A globular cluster may be the actual, fictional appearance for the four, main characters in 3rd Rock from the Sun. A globular cluster may be the physical appearance of at least three, frozen, cotton candy sticks. However, this article refers to the areas at certain, Chicago-land golf courses where lost golf balls gather in clusters.
South Shore Golf Course, which is at 7059 S. Shore Drive in Chicago, Ill., is the Chicago Park District’s, southernmost golf course. This nine holes course’s, ninth hole (121 yards-blue teeing ground) has the main, globular cluster areas. A par three hole that has three sand bunkers, lost balls cluster in and around these bunkers, in the rough that separates this hole’s putting green from the fourth hole’s fairway, and in and around the round and driveway curb on this hole’s, right side. Some golf balls will even cluster in the fancy landscaping that divides the driveway. (Golfers who hit their balls in this area are probably too embarrassed to retrieve them.
The main, globular cluster areas for Chick Evans Golf Course, which is an 18 holes, Chicago-land course at 6145 N. Golf Road in Morton Grove, Ill., is the third hole. This hole is a par five, 497 yards hole (rear teeing ground) that has two, separate water hazards. The first hazard, which is a lateral water hazard, comes into play approximately 30 feet from the forward, red teeing ground. Golfers must drive their balls onto a narrow, fairway area that slopes toward the water hazard; more balls probably cluster in this pond than they do in the other hazard that is farther ahead. The farther hazard crosses the fairway at approximately 75 yards from the putting green. Most golfers will need to fly their third shots over this hazard.
The main, globular cluster area for Indian Boundary Golf Course, which is an 18 holes, Chicago-land course at 8600 W. Forest Preserve Avenue in Chicago, Ill., is the seventh hole. This is a par four, 344 yards hole (rear teeing ground) that has a huge lateral water hazard on its right side. This hazard extends from approximately 150 yards from the rear, blue teeing ground to approximately 50 feet behind the putting green. The approach to the putting green is especially difficult, and the putting green slopes toward the hazard.