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Harborside International Golf Center

11001 South Doty Ave., Chicago, IL 60628
312 782 7837
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Ranked #158 of 367 Attractions in Chicago
Type: Golf Courses
Activities: Golfing
Description: This urban course, in sight of the Chicago skyline, was created on top of a pit of construction refuse.
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Chgo Suburb
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Can't say enough about it. This place has their act together. No big crowd or waiting at each tee box, which is refreshing for a summer Sunday morning. Definitely not a bargain but you do get what you pay for. Can't wait to go back.

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Ballwin, MO
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70 reviews 70 reviews
28 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Was in Chi for the day while my wife was in a meeting so I wanted to play golf. The pro at my club told me to try Harborside. Great idea! Short drive from downtown (unless you go during rush hour). Build on top of an old landfill so they could route it as desired. 36 holes of wonderful golf.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

We arrived in Chicago and wanted to see if we could find a good golf course closer than having to drive for an hour. I did a search and found Harborside. We arrived and was impressed with what we found, the staff was friendly and the facilities look good. We played the course that was in great condishion. My Wife... More

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Palatine Il
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We played the Starboard course and were impressed with the experience. Great golf hole after great golf hole. No hole was the same. Tons of sand but fairly placed. Plenty of fescue but again fairly placed. If you hit your ball where you aim you can score. The greens were true but had subtle breaks which made holing a putt... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

I went to this restaurant with a friend who had eaten there before. She recommended the cobb salad. Now I love cobb salads and have had many over the course of my life. I ordered it with the dressing on the side. The young waitress brought me the salad with the dressing mixed in. She did offer to have a... More

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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
31 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Harborside features two golf courses constructed over an old landfill. It sits near Lake Michigan and features the interesting juxtaposition of a Scottish-like links landscape and giant industrial plants lining the horizon. For a big city golf course, it was both very reasonable and not crowded. There are a huge number of bunkers and water comes into play quite a... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

This municipal course has two inland link courses. Both are great fun to play. The courses were excellently presented and well manicured. THe greens were fast and true. Lots of sand and the holes can get a bit samey after a while. At the time we played the course was over watered and very boggey....when we questioned the pro all... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

I planned a round of Golf following a business trip to Chicago and found the Harborside on the net. I contacted Terry O'Neil (PGA, Head Golf Professional, Administration & Outings) by E-Mail to find out if this was possible. Terry really delivered, organised everything for me, booked a tee-time and on the day put me with a 3 ball (Thanks... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2011

I'm a professional meeting planner and had a corporate outing yesterday. Terry O'Neill, the Golf Professional, was extremely easy to work with and made arrangements so simple! I had a staff member onsite working the event and he called several times to say how well executed everything was, how easy the course was to work with and how happy all... More

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