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Throughout the years, professional golf events have, and continue to be drawn to our scenic and various golfing options. Lake County was home to the PGA’s BMW Championship in 2013, 2015 and 2017 at Conway Farms Golf Course in Lake Forest.   Lake County also hosted the 2016 LPGA UL Crown at the Merit Club in Gurnee.  The 2012 US Mid-Amateur Championship, 2009 Western Amateur, 2008 US Open Sectional Qualifying and the 2007 Open Qualifier, and the 2000 U.S. Women’s Open were also held in Lake County. 

Tee up on the rolling emerald hills of one of our 46 golf courses, lined by lush forests and open spaces that Lake County is known for, and in one swing, you’ll feel everyday hassles soaring away. Even though there’s a scorecard, no one’s keeping track, so whether you’re soaring with the eagles, or aiming for the birdies, there’s a course for everyone in Lake County.

Experience the challenging fairways of the area's golf courses like Shiloh Park and Shepherd's Crook Golf Courses in Zion while being surrounded by Lake County's natural beauty. Weave through the winding greens of Thunderhawk Golf Club, designed by architect Robert Trent Jones to blend harmoniously with the natural landscape. Thunderhawk Tip by Alex Eichman, Golf Operations Manager: Practice your lag putting prior to your round. With large, undulating greens good lag putting will be the key to no three-putts and a score that keeps you smiling.  Countryside Prairie golf course requires a slightly different set of skills to master this challenge. With wide fairways, younger trees and fewer rolling hills, on the Prairie course golfers will deal with more wind; therefore a lower ball flight is more desirable. Tip from Alex: To hit keep the ball under the wind remember four easy steps: 1) take a slightly wider stance, 2) take one less club, 3) choke down two inches, 4) swing slower and maintain your balance.

Sunset Valley Golf Club in Highland Park has undergone an extensive $7 million renovation to the course and clubhouse. The new course reflects a unique British Highlands course design.  Spend time golfing with the Navy in your backyard at Willow Glen at the Naval Station in Great Lakes which is open to public play. Join the ranks, and earn your stripes at this challenging 18-hole layout boasted as one of the finest facilities in the Navy.

Warm up your swing at the Libertyville Sports Complex Driving Range before heading out to play. No matter your skill level or budget, we have a fairway for every golfer to experience in Lake County.

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Bittersweet Golf Club (Gurnee)
Challenging and scenic 18-hole golf course that offers the public a fantastic practice facility with lighted driving range and natural grass tees. PG...Read More

Bonnie Brook Golf Course (Waukegan)
Bonnie Brook is one of the most popular public courses in Lake County, boasting a meticulously manicured 18-hole course with rolling, wooded terrain. ...Read More

Clubhouse at Heather Ridge (Gurnee)
The HeatherRidge Clubhouse is a beautiful venue for just about any occasion. If you are planning a weddings, banquets or party we are the place. Heath...Read More

Conway Farms Golf Club (Lake Forest)
Conway Farms Golf Club is a Tom Fazio award-winning course that sits on 209 acres in Lake Forest, Illinois and is designed around the traditions of Sc...Read More

Countryside Golf Club (Mundelein)
At Countryside Golf Club, play two challenging, award-winning 18-hole golf courses. The Prairie course, with bentgrass tees, wide-open greens and san...Read More

Coupon Crane's Landing Golf Course at Marriott Lincolnshire Resort (Lincolnshire)
Crane's Landing Golf Club at the Marriott Lincolnshire Resort has welcomed golfers for many years. As a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary and kn...Read More

Deerfield Park District (Deerfield)
Deerfield Park District, located in the southern end of Lake County offers facilities, events, rental opportunities and more to individuals, families,...Read More

Deerpath Golf Course (Lake Forest)
Open to the public, this is one of the finest golf courses along the North Shore. The course has been completely renovated. It measures 6,255 yards an...Read More

Greenshire Golf Course (Beach Park)
A well-maintained par 27-layout, with holes ranging between 100 and 210 yards. With the course length being 1,265 yards, Greenshire will test the best...Read More

HeatherRidge Golf Course (Gurnee)
HeatherRidge Golf Course is a beautiful and challenging full length nine hole layout that is enjoyable for players of all skill levels. Adding to its ...Read More

Lake Bluff Golf Club (Lake Bluff)
The Lake Bluff Park District's 18-hole, 6,589 yard course boasts challenging greens set in a tranquil environment and grass teen practice facility. T...Read More

Lake County Forest Preserves (Libertyville)
As principal guardian of Lake County’s open space and natural areas since 1958, the District manages nearly 31,000 acres of land and offers innovative...Read More

Libertyville Sports Complex (Libertyville)
Libertyville's Sports Complex offers something for everyone in the family. A 360° Climbing Mountain for rock climbing, a 40 tee automated heated drivi...Read More

Shepherd's Crook Golf Course (Zion)
This 18-hole, par 72 public golf facility, designed by Keith Foster, opened in August, 1999 and has earned rave reviews as a course that is both chall...Read More

Shiloh Park Golf Course (Zion)
A par 35, 2,900 yard, nine hole course, offering an enjoyable and challenging experience to golfers of all abilities. Whether you are a low or high ha...Read More

Sunset Valley Golf Course (Highland Park)
Sunset Valley is closed for course and clubhouse renovations until summer 2018. Course improvements and enhancements include upgrades to tees, fai...Read More

ThunderHawk Golf Club (Beach Park)
This public golf facility, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., is one of the most challenging courses in the Chicago area. This 18-hole, par 72 golf...Read More

Vernon Hills Golf Course (Vernon Hills)
This golf course has been ranked as one of the top ten 9 hole golf courses in Chicagoland. Situated in Vernon Hills, this challenging 9-hole municipal...Read More

Waukegan Park District (Waukegan)
The Waukegan Park District is committed to providing parks, facilities and leisure opportunities to our culturally diverse population through the reso...Read More

White Deer Run (Vernon Hills)
Built on the well-known Cuneo Estate in Vernon Hills, White Deer Run Golf Club is an 18-hole public course sprawling over 240 acres of rolling terrain...Read More

Willow Glen Golf Club (Great Lakes)
The Willow Glen Golf Club is home to a picturesque 18-hole layout that provides an enjoyable challenge for all skill levels. The new clubhouse is hom...Read More

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No matter which route you take, all roads lead to fun in Lake County, Illinois, which is located halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee. Lake County is home to 170 lakes and rivers, 30,000 acres of lush forest preserves, miles of hiking and biking trails, Six Flags Great America, Naval Station Great Lakes, Ravinia Festival and sandy beaches along Lake Michigan's shoreline. Family adventure is around every turn and awaits you in Lake County.
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