Jackson Park Golf CourseLocated in Chicago Region
63rd & Stoney Island Ave
Chicago, IL 60649
Main Phone: 312-245-0909 Website:
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Comments on Jackson Park Golf Course
|Golfer: ChicagoGolfGuide Volunteer
|Jackson Park Golf Course_s website has changed, so public guests (new and returning) are encouraged to create a new user ID and password for tee time bookings. This year_s (2015) rates are as follows: 18 holes - $28 (weekday), $31 (weekend) -- $5 off for Advantage cardholders / twilight - $24 (weekday), $25 (weekend) -- $4 off for cardholders / Juniors (17-) and seniors (62+) with advantage card only - $18 (weekday), $26 (weekend). Range buckets and rentals are also available. Book your tee time online at www.jacksonpark.cpdgolf.com or call their telephone at 866-223-5564.
|Golfer: nick gecan
|Jackson pk is my home course. Have played it well over 100 times. Since Billy Casper co has taken over the course is really in good shape. Greens are great and in excellent shape for a public course. Staff always makes one feel welcome. Love the old trees and lagoon holes. $18 for seniors walking cant be beat. A gem.
|Golfer: Lori Atsedes
|Jackson Park Golf Course is one of the most beautiful golf course in Chicago. They have an impressive golf course that everyone will be fascinated by.
|Golfer: Chicago Golfing Nut
|The Jackson Park Golf Course had a mature hardwood trees that protects the fairways and green putting emphasis on accurate shots. 2010 Golf Rates 18 Holes $24 during weekdays and $27 on weekend Twilight $20 during weekends and $21 on weekend 2010 Player_s advantage card rates 18 Holes $19 during weekdays and $22 on weekend Seniors/Juniors_ $14 during weekdays and $17 on weekend Cart Rentals For 18 Holes Power Cart-per person $16 Power Cart (Senior)-per person $13 Pull Cart-per person $4 Driving Range Rates Everyday Small $7 Large $11 Senior $5 Small w/ Advantage Card $6 Large w/ Advantage Card $10
|Golfer: shit stained balls
|OK course, bad location. Some flags were missing and found 35 yards away from cup. aside from two flat, back to back par 5_s, this course is VERY short. Must cross lake shore drive twice. In the late summer, geese and poop littered everywhere. lots of ambient ghettofab street noise on some wholes.
|Only 18-hole course in Chicago. One of the oldest courses in the USA. Best value for the money ($20 or less for 18 holes). Maintenance variable, sometimes quite nice, sometimes gets scruffy. Overall yardage not long, wide fairways. Notable holes: #4 (short dogleg w/ option of going for the green, if you can hit 300 yards off the tee). #11 (narrow, risk-reward tee shot towards water, 2nd shot to small severely sloping green). #14 (565-yd par-5, average players struggle to reach in regulation). #17 (difficult 220-yard par 3, tee shot to elevated green). Has clubhouse with good snackbar, sometimes drink cart sells refreshments on course. Slow play on weekends, sometimes tournaments on early weekday mornings. Reviews that diss the course and say “kids will steal your ball” are nonsense, has never happened in 10 years of play. Area to the south of the course is sketchy, however. Course layout is broad and requires crossing streets 3 times. Very good practice for beginners, you will use every club in the bag. 100 years ago, Jackson Park Golf Course was among the grandest courses in the USA, now it’s an OK municipal with good variety of holes and great value.
|I just moved to Chicago from SF in July 2008 and have discovered this gem in the city. For $20-$25 (without a cart), you can_t beat the price for 18 holes. During weekdays, you can literally just walk on! Much better than the 9 hole Sydney Marovitz course. For a public course, the facilities are well maintained. No, the fairways are not velvet smooth, but this just makes you adjust your club selection. The greens vary from slow to normal, depending on how much sun each one receives and if it has rained recently. There are some characters around the perimeter of the course, but I haven_t come across any hooligans stealing my balls or walking across the fairway. I do notice the occasional _poach players_ - those who seem to magically appear and disappear in front of you from time to time. Regardless, everyone I encountered was very friendly and polite. The first 3 holes are average, but it gets much more interesting and fun starting on hole number 4. Many beautiful, tall old trees are located on this course. I just wish there was a bit more water to make things interesting, but hey, this is a public course right?! Definitely worth a visit!
|Went here a few weeks ago (6/08) and had a great time. Yes, the fairways are like rough at some other courses and the greens like fairways, but they are consistent and much better than many other public courses that I_ve played. Some of the middle holes where water comes into play are interesting and there is also the monster par 5 that everyone has mentioned. The last few holes are pretty straight-forward and pedestrian, but overall this is a really well laid out course. I didn_t have any of the problems with the kids like other people and didn_t mind random people going through there for a walk since it is the park for the neighborhood. I will be returning again soon I_m sure!
|a very nunsance of a golf course because you have these bugging hackers jumping from holes to hit with you. firts tee starteris a pig and wants to pair you with rude nasty people even if you just want to play with them.play is very slow even for a small course.people who do not play walk on the course and distract play.parking is none and kids will steal balls.i live near this course but will never play there again.what kept me from giving this place a one is that it has good bunkers and some nice par 3_s but other than that play somewhere else.
|This course at best is sub-par. Between the homeless people walking down the middle of the fairways to the kids stealing your balls to the very slow play, my suggestion is to spend your money and time else where
|Golfer: Anonymous Duffer
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|Great course to play! It's pretty rough but for the money and convenience it can't be beat. If you live in the burbs don't come to the city to play our course! You just won't understand true city golf.
|Fairways are like roughs at nicer courses. Greens are like fairways at nicer courses. You have to cross busy streets about 5 times to play the course. I also had some kids run out and steal a ball after my drive on the first hole. First and last time for me. Not too bad for someone just learning to play. During week there aren't many people. Want a good deal? I usually play Cog Hill course #2 or #3. Good rates after 3pm.
|Golfer: Chris Deary
|For the money its a deal. Good place to knock the dust off. Listening to the starter is hilarious. Watch for kids stealing your balls.
|Golfer: Tim Adams
|nice course, much too SLOW for my taste on weekends; 6 hours rounds are not uncommon.
|Jackson Park is a great 18 hole city course. The course meanders along the lake, boat harbors and parks. Weekends are extremely crowded and slow. Very few golfers during the week. Great bargain! Nearby driving range. Course is well maintained.
|good place to cut your teeth on weekends
|Well maintained course that has some very challenging holes. Not a very long course but beautiful scenery.
|Golfer: David Warner
|Had a wonderful time, beautiful old course in decent shape and with old growth trees, open fairways, fairly well taken care of greens.
|Golfer: EIJIRO ISOYAMA(JP)
|Near by Loop.There are many big trees. Histrical.Flat.Strategic.
|Great bang for the buck. A weekday visit assures a fast round on a short 18. Great views, old trees, and very well kept. Park District gem. Will golf it again.
|Great place to go when they're not mowing or watering. Some rough patches on greens. The fairways are very forgiving and the back to back par fives add a nice twist. Overall, I haven't played a better Park District course in the city.
|$12 during week a good price, better than going to the range. Not bad if you can miss the goats in the pasture and the zipper seams on the greens. Keep an eye on the local kids selling golf balls at "discount" prices.
|Golfer: john doh
|whats with these tournaments you say you have on sat morn at 5:30am and we cant get a tee time shouldnt you post these so we would know i would like a response back please thanks
Jackson Park Golf Course Addtional Information & History
History was made on May 11, 1899, as the first golf course west of the Alleghenies opened to the public. The site of the nine-hole facility was on a landfill laden with bricks, pillars and other debris from the demolished structures of the old Chicago World's Fair. With the opening of Jackson Park's course, perceptions of golf for only the affluent began to slowly change. The Chicago Inter Ocean at the time wrote: 'The course at Jackson Park is a long stride forward in the popularizing of the royal game. When first imported to America, golf received no mark of popular approval; its culiarities were ridiculed more mercilessly than even tennis, when that was a novelty, Golf was called a fad of the upper ten, and all the paraphernalia of clubs and caddies and initiated jargon of 'tees' and 'halved holes' and 'stymies' are food for laughter. But the sturdy, breezy game has made way, and today the progressive policy of the South park had has put it within reach of the plain people." Newspaper accounts of the new public course were so complete, specific details of each hole's characteristics were reported. At the formal opening ceremony, three dignitaries had the honor of teeing off first at the new course. Play began on the second hole as the first hole was deemed too dificult and potentially embarrassing. This was due primarily to a 30-to-50-yard water hazard located immediately in front of the first tee. At the second hole, the trio-consisting of the president of the South Park Board, Joseph Donnersberger; South Park Board Superintendent Frank Foster; and Judge Murray Tuley were ready to commence play. While Tuley belonged to the Riverside Golf Club, Donnersberger had before that if never even seen a golf ball. First up, he sliced into the rough. Foster followed with another slice. Tuley was then next. The group's third slice was recorded, this time an extreme a spectator was nearly struck. The judge hit again, this time landing in the fairway a scant 50 yards. It was felt at the time that history would remember Donnersberger and Foster as respectively the grandfather and father of public golf in Chicago, but the reality is that their memory has long been forgotten. Others who were also instrumental in the development of the Jackson Park facility were members of the quadrangle Club from the University of Chicago. Comprised chiefly of professors and students, these advocates of the game performed yeoman services in providing golf for the masses. Members of the Delta Tau Delta, Alpha Delta Phi and Phi Delta Theta fraternities ere regular participants on the links. With so many novices flooding the public course, the joining golf shop sold clubs in rudimentary fashion. Customers buying a four-club package were advised the "massie" was for drives, the "iron" for long fairway shots, and "mashie" for approaches and finally the "putter" for greens play. Originally a nine-hole layout, Jackson Park's facility expanded in 1900 to 18 holes. The following year, a separate nine hole course was constructed. Though the combined hole facility featured clay teeing areas, sandy fairways and greens-often with more pebbles than strands of -the site always attracted huge followings. But then Jackson Park's municipal courses were the only public golfing facilities in the area until 1907. Additionally, the price was right-golf was free until 1920.