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, but his work may be erased by a new master plan...
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.
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.
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.
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".
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 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.
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.
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.
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...