Northwest Chicago Golf Courses

Northwest Chicago Golf

After jet-setting into O'Hare International Airport, golf lovers can book a discounted tee time at a fabulous golf course and experience all that the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, have to offer. In the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, golfers can mix the rolling plains of the Midwest with the hustle and bustle of metropolitan areas in cities like Schaumburg, Des Plaines and Elgin. With pristine bent grass greens, White Oak tree lined fairways, natural water features and course designs by legends such as Tom Fazio and Bob Lohmann, the golf courses of Chicago's Northwest suburbs have it all. In between tee times, golfers can watch a horse race at the Arlington Race Course in Arlington Heights or catch a train into Chicago.

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Golf Courses Near Northwest Chicago, IL

Arlington Lakes Golf Club

1211 S New Wilke Rd,
Arlington Heights, IL 60004 United States

Arlington Lakes Golf Club, located in the heart of the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, in Arlington Lakes, Illinois, offers a challenging 18-hole layout that spans over 90 acres of superbly manicured fairways and greens. The golf course winds by fourteen beautiful lakes, which golfers must negotiate during their round. While the shorter length of Arlington Lakes Golf Club may be friendly to the novice golfer, the 106 sand bunkers and undulating greens will test even the most advanced golfers. Play Arlington Lakes today.
Blackstone Golf Club

9700 St. Andrews Drive,
Marengo, IL 60152 United States

An hour northwest of Chicago in Marengo, Illinois, Blackstone Golf Club is a favorite amongst golfers in the Chicagoland area. Designed by Bob Lohmann in 2006, Blackstone features wide fairways and 54 strategically placed sand bunkers that Lohmann refers to as “pretty bold with irregular edges”. The back 9 at Blackstone runs through dense oak and hickory forest, while the front 9 features environmentally protected wetlands that are best admired from afar. With 4 sets of tees and well-manicured greens that roll fast and true, Blackstone is truly a perfect fit for golfers of all abilities.
Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club

1400 Poplar Creek Drive,
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169 United States

The Bridges of Poplar Creek CC in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, underwent an amazing reinvention in 2011, bringing major enhancements to the already stout 35-year-old golf course. Located about 30 miles from Chicago, the golf course formerly known as Poplar Creek was rated the "2012 Renovation of the Year" by Golf Inc. Magazine. Fifteen holes underwent significant renovation including adding more tee boxes, reconfigured fairways and bunkers, planting of fescue and new lakes for challenging yet fair hazards. The charm of this classic Killian-Nugent layout was preserved by the critically acclaimed redesign team of Lohmann Golf Design of Chicago. The country club also offers an improved learning center featuring a 9,100-square-foot putting green and 3,500-square-foot bent grass chipping area. Golfers can hone their skills or warm up before the round on an expansive driving range that is often lighted for night play. Reserve your tee time today!
Chick Evans Golf Course

6145 N. Golf Road,
Morton Grove, IL 60053 United States

Chick Evans Golf Course in Morton Grove, Illinois, is a short yet satisfying 18 holes located in the northern suburbs of Chicago. The Chicago River cuts right through the center of the golf course, offering beautiful scenery and a formidable obstacle for golfers who play here. The golf course is named after Chick Evans, who in addition to being the first amateur golfer to win both the U.S. Open and the U.S. Amateur Open, funded the Chick Evans Scholarship program for caddies. Chick Evans Golf Club is certified as a Cooperative Sanctuary by Audubon International, which means the course is committed to protecting our local environment, conserving natural resources and providing wildlife habitats. Daily tee times are available.
Crane's Landing at Marriott Lincolnshire

10 Marriott Drive,
Lincolnshire, IL 60069 United States

Crane's Landing Golf Club, at the Lincolnshire Marriott in Lincolnshire, Illinois (about 40 minutes northwest of downtown Chicago), was opened in 1975. Famed Architect George Fazio skillfully created a challenging course, featuring bent grass fairways lined with tall, mature trees and tightly bunkered greens. This classic-style golf course has four par threes, twelve par fours and two par fives, and fifteen holes feature water challenges. The par 70 layout spreads over 110 acres of beautiful woodlands, with scenic vistas of the Des Plaines River. With twenty-six sand bunkers and six beautiful lakes, tight fairways and medium-sized putting greens, it's a fair yet challenging test of golf. Four sets of tee complexes allow golfers of all skill levels to enjoy the challenge posed by this classic layout. Crane's Landing prides itself on maintaining a quality playing surface and Marriott-class service for an enjoyable golfing experience.
Crystal Woods Golf Club

5915 S IL Route 47,
Woodstock, IL 60098 United States

Crystal Woods Golf Course, located just an hour outside of Chicago, in Woodstock, Illinois, is a par 72 course with 18 holes. With its many mature trees, numerous elevation changes and strategic hazard placements Crystal Woods Golf Course offers an exciting and challenging round of golf. The front nine challenges your shot-making ability from the get-go and golfers will easily use all of the clubs in their bag. The back nine features a unique balance of holes with three par 3s, three par 4s, and three par 5s. The Crystal Woods practice facility includes a driving range with grass tees, a large putting area, and a chipping green with bunkers. Play Crystal Woods Golf Course today.
Deerfield Golf Club

1201 Saunders Rd,
Riverwoods, IL 60015 United States

One of the best public courses on the North Shore, Deerfield Golf Club in Riverwoods, Illinois, is a 6,900-yard, 18-hole golf course consisting of five sets of tees to provide golfers with the perfect challenge for their game. Designed by famed golf course designer Edward Lawrence Packard, Deerfield Golf Club features a compelling layout with many mature trees, tricky water hazards and strategically-placed bunkers. One of the highlights of the round will surely be the challenging 417-yard, par 4 7th, which is a dogleg left around a pond to a tricky green guarded by multiple bunkers. With many interesting holes and excellent playing conditions, Deerfield Golf Club is a must play for golfers in the Chicago area.
Fox Run Golf Links

333 Plum Grove Rd.,
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 United States

A longtime local favorite, Fox Run Golf Links in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, is an 18-hole golf course that was redesigned in 2012 by Greg Martin to increase its playability for golfers of all skill levels. During their round at Fox Run, players will face tricky elevation changes, strategic bunkering and water on 12 holes. One of the trickier holes at Fox Run is 4th, a trying, 508-yard par 5 with a creek crossing in the landing area and a pond on the right side. Factor in pristine playing conditions and an excellent practice facility, and it’s clear why Fox Run Golf Links is the go-to spot for golfers in Chicagoland.
Highland Woods Golf Course

2775 N. Ela Road,
Hoffman Estates, IL 60195 United States

Located at the highest point of Hoffman Estates, Illinois, northwest of Chicago, Highland Woods Golf Course is a challenging championship facility. The 18-hole golf course offers three sets of tees, multiple water hazards, generous fairways and 52 sand traps placed throughout its rolling hills and tree-lined fairways. Highland Woods Golf Course is certified as Cooperative Sanctuary by Audubon International. The course is committed to protecting our local environment, conserving natural resources, and providing wildlife habitats. Daily tee times are available.
Hilldale Golf Club

1655 Ardwick,
Hoffman Estates, IL 60195 United States

Hilldale Golf Club, located in Hoffman Estates, Illinois (40 minutes northwest of Chicago), was built in 1970 on land that was once a sportsman's club owned by the famous retailer Marshall Field. It's known for its great conditions and has been called "the best greens in the burbs." Hilldale Golf Course is a par 71 course that offers challenges to golfers of any kind. Precise shot-making and proper club selection is required. Regardless of your skill, you might use all the clubs in your bag. Some holes at Hilldale favor a fairway wood or long iron from the tee. Several holes also require you to position your shots for better angles to the green, affording plenty of risk-and-reward opportunities to keep the gamblers happy. Water comes into play on 13 holes, and be wary of the O.B. stakes.
Marengo Ridge Golf Club

9106 Harmony Hill Rd,
Marengo, IL 60152 United States

Marengo Ridge Golf Club is a par 72 daily fee course located in Marengo, IL. Designed by William J. Spear, ASGCA, the 18 hole course opened in 1965.
Nickol Knoll

3800 N. Kennicott Ave.,
Arlington Heights, IL 60004 United States

Nickol Knoll Golf Club, located in Northwest Arlington Heights, Illinois, is considered among the best par 3 courses in all of Chicagoland. Featuring large bent grass tees and greens, Nickol Knoll is a fun layout with a big course feel. Several shots from elevated tees provide golfers with a beautiful view of the surrounding area. Beginner golfers and seasoned veterans will find Nickol Knoll Golf Club a challenging but enjoyable course to play. Don't miss out on this suburban Chicago gem. Book your tee time today.
Old Orchard Country Club

700 W. Rand Rd.,
Mt. Prospect, IL 60056 United States

Located in Mt. Prospect, Illinois – about a 40-minute drive from downtown Chicago – Old Orchard Country Club is one of the best-conditioned and challenging courses in the Chicago area. It offers a country-club experience to the public, and its personal service and course conditions rival private clubs. Established in 1932, Old Orchard Country Club was purchased in 1999 by the Prospect Heights Park District, which made a commitment to continue offering country-club service and conditions to the public. Old Orchard is a mature and challenging course with narrow fairways. The terrain is slightly rolling, and water hazards come into play on at least nine different occasions.
Pinecrest Golf Course

11220 Algonquin Rd,
Huntley, IL 60142 United States

Pinecrest Golf Course is a par 72 municipal course located in Huntley, IL. Designed by Ted Locke, the 18 hole course opened in 1972.
Renwood Golf Course

701 E Shorewood Rd,
Round Lake Beach, IL 60073 United States

Known for its stimulating layout, Renwood Golf Course in Round Lake Beach, Illinois, is an 18-hole track that features narrow fairways and tricky greens that require players to be precise with their shots. Renwood plays 6,228 yards from the furthest back of the three tees and boasts multiple water hazards and strategically placed bunkers to present the perfect challenge for players. Golfers looking to work on their game will love Renwood’s exceptional practice facility with a full driving range and practice greens.
Rob Roy Golf Course

505 E Camp McDonald Rd,
Prospect Heights, IL 60070 United States

Located in Mt. Prospect, IL, Rob Roy Golf Course is a public 9-hole facility managed by the River Trails Park District. Winding through 51 acres, the beautiful par 36 stretches 3,022 yards and features narrow, tree-lined fairways, 15 bunkers, and water that comes into play on four holes. Rob Roy offers three sets of tees to accommodate players of all skill levels.
Streamwood Oaks Golf Club

565 Madison Drive,
Streamwood, IL 60107 United States

Located 40 minutes northwest of downtown Chicago, Streamwood Oaks Golf Club in Streamwood, Illinois, is a fun nine-hole golf course that stretches 3,435 yards from the tips. With water coming into play on every hole, Streamwood Oaks provides a distinct challenge for experienced golfers while adhering to less experienced players with four different sets of tees. The signature 4th hole is a par 5 that starts wide open off the tee before it becomes more narrow towards the green where water and out of bounds lurks. For golfers looking for a quick and fun round in the Chicago area, Streamwood Oaks Golf Club is the perfect place to tee it up.
Sycamore Golf Club

940 East State St.,
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States

Sycamore Golf Club, located in Sycamore, Illinois, was built in 1923 and features tree-lined bent grass fairways and large bent grass greens. Built along the Kishwaukee River, Sycamore Golf Club is a par 71 and plays just under 6,000 yards offering a fair test of golf for the experienced player and an opportunity to score well for the novice player. During your visit check out the pro shop for a wide variety of golf merchandise featuring the top brands in the industry. Schedule your tee time today.
TeeOff Tournament - Bull Valley

1311 Club Rd,
Woodstock, IL 60098 United States

On Monday, September 23, TeeOff by PGA TOUR will host its second golf outing at the private Bull Valley Golf Club. The 11 a.m. shotgun start costs $300 per foursome ($75 per player), and it includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, four $25 DEAL Time vouchers, a tee gift and the chance to win over $1000 in additional prizes! Come out and meet other golfers and celebrate another great golf season in Chicago! *** Please note that this is a rain or shine event, and it is not eligible for refunds. In the event of a course closure, a future Monday outing date will be determined. **** Considered one of the best private courses in Illinois, Bull Valley Golf Club is a brilliant parkland-style course designed by Dick Nugent that features pristinely conditioned fairways routed through towering oaks and perfectly placed ponds. Toss in fast greens and big vistas, and Bull Valley GC can't be missed.
The Golf Club of Illinois

1575 Edgewood Dr,
Algonquin, IL 60102 United States

Consistently ranked as one of the best public courses in the Chicagoland area, The Golf Club of Illinois in Algonquin, Illinois, is an 18-hole links-style course boasting tall fescue grasses, tricky bunkers and strategically placed mounds on every hole. From the furthest back of four tees, The Golf Club of Illinois plays a lengthy 7,011-yards to provide low-handicapped players with a distinct challenge while also adhering to less experienced players with generous forward tees. Golfers looking to practice their game will find the large practice facility at The Golf Club of Illinois more than adequate. Located northwest of Chicago, The Golf Club of Illinois is a gem of a course that golfers will want to play again and again..
Turnberry Golf Club

9600 Turnberry Trail,
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 United States

One hour northwest of Chicago in Crystal Lake, Illinois, Turnberry Golf Club provides golfers in the Chicago area with a quality round at a top tier course known for hosting PGA, USGA and CDGA events. Designed in 1972 by Larry Packard, Turnberry’s 18-holes reach almost 7000 yards from the tips and offer golfers a chance to play a stunning layout at a great price. With water coming into play on 10 holes and many well thought out green-side bunkers, Turnberry Golf Club is a fantastic challenge from tee to green. Please note that Turnberry strictly enforces a dress code. Jeans or denim of any kind as well as cargo pants are not allowed. Turnberry also asks that golfers leave their gym clothes and sweats in their gym bag and their cut-offs, T-Shirts, tanks and halter tops at the beach. Inappropriately dressed patrons will not be allowed to play their round and will be asked to leave the course.
Villa Olivia

1401 W Lake St,
Bartlett, IL 60103 United States

Designed by Dick Nugent, Villa Olivia Country Club, in Bartlett, Illinois, is a classic parkland design that has been delighting Chicago area golfers since it opened its doors for play in 1926. Sculpted from rolling hills and meticulously routed between stately trees and beautiful landscaping, the 6500-yard layout at Villa Olivia puts a premium on accuracy and awards golfers who play strategically. Keep it straight, and you’re in for nothing but good times at Villa Olivia.
Whisper Creek Golf Club

12840 Del Webb Blvd.,
Huntley, IL 60142 United States

Whisper Creek Golf Club, located in Huntley, Illinois, is a links-style par 72 golf course enjoyable for golfers of all skill levels. Meticulously well-maintained and manicured, Whisper Creek plays among the best of the private golf clubs in Chicago. Located in the northwest suburbs of the Windy City, the golf course was designed by architect Greg Nash and PGA Hall of Famer Billy Casper. Bent grass tees, fairways and greens; bluegrass rough; native fescue grasses; protected wetland environments and rock formations with cascading waterfalls are featured throughout the course. All the golf carts are Whisper Creek are GPS-equipped, and daily tee times are available.