Winnetka Golf Club

Winnetka Golf Club

Architect: William B. Langford
Year: 1917

1300 Oak Street
Winnetka, Illinois 60093
(847) 501-2050

Course Access: Public

driving range available
motorized golf carts and pull carts available

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The Itinerant Golfer

Winnetka Golf Club

In keeping with the spirit of my Journal post last Monday I’m going to write about a special round of golf with a good friend that occurred in the least likely of places. A few weeks ago I made yet another trip to Chicago and was fortunate enough to be hosted by my buddy Steve, his wife Wendy and their three children during my stay. Steve lives in a suburban town on the north shore of Chicago called Winnetka which is located just 30 minutes by car from O’Hare Airport. I took the first flight out of Richmond on a Friday morning and reached their house by 10am where I promptly set up my mobile office on the patio and proceeded to grind out a few hours of work with the Chicago sun warming my shoulders. As I tapped away at my laptop Steve texted me with updates on his estimated arrival time and the details for our round of golf that afternoon. The plan was for him to arrive home around 3pm and for us to zip over to Winnetka Golf Club, the local muni about a quarter mile from his house, and jam in as many holes as we could before dinner. Steve arrived home at the appointed hour in the midst of conducting a conference call from his bluetooth earpiece. Without ever missing a beat on the call he greeted his family, changed clothes, loaded the clubs into the car and made the short drive to the… More >