St. Andrews Golf & Country Club Overview
St. Andrews Golf & Country Club is a sprawling golf complex in West Chicago with two historic courses, both built in the 1920s. Sharing a name with the home of golf in Scotland 3,728 miles away, the club offers a robust golf practice center, multiple pro shops, a full-service restaurant, event space, and more.
The Joe Jemsek Course at the property was built in 1929, three years after the original St. Andrews Course. Jemsek is the shorter of the two at 6,818 yards. Both tracks are about the same difficulty with a 72.5 rating from the back tees. The Jemsek Course is on much hillier terrain than its sibling. Water is not prominently featured here, coming into play on only a few holes. Conspicuous bunkers populate the course looking to frustrate your round, along with big mature trees lining practically every fairway. All four of the par-3s measure 200+ yards from the back tees. The 17th hole is a 552 yard par-5 with a final approach over water, oozing with risk-reward drama.
The golf practice center at St. Andrews is fantastic. A TopTracer driving range provides data for golfers wanting to dial-in their swings, while a separate grass tee range provides a natural hitting surface. 10 hitting bays are heated and open year-round. There’s large greens for putting and chipping, along with a practice bunker. There’s even a pro shop next to the range for fitting and club repair.
JJ’s Bar & Grill is a full service restaurant at the property, offering standard American pub food.