Harborside is one of the closest golf courses to The Loop, 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.
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 layout for the entire course was reclaimed and capped with clay, dirt, and sand, and provides great playing conditions, similar to what you'd find in classic links courses. 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.
The Starboard course is 7,186 yards from the longest tees for a par of 72, 74.7/135, course/slope ratings, the Port course is 7,164 yards, 74.8/136, course/slope ratings from the back tees, both with three shorter tees.