According to an article in the Chicago Tribune on May 1st, 1932, the golf course and clubhouse at Indian Boundary cost $50,000 to build. Dozens of other references to holes-in-one, high school varsity golf matches, and events held here graced the newspaper in the decades since. Historic golf courses like Indian Boundary are woven into the fabric of the communities they reside in. When you play here, you are part of that legacy.
The course is unpretentious and casual. Like other Forest Preserve courses, the clubhouse is strictly a functional affair, with the pro shop and snack shop merged into one entity. The goal is to get you out and playing as soon as possible. The course itself is straightforward and the greens are uncomplicated. Hit it straight and avoid the two ponds that want to impede your progress. A lot of folks learning the game of golf play here. In fact, a buddy of mine and I were paired up with another twosome once -- a mother-son duo. The high-school-aged son asked me “do your clubs have numbers on them like mine do?” I did my best to impart some golf wisdom on them.
There is one practice green here to work out some kinks before your round. There is no driving range unfortunately, but if you look hard enough, there’s a hitting net and a small strip of mat to hit from. On the upside, I’ve seen deer on the course every single time I’ve played here. They love the property, located in the southern portion of Schiller Woods. Also, you can rent a Golfboard here to spice up your round.