Help Us Pick the Best Golf Course for Beginners

Vote in the Patch poll! If you're a golfer, chances are you talked a novice friend into joining you—where did you take them? What's the best course for a beginner?

You've been golfing for years, and when it comes to courses, you play favorites. Our Patch readers know all the best fairways, the trickiest water holes and the best-kept greens. But for a newbie just getting started, playing a tough course can be as daunting as tracking the ball looking into the sun. They're looking for a challenge, but don't want to hold up the foursome behind them. 

So where do you point the beginners? Help us pick the best starter course in the South Suburbs. 

  1. First, cast a vote for your favorite in our poll. 
  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 Best Golf Course for Beginners in the South Suburbs." 

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

Did we miss one? Got a great golf story to share? Tell us in the comments. 

Glenn E. Wierzbicki April 30, 2012 at 05:04 PM
A miniature golf course. But Wrights Barnyard is gone now...Glenwoodie or any of the two Chicago Heights courses are good for a beginner...w
John56 April 30, 2012 at 09:58 PM
I would start at Coyote Run's 3 hole practice course, but quickly move on to The Heights West or Graystone, unless you are like 13 or under. Otherwise it can get kind of boring. Stony Creek is ok but a bit of a drive, so is the Palos Municipal 9 Hole. The Heights East is a train wreck unless you can find a time when it's empty, otherwise it takes forever to play a round and can be dangerous with flying balls since it is pretty wide open.
Jeff Carr May 01, 2012 at 02:04 PM
Rolling Hills at Silver Lake has 7 Par 3's and 2 Par 4's. It's a great place to start out or play a quick 9 holes. Silver Lake is also opening their range on May 7th. Range, to Rolling Hills, to one of the 18 hole courses!
NANCIE FERENCIK May 01, 2012 at 06:57 PM
Hey Glenn, Would you really subject a beginner to the back nine at Glenwoodie. I would say "pay for 18 - get the free hot dog at the turn....then go home". I also feel that anyone feeling compelled to start out on a longer, sporty course should go on a weekday when the sun comes up.
Jane McGinn May 04, 2012 at 02:22 PM
I agree with Carla square links in Frankfort Square -not listed, but REASONABLY priced. I took my daughters there. they could use all of their clubs and we could still go as a family. Most of the other golf courses are just TOO expensive on the weekends to take beginners


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