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Attention Guests!

We now have a variety of options for booking tee times on our site. Choose from the tabs below to find the best booking option for you.

What’s Available - Tee Times at Robert A Black
Simply book one of the available listed tee times. Our lowest rates are only available on our site! Public players can book online or in the golf shop 14 days in advance. Advantage cardholders can book 21 days in advance but must contact the golf shop directly to reserve between 15 and 21 days in advance.

Twilight Golf Cart Policy
Golf Carts are NOT available for rent two hours before sunset at any Chicago Park District Golf Course.

Open Weather Dependent
Robert A. Black is open for play in the 2019 - 2020 winter season. We will close if the weather is inclement, but we are open for play on a beautiful day. Book your tee time online! 

Golf shop: 773.596.2581
Book a Tee Time

Golfers With Disabilities
We welcome golfers with disabilities. The course will make reasonable accommodations to ensure that golfers with disabilities are able to enjoy the course. Please contact the General Manager or Head Golf Professional at the course for more information.

Tee Time Policy
If you wish to cancel your reservation, Robert A Black Golf requests that you do so at least 24 hours before the start of your round. However, at no point during the online reservation process will your credit card be charged by Robert A Black Golf for the amount due at course. Cancellations inside the 24 hour cancellation window are subject to being charged to the credit card at the applicable rate.
Golf Rates
Rates Weekday Weekend
9 Holes $23 $25
9 Holes W/ Advantage Card $18 $20
Juniors & Seniors W/ Advantage Card $14 $20
Cart Rentals Everyday
Powercart- Per Person $11
Powercart (Seniors)- Per Person $9
Pull Cart- Per Person $3
Players Advantage Card rates available with Purchase of Players Advantage Card
Weekdays (Monday-Friday), Weekends (Saturday-Sunday), Holidays (Officially Observed)
• Twilight is two hours before sunset
Chicago’s Amusement tax of 9% is included on green fees in above rates
Seniors ages 62 and over; Juniors age 17 and under
*Seniors/Juniors rates only available with Players Advantage Card
Surf the Earth on a GolfBoard!

Take the best from a skateboard, surfboard, snowboard and a golf cart and what do you get? The GolfBoard! Strap your bag to the front, put your drink in the cup holder, thumb the throttle and you're off! Shift your weight from side to side to literally carve the course up. This is golf like you've never experienced before! 

Surf the Earth on a GolfBoard at this Billy Casper Golf course today!

Here at Robert A. Black, we are proud to offer you the chance to ride one on your next round! Even if you've never rode a wave or mountain, you'll be able to pick up the GolfBoard in minutes. All we ask is that you fill out this online waiver and watch the safety video before you come to the course. We will give you a quick training before your round, and then it's time for you most entertaining round of golf ever! Please note that there is a $10 charge in addition to your green and cart fee. All riders must sign a GolfBoard rider agreement prior to rental. GolfBoard tee times are booked on a first come - first serve basis. To reserve a GolfBoard please call our clubhouse at 312.742.7931

To fill out an agreement prior to your tee time please fill out this waiver


The Course

The newest of all of the golf courses in the CPD Golf portfolio, the history of Robert Black is quite possibly the most interesting!

  Once a private club in 1896, at a location two miles to the east along the shores of Lake Michigan, Robert Black was once the exclusive private five hole golf course named Edgewater Golf Club.  In 1910, the golf course moved to its current location.  In the 1970’s, the park was redeveloped into split open parkland and the nine hole golf course that is in place today.  

Elevated tee boxes, greens, and tucked in sand traps all make for a challenging and fun golf experience.  Robert Black offers four par 3’s for those who enjoy the challenge of shorter golf holes.         


Scorecard

HOLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 TOTAL
BLUE 473 133 341 158 309 313 161 105 346 2339
PAR 5 3 4 3 4 4 3 3 4 33
MEN'S HDCP 1 8 3 7 5 4 6 9 2
WOMEN'S HDCP 1 8 3 7 5 4 6 9 2
PAR 5 3 4 3 4 4 3 3 4 33
RED 439 113 316 125 285 286 133 81 321 2099


Course Statistics

Tees Rating Slope Yardage
Men (B) 31.7 100 2,361
Men (R) 30.7 96 2,146
Women (B) 33.0 103 2,361
Women (R) 31.8 98 2,146


Course Architect: Killian & Nugent
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Rye Grass   
Club Rentals: Yes
Practice Facilities: Putting Green
Dining Facilities: Sell Bottled Drinks & Packaged Snacks
Dress Code: Appropriate Golf Attire
Youth on Course
Youth on Course 2019 Promotion

Juniors Play Golf for $2

Rate: $2
Weekdays after 10am | Weekends after 12pm

Become a Youth on Course Member for golf benefits at multiple facilities across the area. Youth on Course provides juniors with access to life-changing opportunities through golf.

 Learn more about Youth on Course 

 Register to Become a Youth on Course Member Today

Junior Programs

The Chicago Park District Golf Courses offer a variety of leagues and lessons designed to get Kids of all ages and skill levels into the game of golf! The First Tee Chicago and Chicago Park District Golf have teamed up to provide golf access, instruction and life skill training for Chicago’s Junior Golfers.

For more information about some of the programs we offer please contact us by calling the Golf Shop or clicking the link below!

Leagues

Whether  you want to join a league, or need a place to host your league, our course has something for you! We have leagues for men, women, and seniors. No matter what your age, or level of golfing ability you'll get a warm welcome! 


Ladies' League 2019

Dates:

Thursdays | May 16th - September 5th | 8 - 8:45am Tee Times

 

Price:

$280 Advantage Card Holders

$230 Senior Advantage Card Holders

 

Includes: Green Fees | One Dozen Golf Balls | One Glove | End of Season Outing


Click Here to Register for the 2019 Ladies' League


Policy:

- 16 week league

- No play the week of July 4th

- All players must have an advantage card for the 2019 season


League Inquiry
Name(Required)
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What League Information Would You Like to Know? (Required)
Audubon International
Robert A. Black Golf Course is certified as Cooperative Sanctuary by Audubon International.

The course is committed to protecting our local environment, conserving natural resources, and providing wildlife habitats.

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