decent shape (slower than Creekside).

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 391
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Always a fun play

Read my previous reviews for more info. Greens were a tad bumpy this day....a bit wet with lots of footprints. A really cool old school back nine which is very tight and very sporty. I enjoy this place.....fun to play at least one a year. An interesting routing, decent beverage prices, nice folks. What more could you ask? 3.5 stars - $30 value.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Real bang for your buck

Course overall was really beautiful and fun to play.
Greens were kept up pretty well and fairways were marked clearly for the most part.
$32 with a cart... Can't beat that.

Cons: Golf Cart 14 takes about 10 seconds to start moving
Tee boxes weren't in the best shape with un fixed divots but to be fair we haven't had alot of rain
We also got a complaint by a group of 2 that we were taking to long however, if the guy who drove out to find us did the math we were actually on schedule and could have saved himself the confrontation.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 27
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Needs lawnmowers

The fairways are very narrow in the wrong places. We have not had rain in the last few days, however, no lawn mowers seem to have been on the course. Every ball that was even a yard into the rough took way to long to find.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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