Illinois

Top 100 Golf Courses - Illinois

Chicago Highlands

31st 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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Highlands of Elgin

32nd 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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Ivanhoe (Prairie & Forest)

33rd Illinois - Best in Area

The Prairie and Forest nines combine to form the prime 18-hole layout at the Ivanhoe Club but the longer Marsh nine should not be easily dismissed at this fantastic 27-hole venue.

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Kemper Lakes

34th Illinois - Best in Area

A private club since 2003, Kemper Lakes Golf Club hosted the PGA Championship in 1989 (won by Payne Stewart) and US Women’s Amateur in 1992 (won by Vicki Goetze), back in the days when it was still a public facility.

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Ruth Lake

35th Illinois - Best in Area

The layout at Ruth Lake Country Club is either a David Foulis or William Langford and Theodore Moreau design that dates back to the early 1920s. The layout has been altered since then, of course, "by a cadre of Midwestern architects".

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ThunderHawk

36th 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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Crystal Tree

37th Illinois - Best in Area

Established in 1990 in Orland Park, an hour’s drive out from Chicago’s city center, Crystal Tree Golf & Country Club offers its members a number of recreational amenities as well as a Robert Trent Jones II-designed par 72 golf course...

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The Glen Club

38th Illinois - Best in Area

Laid out on the site of the old Glenview Naval Air Station, the fairways at The Glen Club were fashioned by Tom Fazio, who shifted almost two and a half million cubic yards of earth during construction.

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Ravisloe

39th Illinois - Best in Area

Now open to the public, Ravisloe Country Club is a classic re-designed Donald Ross layout and one of the best public access experiences in the Chicago area.

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St Clair Country Club

40th Illinois - Best in Area

Bob Goalby’s son Kye, who has worked on a number of projects around the world with Tom Doak’s Renaissance Golf Design, led St Clair Country Club's $1.6m course renovation project over the winter of 2013.

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Illinois Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses Played
1 Matt Yarc Courses Played 63
2 Josh Hallissey Courses Played 51
3 AJ Walker Courses Played 50
4 Brian LaBardi Courses Played 42
5 Joshua Asher Courses Played 38
6 Thomas J Sherman Courses Played 37
7 David Posey Courses Played 36
8 Bill Wernecke Courses Played 35
9 wcmalik Courses Played 34
10 Joe Taiber Courses Played 33