Harborside's Port Course, which opened for play in 1995, immediately garnered national attention and has since been acclaimed as Chicago's top public course. This challenging links course was designed by Dick Nugent in the true links tradition of windswept, Scottish, Irish and English seaside courses. While it may seem like you are playing a course built for The Open Championship, the spectacular views of Chicago's iconic skyline will remind you how close you are to home.
The fantastic finishing holes on the Port Course include the famed par 3 #15 "Anchor Hole" immediately followed by three holes bordering the harbor waters of Lake Calumet.
Golfweek Magazine ranks the Port Course as the #47 "Best Municipal Course" in the United States and the 14th Best Course You Can Play in the state of Illinois.
While still a fair test for all skill levels, the Port Course proudly hosted the SBC Senior Open, a PGA Champions TOUR event in 2002. Bob Gilder defeated former U.S. Open Champion Hale Irwin in a playoff to secure victory. During that event, the Port Course received the ultimate compliment when two time Masters Champion Ben Crenshaw compared this Chicago gem to Muirfield, the host of several Open Championships.
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