Our Chicago area correspondent is the THE CHICAGO GOLF GUY, a 2.2 handicap, golf club nut, who play 120+ rounds a year all over Chicago (no he doesn’t work very much). He’s a classic public golfer who plays all over Chicago wherever he can get the best deal, so he knows and continually plays all of Chicagoland’s better public courses on a regular basis.
This week he was down on the south side of Chicago in Hammond, IN to play Lost Marsh Golf Course, just 30 minutes south of the Loop. If you’re just passing through the area on I-90, it’s only five minutes off I-90 at the Cline Toll road to the course. The golf course is a brown-field reclamation and habitat restoration by the Hammond Port Authority, designed by Charles Howard in 2003. There’s a 18-hole public golf course and a 9-hole executive course, which may be only second to Harborside on Chicago’s southside.
Chicagoland has over 125 public golf courses, our directory contains on 43 of the best golf courses you can play, while there’s seven in our Northern Indiana directory, plenty of golf for the Chicago Golf Guy, check out his review of Lost Marsh here.