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Help Us Pick the Golf Course with the Best Grounds Crew

Looking out over pristine greens on a hazy summer morning, golfers have these folks to thank—the ones who do the backbreaking work to keep golf courses in beautiful, tip-top shape.

Some golfers might tee off as early as possible in the mornings, but they're still not the first to arrive at the course. 

Hours before the first golfer even sets foot on the dewy greens, a dedicated grounds crew is hard at work, sculpting scruffy fairways into works of art. The team mows greens, tees, and fairways, changes the holes on the greens, moves tee markers and empties trash cans. They wake early to do their part to give golfers the best round possible. They're the ones who They rake bunkers, water playing areas, maintain flowers, shrubs and decorated spots and keep wooded areas cleared to facilitate play.

And we bet you know the best around. 

Which course comes with the best grounds crew?

  1. First, cast a vote for your favorite in our poll. Voting ends Friday, June 8.  
  2. Then, click on the name of the business below and leave a review.

Reviews count for half of the overall score in determining a winner. The reviews and poll votes will be tallied and factor into the naming of "The Course with the Best Grounds Crew in the South Suburbs." 

Visit a Patch directory to learn about the courses by clicking on the names below:

Want to know what readers chose as the golf course with the best greens?

Or how about where to take the newbie golfer in your family?

I May 28, 2012 at 01:45 PM
Lincoln Oaks in Crete is in better condition than any of these. Bent grass fairways and except for the bunkers,which they are working on, its the best deal on the south side.
Lisa Larson Winker May 29, 2012 at 12:35 PM
Big Run Golf Club in Lockport isn't on your list, but it needs to be! The course is amazingly beautiful!
JoAnne Alexander June 15, 2012 at 06:08 PM
i am cannot believe that Glenwoodie in Glenwood is not on the poll. It has the best crew around headed by Eric. According to my husband they have the best greens.
Sheryl Ford June 15, 2012 at 06:24 PM
Where is Longwood Country Club in Steger on the list? Family Owned, been there forever, All you can play after 2:00 for $25, Mondays are $20 and Senior Tees!
Juvenal June 15, 2012 at 07:30 PM
Only one area course has hosted a US Open within our lifetimes, but it is not on the list......

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