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The Prairie State of Illinois lies in the Great Lakes Region of the United States and Chicago, its largest city with almost three million inhabitants, is the third largest by population in the country. Golfers of a slightly older vintage might remember with a degree of fondness the old Untouchables TV series when Special Agent Eliot Ness battled almost single-handedly against Chicago’s crime gangs during the 1930s.

Illinois

The Prairie State of Illinois lies in the Great Lakes Region of the United States and Chicago, its largest city with almost three million inhabitants, is the third largest by population in the country. Golfers of a slightly older vintage might remember with a degree of fondness the old Untouchables TV series when Special Agent Eliot Ness battled almost single-handedly against Chicago’s crime gangs during the 1930s.

Organised golf at an amateur level in Illinois is taken care of by The Chicago District Golf Association, which was formed in 1914. It administers almost 400 clubs in the state though there are two other smaller organisations – Southern Illinois Golf Association and Northern Illinois Mens Amateur Golf Association – that look after golfers in outlying areas.

Illinois’s two world class golf courses, the CB Macdonald-designed Chicago and Seth Raynor’s Shoreacres, both lie close to the Windy City as do the nationally acclaimed layouts of Medinah (No.3) and Olympia Fields (North). All of these 18-hole layouts are private, but you can play Cog Hill (No.4), one of the nation’s best public facilities.

Our Illinois Best In State Rankings were last updated in November 2020. Click the link to read the story.

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Chicago

Chicago

Wheaton, Illinois

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Shoreacres

Shoreacres

Lake Bluff, Illinois

03
Old Elm

Old Elm

Highland Park, Illinois

04
Skokie

Skokie

Glencoe, Illinois

05
Butler National

Butler National

Oak Brook, Illinois

06
Olympia Fields (North)

Olympia Fields (North)

Olympia Fields, Illinois

07
Beverly Country Club

Beverly Country Club

Chicago, Illinois

08
Black Sheep (1st & 2nd)

Black Sheep (1st & 2nd)

Sugar Grove, Illinois

09
Medinah (No.3)

Medinah (No.3)

Medinah, Illinois

10
Flossmoor

Flossmoor

Flossmoor, Illinois

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