Chicago Golf Club


Average: 5 (2 votes)
25 W 253 Warrenville Rd
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 665-2988
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Course Details/History

  • Architect Name – Charles B. Mac Donald
  • Greens Grass Type – Bent Grass
  • Regulation Length Holes – 18
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  • Private, 18 holes, $115.00 - $115.00



    Chicago Golf Club is consistently ranked as one of the top courses in the U.S. and the World by Golf Magazine's panel of experts.

    One of the five founding clubs of the United States Golf Association in 1894, Chicago was also the site of the nation's first 18-hole course and the first to host the U.S. Open outside of the northeast. With only 107 members and a steeplechase worth of hurdles to clear in order to get in, it's one of the most exclusive clubs in the world, so it's no wonder that little has changed there in 100 years. Driving up to the colonnaded white clubhouse, you half expect to see a horse buggy come 'round the bend.

    The club's founder and designer, Charles Blair MacDonald, won the first official U.S. Amateur Championship in 1895. The old, links-style course features wide fairways and large greens. The terrain is fairly hilly, so uneven lies are common.

    Joe Lloyd won the 1897 U.S. Open at Chicago, Harry Vardon in 1900 and John McDermott in 1911.


    Design - Golf Course at Chicago Golf Club

    • Year Built: original 1894, rework 1922
    • Designer: original by Charles Macdonald, ’22 rework by Macdonald & Seth Raynor
    • Greens Grass Type: Bent Grass
    • Fairways Grass Type: Bent Grass
    • Water Hazards: Yes
    • Sand Bunkers: 100+
    • Yardage Markers: Sprinkler Heads Marked

Blue tee7072.11306,574
White tee7070.31266,062
Front Nine
Blue tee4504402195363203952074134063386
White tee4434181574803093121493443953007
Back Nine
Blue tee1394104141493513935253824253188
White tee1253584031423413845163714153055
*Par value varies depending on tee boxes used.