Stories often end with “The End.” Some television episodes end with “to be continued.” Golf courses end with holes that are par three, par four or par five. The 18th hole at Indian Boundary Golf Course ends with a par five hole. (Indian Boundary Golf Course is at 8600 W. Forest Preserve Avenue in Chicago, Ill.)
The average yardages from the teeing grounds to the putting green are as follows: Blue-480, White-455 and Red-360. The 18th hole is the longest hole on this golf course. This final hole has a #2, course hole handicap.
Facing northwest and straight, the 18th hole’s fairway is moderately wide. At approximately the middle point, on the right side, this fairway bulges inward. This fairway narrows considerably as it approaches the putting green.
On the left side, the trees are of medium height. They are closely spaced. On the right side, the trees are widely spaced and sparse.
No hazards are along or in this fairway; golfers will not need to take penalties after hitting into a water hazard. Neither will golfers get sand into their eyes after displacing sand in sand bunkers. However, golfers should not expect this fairway to be the same level throughout its length; uphill lies and downhill lies are possible.
The putting green is medium size and somewhat oval. No sand bunkers are around it. This green has an elevation that is one-two feet higher than the fairway’s elevation.
Many golfers finish Indian Boundary’s, 18th hole after the sun sets. This course normally requires four-five hours to play. (The backup usually begins on the 14th hole, which is also a par five hole.) In the autumn, golfers who wish to play the entire, 18 holes should tee-off no later than 2:30 p.m.