Harborside International Golf Center - Starboard Course (312) 782-7837
Chicago golf course review
Harborside International, located just minutes from the Downtown Chicago loop area, features two 18 hole championship courses. "Port" and Starboard were designed by renowned architect, Dick Nugent, to bring the tradition of links golf to Chicago. In the spring of 2017, Harborside underwent a $1.7 million bunker renovation, further highlighting
the natural beauty of the native areas and wildlife. Both courses have since been re rated. The courses are regularly rated in Golfweek's Top 50 Best Municipal Courses in the
nation, and in the Top 15 courses in the state of Illinois.
The beautiful clubhouse features a fully stocked pro shop, locker rooms with showers, conference rooms, large dining rooms for banquets, and The Pier At Harborside Restaurant. The Pier is open Daily for breakfast Lunch and dinner, and includes a full bar. Practice facilities include a targeted grass range, putting green, and short game area
with sand bunkers. There is also a private teaching area for those in need of lessons.
After its opening in 1996, The Starboard course immediately transformed Harborside International from a Chicago favorite, into one of the country's top public golf facilities. This layout provides a slightly different links experience than the Port Course, featuring large waste areas, spanning the length of the fairway on many of the back nine holes.
There are 4 sets of tee boxes with a wide range of yardages and slopes. Forward tees are 5110 yards with a slope of 123. 5914 yards with a slope of 123 for men and 133 for woman from the regular tees. 6620 / 129 from Championship, and 7104 / 135 from tournament. As indicated by the score card, just like it's sister course, Starbourd Course is a
fair test for all skill levels.
In total, there are 75 sand bunkers situated greenside and near landing zones, including a giant waste area spanning fairways 11 through 14. Water comes into play on 4-holes, all on the back nine, including the beautiful par 3 17th. On course there are yardage markers in the middle of the fairway from 100, 150, and 200 to the center of the green.
Colored flags indicate a portside (red flag), or starboard (green flag) hole location. GPS in carts provide yardages to the pin and hazards on the course, such as water and
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