George W. Dunne National

Oak Forest, Illinois

33 total photos of George W. Dunne

Entrance, Aerial Images, Scorecard
Clubhouse, Pro Shop, & more
Practice areas
George W. Dunne FAQ

Course Vitals
(708) 429-6886
16310 Central Ave, Oak Forest, IL 60452 (Map)
Course Type Public - 18 holes
Max Green Fee $75 + $0 for cart
Par & Tees 72 (36/36) - 4 tees
Course Length 7262 yards
Longest Hole 589 yards
Rating & Slope 75.4/142 (M)
Driving Range Yes
Year Built 1982

George W. Dunne National Overview
The crown jewel of the Cook County Forest Preserve golf circuit, this muni is a true test and puts up stiff resistance at every opportunity. It has an interesting history too. Construction started in 1978 and cost $3.1 million. It opened in 1982 to rave reviews. George W. Dunne was called Forest Preserve National back then. The July 1, 1982 Southtown Star said “how good is the new Forest Preserve National golf course in Oak Forest? It’s the kind of course that brings you to your knees. Then kicks you in the teeth. Without a doubt it’s the best public course in the south suburbs, maybe even the Chicago area.” When it opened, tee times were first-come first-served -- no reservations available. Golfers lined up in front of the pro shop starting at 3AM to get a 7AM tee time. Green fees were $8 in 1982. In 1983, the head pro at the time, George Kallish, said to the Chicago Tribune “This is the best municipal course in the US. Torrey Pines is a goat ranch compared to this. They could play the US Open here. It’s that good.” In 1991, the course was renamed to George W. Dunne, in honor of the former Cook County Board president, who advocated for and brought the course to life.

The par-72 track has a course rating of 75.4 from the back tees, second only to Dubsdread in our course database. It just edges out Stonewall Orchard and The Glen Club in difficulty. This place is demanding on all aspects of a golfer’s talents. The slope rating of 142 is a signal that bogie golfers are in for a really long day. It’s 7,262 yards from the championship tees. Eight ponds on the property result in eleven holes with water in play. Most holes are lined with big, mature trees, the aforementioned water, bunkers, or a combination of all three. Speaking of bunkers, they’re everywhere, and they’re huge. Course architect Ken Killian designed no simple greens at the venue. They’re irregular shapes, mostly with narrow landing areas that require precision. Everything is designed to confound you. A sign at the first tee recommends only golfers with a handicap 3 or better attempt the track from the back tees.

George W. Dunne has a mats-only driving range you’ll see on the right as you drive in. It also has one long, thin practice green. The pro shop is a good size, with plenty of merch for sale. They sell packs of Forest Preserve used golf balls -- “quality guaranteed.” There’s a restaurant area in the clubhouse with lots of tables inside (and outside) for folks to relax and chat about how brutal the course is.

George W. Dunne National Map & Aerial Imagery

Full page map

George W. Dunne National Scorecard

Other Photos from George W. Dunne National

View GolfScout's Golf Courses

Anetsberger Golf Course
Apple Orchard Golf Course
Arboretum Club
Arlington Lakes Golf Club
Arrowhead East Course
Arrowhead South Course
Arrowhead West Course
Bartlett Hills Golf Club
Belmont Golf Club
Big Run Golf Club
Billy Caldwell Golf Course
Bittersweet Golf Club
Blackberry Oaks Golf Course
Blackstone Golf Club
Bliss Creek Golf Course
Bloomingdale Golf Club
Bolingbrook Golf Club
Bonnie Brook Golf Course
Bonnie Dundee Golf Club
Boone Creek Golf Club - Creekside Course
Boone Creek Golf Club - Prairie Course
Boone Creek Golf Club - Valley Course
Boughton Ridge Golf Course
Bowes Creek Country Club
Brae Loch Golf Club
Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club
Broken Arrow Golf Club - East Course
Broken Arrow Golf Club - North Course
Broken Arrow Golf Club - South Course
Buffalo Grove Golf Course
Burnham Woods Golf Course
Canal Shores Golf Course
Cantigny Hillside Course
Cantigny Lakeside Course
Cantigny Woodside Course
Carriage Greens Country Club
Cary Country Club
Centennial Park Golf Course
Chalet Hills Golf Club
Chapel Hill Country Club
Chevy Chase Country Club
Chicago Heights East Golf Course
Chicago Heights West Golf Course
Chick Evans Golf Course
Cog Hill Course #1
Cog Hill Course #2 - Ravines
Cog Hill Course #3
Cog Hill Course #4 - Dubsdread
Columbus Park Golf Course
Countryside Prairie Course
Countryside Traditional Course
Coyote Run Golf Course
Craig Woods Golf Club
Crane's Landing Golf Club
Crystal Woods Golf Club
Deer Creek Golf Club
Deerfield Golf Club & Learning Center
Deerpath Golf Course
Eaglewood Resort Golf Club
Edgebrook Golf Course
Flagg Creek Golf Course
Foss Park Golf Course
Fountain Hills Golf Club
Fox Bend Golf Course
Fox Lake Country Club
Fox Run Golf Links
Foxford Hills Golf Club
Fresh Meadow Golf Club
George W. Dunne National
Glencoe Golf Club
Glendale Lakes Golf Club
Glenview Park Golf Club
Glenview Prairie Club
Glenwoodie Golf Club
Golf Center Des Plaines
Golf Club of Illinois
Grayslake Golf Course
Green Meadows Golf Course
Greenshire Golf Course
Harborside International - Port Course
Harborside International - Starboard Course
HeatherRidge Golf Course
Heritage Oaks Golf Club - Classic 18
Hickory Hills Country Club
Hickory Knoll Golf Course
Highland Woods Golf Course
Highlands of Elgin Golf Course
Hilldale Golf Club
Hughes Creek Golf Club
Indian Boundary Golf Course
Inwood Golf Course
Jackson Park Golf Course
Joe Louis “The Champ” Golf Course
Klein Creek Golf Club
Lake Bluff Golf Club
Lake Park Golf Course
Lincoln Oaks Golf Course
Links at Carillon - Blue Course
Links at Carillon - Red Course
Links at Carillon - White Course
Lombard Golf Course
Lost Marsh Golf Course
Makray Memorial Golf Club
Maple Meadows Golf Course
Marengo Ridge Golf Club
Marquette Park Golf Course
Meadowlark Golf Course
Meadows Golf Club of Blue Island
Midlane Country Club
Mill Creek Golf Club
Mistwood Golf Club
Mt. Prospect Golf Club
Naperbrook Golf Course
Nickol Knoll Golf Club
Oak Brook Golf Club
Oak Hills Country Club
Odyssey Golf Foundation
Old Oak Country Club
Old Orchard Country Club
Old Top Farm Golf Course
Orchard Valley Golf Course
Palatine Hills Golf Course
Palos Country Club
Palos Hills Golf Club
Phillips Park Golf Course
Pine Meadow Golf Club
Pinecrest Golf Club
Pottawatomie Golf Course
Prairie Bluff Golf Club
Prairie Isle Golf Course
Prairie Landing Golf Club
Randall Oaks Golf Club
Ravisloe Country Club
RedTail Golf Club
Renwood Golf Course
River Bend Golf Club
River Oaks Golf Course
Rob Roy Golf Course
Robert A. Black Golf Course
Ruffled Feathers Golf Club
Salt Creek Golf Club
Sanctuary Golf Course
Schaumburg Golf Club - Baer Course
Schaumburg Golf Club - Players Course
Schaumburg Golf Club - Tournament Course
Settler's Hill Golf Course
Seven Bridges Golf Club
Shepherd's Crook Golf Course
Shiloh Park Golf Course
Silver Lake North Course
Silver Lake Rolling Hills Course
Silver Lake South Course
South Shore Golf Course
Springbrook Golf Course
Square Links Golf Course
St. Andrews - Joe Jemsek Course
St. Andrews - St. Andrews Course
Steeple Chase Golf Club
Stonewall Orchard Golf Club
Stony Creek Golf Course
Streamwood Oaks Golf Club
Sugar Creek Golf Course
Sunset Valley Golf Club
Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course
Tam O'Shanter Golf Course
Tamarack Golf Club
Tanna Farms Golf Club
The Glen Club
The Preserve at Oak Meadows
Twin Lakes Golf Club
Twin Lakes Golf Course
University Park Golf Club
Valley Ridge Golf Course
Vernon Hills Golf Course
Veterans Memorial Golf Course
Villa Olivia Golf Course
Village Green Golf Course
Village Greens of Woodridge
Village Links of Glen Ellyn - 18 Hole Course
Village Links of Glen Ellyn - 9 Hole Course
Water’s Edge Golf Club
Wedgewood Golf Course
Whisper Creek Golf Club
White Deer Run Golf Club
White Mountain Golf Park
White Pines East Course
White Pines West Course
Whitetail Ridge Golf Club
Willow Crest Golf Club
Willow Hill Golf Course
Wilmette Golf Club
Wing Park Golf Course
Winnetka Golf Club
Woodruff Golf Course
Zigfield Troy Golf