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6700 W. Howard Street (847) 965-2344
Experience the beautiful and historic Tam O' Shanter Golf Course, scenically located at the north branch of the Chicago River. Tam O'Shanter Golf Course is a Public Golf Course owned and operated by the Niles Park District. It is open 7 days a week, April to December, weather permitting.

Tam O Shanter traces its roots back to the Tam O' Shanter Country Club (owned by the legendary George S. May), which was host to many early Golf championships including the First Nationally televised Golf Tournament in 1953. Past players included Sam Snead , Arnold Palmer, Patty Berg, Babe Zaharias, Lew Worsham and Chandler Harper.

Experience the history!

Join the many historic legends & play the original 1956 Tam O' Shanter Golf Course Hole #6 / Par 3 Tee & Green!

Walk the very spot where Lew Worsham holed out a wedge from 104 yards to win the 1953 World Championship of Golf over Chandler Harper, by one shot!

  • Public 9 Hole Golf Course
  • Open 7 Days a Week
  • Open April - December (weather permitting)
  • Call for Daily Hours
  • Call to Reserve Tee Times
  • Golfers may make a tee time as early as 6 days in advance.
  • Golf Pro Shop (Golf Balls, Gloves, Apparel)
  • Golf Instruction available; Private or Group.
Local Rules
Holes # 6 and #9 have drop areas defined by yellow markers.

General Rules

1. Illinois law requires that all alchololic beverages consumed on a licensed premise must be purchased from the permit holder.  Private coolers not permitted.
2. Carts must be kept on paths at Tees and Greens.
3. Spectators are not allowed on the course.
4. The course is protected by the Thorguard Lightning System.  Warning signs are posted at Pro-Shop and #1 tee. Please read Lightning Policy before beginning play.  Horn will sound one time to suspend play, three times to resume play.


Pace of Play Policy
A. Players must keep pace with the group in front of them. (Rangers will require players to pickup and move to their proper place).

B. Please try and wave up golfers once your group has reached the green to keep play moving.

C. Two hours and fifteen minutes is the maximum time for your round.


Tam O’Shanter Golf Course is available for outings. So get your favorite group of golfers together for an outing at Tam. We offer different formats for golf outings.  Call the Golf Course Manager for more details, (847) 583-2735. 

Resident I.D
Niles residents must obtain a Resident I.D. Card in order to receive resident rates at Tam Golf Course. Residents of the Niles Park District can receive a Tam ID card free of charge at the Howard Leisure Center, 6676 W. Howard Street. A driver’s license with your current address must be presented to obtain a Resident ID card. These cards must be renewed annually.
Gift Cards
What a great gift idea!  A gift card can be purchased at the Howard Leisure Center, 6676 W. Howard Street, and may be used towards green fees, any of our instructional classes, and even private lessons.






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