Illinois

Top 100 Golf Courses - Illinois

Bull Valley

21st Illinois - Best in Area

Bull Valley Golf Club is the reality of the dreams of three visionaries and is perhaps the most challenging and sensually stimulating course in the Midwest.

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Description: Bull Valley Golf Club is the reality of the dreams of three visionaries and is perhaps the most challenging and sensually stimulating course in the Midwest. Rating: 5 out of 6

Shepherd's Crook

22nd Illinois - Best in Area

Keith Foster designed the Shepherd’s Crook golf course in 1999. Located in the Zion Park District, north of Chicago, the links-like layout harks back to Golden Age designs and was fashioned with classic strategy in mind.

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Exmoor

23rd Illinois - Best in Area

Inaugurated in 1896, Exmoor Country Club was a founding member of the Western Golf Association in 1899. One of the early clubs in the Chicago area, today’s Exmoor course is largely a 1915 Donald Ross design.

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Description: Inaugurated in 1896, Exmoor Country Club was a founding member of the Western Golf Association in 1899. One of the early clubs in the Chicago area, today’s Exmoor course is largely a 1915 Donald Ross design. Rating: 4 out of 6

Wynstone

24th Illinois - Best in Area

Jack Nicklaus routed The Club at Wynstone fairways around a substantial residential development at the end of the 1980s, wrapping many of the holes around Lake Sheree.

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Description: Jack Nicklaus routed The Club at Wynstone fairways around a substantial residential development at the end of the 1980s, wrapping many of the holes around Lake Sheree. Rating: 5 out of 6

TPC Deere Run

25th Illinois - Best in Area

Illinois native, DA Weibring, laid out the course at TPC Deere Run on a former Arabian horse ranch and it has been the venue for the PGA Tour’s John Deere Classic since 2000.

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Description: Illinois native, DA Weibring, laid out the course at TPC Deere Run on a former Arabian horse ranch and it has been the venue for the PGA Tour’s John Deere Classic since 2000. Rating: 5 out of 6

Highlands of Elgin

26th Illinois - Best in Area

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.

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Chicago Highlands

27th Illinois - Best in Area

The Arthur Hills-designed course at Chicago Highlands Club is one of the many sporting amenities available at the first family-friendly country club to open in the western suburbs of the Windy City in more than 80 years.

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Medinah (No.2)

28th Illinois - Best in Area

The No.2 course at Medinah Country Club reopened in 2017 after a Rees Jones restoration which focused on greens and bunkers, using aerial photographs from 1938 to establish their original size, shape and location.

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Merit Club

29th Illinois - Best in Area

Designed by Bob Lohmann, the Merit Club course was only eight years old when it hosted the US Women’s Open in 2000.

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Description: Designed by Bob Lohmann, the Merit Club course was only eight years old when it hosted the US Women’s Open in 2000. Rating: 3 out of 6

ThunderHawk

30th Illinois - Best in Area

Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed the layout at ThunderHawk Golf Club, carving many of the fairways out of a forest preserve. This was the first public course in Illinois to achieve Audubon Signature certification status.

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