10 of the Best Golf Courses in Illinois

If you're searching for a beautiful place to practice your golf swing, look no further than this list of Illinois' best golf courses. These wide expanses of greenery are located in city and countryside alike, some of which may even be located right in your hometown.

GolfDigest posts its annual list of top Illinois golf courses through a very intense selection process--the decision is dependent on at least 45 surveys over the course of 8 years, 100 Greatest Public 25 evaluations, and Best in State 10 ballots. Sometimes even courses that rank highly within their state will not appear on a national list until they receive qualifying ballots.

That's what makes these courses so special. They have been sifted and selected by people like you who appreciate a great place to golf. Without further ado, here are 10 of GolfDigest's top 25 golf courses in Illinois:

25. TPC Deere Run, Silvis


24. Exmoor Country Club, Highland Park


23. Ivanhoe Club (Praire/Forest), Ivanhoe


22. Cantigny Golf Club (Woodside/Lakeside),Wheaton


21. Flossmoor Country Club, Flossmoor


20. Wynstone Golf Club, North Barrington


19. Bob O'Link Golf Club, Highland Park


18. Knollwood Club, Lake Forest


17. Butterfield Country Club (White/Blue), Oak Brook


16. Merit Club, Libertyville


To check out the top 15 golf courses in Illinois, view the rest of the list at Reboot Illinois.

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