Canyata Golf Club

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Canyata Golf Club

Architect: Bob Lohmann & Mike Benkusky
Year: 2004

18240 East 2150th Road
Marshall, Illinois 62441
(217) 826-9500

Course Access: Private

driving range available
motorized carts available

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The Itinerant Golfer

Canyata Golf Club

When Canyata popped onto the Top 100 list a few years ago I had never heard of it. The club is located in the middle of nowhere Illinois, so I started asking around about it with people I knew in the Illinois/Indiana/Kentucky corridor. Anyone I found who had heard of it did not know a member or even anyone who had played there before. I had a feeling this was going to be a tough ticket for me so I set it on the back burner and focused on playing courses where I had better contacts. Over the next year or so I slowly began develop a clear picture of Canyata Golf Club and what it was all about. Apparently the club is owned by a gentleman named Gerald Forsythe who is a native of Marshall, IL and has been very successful in the steam power industry as well as the auto racing world . . . specifically open wheel racing like the cars associated with the Indianapolis 500. I found a website for the club and while it does say that it is accepting membership applications, the general consensus is that Mr. Forsythe is the only member and the club is for his and his family’s use. The good news is that upon further research I learned that the club is relatively open to outside play. Requests may be made by a PGA professional and Mr. Forsythe personally reviews each request. If a request is approved players may play… More >