Chicagoland Golf Scene

  • Medinah Brings 1st Ryder Cup to Illinois

    Storied Medinah Country Club is the Chicago area’s best-known and most frequent major championship venue. The private club features three courses but is widely known for Course No. 3, site of three U.S. Opens and two PGA Championships. Add the 2012 Ryder Cup to the list. The PGA of America announced in October of 1998 that Medinah would host the bien ...

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  • Revive That Old Time Feeling at Fox Bend

    Oswego’s Fox Bend Golf Course is a layout that purists will enjoy playing. The 6,890-yard, par-72 is a traditional test of shot-making ability decorated with mature trees, plush fairways and receptive greens. Owned and operated by the Oswegoland Park District, Fox Bend is fair, affordable and formidable.The layout contains 34 bunkers and water comes i ...

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  • Golf Club of Illinois: Dialed Down, but Still One Heck of a Challenge

    In 1990 Gary Pinns battled the blustery winds and snarling fescue at the Golf Club of Illinois to win the last of his five Illinois Open championships. A testament to the severity of the 7,041-yard par-71 course, Pinns, who is now one of America’s top teaching professionals, was the only man in the field to defeat par. The public links-style layout was ...

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  • WeaverRidge: One of the Best in Illinois for a Reason

    Aesthetics. Conditioning. Playability. Affordability. Ranking.Measured by any metric, Peoria’s WeaverRidge Golf Club is one of the best places to play golf in Illinois. Built on 300 up-and-down acres on the former site of Weaver Angus Farms, the 7,030-yard championship course was designed by the team of Dr. Mike Hurdzan and Dana Fry. The Hurdzan-Fry fi ...

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