Chicago’s Top 5 Public Golf Courses rated by the Chicago Golf Guy:
These are my top five favorite Public Golf Courses for Chicago. They are not in any particular order, but these are the top five public golf course choices. I have played each course at least once, and a few of them more than a few times. Great places to play golf, and you can sometimes find some great deals (check out the E-club for each course and sign up for the courses newsletter and you get some great deals direct from the clubs themselves). These are all public courses, so no membership is needed to play, but leave your cut off shorts in the car.
Tom Fazio’s North Shore masterpiece,sits at the heart of a 195-acre refuge that features rolling terrain, dramatic elevation changes, tranquil lakes, meandering streams and stunning vistas, including the Chicago skyline in the distance.
2901 West Lake Avenue
Glenview, IL 60026
Course expertly designed by legendary golf course architect Robert Trent Jones II. Holes flow in harmony with the existing landscape. Impeccably maintained. Consistent high marks from top national reviewers. “Best Courses You Can Play”-Golfweek 2012
39700 N Lewis Ave.,
Beach Park, IL 60099
Course number 4 is the former, notoriously difficult home of the Western Open. Nicknamed “Dubsdread,” choose this course or number 2 when you go. This course has also sunk a bunch of big name awards, including being named to GolfWorld’s Readers’ Choice Top 50 Public Courses for 2009.
12294 Archer Avenue
Lemont, IL 60439
(866) 264-4455 (COG-HILL)