Odyssey Golf Course is a public, 18-hole golf course in south suburban Tinley Park, IL that was designed by Harry Bower and two-time U.S. Open winner Curtis Strange.
Odyssey Golf Course was built in 1990 with the goal of making a private golf club experience available to the general public. The facility was established a 501(c)(3) non-profit in late 2013 and gifted the course to the Odyssey Golf Foundation to serve veterans, active military personnel and children and adults with special needs.
The 16th hole at Odyssey Country Club was named one of Chicago’s top forced carry golf shots. Architect Curtis Strange placed plenty of water hazards on his first fifteen holes at Odyssey, but also designed ways for the very skillful or very cunning golfers to avoid these wet trappings.
Not the case on the par-5, #16 signature hole that features an island green. The end of the fairway is 50 yards from the center of the moated green; if this were a restaurant, chili dips would be served at 51 yards and divot salads served at 100 yards.