Chicago Best Golf Courses



Best golf courses around Chicago

Chicago's architectural experimentation and innovation is regarded the world over. How do the designs of golf courses here compare to the awe-inspiring skyscrapers dotting the city's skyline? An instant recommendation would be Cog Hill Golf & Country Club featuring four championship golf courses, with excellent tree-lined fairways, several ferocious bunkers and a number of water hazards.

Others include the two British links style courses at Harborside International and Olympia Fields Country Club, a private club and one of Illinois' finest championship layouts.


Chicago Golf Map
  To make the most out of your golf trip, look up the location of the courses in Chicago on the map. It will help you with your planning to play the best courses during your holidays. On the maps we have indicated golf hotels and Stay & Play resorts with the following symbol Stay & Play Golf Resorts
Where2Golf has applied a rating to each golf course visited. The rating scale, 5 (highest) to 1 (lowest), attempts to provide an indication of the golfing experience you can expect at each rated course. 

click on the green arrow in the toolbar OF the table below to sortStay & Play Golf Resort.Private course – for members and their invited guests only.Unrated course – not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.2-star: reasonable standard. Good value, especially if better courses not available.3-star: a good course with many fine features.3+ (3-gold): a good course with many fine features. One of our top-rated 3’s.4-star: a must play course - excellent standard.4+ (4-gold): a must play course - excellent standard. One of our top-rated 4’s !5-star: simply the best - golf courses don’t get much better than this.5+ (5-gold): simply the best - golf courses don’t get better than this. One of our top-rated 5’s!
Bolingbrook 4a.gifVisitors welcomeChicagoHills, Arthur
Butler National p.gifPrivate clubChicagoFazio, George & Tom
Cantigny 4b.gifVisitors welcomeChicagoPackard, Roger
Chicago GC p.gifPrivate clubChicagoMacdonald, Charles B.
Cog Hill (No.2 Ravines) 4a.gifVisitors welcomeChicagoMcIntosh, Coghill, Lee & Roquemore
Cog Hill (No.4 Dubsdread) 5a.gifVisitors welcomeChicagoWilson, Lee & Jones.
Glen Club, IL 5a.gifVisitors welcomeChicagoFazio, Tom
Harborside Intl (Port) 4b.gifVisitors welcomeChicagoNugent, Dick
Harborside Intl (Starboard) 4b.gifVisitors welcomeChicagoNugent, Dick
Medinah p.gifPrivate clubChicagoBendelow & Jones
Olympia Fields p.gifPrivate clubChicagoBendelow & Park Jr.
Orchard Valley 4a.gifVisitors welcomeChicagoKavanaugh, Ken
Pine Meadow 4a.gifVisitors welcomeChicagoFlynn, Lee, Roquemore & Jemsek
Prairie Landing 4b.gifVisitors welcomeChicagoJones Jr, Robert Trent
Rich Harvest Farms p.gifPrivate clubChicagoRich & Martin
Ruffled Feathers 4b.gifVisitors welcomeChicagoDye, Pete & P.B.
Shoreacres p.gifPrivate clubChicagoRaynor, Seth
Stonewall Orchard 4a.gifVisitors welcomeChicagoHills & Forrest
ThunderHawk 4b.gifVisitors welcomeChicagoJones Jr, Robert Trent
 

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