Harborside International Golf Center is a 36-hole public golf facility located in Chicago, Illinois. Located about 15 minutes south of downtown Chicago, Harborside International Golf Center features two golf courses and a rugged, links-style layout, as well as one of the top practice facilities in Chicagoland.
Harborside Golf is accessible right off the highway and features two spectacular golf courses. The Starboard course is ranked 25th nationally as the best municipal golf course in the country, and Port course is not far behind, just outside the top 50. Both are very unique links style courses with 27-holes where you pretty much a view of the skyline the entire time you’re there, and then 9 holes on Starboard where you’re surrounded by Lake Calumet.
Harborside International Golf Center Port Course
The Port Course, which plays at 6,589 yards from the championship tees, hosted the SBC Senior Open, a PGA Champions TOUR event in 2002 in which Bob Gilder defeated Hale Irwin in a playoff.
Harborside Golf – Port 15th
The 15th hole on the Harborside International Golf Center Port Course features Chicago’s Most Troublesome Bunker. A kidney-shaped green is guarded by a huge bunker with a grassy anchor aesthetically placed in the middle. Your chances for par will sink like an anchor should you place your tee shot in this bunker.
Harborside International Golf Center Starboard Course
The Starboard Course, which is slightly longer at 6,600 yards from the championship tees, offers one of the most challenging forced carries in Chicago. The 17th hole on the Starboard Course at Harborside International is a par 3 that plays to a length of 174 yards with a forced carry over Lake Calumet.
A major factor when playing this signature hole is the wind direction, which can often stretch a mid iron into a long iron if the wind is into the face of the golfer. The green is protected by three deep bunkers on the left, limiting any hope of a bailout option, while adding a significant amount of drama in the Windy City.
Harborside Golf Practice Facility
The practice facility at Harborside Golf was recognized as a Top 50 Public Range as part of the 2020 Golf Range Association of America (GRAA) Awards. Criteria for the top 50 looks at each facility’s amenities and services, technology integration, clinics and workshops, revenue and more.
Harborside Golf Driving Range
The Harborside Golf Practice Facility course-like conditions allowing you to groom your game year-round. The 57-acre practice facility at Harborside provides the following: expansive bent grass tees identical to the teeing areas and fairways on the two courses, bent grass fairways to accurately gauge distance on tee shots, four target greens to groove precise iron approaches, separate areas for chipping, pitching and sand play, and a large putting clock for putting drills.
“We are proud to offer one of the premier driving ranges and practice facilities in the Chicagoland area,” said Brian Dutler, General Manager at Harborside International Golf Center. “This award recognizes our commitment to growing the game of golf and providing our customers the opportunity to enjoy the game and achieve their game improvement goals.”