Water’s Edge Golf Club Overview
Opened in 1999, Water's Edge Golf Club is owned by the village of Worth. The club has everything you'd expect at a full-service golf facility -- a great course, a solid practice area with grass-tee driving range, golf instruction from a PGA professional (Tim Puetz at the time of writing this), a full restaurant, and more.
At just under 6,900 yards from the back tees, the course has enough length to challenge the vast majority of golfers. Water is in play on 12 holes. The Cal-Sag Channel canal runs parallel to the course and frames its southern boundary, hence the course's name. But in reality, the waterway isn't prominently featured in the design. Mature trees line most fairways and gobble up wayward shots. The longest hole on the course is the tricky par-5 11th hole, a narrow 561 yard dogleg right with the canal on the left and another water hazard on the right.
The practice area at Water's Edge has a full driving range with grass tees, a putting green, and a short game practice green with bunkers. A variety of golf instructional options are available from the PGA pro, including specific women's and junior packages.
The restaurant here is called The Edge Bar & Grill. It offers standard American bar food fare. Like many courses in Chicagoland, there's a walled-off gambling area in the dining room with slot machines. The covered outdoor patio is nice when you've spent a little too much time in the sun all day but still want to be outside.