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Help Us Pick the Golf Course with the Best Greens

Vote in the Patch poll! You love your course for its well-manicured, uniformly brushed, divot-less greens—tell us all about it and brag about your favorite courses in the Southland.

Few things can spoil a round of golf quicker than unkempt greens. Ball divots, uneven green speeds and, not to mention, dead patches can quickly send golfers searching for the 19th hole. 

Your favorite courses have mastered the combination of greens speed, undulations, trueness of roll and firmness. Patch wants to know which course's greens keep you shooting for par. 

  1. First, cast a vote for your favorite in our poll. Voting ends Friday, May 18. 
  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 Greens in the South Suburbs." 

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

Clint O'Reilly May 15, 2012 at 05:04 PM
You likely mean PCC vs. FCC. I have played both, numerous times. Flossmoor tends to have some patchiness on the edges, disease/burn etc., more than some other courses. But they are nice, nonetheless. Both are mature courses.
R. W. Pollock May 15, 2012 at 05:18 PM
I have been lucky enough over the years (thanks to my corp. hook up's) to play most courses in Chicagoland, Private and Public. Since this is only about the southlands, I would agree that Olympia & Prestwick are the nicest around. Of course, Private! 30 years is alot of time to get around. I like these courses as well due to the fact that they have caddies too (weekends). I like to walk with my hosts; besides, Prestwick has horrible golf carts, Chinese I think, with faulty brakes! I heard it was a bad lease deal. I think they are getting new carts this year or next.
Thomas Callahan May 16, 2012 at 01:11 PM
The best greens around are Prestwick CC followed by Flossmoor with Idlewild coming in behind them. These private courses are a cut above and unfortunately the public courses really can't compare for a multitude of reasons. There probably should be two categories for this poll. Either way, don't ever refuse an offer to play any of these great private clubs!
Len Miller May 17, 2012 at 03:12 AM
Well said Thomas C., well said. I would play any of these, and Olympia anytime I was asked. And the great thing about going to a private club, they do not accept cash, (normally). It gets billed to the Host. What great guys!! And great courses!
TPS May 20, 2012 at 12:23 PM
I agree that there needs to be a breakdown between private and public courses, as there usually is a big difference in the budgets they have, amount of play and control over the players on the course.

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