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The Course

Robert A. Black Golf Course has elevated tee boxes, greens, and tucked in sand traps all make for a challenging and fun golf experience
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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.

  • 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

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AUDUBON INTERNATIONAL CERTIFIED
We are proud to be certified as Cooperative Sanctuary by Audubon International. The course is committed to protecting our local environment, conserving natural resources, and providing wildlife habitats.