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Beverly Country Club

Chicago, IL Private

Overview

Beverly Country Club is a classic Midwest championship golf course on the South Side of Chicago. Donald Ross expertly utilized a prehistoric glacial ridgeline on the front nine, where the ridge influences all but two holes (the fourth and ninth). The holes with the greatest impact are the second and sixth, with a huge elevation changes moving from tee to green, and the fifth and seventh, which both march up the ridge, plus the greens at the first and eighth holes. To have utilized the ridge on almost the entirety of the front nine was genius. The rolling terrain on the back nine, across 87th Street, is also stunning—exemplified by a significant tree removal program by Tyler Rae—allowing the property’s landforms to shine like it was intended.

About

Holes 18
Length 7016
Slope 137
Facility Type Private
Designer Donald J. Ross, ASGCA

Awards

100 Greatest
Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

100 Greatest: Ranked for nine years from 1966-'74. The course was part of Golf Digest's original 200 Toughest Courses list from 1966-'68.

Best in State: Ranked inside the top 10, 1995, 1999-2003. Ranked 11th, 2017-'18. Ranked 12th, 2015-'16, 2021-'22. Ranked 13th, 2013-'14, 2019-'20. Ranked inside the top 15, 1987, 1991-'93, 1997, 2007. Ranked 16th, 2011-'12. Ranked inside the top 20, 2005, 2009-'10.
2023-'24 ranking: 11th.
Previous ranking: 13th.

Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.1

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.2254
Character
7.2089
Challenge
7.2627
Layout Variety
7.1411
Fun
7.2563
Aesthetics
6.9512
Conditioning
7.2885

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