Columbus Park Golf Course, which is part of Chicago Park District Golf, has the most globular clusters on its eighth hole (Columbus Park Golf Course is at 5701 W. Jackson Boulevard in Chicago, Ill.). This hole is par three, 187 yards from the blue teeing ground and 179 yards from the white teeing ground. At approximately 30 yards from the blue teeing grounds, a water hazard begins. Golfers, who will be looking downhill toward the putting green, will need to fly their golf balls over this hazard. Unusually, the globular clusters are in the rough areas that are on the right, rear and left of the putting green instead of in the water hazard. This is because golfers do not take into consideration that downhill layouts require that they choose higher numbered clubs for less distance than they would choose for level or uphill layouts. (Most golf balls tend to fly over the putting green.)
The main, globular cluster areas for Burnham Woods Golf Course are on its fourth hole. (Burnham Woods Golf Course is at 14201 S. Burnham Avenue in Burnham, Ill.) This hole is par five and 544 yards from the rear, blue teeing ground. Although straight, the fairway is uneven in spots, and has very tall rough along its right side. In these areas, several globular clusters exist. In addition, at least one ditch traverses this fairway, and it is muddy enough and wide enough to require a very small bridge to span it. In this ditch globular clusters also exist.
The main, globular cluster areas at River Oaks Golf Course are on its eighth hole. (River Oaks Golf Course is at 1 Park Avenue in Calumet City, Ill.) This hole is par five and 447 yards from its blue, rear teeing ground. The fairway has a curvy design, curving left and then, curving right. At the junctions of these curves are two, large lateral water hazards. Several globular clusters exist in the waters of these hazards and along their banks. I would not be surprised to learn that at least 50, globular clusters are in the mud at the bottom of these hazards.