Chicago Area Golf Courses

Catalog currently has 124 courses at 110 clubs.

Anetsberger Golf Course

Northbrook, Illinois Anetsberger Golf Course Entrance Sign
  • Northbrook Park District's par-3 course offers a great setting to introduce golf to juniors or tune your short game. Anetsberger has a useful practice area with bunkers and an area for wedge shots up to 50 yards.
  • 9 holes - 22 photos

Arboretum Club

Buffalo Grove, Illinois Arboretum Club Entrance Sign
  • The Arboretum Club is a shot-makers course that puts a premium on accuracy. Intriguing holes with well-defined landing areas implore you to hit good shots. You'll need your entire bag of tricks to score well here.
  • 18 holes - 201 photos

Arlington Lakes Golf Club

Arlington Heights, Illinois Arlington Lakes Golf Club Entrance Sign
  • Arlington Lakes definitely lives up to its name. What it lacks in length, it more than makes up for with water hazards and tight fairways. This site was actually a military base until the course was built in 1979.
  • 18 holes - 115 photos

Arrowhead Golf Club

Wheaton, Illinois Arrowhead Golf Club Entrance Sign

Big Run Golf Club

Lockport, Illinois Big Run Golf Club Entrance Sign
  • There's truth in advertising at Big Run; this course is long if you want to play it that way. Hilly terrain and two holes at 600+ yards make for an awesome challenge. The clubhouse is dated but you can have a great time here.
  • 18 holes - 36 photos

Billy Caldwell Golf Course

Chicago, Illinois Billy Caldwell Golf Course Entrance Sign
  • For city-dwellers, this fun 9-hole track in Chicago's Edgebrook neighborhood is convenient to play before or after work and has some tricky holes. It's adjacent to the Chicago River, and sometimes gets flooded after heavy rain.
  • 9 holes - 85 photos

Bliss Creek Golf Course

Sugar Grove, Illinois Bliss Creek Golf Course Entrance Sign
  • Water is abundant at this short 18-hole course, but you already knew that because the word Creek is in the name. The track travels 5,632 yards and the longest hole is 464 yards.
  • 18 holes - 41 photos

Bloomingdale Golf Club

Bloomingdale, Illinois Bloomingdale Golf Club Entrance Sign
  • This historic club has everything you need for a great day of golf: a beautiful clubhouse, a solid pro shop, good practice facilities, a fun golf course, and good food.
  • 18 holes - 31 photos

Bolingbrook Golf Club

Bolingbrook, Illinois Bolingbrook Golf Club Entrance Sign
  • Built in 2002, Bolingbrook provides a wonderful golf experience with a massive clubhouse, impressive practice facilities, and an incredible links-style golf course. The 600-yard 5th hole will test you, as will the island green on the 17th.
  • 18 holes - 25 photos

Boughton Ridge Golf Course

Bolingbrook, Illinois Boughton Ridge Golf Course Entrance Sign
  • This 9-hole executive length course run by the Bolingbook Park District is only 2,227 yards but provides a challenge with water in play on 7 holes. Boughton is good for a relaxed golf experience.
  • 9 holes - 21 photos

Bowes Creek Country Club

Elgin, Illinois Bowes Creek Country Club Entrance Sign
  • The city of Elgin owns this spectacular and challenging golf course, which was given a Design Excellence Award in 2013 by the American Society of Golf Course Architects.
  • 18 holes - 41 photos

Brae Loch Golf Club

Grayslake, Illinois Brae Loch Golf Club Entrance Sign
  • Brae Loch is a historic muni nearing its 100th birthday. Traveling 5,891 yards, it’s a shorter course with a relaxed atmosphere owned by the Lake County Forest Preserves.
  • 18 holes - 26 photos

Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club

Hoffman Estates, Illinois Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club Entrance Sign
  • As the name implies, this track has a lot of bridges, and therefore a lot of water. But don't let that dissuade you from playing this excellent course or using its fantastic practice facility.
  • 18 holes - 105 photos

Buffalo Grove Golf Course

Buffalo Grove, Illinois Buffalo Grove Golf Course Entrance Sign
  • Narrow fairways and interesting hole layouts defend par here at Buffalo Grove GC. In addition, a small tributary named Buffalo Creek runs through the heart of the course and spices things up quite a bit.
  • 18 holes - 28 photos

Burnham Woods Golf Course

Burnham, Illinois Burnham Woods Golf Course Entrance Sign
  • One of ten courses owned by the Cook County Forest Preserve, Burnham Woods is coming up on its 100th birthday! The course is nestled up right against the border between Illinois & Indiana. Tall, mature trees line every hole.
  • 18 holes - 22 photos

Canal Shores Golf Course

Evanston, Illinois Canal Shores Golf Course Entrance Sign
  • This short and very unique 18-hole course is deeply woven into the communities of Evanston & Wilmette, where you'll play along the Chicago River and cross numerous city streets while doing so. A relaxed and fun atmosphere awaits; you're likely to see families and pets enjoying the course during your journey.
  • 18 holes - 168 photos

Cantigny Golf Club

Wheaton, Illinois Cantigny Golf Club Entrance Sign

Carriage Greens Country Club

Darien, Illinois Carriage Greens Country Club Entrance Sign
  • With a max course rating of 74.2 for men, this club asks tough questions of a golfer, even though water only comes into play on two holes. The clubhouse at Carriage Greens shows its age.
  • 18 holes - 34 photos

Chevy Chase Country Club

Wheeling, Illinois Chevy Chase Country Club Entrance Sign
  • Opened in 1927, Chevy Chase is a beautiful club with an interesting history and a grandiose event space. It doesn’t feel like a muni at all, but it’s owned by the Wheeling Park District.
  • 18 holes - 26 photos

Chick Evans Golf Course

Morton Grove, Illinois Chick Evans Golf Course Entrance Sign
  • Narrow fairways defend this historic, yet relatively short 18-hole course in Morton Grove. At 5,634 yards, length off the tee is not a requirement, but accuracy is.
  • 18 holes - 124 photos

Cog Hill Golf & Country Club

Lemont, Illinois Cog Hill Golf & Country Club Entrance Sign

Columbus Park Golf Course

Chicago, Illinois Columbus Park Golf Course Entrance Sign
  • This historic 9 hole track was built in 1910 and is owned by the Chicago Park District. It offers a relaxed, modest, and unpretentious golf experience. There is no pro shop, barely any trees, and the holes are mostly straight lines.
  • 18 holes - 23 photos

Countryside Golf Club

Mundelein, Illinois Countryside Golf Club Entrance Sign

Crane's Landing Golf Club

Lincolnshire, Illinois Crane's Landing Golf Club Entrance Sign
  • Housed within the grounds of the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort, Crane’s Landing is a George Fazio-designed track with water on practically every hole. Narrow fairways and small greens demand accuracy.
  • 18 holes - 21 photos

Deerfield Golf Club & Learning Center

Riverwoods, Illinois Deerfield Golf Club & Learning Center Entrance Sign
  • Marking its 60th anniversary in 2023, Deerfield Golf Club has been a core part of this community for over a half century. The practice facilities are fantastic and the course will challenge every part of your game.
  • 18 holes - 36 photos

Deerpath Golf Course

Lake Forest, Illinois Deerpath Golf Course Entrance Sign
  • Deerpath's been a pillar of Lake Forest for almost a century, but constant renovations and additions since 2015 make the course feel fresh as ever. The property is in great shape, and the massive new 30,000 sq ft putting green called "The Lawn" is a triumph.
  • 18 holes - 116 photos

Downers Grove Golf Club

Downers Grove, Illinois Downers Grove Golf Club Entrance Sign
  • Though it's now a 9-hole course, this property was the site of America’s very first 18-hole golf course, built in 1892 by legendary architect Charles Blair MacDonald. The course is changing its name to Belmont Golf Club in 2023.
  • 9 holes - 28 photos

Eaglewood Resort Golf Club

Itasca, Illinois Eaglewood Resort Golf Club Entrance Sign
  • The golf course at the Eaglewood Resort is short but is overflowing with character and flair. The hilly terrain here makes this track stand out, and the dramatically deep bunkers add panache.
  • 18 holes - 121 photos

Edgebrook Golf Course

Chicago, Illinois Edgebrook Golf Course Entrance Sign
  • Built over a century ago in 1910, Edgebrook is owned by the Cook County Forest Preserve. It’s a short 18 hole course with a par of 66, fit for a mellow, informal round of golf.
  • 18 holes - 97 photos

Flagg Creek Golf Course

Countryside, Illinois Flagg Creek Golf Course Entrance Sign
  • This short 9-hole muni is jointly owned by the city of Countryside and the Pleasant Dale Park District. Flagg Creek’s driving range is an unexpected nice touch at a course of this length.
  • 9 holes - 24 photos

Fountain Hills Golf Club

Alsip, Illinois Fountain Hills Golf Club Entrance Sign
  • The 9-hole course owned by the Alsip Park District opened in 1995 on a former landfill site. The practice area has a fully lit driving range with grass tees and two greens, one with a bunker.
  • 9 holes - 37 photos

Fox Lake Country Club

Fox Lake, Illinois Fox Lake Country Club Entrance Sign
  • Hilly terrain adds flavor and drama to the golf here at Fox Lake CC. Originally built back in 1925, the course is historic and was a private club until 1983. And it's very playable, topping out at 6,359 yards.
  • 18 holes - 16 photos

Fox Run Golf Links

Elk Grove Village, Illinois Fox Run Golf Links Entrance Sign
  • Owned by the Elk Grove Park District, in 2020 the clubhouse was rebuilt from the ground up in a $10 million renovation. The well-manicured track has an off-course driving range east of Meacham Rd.
  • 18 holes - 42 photos

Fresh Meadow Golf Club

Hillside, Illinois Fresh Meadow Golf Club Entrance Sign
  • The practice facility is the highlight here, with a large range and short game practice area. Unfortunately, without a working clubhouse or pro shop, set your expectations low for the golf course itself.
  • 18 holes - 24 photos

George W. Dunne National

Oak Forest, Illinois George W. Dunne National Entrance Sign
  • The crown jewel of the Cook County Forest Preserve golf circuit, this muni is a real test and puts up stiff resistance at every opportunity. Lots of water, bunkers, and tricky greens aim to spoil your day.
  • 18 holes - 33 photos

Glencoe Golf Club

Glencoe, Illinois Glencoe Golf Club Entrance Sign
  • This historic club recently celebrated its 100 year anniversary. With tree-lined fairways on practically every hole and more undulating greens than most Chicagoland public courses, Glencoe tests your ability to score.
  • 18 holes - 178 photos

Glendale Lakes Golf Club

Glendale Heights, Illinois Glendale Lakes Golf Club Entrance Sign
  • Owned and operated by the Village of Glendale Heights, this course is tougher than its 6,186 yards of length imply due to the omnipresent water throughout. Bring some extra balls for the round!
  • 18 holes - 15 photos

Glenview Park Golf Club

Glenview, Illinois Glenview Park Golf Club Entrance Sign
  • At only 6,113 yards from the tips, Glenview Park's length won't challenge you as much as the many bunkers and tight fairways will. And rent a Finn Golf Scooter to really have some fun on the course.
  • 18 holes - 182 photos

Glenview Prairie Club

Glenview, Illinois Glenview Prairie Club Entrance Sign
  • Owned by the Glenview Park District, this 9 hole executive-length course is a hotbed of junior golf activity. The grounds are very well maintained, with double greens and water on five holes.
  • 9 holes - 19 photos

Golf Center Des Plaines

Des Plaines, Illinois Golf Center Des Plaines Entrance Sign
  • While the massive driving range here is undoubtedly the focal point, there’s a fun par-3 golf course too, along with a restaurant, pro shop, short game area, and GOLFTEC instruction.
  • 9 holes - 35 photos

Green Meadows Golf Course

Westmont, Illinois Green Meadows Golf Course Entrance Sign
  • 9 holes of casual play await golfers at Green Meadows, which is one of three courses owned by the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County. This shorter course is great for beginners.
  • 9 holes - 12 photos

Harborside International Golf Center

Chicago, Illinois Harborside International Golf Center Entrance Sign

Heritage Oaks Golf Club

Northbrook, Illinois Heritage Oaks Golf Club Entrance Sign
  • The club formerly known as Sportsman's re-opened in 2021 after $13 million in renovations, and golfers are the beneficiary. This beautiful course features thoughtfully designed and challenging holes, along with a great practice facility.
  • 18 holes - 122 photos

Hickory Hills Country Club

Hickory Hills, Illinois Hickory Hills Country Club Entrance Sign
  • This historic club lives up to its name; hills, ridges, and elevation changes contribute to an adventurous round at Hickory Hills. In addition to the 18-hole main course, there is also a 9-hole executive course.
  • 18 holes - 32 photos

Highland Woods Golf Course

Hoffman Estates, Illinois Highland Woods Golf Course Entrance Sign
  • One of ten courses owned by the Forest Preserves of Cook County, Highland Woods was built in 1976 and measures almost 7,000 yards. The fairways have room to breathe here and are spaced well.
  • 18 holes - 32 photos

Hilldale Golf Club

Hoffman Estates, Illinois Hilldale Golf Club Entrance Sign
  • Designed by legendary Robert Trent Jones Sr, Hilldale is a tight and challenging venue that demands precision. It was built on land that previously housed the Marshall Field hunting club and shooting range.
  • 18 holes - 31 photos

Indian Boundary Golf Course

Chicago, Illinois Indian Boundary Golf Course Entrance Sign
  • Owned by the Cook County Forest Preserve, Indian Boundary offers a casual golf experience. A great course to start learning the game on. You can rent a golfboard to spice things up!
  • 18 holes - 24 photos

Inwood Golf Course

Joliet, Illinois Inwood Golf Course Entrance Sign
  • This historic course was built in 1931 and is one of three courses owned by the Joliet Park District. With a lit driving range, practice facility with three greens, and a restaurant, Inwood is a full-service muni.
  • 18 holes - 37 photos

Jackson Park Golf Course

Chicago, Illinois Jackson Park Golf Course Entrance Sign
  • This historic course was built in 1899 and was the first public golf course west of the Allegheny Mountains! At 5,508 yards, it’s a short layout, but the slender fairways don’t offer a lot of breathing room.
  • 18 holes - 27 photos

Joe Louis “The Champ” Golf Course

Riverdale, Illinois Joe Louis “The Champ” Golf Course Entrance Sign
  • The Cook County Forest Preserve owns this course, which opened in 1928 and is named after the world heavyweight boxing champion from 1937 to 1949 who used to play here.
  • 18 holes - 29 photos

Klein Creek Golf Club

Winfield, Illinois Klein Creek Golf Club Entrance Sign
  • This Dick Nugent designed course is not considered lengthy by modern standards but will give you fits unless you strike the ball accurately. 35% of the bunkers here have been removed since 2019 to make it more playable.
  • 18 holes - 28 photos

Lake Bluff Golf Club

Lake Bluff, Illinois Lake Bluff Golf Club Entrance Sign
  • There is something very satisfying about the straight fairway lines on this well-groomed course, which you can appreciate from the aerial photo. Water rarely comes into play at Lake Bluff, but narrow fairways provide the primary course defense.
  • 18 holes - 36 photos

Lake Park Golf Course

Des Plaines, Illinois Lake Park Golf Course Entrance Sign
  • This par-3 course offers 18 holes of low stress golf, perfect for kids learning the game or adults wanting to tune up their short game. The longest hole is 115 yards, so leave your woods in the trunk.
  • 18 holes - 131 photos

Lombard Golf Course

Lombard, Illinois Lombard Golf Course Entrance Sign
  • The Lombard Park District owns this 9-hole track which measures 3,051 yards from the back tees. Water hazards play a major role during the round, so make sure you have enough balls.
  • 9 holes - 20 photos

Lost Marsh Golf Course

Hammond, Indiana Lost Marsh Golf Course Entrance Sign
  • One of the most ambitious land reclamation projects in the midwest led to this beautiful golf course. Lost Marsh has a great 18 hole track, an incredible clubhouse, and a 9 hole youth academy course.
  • 18 holes - 38 photos

Makray Memorial Golf Club

Barrington, Illinois Makray Memorial Golf Club Entrance Sign
  • This beautiful and challenging golf course has one of the nicest clubhouses in the Chicagoland area. Hills and water abound throughout the landscape, making this a particularly tough test.
  • 18 holes - 24 photos

Maple Meadows Golf Course

Wood Dale, Illinois Maple Meadows Golf Course Entrance Sign
  • One of three courses owned by the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, Maple Meadows offers good value for the green fee. Water is prominent throughout the club, putting a premium on accuracy.
  • 18 holes - 24 photos

Marquette Park Golf Course

Chicago, Illinois Marquette Park Golf Course Entrance Sign
  • Situated on Chicago’s south side, this historic 9-hole course is owned by the Chicago Park District. A casual, laid-back round awaits golfers, coupled with modest fees, like most CPD courses.
  • 9 holes - 15 photos

Meadowlark Golf Course

Hinsdale, Illinois Meadowlark Golf Course Entrance Sign
  • Owned by the Cook County Forest Preserve, Meadowlark offers nine holes of unpretentious, relaxed golf. With no bunkers and only one water hazard, it’s a good course for beginners.
  • 9 holes - 21 photos

Meadows Golf Club of Blue Island

Blue Island, Illinois Meadows Golf Club of Blue Island Entrance Sign
  • This links-style 18-hole course is owned by the city of Blue Island and aims to provide value for your buck. Use the grass tee driving range to tune up before taking on the 6,581 yard track.
  • 18 holes - 30 photos

Mistwood Golf Club

Romeoville, Illinois Mistwood Golf Club Entrance Sign
  • This absolute gem in Romeoville has won numerous awards and deserves every one. Mistwood is cleverly designed and imposes all sorts of challenges on a golfer. Try to play with someone who's played the course before, this place is tricky!
  • 18 holes - 132 photos

Mt. Prospect Golf Club

Mt. Prospect, Illinois Mt. Prospect Golf Club Entrance Sign
  • Mt. Prospect was renovated in 2015 to restore the course to its 1920’s era roots. It features classic holes and green concepts like the Biarritz, Punchbowl, Redan, and Eden, rarely seen in public muni’s, let alone collectively at one course.
  • 18 holes - 23 photos

Nickol Knoll Golf Club

Arlington Heights, Illinois Nickol Knoll Golf Club Entrance Sign
  • This hilly and fun par 3 course has a major claim to fame. Walter Payton lived nearby and ran up and down the the hills here to work out. There is a hill here named in his honor.
  • 9 holes - 18 photos

Oak Brook Golf Club

Oak Brook, Illinois Oak Brook Golf Club Entrance Sign
  • Located adjacent to Butler National, Oak Brook GC is is a beautiful golf course with a solid practice facility to match. The double dogleg 16th hole is one of the trickier holes in all of Chicagoland.
  • 18 holes - 33 photos

Oak Hills Country Club

Palos Heights, Illinois Oak Hills Country Club Entrance Sign
  • This historic 9-hole course weaves through homes of the Oak Hills Country Club Village. Elevation changes add intrigue to the round, and water on six holes ensures a challenge.
  • 9 holes - 18 photos

Odyssey Golf Foundation

Tinley Park, Illinois Odyssey Golf Foundation Entrance Sign
  • Odyssey is a tremendous golf course with an important mission. Since 2013, it’s been owned by a non-profit foundation whose mission is to understand the unique needs of veterans and assist them.
  • 18 holes - 48 photos

Old Oak Country Club

Homer Glen, Illinois Old Oak Country Club Entrance Sign
  • Built in 1926 with trees everywhere, Old Oak lives up to its name. This historic course has rolling hills and a fine practice facility with four separate greens. Water is in play on at least 8 holes.
  • 18 holes - 50 photos

Old Orchard Country Club

Mt. Prospect, Illinois Old Orchard Country Club Entrance Sign
  • Over 90 years old and owned by the Prospect Heights Park District since 1999, Old Orchard has lots of water and narrow, mature-tree lined fairways.
  • 18 holes - 29 photos

Orchard Valley Golf Course

Aurora, Illinois Orchard Valley Golf Course Entrance Sign
  • Orchard Valley turned 30 years old in 2023, and the track is as fun as ever. The muni is a challenging test that was ranked the #6 public golf course in Illinois by Golf Magazine in 2016.
  • 18 holes - 30 photos

Palatine Hills Golf Course

Palatine, Illinois Palatine Hills Golf Course Entrance Sign
  • This 18-hole course owned by the Palatine Park District celebrated 50 years in 2018. A long and challenging test awaits golfers who play from the back tees. Has a fantastic short game practice area.
  • 18 holes - 27 photos

Palos Country Club

Orland Park, Illinois Palos Country Club Entrance Sign
  • 9 holes of challenging golf await patrons of Palos Country Club. The hills and water hazards are a ubiquitous presence throughout the 3,154 yard track, which is also known as Southmoor Golf Club.
  • 9 holes - 24 photos

Palos Hills Golf Club

Palos Hills, Illinois Palos Hills Golf Club Entrance Sign
  • The relaxed atmosphere at this 9-hole muni owned by the city of Palos Hills is perfect for a laid-back round of golf. Oodles of bunkers await your arrival to the greens here.
  • 9 holes - 17 photos

Phillips Park Golf Course

Aurora, Illinois Phillips Park Golf Course Entrance Sign
  • Historic Phillips Park has both an 18-hole championship course and a 3-hole short course. The back nine is a throwback treat with charisma and character. The driving range has grass tees.
  • 18 holes - 120 photos

Pine Meadow Golf Club

Mundelein, Illinois Pine Meadow Golf Club Entrance Sign
  • Pine Meadow is an award-winning golf course with a superb practice facility to match. Part of the Jemsek family golf empire, the club debuted in 1985 to rave reviews, including Golf Digest’s “best new public course.”
  • 18 holes - 39 photos

Prairie Bluff Golf Club

Crest Hill, Illinois Prairie Bluff Golf Club Entrance Sign
  • This links-style track owned by the Lockport Park District is a great value for the price. The strong winds here add to the challenge of the 7,000+ yard course and make you glad there are few trees in play.
  • 18 holes - 123 photos

Prairie Landing Golf Club

West Chicago, Illinois Prairie Landing Golf Club Entrance Sign
  • Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed this prairie-links style treasure which opened in 1994. The beautiful and challenging course is coupled with a superb practice area and a solid pro shop.
  • 18 holes - 110 photos

Ravisloe Country Club

Homewood, Illinois Ravisloe Country Club Entrance Sign
  • This Donald Ross-designed southside gem was a private club for over 100 years until 2009. It’s in Golfweek’s top 10 “Best Public Golf Courses” in Illinois and also on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • 18 holes - 152 photos

River Bend Golf Club

Lisle, Illinois River Bend Golf Club Entrance Sign
  • The word River is in the name, so you know there's lots of water on this course. Indeed, water hazards are on 7 holes here. With interesting hole designs and challenges everywhere, this 9 hole course is to be taken seriously.
  • 9 holes - 16 photos

Rob Roy Golf Course

Prospect Heights, Illinois Rob Roy Golf Course Entrance Sign
  • This interesting 9-hole track weaves its way through a community of homes called the Rob Roy Country Club Village. Accuracy is at a premium due to the tight fairways surrounded by trees, homes, water, and roads.
  • 9 holes - 20 photos

Robert A. Black Golf Course

Chicago, Illinois Robert A. Black Golf Course Entrance Sign
  • This 9-hole course tucked into Chicago's West Ridge neighborhood doesn't have many amenities, but it's a good value for the price and perfect for beginners learning to play the game.
  • 9 holes - 51 photos

Ruffled Feathers Golf Club

Lemont, Illinois Ruffled Feathers Golf Club Entrance Sign
  • This Pete Dye gem is a glorious test of golf in Lemont, next to Cog Hill. Now 30 years old in 2022, immaculate greens and fairways traverse the property. Challenges abound, especially the par-3 island green 11th hole.
  • 18 holes - 41 photos

Salt Creek Golf Club

Wood Dale, Illinois Salt Creek Golf Club Entrance Sign
  • The Wood Dale Park District owns this short 18 hole muni, which is technically two separate 9-hole courses. Junior golf is very popular here. Foot golf is also offered if you need a change of pace.
  • 18 holes - 23 photos

Sanctuary Golf Course

New Lenox, Illinois Sanctuary Golf Course Entrance Sign
  • If you like treeless fairways, Sanctuary is the course for you. Owned by the New Lenox Park District, this prairie links style course has a solid practice facility and lots of fans.
  • 18 holes - 34 photos

Seven Bridges Golf Club

Woodridge, Illinois Seven Bridges Golf Club Entrance Sign
  • Water is in play on 14 of 18 holes at this beautiful course, fed by the East Branch of the DuPage River. So bring a lot of balls. From the tips, this is one of the toughest courses in Chicagoland.
  • 18 holes - 20 photos

Silver Lake Country Club

Orland Park, Illinois Silver Lake Country Club Entrance Sign

South Shore Golf Course

Chicago, Illinois South Shore Golf Course Entrance Sign
  • Historic South Shore Golf Course began as a private club in 1906. Owned by the Park District since 1974, you get beautiful views of Chicago’s skyline and Lake Michigan at this 9-holer.
  • 9 holes - 110 photos

St. Andrews Golf and Country Club

West Chicago, Illinois St. Andrews Golf and Country Club Entrance Sign

Steeple Chase Golf Club

Mundelein, Illinois Steeple Chase Golf Club Entrance Sign
  • The pride of the Mundelein Park District, this well-groomed course has massive whimsically-shaped bunkers, oodles of water, and hilly topography all looking to thwart your day.
  • 18 holes - 29 photos

Stonewall Orchard Golf Club

Grayslake, Illinois Stonewall Orchard Golf Club Entrance Sign
  • This masterpiece of a course in Grayslake was designed by storied architect Arthur Hills. The beautifully maintained property has hosted 4 US Open qualifying tournaments. The 615-yard 18th hole is an incredible finisher.
  • 18 holes - 117 photos

Stony Creek Golf Course

Oak Lawn, Illinois Stony Creek Golf Course Entrance Sign
  • At just over 5,000 yards, this short 18-hole course is convenient for casual golfers and folks learning the game. The club has a lot to offer, including a full driving range, a miniature golf course, and a golf simulator building.
  • 18 holes - 35 photos

Sugar Creek Golf Course

Villa Park, Illinois Sugar Creek Golf Course Entrance Sign
  • Villa Park's short and fun 9 hole course is great for golf beginners and laid-back players who don't view their game super seriously. The full driving range is a nice touch for a 9 hole course.
  • 9 holes - 27 photos

Sunset Valley Golf Club

Highland Park, Illinois Sunset Valley Golf Club Entrance Sign
  • Extensively renovated in 2018 for $7 million, Sunset Valley is a beautiful course that's exquisitely maintained. The Heathland-style design provides a stern test and has a rich history dating back to 1921.
  • 18 holes - 186 photos

Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course

Chicago, Illinois Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course Entrance Sign
  • Sydney R. Marovitz offers Chicagoans a convenient and fun place to play 9 holes by the lake. The course has developed a reputation for slow play, as its popularity has perhaps become its Achilles heel.
  • 9 holes - 77 photos

Tam O'Shanter Golf Course

Niles, Illinois Tam O'Shanter Golf Course Entrance Sign
  • Tam has an amazing history you might not expect for a local 9 hole muni. It originally opened in 1925 and hosted the first nationally televised golf tournament in 1953. Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson, Sam Snead, and Arnold Palmer all played here.
  • 9 holes - 64 photos

The Glen Club

Glenview, Illinois The Glen Club Entrance Sign
  • Tom Fazio transformed this former naval base into one the premier golf properties in the state. Hilly terrain and complex greens challenge golfers on this impeccably maintained course. The Glen Club hosts a Korn Ferry Tour event and is also the home of the Illinois Golf Hall of Fame.
  • 18 holes - 37 photos

The Preserve at Oak Meadows

Addison, Illinois The Preserve at Oak Meadows Entrance Sign
  • A massive renovation finished in 2017 turned this historic but faded course into a masterpiece. Winner of several awards, this DuPage County track is now a golf landmark and is as challenging as it is beautiful.
  • 18 holes - 33 photos

Twin Lakes Golf Club

Westmont, Illinois Twin Lakes Golf Club Entrance Sign
  • Not to be confused with the Twin Lakes golf course in Palatine, this short 9-hole course is all par-3’s, save for the opening par-4 hole. Owned by the Westmont Park District.
  • 9 holes - 16 photos

Twin Lakes Golf Course

Palatine, Illinois Twin Lakes Golf Course Entrance Sign
  • This short 9-holer owned by the Salt Creek Rural Park District has two par-4’s and seven par-3’s. The driving range here is interesting in that you hit balls into Lake Irene.
  • 9 holes - 29 photos

Village Greens of Woodridge

Woodridge, Illinois Village Greens of Woodridge Entrance Sign
  • Owned by the Woodridge Park District since 1972, this 18-hole muni measures 6,638 yards and has a full driving range. With nine ponds on the property, water is a constant presence.
  • 18 holes - 20 photos

Village Links of Glen Ellyn

Glen Ellyn, Illinois Village Links of Glen Ellyn Entrance Sign
  • Glen Ellyn's magnificent golf property offers both 18 and 9 hole courses and excellent golf practice facilities. While both tracks are great, the 18 hole course is a real gem and wonderfully maintained. Water's in play on 14 holes and bunkers are abundant.
  • 18 Hole (18 holes - 34 photos)
    9 Hole (9 holes - 31 photos)

Water’s Edge Golf Club

Worth, Illinois Water’s Edge Golf Club Entrance Sign
  • Owned by the village of Worth, this course runs along the Cal-Sag Channel canal, hence its name. Mature trees line most fairways and six separate water hazards provide a stern test. Has a large driving range and practice area.
  • 18 holes - 33 photos

Wedgewood Golf Course

Plainfield, Illinois Wedgewood Golf Course Entrance Sign
  • Wedgewood is one of three Joliet Park District courses, with a lit driving range and short game practice area. The course hosts the popular Joliet Amateur Championship annually.
  • 18 holes - 30 photos

White Deer Run Golf Club

Vernon Hills, Illinois White Deer Run Golf Club Entrance Sign
  • Between the excellent practice facilities, the difficult yet elegantly manicured golf course, and the stately clubhouse, this club offers everything you need for a first class round of golf.
  • 18 holes - 33 photos

White Pines Golf Club

Bensenville, Illinois White Pines Golf Club Entrance Sign

Willow Crest Golf Club

Oak Brook, Illinois Willow Crest Golf Club Entrance Sign
  • Part of the Hilton Oak Brook Hills Resort, Willow Crest offers a beautiful and challenging golf course, upscale restaurant, and stocked pro shop to make your round of golf a great experience.
  • 18 holes - 24 photos

Willow Hill Golf Course

Northbrook, Illinois Willow Hill Golf Course Entrance Sign
  • Located on the highest point in Cook County, Willow Hill offers 9 holes of Scottish links-style golf, a full driving range, and even a golf dome in the winter. On a clear day you’ll enjoy views of Chicago’s skyline.
  • 9 holes - 31 photos

Wilmette Golf Club

Wilmette, Illinois Wilmette Golf Club Entrance Sign
  • This north shore classic opened a century ago in 1923. Wilmette is well-maintained and has a nice practice facility. The par-70 layout makes the 6,363 yard track feel longer than it is.
  • 18 holes - 132 photos

Winnetka Golf Club

Winnetka, Illinois Winnetka Golf Club Entrance Sign
  • The quintessential north shore course, Winnetka offers a fair and challenging course with a robust practice facility. The course is currently undergoing renovations and is scheduled to re-open August 2024.
  • 18 holes - 144 photos

Woodruff Golf Course

Joliet, Illinois Woodruff Golf Course Entrance Sign
  • Joliet Park District has three golf courses, and Woodruff is the oldest, built in 1926. It’s also the shortest, with no par 5’s, and the easiest. Fun hills add drama to the round.
  • 18 holes - 29 photos

Zigfield Troy Golf

Woodridge, Illinois Zigfield Troy Golf Entrance Sign
  • While Zigfield Troy’s huge driving range is the core of the golf complex, the par 3 course has notoriety and a ton of fans. The practice facilities here are great and there’s a mini golf course too.
  • 9 holes - 24 photos