Butler National Golf Club

2616 S. York Rd,

Oak Brook, Illinois 60523

  • Office

    +1 (630) 990 3333
  • Pro shop

    +1 (630) 990 3333
  • Fax

    +1 (630) 990 4270
  • Golf pro

    Bruce Patterson (Director of Golf)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and suburban environment.

  • Designer:

    Uncle/nephew team of George & Tom Fazio.

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7523
6267
n/a
Par
71
71
n/a
SSS or slope
78.1
71.8
n/a

Location

Latitude:

41.840593

Longitude:

-87.932730

How to get there:

17 mi W of downtown Chicago.

Butler National Golf Club

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.

Est. 1972

Butler National Golf Club is home to one of the top-rated and finest championship golf courses in Illinois. However, this is a private course generally playable only by its male members and their male guests.

The excellent tree-lined and open parkland layout contains a wealth of wonderfully crafted, memorable and challenging holes. A would-be U.S. Open Championship course, but for its male-only membership policy.

List of courses: Around Chicago

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Butler National is a private, men-only golf club. Male guests may only play if hosted by a member. Women are not allowed on the property, including the clubhouse and golf course.

Green fees

Outside visitor fee not applicable; course exclusively for members and their guests.

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted. Caddies available.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

Butler National was the host venue for the PGA Tour's Western Open tournament from 1974-1990 (now known as the BMW Championship). In 1985, Scott Verplank became only the second amateur player after Chick Evand (1910) to claim victory in this prestigious tournament.

Published ranking

World: formerly ranked world's 94th best course (GOLF magazine, 1993; not in subsequent editions of this ranking).
USA: 47th best course in the USA (Golf Digest, 2019/20).
State: 2nd best course in Illinois (Golf Digest, 2019/20).

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