One of the closest golf courses to downtown Chicago, maybe 20-30 minutes south depending on traffic. A 36 hole complex here, built in the mid-1990's with an entirely open links style design by Dick Nugent. It's a muni, but far from a muni's normal conditions, quality or service. The two courses, the Port and the Starboard, were built on industrial landfill and inorganic sludge near Lake Calumet on Chicago's South Side. The entire course land was reclaimed and capped with clay, dirt, and sand, and provides great playing conditions, similar to what you'd find in classic links courses, windy conditions, tall fescue bordering the fairways, rolling and tumbling fairways and greens. and extremely fun to play, and the price is right. The two courses are nearly identical in terms of quality and experience. One interesting note,President Bill Clinton made his first and only hole-in-one on the par-three sixth hole at the Port Course. On a clear day, you can see the Chicago skyline in the distance. The Starboard course is 7,166 yards from the longest tees for a par of 72, and slope rating of 137, and is one of the finest conditioned courses around. Great value and pleasant staff. The Port course is 7,164 yards and 136 slope from the back tees. Both courses are bent grass tee to green. Great golf courses, whether you're a single digit or mid handicapper this one will challenge your game.