Disc Golf is a fun and great sport to do. Here are the 15 best courses in the Chicago area.
Edgebrook Golf Course is an eighteen-hole facility with a fleet of 40 golf carts, a green grass tee-stand, driving range, large practice green and chipping green. The regulation 18 holes play at 6,200 yards in a par of 70. Edgebrook carries a full line of golf equipment for advanced to beginning players. Tee times can be made 7 days in advance. The driving range is open daily and the course hosts evening leagues as well as offering a free practice green. It also has a fully stocked pro shop for golf related equipment and gear.
This course is very hilly through the first 9 holes with up-hill and down-hill shots and also opens up to a longer back nine with hole locations amongst trees throughout. It has cement tee pads, signs, and accurate par. The park is dedicated to disc golf so there’s no paths or pedestrians. Overall it is an awesome course worth traveling to.
They’re mostly flat winding through giant oaks with a few wide open holes and a few extremely tight and bending fairways with bushes on either side. Elevation used in the few possible places. The course is very well designed with a great variety of shots and good for all skill levels with little chance of losing plastic.
These courses have a variety of holes throughout a historical park landscape. The local landscapers work to improve the course on a daily basis. They ask that you please help by picking up any trash or debris you may find during your round. Trash cans and picnic tables at every hole.
Billy Caldwell, located on Chicago’s north side, is 3,029 yards of pure golfing fun. The par 4, 293 yard, 5th hole is certainly a challenge. Big hitters may be tempted to go for the green on this hole and clear the water – but a sharply undulating green just may result in a costly penalty. The course rating is 33.9 and it has a slope rating of 104 on Blue grass. Billy Caldwell golf course opened in 1925. Billy Casper Golf manages this facility, with Nick Rash as the General Manager.
This is a 27 hole course, expanded from 18 about 5 years ago. The “new 9” is normally played starting after 11. Signage is geared for the conventional 18, meaning that if you’re playing the full course, you tee off on 19 after 11 and come back around to the 12th tee after playing 27. There’s a good mix of open and wooded holes; front nine are longer and more open, middle 9 are mostly wooded but with distinct fairways, and 19-27 are generally shorter, but heavily wooded and the most technical. A great way to test every aspect of your game.
It has a public scenic 9-hole course on the shores of Lake Michigan, offering rental carts & equipment. Sydney R. Marovitz ranks among the most challenging of the Chicago Park District courses with its tight greens, numerous bunkers and championship length. After teeing off on the first hole running parallel to Lake Michigan, you immediately realize that this 3,240 yard, par 36 course is a real treat. Marovitz is a definite stop on your Chicago golf tour.
This course has scenic, rolling open terrain winding around two small ponds with well-defined fairways with a variety of elevation changes. The course has recently been expanded to include the area North of Wood Street. The elevation changes in the “back nine” are drastic as the holes work their way around the sled hill.
This course is cart friendly and is 2559 ft long and was also established in 2007. The buildings, landscaping, and other university features create challenging obstacles. Visitors should adhere to campus rules and regulations. This course is mostly flat and moderately wooded.
This course is in a suburban multi-use park, featuring two holes in the woods and one hole requiring a throw over water.
This course is located in a beautiful park bordered by a country club, condos and a creek. The area is long, mostly open and often wind with good turf for rolling. Some mature trees add difficulty.
Central Park Disc Golf Course is meticulously designed over gently rolling terrain that is accentuated by trees and water. The composite course features 19 tee pads, nine cobble pavers and ten synthetic turf pads, as well as three alternate target placements to accommodate all skill levels. The Carolina Buckthorn rough truly tests the finesse and precision of all disc golfers.” -Steve Matul, Course Architect.
This one is a mostly open course with a few wooded holes. Set in a nicely maintained park including bocce courts, basketball courts, private dog park, skate park, and more. There’s several holes parallel to the highway.
Featuring a 1927 English-style structure, this park also offers a playground & areas for sports. It is a park style course with some hilly spots, mature trees, and a small creek running through some spots and also doubles as a dedicated dog park, see park website under links for hours.
This is one of the very few disc golf courses in Chicago. It is located on a college campus, so if you play during class hours you’ll be dodging students. This is best to check out on the weekends and when class isn’t in session, but, being located right in Chicago makes it very convenient.
Posted on August 20, 2020
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