The Best Places To Rent Golf Clubs in Illinois
From rolling farmland to the country's third largest city, Chicago, which sits on the shores of Lake Michigan, there is plenty to do and see in the state of Illinois. Golf courses abound from top rated munis to the famous Cog Hill. So whether you are renting your golf clubs or packing them, here are our top five picks for golf courses in the state of Illinois.
This 18-hole course sets a new standard for upscale public golf in northern Illinois. GOLF Magazine named Alden as one of its Thrifty Fifty courses so it won't break the bank either. You'll find plenty of hazards including over 60 sand bunkers, water on 12 holes plus the signature island green on #8.
1902 Reid Farm Road
Rockford, IL 61107
Green Fees: $20 - $48
This 226 acre Dr. Michael Hurdzan design features 115 bunkers. Golf Digest rated Annbriar one of America’s Top 500 "Places to Play" and is considered a hometown destination perfect for family golf. Annbriar is known for its lush fairways and challenging course. Bonus: Enjoy lunch at the Smokehouse Restaurant in their 100-year-old smokehouse for a fun treat after a round.
1524 Birdie Lane
Waterloo, IL 62298
(888) 939-5191 , (618) 939-4653
Green Fees: $28 - $68
Bowes Creek was designed by award-winning architect, Rick Jacobson. The course integrates natural elements of the surrounding landscape with a rustic setting that create a challenging yet aesthetically pleasing course. With five sets of tees, golfers of all abilities can enjoy a round at Bowes Creek.
1250 Bowes Creek Boulevard
Elgin, IL 60124
Green Fees: $49 - $115
If you want to play a PGA tour course, Deere Run is a great option. Designed by Illinois native D.A. Weibring, Deere Run offers an old-time feel in the scenic Mid-Mississippi River Valley landscape. You'll find elevation changes, water hazards, deep ravines all in a natural setting.
3100 Heather Knoll
Silvis, IL 61282
(309) 796 - 6000
Green Fees: $57 - $149
Cog Hill is on every avid golf players bucket list as it has hosted several PGA Tour and USGA tournaments over the years. Course No. 4, nicknamed DubsDread, has been called the "Patriarch of Public Golf" and is a true test for even the most skilled golfers. The course may be challenging, but it also offers a country club experience to all golfers.
12294 Archer Avenue
Lemont, IL 60439
Green Fees: $80 - $155