I am going to travel to Chicago at the beginning of September and I was wondering if you could recommend any golf courses?
Send member jimmyc a PM. He is from the Chicago area should know some good spots.
Good place to start your search is Harborside. Close to downtown (about as close as anyplace will be) and very nice. Not sure about clubs and getting there. Maybe your hotel can arrange best transportation option. Note that in Chicago, "limousines" are sometimes the cheapest way to get somewhere not just a fancy way. Since Harborside is still in Chicago proper, and your staying in or near "the loop," a taxi may be the way to go. Again, your hotel may be able to guide you toward the best way.
Coming from downtown [post code 60604] Harborside is probably the best overall bet.
Just played it last weekend.
Not sure about club rentals at any of the suggested places.
Another suggestion Marovitz. only 9 holes.
I have heard pace of play may be slow at times, but is close by
Nearby driving range
Two possible suggestions by Metra train, without a car this may be an idea.
9 hole course, first course ever built in Chicago area.
Last suggestions if you are near the airport
White Pines, Oak Meadows, Maple Meadows.
Here's a good taxi service for getting around the suburbs or to and from the airport from the suburbs.
Getting to some of the fine courses in the outlying areas may be difficult with out a car or quite expensive by cab.
Feel free to PM me, If I have a day off, I'll show you around, maybe catch a round with you if you are interested.
thanks a lot for all the info, I finally got the details now. I will be staying near the loop, so I guess that is pretty close to the Harborside Golf courses. Really looking forward to seeing this city for the first time and having a chance to play some golf at the same time :-)
Thanks for all the recommendations, I went to Harbor Side International and played the Port course. What a great course that is, especially with all the wind blowing on Saturday. I was paired with a threesome (lawyers from the US) and had a great time (after shanking my 1st drive and the breakfast ball 5 meters to the same spot in the bushes...). Golf seems to be much more relaxed and easy going compared to some rounds you can have in Germany. Will play there again for sure, in case I will be back to Chicago (but going to bring my own clubs next time...2 inches can really make a difference)!