Chicago Golf Club

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Chicago Golf Club

Architect: C.B. MacDonald / Seth Raynor
Year: 1894 / 1923

25W253 Warrenville Road
Wheaton, Illinois 60189
(630) 665-2988

Course Access: Private

driving range available
motorized golf carts and caddies available
on-site accommodations

U.S. Open - 1897, 1900, 1911


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The Itinerant Golfer

Chicago Golf Club

I am back in Chicago to play golf again and this time my friend Hayes is not with me so I wont be getting any of his Grandma’s pot roast. Too bad, that was one tasty meal. Fortunately, my friend and partner in the annual Ridley Cup golf tournament, Steve, has just moved to Chicago from Manhattan and graciously offered for me to stay at his place while I’m in town. He literally just moved having been in his house for less than 2 weeks, so the fact that his wife agreed to let me stay with them is amazing . . . especially considering that she spends her days single handedly juggling 1 year old twin girls. Thanks Wendy! My first stop while in Chicago this time is the Chicago Golf Club which is the most important golf club in America that you have likely never heard of. So why is Chicago Golf Club one of the most important clubs in America you ask? Where shall we start? Lets see, for starters it was the first 18 hole golf course in North America and the club that established the modern Out of Bounds rule. Next, you have that the club was founded by the first US Amateur champion and de facto father of American golf, Mr. Charles Blair Macdonald. If any more evidence of the clubs importance were necessary, you can make note that Chicago Golf Club is one of the original five clubs that founded the USGA in… More >