One of three courses at the popular Silver Lake Country Club south of Chicago, the South Course is the shorter of the two 18-hole layouts at this facility. Opened in 1944 and designed by Charles Maddox with updates from Frank P. MacDonald and Bob Lohmann, the course plays 6,310 yards from the back set of four tee boxes. The par-70 design is routed through rolling terrain with a little elevation change, 47 bunkers both in the fairways and protecting the greens and water that comes into play on at least seven holes, including a couple of forced carries. The course has bluegrass fairways and bentgrass greens. It also offers a driving range and practice putting green. Silver Lake Country Club is also well-known for its teaching facilities, so it's a great spot to get lessons. Named the 12th most improved golf course in the United States by Golf Advisor in 2015, there's also a well-stocked golf shop, restaurant and banquet facilities on the property.