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 St. Andrews Course at the property was the first of the two courses here, built in 1926. It’s also the longer course, at 6,920 yards. Both tracks are about the same difficulty with a 72.5 rating from the back tees. The terrain on the St. Andrews Course is much flatter than on its sibling, the Joe Jemsek Course. Water is not prominently featured on the St. Andrews Course, coming into play on only about three holes. But there’s plenty of bunkers looking to frustrate your round, along with big mature trees lining practically every fairway. The 237-yard par-3 12th hole is a good test.
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.