Your golf guide to Chicago’s western suburbs

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August is National Golf Month and that’s means it’s time to get out on the links! We’re very fortunate that our area has a several outstanding courses to play. Without further ado, let’s get to our guide of some of the top courses in the Doings area according to Golf.com.

(Note: All the courses on our list are public, daily fee courses, rates for 18 holes only unless otherwise noted.)

Oak Brook Golf Club

2606 York Road, Oak Brook, Illinois 60521, (630) 990-3032

Golf.com review: 4 of 5 stars (2 reviews)

Architect Name: Roger B. Packard

Greens Grass Type: Bent Grass

Regulation Length Holes: 18

Rates: Non-resident ($50.50 Mon.-Fri., $54.50 Sat., Sun.), Resident ($34.50 Mon.-Fri., $36.50 Sat., Sun.)

A little about the course: “Unlike boring daily-fee courses of cookie-cutter municipal courses, this is a thinking person’s course that rewards sound play for players at any skill level.” (From Oak Brook Golf Club’s website.) 

Seven Bridges Golf Club

1 Mulligan Dr., Woodridge, Illinois 60517-1205, (630) 964-7777 x 236

Golf.com review: 3.5 of 5 stars (2 reviews)

Architect Name: Richard P. Nugent, ASGCA

Greens Grass Type: Bent Grass

Regulation Length Holes: 18

Rates: Summer rates ($90 Mon.-Thu., $100 Fri., $90 Sat., Sun.)

A little about the course: “Our finely-manicured course boasts a bucolic setting featuring 100-year-old oaks, picturesque lily pad ponds, and, of course, at least seven bridges.” (From Seven Bridges Golf Club’s website.)

Cog Hill Golf Club, #4 – Dubsdread (Top 100 Golf.com “Courses You Can Play)

12294 Archer Ave, Lemont, Illinois 60439-6711, (630) 257-5872

Golf.com review: 3.9 of 5 stars (18 reviews)

Architect Name: Joseph L. Lee/Dick Wilson/(R) Rocky Roquemore

Greens Grass Type: Bent Grass

Regulation Length Holes: 18

Rates: Regular ($155), Under 18 ($100), Twilight (after 4 p.m., $100)

A little about the course: “Chicago’s Cook County is home to several hundred courses you can play, but top among them is the long, boldly-bunkered No. 4 at Cog Hill. The brainchild of public course maven Joe Jemsek, Cog Hill played host to the Western Open for roughly 20 years.” (From Golf.com’s editorial.)

Willow Crest Golf Club

3500 Midwest Rd., Oak Brook, Illinois 60523-2573, (630) 850-4118

Golf.com review: 3.8 of 5 stars (5 reviews)

Architect Name: Richard P. Nugent, ASGCA

Greens Grass Type: Bent Grass

Regulation Length Holes: 18

Rates: Weekday, Mon.-Thu. ($75), Weekend, Fri.-Sun. ($79)

A little about the course: “With long green fairways and 18 holes just outside of our Oak Brook golf resort, Willow Crest Golf Club is a par 70 championship course that provides a delightful and natural setting for a challenging round of golf.” (From Willow Crest Golf Club’s website.)

Ruffled Feathers Golf Club

1 Pete Dye Dr., Lemont, Illinois 60439-7742, (630) 257-1000

Golf.com review: 4 of 5 stars (3 reviews)

Architect Name: Pete Dye, ASGCA

Greens Grass Type: Bent Grass

Regulation Length Holes: 18

Rates: Before noon ($80, Mon.-Thu., $95, Fri.-Sun.), Noon to 3 p.m. ($60, Mon.-Thu., $75, Fri.-Sun.), 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. ($40, Mon.-Thu., $55, Fri.-Sun.), 5 p.m. to close ($30, Mon.-Thu., $35, Fri.-Sun.)

A little about the course: “Ruffled Feathers’ aesthetic beauty is matched only by the genius of its layout. We are the only Pete and P.B. Dye designed golf course in Chicagoland… and a must-play for any devoted golfer.” (From Ruffled Feathers Golf Club’s website.)

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Any course you’d like to see us add? E-mail michael@aggrego.com and explain why it should be on our guide!

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