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Originally Posted On: https://www.plowzandmowz.com/il/chicago-blog/ten-best-golf-courses-in-chicago/
Both public and private courses in Chicagoland are a thing of beauty! Although you will have to travel outside downtown Chicago to play these courses, the trip will be well worth it. Read up on our list, hit the driving range, and get out for a round of 18!
1. Mistwood Golf Club
2. Cantigny Golf Club
3. Ruffled Feathers Golf Club
4. Stonewall Orchard Golf Club
5. Highlands of Elgin Golf Course
6. Cog Hill Golf and Country Club
7. Prairie Landing Golf Club
8. Pine Meadow Golf Club
9. Mt. Prospect Golf Club
10. Bowes Creek Country Club
Mistwood Golf Club
1700 W Renwick Rd, Romeoville, IL 60446
This beautiful 18-hole golf course is located in the Chicago suburb of Romeoville. As one of the most talked-about golf courses in Chicago, Mistwood Golf Club is a must-play course. Filled with St. Andrew styled bunkers, you will feel like you are in Scotland. However, this award-winning club is definitely not a course for first-timers.
Cantigny Golf Club
27W270 Mack Rd, Wheaton, IL 60189
Cantigny Golf Club is one of the finest private midwest golf clubs. With 27 holes spread throughout 3 courses, Woodside, Lakeside, and Hillside each course provides a different challenge. Cantigny Golf Club has been host to many major amateur and USGA qualifier tournaments.
Ruffled Feathers Golf Club
1 Pete Dye Dr, Lemont, IL 60439
This breathtaking public golf course is one of a kind. The challenging layout will create a tough day out on the course if you are not careful. Known for its straight fairways, elevated greens, and water hazards, Ruffled Feather Golf Club is a must-play course!
Stonewall Orchard Golf Club
25675 IL-60, Grayslake, IL 60030
This classic golf course is surrounded by pine and oak trees. From the junior to championship course, each hole provides a new experience, as well as a challenge for players of all skill levels. No matter how you play, Stonewall Orchard Golf Club will be a memorable round of 18!
Highlands of Elgin Golf Course
875 Sports Way, Elgin, IL 60123
Highlands of Elgin Golf Course is known for its spectacular views and beautiful layout. This course is a must-play in the Chicago area! And don’t be surprised if you use every club in your bag on this course!
Cog Hill Golf and Country Club
12294 Archer Ave, Lemont, IL 60439
Cog Hills Golf and Country Club is a public golf course located Southwest of Chicago. Built in 1927, there are four-course championship options to choose from with varying difficulty. If you are ever in Chicago, Cog Hill is the spot to play!
Prairie Landing Golf Club
2325 Longest Dr, West Chicago, IL 60185
Prairie Landing Golf Club is another public golf course west of Chicago. This course has been designed with the player in mind, but that doesn’t make the course easy! Rated 4.5 stars by Golf Digest for “Best Places to Play”, Prairie Landing Golf Club is a thing of beauty!
Pine Meadow Golf Club
1 Pine Meadow Lane Mundelein, IL 60060
Pine Meadow Golf Club will test golfers of all skills! The course has tree-lined fairways, challenging bunkers, and rolling greens. Every time out on Pine Meadow will be a different experience!
Mt Prospect Golf Club
600 S See-Gwun Ave, Mt Prospect, IL 60056
Mt Prospect Golf Club will test all player’s abilities. This course is filled with grass, sand, and trees that will challenge your skills. You will be using every club in your bag on this course. Mt Prospect Golf Club is worth a visit.
Bowes Creek Country Club
1250 Bowes Creek Blvd, Elgin, IL 60124
Bowes Creek Country Club is an enjoyable course for players of all levels. And one of the best public golf courses in the western Chicago suburbs. This course is sure to be fun and enjoyable but also challenging!