Very close to absolute perfection. It’s amazing what McDonald and Raynor did with a largely nondescript piece of property. Template holes abound. Personal favorites include the par 3 seventh Redan, and the punch bowl 12th. I am a big Biarritz fan but prefer when it is incorporated in the putting surface. The par 3 third Biarritz at Chicago golf uses Raynor’s alternate design placing the feature in shaved area in front of the green. The biggest difference between Chicago golf club and the other Raynor courses I have played, was the speed of the greens. Chicago golf takes it up a notch. In my group which included three guests, all three of us putted off the first green and into a bunker. If you miss your line on your putt, be prepared to go back to your bag to retrieve a wedge! Of course, the history here is amazing and the clubhouse is full of many wonderful golf artifacts worthy of the oldest course in the country.
Date: October 09, 2019