Water's Edge Golf Club

Over the weekend, Suzie and I headed to Water’s Edge Golf Club in Worth, Illinois, located approximately 20 miles southwest of downtown Chicago. The course was opened in 1999, and is designed by Rick Robbins and Gary Koch. The course is managed by Billy Casper Golf, who also manages all of the Chicago Park District and Forest Preserve Golf courses, as well as many other courses throughout the United States.

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Sugar Creek Golf Course

For the second 9-hole course of the day, I met up with Suzie at Sugar Creek Golf Course in Villa Park, Illinois, located approximately 18 miles west of downtown Chicago. The course, which was established in 1975 and opened in 1976, is owned and operated by the Village of Villa Park and the Elmhurst Park District. Sugar Creek features three par-3 holes and no par-5 holes for a total par of 32 at a length of 2,344 yards from the back tees.

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South Shore Golf Course

This weekend, I decided to do something different and play two 9-hole courses, in an effort to knock more courses off the list. I started the day at South Shore Golf Course in Chicago, Illinois, located approximately 9 miles south of downtown Chicago. The course is part of the Chicago Park District, which runs six golf courses throughout Chicagoland. Of the six golf courses, there are five 9-hole courses, including South Shore, and one 18-hole course, Jackson Park Golf Course (which I played in 2009).

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Gleneagles Country Club – Red/Lakes Course

Another weekend of golf takes me to Gleneagles Country Club in Lemont, Illinois, located approximately 25 miles southwest of downtown Chicago. Founded in 1924, Gleneagles was originally a private club known as Twin Eagles. In 1951, the McNulty family purchased the course and made it open to the public. Gleneagles is home to two 18-hole championship courses: the 6,045 yard Red/Lakes course and the 6,252 yard White/Woodlands course. Both courses were designed by Charles Maddox, who has also designed many public and private courses in the Illinois and Indiana area, including all three courses at Silver Lake Country Club in Orland Park, Illinois.

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Arlington Lakes Golf Club

Over the weekend, Suzie and I headed to Arlington Lakes Golf Club in Arlington Heights, Illinois, located approximately 25 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. Arlington Lakes is owned and operated by the Arlington Heights Park District, which also runs Nickol Knoll Golf Club, an 9-hole executive par-3 course. Opened in 1979, the course was designed by Garrett D. Gill, who also designed the 18-hole course at Village Links of Glen Ellyn, as well as many other courses throughout the Midwest.

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