As home of the Cubs, Wrigley Field may be Chicago's most well known sports venue but with more than 200 courses to choose from, the city also has a growing reputation as a popular golf destination. The city is especially known for the number and quality of its public courses. The Chicago Park District is spread across more than 8,100 acres of green space in the heart of the city, offering six different golf courses, three driving ranges, and two miniature courses. They are some of the most affordable golf options in the city and there is enough diversity among all the courses for players of all skill levels to enjoy. The highlights of the Chicago Park District courses are the lakefront Sydney R. Marovitz Course and the historic Jackson Park Golf Course, where abundant hardwood trees will test your accuracy. Just outside of the city in Lemont, Cog Hill Golf & Country Club, home to the Western Open and BMW Championships, is another popular public golf facility that boasts four award-winning courses. One of these, Dubsdread, has been ranked among the top 100 courses in the country. In addition to all of the public options available, there are also a number of well known privately owned clubs including Chicago Golf Club and Medinah County Club.

Chicago By The Numbers

Average Overall Rating

3.7 stars from 5

based on 10554 reviews.

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Avg. Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Avg. Value for the Money: 3.9 stars from 5
Avg. Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Avg. Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Avg. Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Avg. Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5

Top Rated Courses In Chicago Area

Courses with the highest golfer ratings (minimum 10 reviews to qualify)

  1. White Hawk CC

    White Hawk Country Club

    Crown Point, Indiana, USA

    4.7 stars from 5 (36)

  2. Walnut Greens GC

    Walnut Greens

    Schaumburg, Illinois, USA

    4.6 stars from 5 (10)

  3. Stonewall Orchard GC

    Stonewall Orchard

    Grayslake, Illinois, USA

    4.6 stars from 5 (89)

  4. Cantigny Golf: Indoor practice area

    Cantigny Golf

    Wheaton, Illinois, USA

    4.5 stars from 5 (94)

  5. Bowes Creek CC: #2

    Bowes Creek Country Club

    Elgin, Illinois, USA

    4.5 stars from 5 (242)

  6. Ravisloe CC: #16

    Ravisloe Country Club

    Homewood, Illinois, USA

    4.5 stars from 5 (78)

  7. South/East at Arrowhead GC

    Arrowhead Golf Club

    Wheaton, Illinois, USA

    4.5 stars from 5 (150)

  8. Bonnie Brook GC

    Bonnie Brook Golf Course

    Waukegan, Illinois, USA

    4.4 stars from 5 (54)

  9. Cardinal Creek GC - Center: #9

    Cardinal Creek Golf Course

    Beecher, Illinois, USA

    4.4 stars from 5 (12)

  10. Highlands of Elgin

    The Highlands of Elgin

    Elgin, Illinois, USA

    4.4 stars from 5 (123)

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