Billy Caldwell Golf Course
Photos of Hole #1

Chicago, Illinois

Hole #9 Hole #2

Hole #1: GolfScout's Take

It's a short walk from the Billy Caldwell practice green, past the Audubon landscaping patch, to the first tee box. Your round begins. Hopefully you can manage it in about 1 hour 45 minutes with favorable course conditions.

Hole #1 starts the round off gracefully with a relatively wide fairway and a good amount of real estate in the right rough to aid first-tee slicers. Of course, there's no driving range here, so tee #1 is your first opportunity to let one fly in earnest. Feel free to take a breakfast ball if needed; I approve.

The hole curves to the right, but only very slightly. As a righty, if you have a fade dialed in, you'll be rewarded. OB is also to the right, denoted by the fence. You'll find some free golf balls over there if you look closely.

If you go into the tree line on the left, you'll likely greet golfers playing the 9th hole who found those same trees finishing their round.

The green runs uphill a tad, but is mostly flat, like most of the greens here at BC. Also, there's no bunkers. In fact, there's no bunkers at all on the entire course, which is one of the reasons I enjoy this course so much.

Photo of hole #1 at Billy Caldwell Golf Course in Chicago, Illinois. There's a tiny practice green to the right of the first tee box. I've never seen anyone use it.

There's a tiny practice green to the right of the first tee box. I've never seen anyone use it.

Photo of hole #1 at Billy Caldwell Golf Course in Chicago, Illinois. The view from 150 yards out.

The view from 150 yards out.

Photo of hole #1 at Billy Caldwell Golf Course in Chicago, Illinois. The green on the first hole is is largely flat, like most of the greens at Billy Caldwell.

The green on the first hole is is largely flat, like most of the greens at Billy Caldwell.

Photo of hole #1 at Billy Caldwell Golf Course in Chicago, Illinois. View from the back of the green on hole #1.

View from the back of the green on hole #1.

Photo of hole #1 at Billy Caldwell Golf Course in Chicago, Illinois. A view of the fairway from the back of the green.

A view of the fairway from the back of the green.

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