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The Best Golf Courses in Illinois

We rank the top venues in Illinois (2021-'22)

Andy Johnson/The Fried Egg

May 11, 2021
  1. (1) Chicago G.C. (pictured), Wheaton •
  2. (2) Butler National G.C., Oak Brook •
  3. (4) Shoreacres G.C., Lake Bluff •
  4. (3) Medinah C.C. (No. 3)
  5. (5) Canyata G.C., Marshall •
  6. (6) Olympia Fields C.C. (North)
  7. (7) Rich Harvest Farms, Sugar Grove •
  8. (8) Old Elm Club, Highland Park
  9. (9) Skokie C.C., Glencoe
  10. (11) Olympia Fields C.C. (South)
  11. (10) Conway Farms G.C., Lake Forest
  12. (13) Beverly C.C., Chicago
  13. (12) Cog Hill G. & C.C. (No. 4), Lemont
  14. (16) Black Sheep G.C. (1st/2nd 9s), Sugar Grove
  15. (14) Medinah C.C. (No. 1)
  16. (15) Butterfield C.C. (White/Blue), Oak Brook
  17. (17) North Shore C.C., Glenview
  18. (NR) TPC Deere Run, Silvis ^
  19. (20) Bull Valley G.C., Woodstock
  20. (22) Knollwood Club, Lake Forest
  21. (24) Flossmoor C.C.
  22. (18) Wynstone G.C., North Barrington
  23. (NR) Ivanhoe Club (Prairie/Forest), Mundelein
  24. (23) Exmoor C.C., Highland Park
  25. (NR) Merit Club, Libertyville
  26. (25) Chicago Highlands G.C., Westchester
  27. (21) Bob O'Link G.C., Highland Park
  28. (NR) Kemper Lakes G.C., Kildeer
  29. (NR) The Glen Club, Glenview ^
  30. (NR) Cantigny G.C. (Lakeside/Woodside), Wheaton ^

(Above photo: Courtesy of Andy Johnson/The Fried Egg)

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KEY TO SYMBOLS
(2019-'20 ranking in parentheses)
America's 100 Greatest Course
America's Second 100 Greatest
^ Public-access course
NR Not rated in 2019-’20

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

America’s 100 Greatest & America’s Second 100 Greatest requires a minimum of 75 evaluations accumulated within 10 years, 100 Greatest Public 35 evaluations and Best in State 30 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.