Harborside International - Starboard Course:

Chicago's challenging links-style facility is a real treat.

Built on top of an old landfill beside Lake Calumet in south Chicago, this 36 hole links-style facility is such a welcome treat for design and value. Blessed with a blank canvass to create the routings, Dick Nugent blended mounding, elevation change, creative, expansive bunkering and the shoreline to present the Port and Starboard courses. Opened in 1996 The Starboard course is a terrific compliment to its sister The Port. Fairways lined with nasty, foul rough and huge bunkers, are filled with plenty of risk and reward for the bold player. Featuring 2 very different nines both at the mercy of the howling winds of Chicago, The Starboard has lots of variety to go along with the tremendous value and service found at Harborside.


Course Stats:

Par 72, 5110 - 7104 yards, rated 69.1 -74.7, slope rating 121 -135

Public daily fee access


Chicago, Illinois


Editor's Shot Makers Picks:

Hole 13   Hole 17  
Par 3 HCP 16 Par 3 HCP 18
Red 114 Red 85
White 142 White 114
Blue 181 Blue 138
Gold 225 Gold 174


Feature Holes Descriptions:

The Starboard course opens with a mid-size par 5 that welcomes you to the course and presents a stunning vista of the Chicago skyline. The pair of short holes on the back nine may be listed as the easiest holes on that side, but played in the formidable winds that gust here, they are no easy par. Hole 13, named "Half Mast," cuts across Lake Calumet playing upto 225 yards, take a direct route or hit along the safe route to the left bailout area. The 17th is a wicked forced carry to a deep and wide, multi-tiered green faced with wood and straight down into the water. If the wind is blowing, terra firma is a good first shot. These par 3's will stick in your memory ong after your harborside experience is over.


Harborside International Golf Center,

111th Street & I94.

Chicago, IL 60628