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Chicago Golf Club

25 West 253 Warrenville Rd,

Wheaton, Illinois 60189

  • Office

    +1 (630) 668 2000
  • Pro shop

    +1 (630) 665 2988
  • Fax

    +1 (630) 668 2118
  • Golf pro

    John Guyton (Head Professional)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Inland, links-style. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and residential.

  • Designer:

    Original design by "the father of American golf course architecture" Charles Blair Macdonald (1893); improved by Seth Raynor (1923).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6877
6571
6059
Par
70
70
70
SSS or slope
73.8
72.4
75.8

Location

Latitude:

41.850032

Longitude:

-88.115544

How to get there:

28 mi W of downtown Chicago.

Chicago Golf Club

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

Est. 1892

Chicago Golf Club, one of the five founding members of the USGA, is home to a championship course that ranks with the world's best. Located a 40-minute drive due west of downtown Chicago, here in the leafy suburb of Wheaton a small and exclusive handful of members play on one of Charles Blair Macdonald's most sublime designs.

Following Seth Raynor's renovation of the course in 1923, not too much has changed in the intervening years. Laid out over relatively flat but wonderfully open linksy terrain, the square-cut tee-boxes, rifle straight fairways and often rectangular greens, create a golfing oasis routinely rated as Illinois' best.

Only in front of the par-4 9th and par-3 10th greens will you be confronted by water. For much of the rest of the time it is the relatively tight fescue-lined fairways and abundance of innovatively crafted bunkering that will thoroughly test your course management and shot-making skills.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Chicago GC is a private club. Guests may only play if hosted by a member.

Green fees

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

Other information

Walking permitted at all times. Caddies available.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

Chicago Golf Club, the oldest golf club in the United States in continuous use at the same location, is one of the world's most private and exclusive clubs, boasting only 120 members. The only way to become a member is to be invited by an existing member.

Chicago GC is one of the five founding clubs of the United States Golf Association (USGA), together with Shinnecock Hills, The Country Club (Brookline), Newport CC and Saint Andrew's.

Credited with laying the foundations of golf in America, golf architect Charles Blair Madonald is best known for creating a trilogy of courses that are amongst America's very best: Chicago GC, Yale and the National Golf Links of America. All three layouts benefit from their linkage to the roots of the game in Scotland, while all three contain Macdonald's undoubted flair for creating something exciting, and just a little bit different!

Published ranking

World: 19th best course in the world (GOLF magazine, 2020/21).
USA: 14th best course in the USA (Golf Digest, 2019/20).
State: No.1 course in Illinois (Golf Digest, 2019/20).

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