Palos Hills Golf Club Overview
Owned by the city of Palos Hills, this 9-hole muni is perfect for a laid-back round of golf. The course is 2,838 yards long, and as such is a medium-length track. However, it does sport two legitimate par-5’s, the longest of which is 518 from the back tees with a double dogleg -- the hardest hole on the course. Par is 35 here.
Stony Creek runs along the course’s south border, but doesn’t come into play much. The only time it really gets involved is on the 9th hole, when playing from the longest tee box. You cross a bridge to the other side of the creek to get to the blue tees. Water is absent from the rest of the course.
What’s not absent are bunkers. Oodles of them. Every green is well defended. Set expectations accordingly. I counted 31 greenside bunkers alone, which averages to 3.5 per hole. That’s more than usual for a casual 9-holer, adding to the difficulty of Palos Hills Golf Club.
There is one practice green to warm up on, but no driving range or nets. The clubhouse has a large outdoor patio area. The pro shop selection offers a limited selection of gear and has the usual snacks you’d expect.