Knollwood - Illinois - USA

Knollwood Club,
1890 North Waukegan Road,
Lake Forest,
Illinois (IL) 60045,

  • +1 847 234 1600

  • Golf Club Website

  • 35 miles N of downtown Chicago, via the I-94 highway

  • Members and their guests only

Set out in 1924 by Harry Colt’s design associate, C. H. Alison, the classic old parkland course at Knollwood Club lies within a mainly wooded 240-acre property in Lake Forest, to the north of Chicago.

Larry and Roger Packard have both upgraded the course at various times since the 1970s, resulting in the installation of several lakes, the construction of new bunkers and the addition of extra tee boxes.

As a consequence, not much of the original design remains, though the par threes at holes 4 and 12 are still Alison holes of note, as are the par fours at the 353-yard 2nd and the 372-yard 15th.

Site of the US Amateur Championship in 1956, Knollwood hosted the inaugural USGA Mid-Amateur Championships in 1981. So successful was this venture, the club was chosen as the venue for the same event the following year.
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