Golf Courses

The Best Golf Courses in Illinois

We rank the top venues in Illinois (2017-'18)

1 . (1) Chicago G.C., Wheaton •
2. (3) Butler National G.C., Oak Brook •
3. (2) Medinah C.C. (No. 3) (2nd hole pictured above)•
4. (4) Canyata G.C., Marshall •
5. (7) Shoreacres, Lake Bluff •
6. (5) Olympia Fields C.C. (North), Olympia Fields •
7. (6) Rich Harvest Links, Sugar Grove •
8. (10) Conway Farms G.C., Lake Forest ≈
9. (8) Skokie C.C., Glencoe
10. (9) Olympia Fields C.C. (South), Olympia Fields ≈
11. (12) Beverly C.C., Chicago
12. (11) Cog Hill G. & C.C. (No. 4), Lemont ^
13. (14) Medinah C.C. (No. 1)
14. (13) Black Sheep G.C. (1st/2nd), Sugar Grove
15. (15) Bull Valley G.C., Woodstock
16. (20) Wynstone G.C., North Barrington
17. (23) Ivanhoe Club (Prairie/Forest), Ivanhoe
18. (New) North Shore C.C., Glenview
19. (18) Knollwood Club, Lake Forest
20. (21) Flossmoor C.C.
21. (24) Exmoor C.C., Highland Park
22. (17) Butterfield C.C. (White/Blue), Oak Brook
23. (19) Bob O'Link G.C., Highland Park
24. (New) Kemper Lakes G.C., Kildeer
25. (16) Merit Club, Libertyville


KEY TO SYMBOLS
(2015-'16 ranking in parentheses)
America's 100 Greatest Course
≈ America's Second 100 Greatest
^ America's 100 Greatest Public Course
★ Other public-access course

Some courses are ranked in Best in State but did not receive enough ballots to be considered for national lists.

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America's 100 Greatest & America's Second 100 Greatest requires a minimum of 45 evaluations accumulated within 8 years, 100 Greatest Public 25 evaluations and Best in State 10 ballots. While a few highly ranked state courses do have a higher score than 100 Greatest, Second 100 Greatest or 100 Greatest Public courses within that state, and are listed above them, they will not appear on a national ranking until achieving the qualifying ballots.