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Professional 18 hole landscapes waiting for you...

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 Golf Course 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 Veterans Memorial Golf Course 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 Canlan Sports in Liberyville 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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Crane's Landing Golf Course at Lincolnshire Marriott Resort
Crane's Landing Golf Club is open for play. Please visit the course's website...

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Greenshire Golf Course
(Beach Park)
A well-maintained par 27-layout, with holes ranging between 100 and 210 yards. With t...

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Hickory Knoll Golf Course
(Lake Villa)
Since 1947, Hickory Knoll Golf Course has been known for serving the Lake Villa commu...

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Lake County Forest Preserves
As principal guardian of Lake County’s open space and natural areas since 1958,...

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Par-King Skill Golf
Ranked one of the "Top 10 Miniature Golfs in America" and featuring two 18-...

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ThunderHawk Golf Club
(Beach Park)
This public golf facility, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., is one of the most ch...

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Waukegan Park District
The Waukegan Park District is committed to providing parks, facilities and leisure op...

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White Deer Run Golf Club
(Vernon Hills)
Built on the well-known Cuneo Estate in Vernon Hills, White Deer Run Golf Club is an ...

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875 Almond Road Gurnee, IL 60031
5900 Heather Ridge Drive Gurnee, IL 60031
425 S. Conway Farms Drive Lake Forest, IL 60045
20800 W. Hawley Street Mundelein, IL 60060
836 Jewett Park Drive Deerfield, IL 60015
500 W. Deerpath Rd. Lake Forest, IL 60045
2150 Drury Lane Grayslake, IL 60030
5900 HeatherRidge Dr. Gurnee, IL 60031
355 W. Washington Avenue Lake Bluff, IL 60044
351 Green Bay Road Zion, IL 60099
23rd and Bethesda Boulevard Zion, IL 60099
200 N. La Vista Drive Mundelein, IL 60060
1390 Sunset Road Highland Park, IL 60035
291 Evergreen Drive Vernon Hills, IL 60061
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