In 1996, Harborside International was immediately transformed from a Chicago favorite to one of the top public golf facilities in the country with the addition of the Starboard Course. While providing a similar links golf experience to it's sister Port Course, the Starboard Course stands alone as a unique blend of exciting and challening links holes. Starboard's fantastic finish is highlighted by its signature par 3 #17 "Buccaneers Cove." A middle iron is needed to carry Lake Calumet, which looms from tee to green and up the right side to a devilishly angled green. Three deep bunkers on the left offer no bailout option and add even more drama to this memorable hole typical of the Starboard Course. Starboard's long list of awards and accolades continues to grow in 2014 as Golfweek Magazine rated the course the #3 "Best Courses You Can Play" in the state of Illinois. In addition to this state honor, Golfweek Magazine ranks the Starboard Course as the #13 "Best Municipal Course" in the United States.