Columbus Park Golf Course

Course Details

Columbus Park Golf Course

Columbus Park

5700 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60644

(312) 746-5573

Regulation

Municipal Facility

Just Golf

9

1921

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$27 weekend
$25 weekday
$15 twilight

64.8

2753

35

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Overall Rating 3 out of 5 based on 38 user reviews
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07/14/19
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10/02/18
Not greatest
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08/23/18
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07/07/18
Good price
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06/09/18
Q
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09/24/17
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08/26/17
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08/26/17
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05/07/17
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02/20/17
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09/26/16
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08/29/16
Ok
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08/29/16
Nothing special. No clubhouse.
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08/18/16
Old Park District of Chicago nine hole track...no real challenges with hazards but two challenging holes
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07/05/16
Cheap, but below avg
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05/23/16
The rough is like hitting out of your front yard. pace of play was pretty good and the greens were surprisingly in excellent shape. Watch out for folks picking up your ball though. Draws lots of casual golfers.
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05/02/16
nice 9 hole golf.
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03/10/16
ok
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10/25/15
nice people greens good for cost
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10/25/15

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10/14/15
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10/10/15
Good
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10/04/15
it is ok.
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09/17/15
Ffgg
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09/15/15
This is a great course for beginners, and a decent place for more advanced players to work on their game. Columbus Park is as flat as a pool table -- and as green as one, too, when there's enough water on the course. The City of Chicago takes very good care of this place. It was beautiful and in excellent condition in mid-September 2015. (NOTE: The greens were aerated on Sept. 14, so the normal $17 green fee, for 9 holes, was reduced by $5. I even got a "replay" for free because of the aeration. But, in my experience, the greens are usually in better shape than many munis I've played.)

Many of the greens are small, so accuracy on approach is important -- unless you need to work on your short game. But accuracy is NOT important off the tee. The course is wide open. Pull it or push it 50 yards left or right, and you're OK on most holes. If you lose a ball on this course, then the Golf Gods really didn't want you to have it anymore.

A beginner or a junior golfer will find this place a great track to learn the game. You don't have to be long; you can still score being short and straight. The only Par 5 is 447 from the tips. In fact, most advanced players could probably get around the course with a 5-iron, a 9-iron, a sand wedge, and a putter. (One of these days, I'll try that.) But most players won't even need a driver. Just use a 3-wood to get it out there on the fairway at 200-225 yards and you've got a 9-iron or less into most holes. (I had to do that today as my driver snapped off the hosel on the first tee!)

If there is a shot or swing you've practiced at the range, bring it to this course to gain confidence in "real" play. You will not be punished for mistakes with balls in the water, OB, or in a line of trees. The experience at Columbus Park will give you a lot more confidence when you play a more challenging course.

Overall: A short, flat, easy track that is fun and usually quick to play -- especially on weekdays.
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09/07/15
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08/14/15
A fun, wide open course that is excellent for honing your game or learning.
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07/10/15
Ok for the money.
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06/22/15
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06/08/15
Great Course
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04/12/15
Course was very wet and hasn't been maintained this season. $30 for a cart and nine holes may be too much.
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06/15/14
$14? Ok.
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06/13/13
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05/16/13
Ok.
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10/17/12
Some greens had recently been aerated, which made for some difficult putting. Certain spots were also very leafy, but overall it was an excellent experience. That value is great too, especially if you have the players advantage card.
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08/20/12
It's park district...
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08/18/12
Ok
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06/27/12
You get what you pay for. I still play it once a week. Good value
Recent Scores
MEMBER SCORE RT/SL PLAYED
aldgoldberg 43 32.7/105 09/19/19
aldgoldberg 87 65.4/105 09/17/19
murphya5 96 64.4/103 09/07/19
aldgoldberg 88 65.4/105 09/05/19
trexgolf 81 65.4/105 09/02/19
Rabbit27 45 32.7/105 08/29/19
aldgoldberg 85 65.4/105 08/29/19
trexgolf 79 65.4/105 08/24/19
aldgoldberg 83 65.4/105 08/22/19
aldgoldberg 88 65.4/105 08/13/19
aldgoldberg 86 65.4/105 08/08/19
Rabbit27 93 67.4/110 08/07/19
murphya5 103 66.6/110 07/31/19
trexgolf 80 65.4/105 07/28/19
trexgolf 85 65.4/105 07/27/19
aldgoldberg 91 65.4/105 07/23/19
trexgolf 78 65.4/105 07/21/19
jstarr 40 32.7/105 07/14/19
trexgolf 82 65.4/105 07/13/19
aldgoldberg 87 65.4/105 07/11/19
Ericbrauneis 86 67.7/110 07/03/19
aldgoldberg 93 65.4/105 06/14/19
trexgolf 81 65.4/105 06/09/19
aldgoldberg 89 65.4/105 06/06/19
aldgoldberg 101 65.4/105 04/22/19
Scorecard
Tee Gender Rating Slope
Blue M 65.4 105
White M 64.4 103
Red W 65.6 102
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