Cheap golf courses Cook County
The least expensive way to golf is on public courses. If anyone knows a cheap ($20-30 for 9 holes) private course please post in the comments. Thanks. I have never been to any of these courses so you may want to look for some Yelp reviews so you can judge for yourself whether the condition of the course is worth the money.
Golf facilities owned by Forest Preserves of Cook County
The Forest Preserves of Cook County own eleven golf facilities. These facilities are managed by a third party (The same group that manages Chicago golf courses). They offer a FPG (Forest Preserve Golf) card for $34 (Reg. $37) for Cook County residents and $39 (Reg. $42) for non-residents. This card offers a discounts including on golf. If you’re a Cook County resident this card should pay for itself after 7-11 golf rounds. You can also book tee times without a membership.
Billy Caldwell Golf Course, 6150 Caldwell Ave, Chicago, IL 800-460-0010.
Burnham Woods Golf Course, 14201 S Burnham Ave, Burnham, IL 60633 800-460-0010
Chick Evans Golf Course, 6145 Golf Rd, Morton Grove, IL 60053 800-460-0010
Edgebrook Golf Course, 6100 N Central Ave, Chicago, IL 60646 800-460-0010
George W. Dunne National Golf Course, 16310 S Central Ave, Oak Forest, IL 60452 800-460-0010 Includes a driving range. Couldn’t find range prices on site.
Highland Woods Golf Course, 2775 Ela Rd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 800-460-0010 18 holes Includes a driving range. Couldn’t find range prices on site.
Indian Boundary Golf Course, 8600 W Forest Preserve Dr, Chicago, IL 800-460-0010
Joe Louis Golf Course, 13100 S Halsted St, Riverdale, IL 60827 800-460-0010
Meadowlark Golf Course, 11599 31st St, Hinsdale, IL 60523 800-460-0010
River Oaks Golf Course, 1 Park Avenue, Calumet City, IL 60409 800-460-0010 18 holes
Cheap golf courses Cook County – Rates
Greens fees seem to vary based on facility, date and time of play, if you prepay and if you are walking or riding. Prices are for either 9 or 18 holes.. Some prices include the cart rental. Fees for 9 holes walking range from $20-29 (plus applicable tax). Fees for 9 holes with cart range from $30-32 (plus applicable tax).
18 holes walking fees range from $26-43 (plus applicable tax). Fees for 18 holes with cart range from $36-73 (plus applicable tax).. Since these courses are in different municipalities the sales tax rate may vary.
The lowest rates at all courses are online. Walk up and phone reservations are subject to higher prices. The general findings are to get a tee time where you want and when you want – book in advance (up to 14 days). Rates are slightly cheaper on weekdays and at off times like 5am or 6pm. If you’re flexible look for a last minute tee time. Also sign up for texts for last minute deals (Info below) and download the app for deals (Info below). Use this link to search for tee times at all courses.
Other info FAQ
- Rates are the same for Cook County and non-Cook County residents.
- Each player must have a set of clubs.
- You can rent a set of clubs for $25 at all facilities.
- Reservations can be made up to 14 days in advance.
- Single golfers may be accommodated.
Last Minute deals – Text the Keyword of your facility to 24587
Billy Caldwell: CALDWELL
Burnham Woods: BURNHAM
Chick Evans: EVANS
George W. Dunne: DUNNE
Harry Semrow: SEMROW
Highland Woods: HIGHLAND
Indian Boundary: INDIAN
Joe Louis: THECHAMP
River Oaks: OAKS
By texting, you consent to receive up to 4 golf offers per week at the number provided. STOP to cancel. Msg & Data rates apply. Consent is not a condition of purchase.
When you sign up you’ll get an email from Gallus Golf. Verify your email address and then go back to the app and click on I completed verification and click on View offers. You’ll get an offer for a free bucket or golf board rental ($10 value).
App features include: Quick Book Tee Times, App Only Discounts and Last Minute deals, Push Notifications on Latest Offers, Tee Time Reminders and more.