Bob O’ Link Golf Club

Bob O’ Link Golf Club

Architect: H.S. Colt & C.H. Alison
Year: 1916

1120 Crofton Avenue North
Highland Park, Illinois 60035
(847) 432-0917

Course Access: Private

driving range available
walking only - caddies available

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The Itinerant Golfer

Bob O'Link Golf Club

Back in 2010 when I set up a Chicago trip to play Shoreacres and Chicago Golf Club I had the opportunity to visit Bob O’Link Golf Club at the same time. I had the good fortune of becoming acquainted with a fellow golf nut named Dave who is a member there and he graciously invited me to come out for a visit with with my friends Blair and Steve. I had a game planned for the afternoon at Shoreacres, so Dave arranged for us to play first thing in the morning at Bob O’Link. Bob O’Link is one of those under the radar clubs that isn’t listed on any of the Top 100 lists, probably could be, and probably doesn’t care. The club was founded in 1916 and the course design is attributed to the design team of Colt & Alison. Here in this 21st Century world of sometimes uptight and stuffy golf environments, Bob O’Link is a throw back to the good old golf clubs with no pretense. Like a number of the other all male golf clubs in this country Bob O’Link has a very short list of rules. No ladies, no cell phones, have fun . . . pretty simple. Much like its Long Island brethren, Garden City Golf Club, Bob O’Link is a place where golfers are known to sometimes play shirtless in order to get in touch with their inner John Daly. There’s not a whole lot of places you’ll see that. So, upon arrival… More >