Glenview Prairie Club Overview
Owned by the Glenview Park District, this 9 hole executive-length course is a hotbed of junior golf activity, with many youth tournaments and events held here. Along these lines, I have a confession to make: I have a special affinity for Glenview Prairie Club. My son had his first birdie ever on the 9th hole here, while he was competing in an IJGA tournament. A moment I’ll never forget!
The par-31 layout tops out at 1,955 yards, but the course has a lot more character than you might expect from a 9 hole muni. For starters, there’s two separate double-green complexes, shared between the 1st + 8th holes, and the 2nd + 5th holes, introducing the concept to many juniors for the first time. Water hazards impact play on five holes. Course maintenance is top notch. The place looks great and isn’t out of place with its high-end neighbor across the street, The Glen Club. Huge bunkers with sinister intentions line the course.
There is one practice green and no driving range. However, there are nets to hit into to warm up. The clubhouse is on the smaller side, and the pro shop is modest, with only basic golfing essentials for sale. But frankly, you weren’t coming to Prairie Club to load up on merch. (On this topic, the park district’s other course, Glenview Park on Shermer Road has a great pro shop). They also offer paddle tennis here, with six courts next to the clubhouse.