Rich Harvest began as a six-hole backyard course for computer billionaire Jerry Rich, was then expanded into a nine-fairway, 11-green layout that could be played multiple ways, and finally evolved into a conventional 18-hole layout strong enough to host the 2009 Solheim Cup and the 2017 NCAA Championship. With its polish and landscaping, some call Rich Harvest Links the “Augusta of the Midwest,” but even Augusta National doesn’t have Rich Harvest’s flexibility, where every hole can play differently every day, some even from different angles and par.
100 Greatest: Ranked since 2003. Highest ranking: No. 45, 2005-'06. 2021-'22 ranking: No. 90.
Best in State: Ranked fifth, 2011-'12. Ranked inside the top 5, 2005-'07. Ranked sixth, 2013-'16. Ranked seventh, 2017-'22. Ranked inside the top 10, 2001-'04. 2009.