Illinois

Top 100 Golf Courses - Illinois

Olympia Fields (South)

11th Illinois - Best in Area

A Steve Smyers upgrade in 2008 – when he reworked greens and bunkers, as well as adding extra yardage to the layout – sharpened the teeth of the South course at Olympia Fields Country Club...

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Medinah (No.1)

12th Illinois - Best in Area

Meacham Creek comes into play at a number of holes on the No.1 course at Medinah Country Club, most notably at the long par five 9th, once the closing hole before the nines were switched.

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Bob O'Link

13th Illinois - Best in Area

The all-male membership at Bob O’Link Golf Club plays on a course designed by Donald Ross in 1916 and completely renovated eight years later by C.H. Alison when additional land became available.

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Conway Farms

14th Illinois - Best in Area

Laid out on a 209-acre tract of gently undulating land, the course at Conway Farms Golf Club is a recently lengthened Tom Fazio design from 1991 and host venue for the 2013 BMW Championship.

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Cog Hill (No.4)

15th Illinois - Best in Area

There are four courses at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club but the one most golfers want to play is the world-renowned No.4 course, otherwise known as "Dubsdread".

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North Shore Country Club - IL

16th Illinois - Best in Area

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).

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Onwentsia

17th Illinois - Best in Area

The course at Onwentsia Club is a late 19th century layout, host to the 1906 US Open, the 1899 US Amateur and 1915 US Women’s Amateur, which extends nowadays to a modest 6,645 yards from the tips.

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Knollwood

18th Illinois - Best in Area

Site of the US Amateur Championships in 1956, the classic old parkland golf course at the Knollwood Club is a CH Alison layout from 1924 that has been altered in more recent times by Larry and Roger Packard.

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Canyata

19th Illinois - Best in Area

Canyata Golf Club (pronounced can-yay-tuh) was originally intended to be a 3-hole course, comprising a par three, four and five on part of the Forsythe family farm, but architect Michael Benkusky had other ideas.

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Rich Harvest Farms

20th Illinois - Best in Area

Rich Harvest Farms is a hilly course where a lake, lagoons and a creek are part of the setup. It is configured in a traditional nine out and nine back formation...

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