Founded in 1900, North Shore Country Club moved to its current Glenview location in 1924 when C.H. Alison designed the new 18-hole layout. The following decade, the course was duly recognised when it was selected to host both the US Open (1933) and US Amateur (1939). The US Amateur has since returned here, Jay Sigel winning the 1983 edition ten years before he embarked on his professional golf career.
In the book The American Private Golf Club Guide Daniel Wexler writes: “the course is routed over flat terrain, yet retains enough of C. H. Alison’s original, large-scale bunkering (plus two post-war lakes affecting play on four holes) to remain interesting.
Strong tests abound, including the 516-yard 2nd (where a lake pinches the run-up to the putting surface), the 189-yard, over-water 3rd, and the demanding 231-yard 8th. On the back nine, the 557-yard 12th features an angled green best approached from the right.
The 515-yard 15th doglegs gently left, with a lake menacing both the lay-up area and the putting surface. The 432-yard 18th, though not backbreaking, is a fine finisher, complete with a huge Alison cross bunker angled some thirty yards shy of the green.”