Originally designed by Larry Packard for the Spartan Meadows Golf Club in 1971, the course was subsequently redesigned for Highlands of Elgin by Keith Foster in 2003.
Bad 'ole Keith Foster designed the front 9 and his former assistant Art Schaupeter designed the back 9. The course loses marks for poor walkability. I'm sure the routing was largely influenced to spread out the 4 holes around the quarry across the 18. The beautiful par 3 7th is the highlight of the quarry holes, but there are many memorable holes besides them. Centerline bunkers, fescue, and fairway bunkers make the tee shots more challenging than most approach shots and greens. Great value for the quality of course.