Steeple Chase Golf Club Overview
The Mundelein Park District owns and operates Steeple Chase, and it has something to be proud of. This is a great course and a fine test of golf. It has a lot of character in the form of interesting hole designs, hilly topography, and massive, whimsically-shaped bunkers. The course lies on a detached western part of the village of Mundelein.
Steeple Chase's attractive clubhouse stands out as you drive onto the property. As you get closer, you realize you're only seeing the top floor of the building -- there's an entire level below the ground you currently occupy. This is how the hills introduce themselves on this golf course. The elevation changes add some flair and drama to an already challenging track.
Golfers are tested in a number of ways here. Water is in play on 10 holes. Huge bunkers are dotted throughout. Many holes require a plan of attack to score well, particularly the signature 18th hole, an anxiety-producing par-5 with loads of trouble both left and right of the fairway. Fortunately, course maintenance is top-notch and the greens are in great shape.
The aforementioned clubhouse houses a large pro shop and restaurant. The pro shop is well stocked with tons of merch. The restaurant has breakfast and bar food essentials like burgers and sandwiches, though it’s not necessarily a stand-alone eatery like some other suburban golf club restaurants.
The only thing this place really lacks is a driving range. In its place there’s a wide net to hit shots into. A large practice green is next to the clubhouse. It’s difficult to see, but tucked away at the far end of the parking lot is another green where you can practice more short game shots, along with a bunker.