The South Course at Olympia Fields

The award winning South Course at Olympia Fields Country Club is remarkable for its dramatic elevation changes and its strategic use of Butterfield Creek.

The South Course - formerly the club's No. 1 Course - was designed in 1915 by Tom Bendelow of Aberdeen, whose more than 600 courses include such classics as the Atlanta Athletic Club and Medinah No. 3. In 2007, the South Course was renovated by Steve Smyers, whose work on the course was ranked No. 2 in Golf Digest's 2010 list of Best New Renovations. Par for the South Course is 72 strokes played over 7,114 yards with a rating of 74.7 and a slope of 144. The South Course is ranked 146 in the United States on Golfweek's 2016 list of the "Best Classic Courses," above Worcester (No. 147) and Oak Hill (West) (No. 156).


  • Scorecard
    • Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out
      Black 459 482 182 543 243 375 566 409 440 3699
      Blue 433 420 171 524 210 361 566 409 440 3534
      White 396 403 152 517 183 337 540 390 400 3318
      Green 375 380 139 488 158 310 517 379 371 3117
      Par 4 4 3 5 3 4 5 4 4 36
      Men's Handicap 7 3 17 9 15 13 1 11 5  
      Green/Gold 353 380 125 458 158 310 420 365 334 2903
      Gold 353 285 125 458 158 310 420 365 334 2808
      Ladies' Handicap 9 7 17 3 15 11 1 5 13  


      Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In
      Black 500 345 212 415 150 430 365 460 530 3407
      Blue 500 331 200 395 150 430 365 440 530 3341
      White 478 331 170 380 135 382 342 411 503 3132
      Green 448 288 150 348 135 342 307 402 470 2890
      Par 5 4 3 4 3 4 4 4/5 5 36/37
      Men's Handicap 4 12 16 8 18 10 14 2 6  
      Green/Gold 448 260 150 348 100 342 275 360 470 2753
      Gold 410 260 121 318 100 342 275 360 430 2616
      Ladies' Handicap 4 12 14 10 18 6 166 8 2  
  • Course Tour

    • Hole 1

      Par 4

      Men's Handicap: 7
      Ladies' Handicap: 9

      Yardage

      459 433 396 375 353 353


      Hole 2

      Par 4

      Men's Handicap: 3
      Ladies' Handicap: 7

      Yardage

      482 420 403 380 353 353


      Hole 3

      Par 3

      Men's Handicap: 17
      Ladies' Handicap: 17

      Yardage

      182 171 152 139 125 125


      Hole 4

      Par 5

      Men's Handicap: 9
      Ladies' Handicap: 3

      Yardage

      543 524 517 488 458 458


      Hole 5

      Par 3

      Men's Handicap: 15
      Ladies' Handicap: 15

      Yardage

      243 210 183 158 158 158


      Hole 6

      Par 4

      Men's Handicap: 13
      Ladies' Handicap: 11

      Yardage

      375 361 337 310 310 310


      Hole 7

      Par 5

      Men's Handicap: 1
      Ladies' Handicap: 1

      Yardage

      566 566 540 517 420 420


      Hole 8

      Par 4

      Men's Handicap: 11
      Ladies' Handicap: 5

      Yardage

      409 409 390 379 365 365


      Hole 9

      Par 4

      Men's Handicap: 5
      Ladies' Handicap: 13

      Yardage

      440 440 400 371 334 334


      Hole 10

      Par 5

      Men's Handicap: 4
      Ladies' Handicap: 4

      Yardage

      500 500 478 448 410 410


      Hole 11

      Par 4

      Men's Handicap: 12
      Ladies' Handicap: 12

      Yardage

      345 331 331 288 260 260


      Hole 12

      Par 3

      Men's Handicap: 16
      Ladies' Handicap: 14

      Yardage

      212 200 170 150 121 121


      Hole 13

      Par 4

      Men's Handicap: 8
      Ladies' Handicap: 10

      Yardage

      415 395 380 348 318 318


      Hole 14

      Par 3

      Men's Handicap: 18
      Ladies' Handicap: 18

      Yardage

      150 150 135 100 100 100


      Hole 15

      Par 4

      Men's Handicap: 10
      Ladies' Handicap: 6

      Yardage

      430 430 382 342 342 318


      Hole 16

      Par 4

      Men's Handicap: 14
      Ladies' Handicap: 16

      Yardage

      365 365 342 307 275 275


      Hole 17

      Par 4

      Men's Handicap: 2
      Ladies' Handicap: 8

      Yardage

      460 430 411 401 360 360


      Hole 18

      Par 5

      Men's Handicap: 6
      Ladies' Handicap: 2

      Yardage

      530 530 503 470 430 430


Hole 1

Par 4

Men's Handicap: 7
Ladies' Handicap: 9

Yardage

459 433 396 375 353 353

A 394-yard par 4, this dogleg left is a good test right out of the gate.  A right-to-left tee shot that can carry the fairway bunkers is a must in order to have a medium-length shot to this large, undulating green with a false front.
   

Olympia Fields Country Club is, and has been since its founding, a private club. Membership is by invitation only. Access to Olympia's golf courses, clubhouse, tennis courts, aquatic center & all other facilities are restricted to members & their guests.