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Illinois Golfer Digital Edition

May 2015

The No. 1 Illini

How Mike Small’s crew dominated the Big Ten, and their new playground


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The Buzz

Mid-Iron now only range

In This Issue

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News

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Columns

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Departments

Tim Cronin / Illinois Golfer

Going to seed Mid-Iron’s sixth, seventh and eighth holes, like most of the course, is barely recognizable. The move was made by Mid-Iron’s ownership late shuttered at the end of last season and destined to be last year. The short nine close to Gleneagles in unincorthe first park in the village of Homer Glen, is in perfect porated Lemont would shutter its fun but lightly-played shape, with fairways and greens ready for players. But layout. However, the range, with well-maintained grass the course remains closed while the village figures out tees, would remain open. exactly what the park should look like. (The clubhouse That’s the plan in effect this spring as well. As the is supposed to become the village hall.) photo above shows, most of the course is now overLogic says Homer Glen should have made a deal grown – the first hole, adjacent to the range and along with the Ludwig family, the previous owners, to operate Bell Rd., was mowed whence we last buzzed by – with Woodbine this year, as they did last year. Right now, all focus on the range, where a solitary player was the village has a fine piece of property villagers can’t socking balls on a cool day. access. Ideally, the decision will be reversed someday, but In limbo: Add the Oak Club of Genoa to the it would take time and money to get the greens back courses in question list. The 1971 Charles Maddox deinto the remarkably good shape recalled from when sign in DeKalb County has been on the auction block Mid-Iron was going strong. twice in the last three years. The course’s website still The reverse: Just a few miles away, Woodbine, lists 2014 prices.

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Cover The victorious Illinois men’s team (from left): co-medalist Nick Hardy, Thomas Detry, Charlie Danielson, Dylan Meyer, coach Mike Small, Brian Campbell, assistant coach Zach Barlow. / Jennifer Dewar, Illinois Dept. of Intercollegiate Athletics

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The Grill Room

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by Tim Cronin

Spieth’s first domino fell at Deere Run

ew people who have been around him for even a few moments were surprised when Jordan Spieth said he’d be back at the John Deere Classic this July, even if – we presume – his fresh new Green Jacket – stays back home in Dallas. Even before winning the Masters, Spieth had shown loyalty and commitment uncommon in the modern-day professional golfer, and he’s continued to do so. That two-day whirlwind tour of New York media outlets, from David Letterman’s talkfest to cable shows of every stripe? Most recent Masters winners partake, then stay home for the weekend. The Heritage Classic goes on without them. Not Spieth. He’d signed up to play, so he played. And when most observers believed an opening-round 74 would give him a weekend off, he bounces back with a 62 on Friday, makes the cut, and eventually finishes tied for 11th. It’s hard not to root for a kid like that. And yes, at 21, he’s still called a kid. At least, until his senior class at Texas graduates later this month. None of this would have happened – at least, not yet – had Spieth stayed in college in Austin, a great town to go to college in. But he felt himself ready, and has proved himself righter than right. Turning pro and making the most of a handful of exemptions carried him to the John Deere Classic two years ago, where all he did was contend all week and win the whole shooting match

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Deere Hunter Jordan Spieth with what he really wanted from the 2013 John Deere Classic.

on Sunday, improbably and dramatically. Honestly, who holes out from a greenside bunker on the 18th to make a playoff, then survives to the fifth hole before winning? As a 19-year-old, the first teen to win on the circuit since 1931? Like the Maltese Falcon, it was the stuff that dreams were made of. But this was real. So is Spieth. The Deere was the first domino. That earned him a full Tour card, all the Fed-Ex Cup points he had accumulated so far in 2013, and best of all in retrospect, a berth in the 2014 Masters. There, he finished tied for second and served notice that the lightning bolt he threw from that bunker in Silvis was not a one-time wonder. After some close calls, his winter victories in the Australian Open – he even took the time

to study the history of the tournament beforehand, which endeared him to his hosts Down Under – and in Tiger Woods’ invitational set the stage for his dominance on the Tour this year, highlighted by the 1-2-2-1 run that climaxed at Augusta National. Now? Well, he’s one of the few in the U.S. Open field who has played Chambers Bay, doing so in the U.S. Amateur. How good would it be for Spieth to return to Silvis as winner of the season’s first two majors? It will be great fun seeing what happens next. ––––– We’re pleased to welcome Luke Cella, executive director of the Midwest Association of Golf Course Superintendents, to our pages for a regular column on agronomy. His first is on the need for that necessary evil, aeration.


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Fastert’s fast finish cops Will Co. Am By Tim Cronin

Will County Amateur

Reporting from Crete

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A player who can putt is never out of it in the Will County Amateur. That’s been proven time and again over the years, and Michael Fastert of Des Plaines proved it again on April 19. His final round 2-under-par 70 at Balmoral Woods earned him the first big amateur title of the year in Illinois, and with it, a chance to pose in the traditional Brown Jacket. Fastert finished at even-par 144, a stroke ahead of Bolingbrook’s Paul Dagys and Frankfort’s Glenn Przybylski. Kyle Slattery of Rockfort and former champion John Ehrgott of Edwards tied for fourth at 4-over 148. Poised on Balmoral Woods’ slick greens, Fastert birdied four of his first 12 holes in the final round, more than making up for the 2-over 74 he posted on Saturday, and the surge brought him back into the scrap. With first-round tri-leaders Joe Skrabutenas, Ryan Herter and John Wright fading fast – Wright’s 79 was the best final round of the three – Fastert took the lead and hung on. Fastert birdied three of Balmoral’s four par5s, including the 12th, which moved him to 2-under for the tournament. Meanwhile, Dagys was all over the map early, with a bogey at the par-5 first, an eagle 3 at the fifth and a double-bogey 5 at the fourth, but made a real push with three straight birdies to open the back nine. His birdie on the par-3 16th got him back to even par for the tournament, and tied with Fastert, but a bogey at the last left Dagys one

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Balmoral Woods • 72 / 6,624 • April 18-19 144 ( E ) Michael Fastert, Des Plaines 74-70 145 (+1) Paul Dagys, Bolingbrook 74-71 Glenn Przybylski, Frankfort 73-72 148 (+4) John Ehrgott, Edwards 74-74 Kyle Slattery, Rockford 72-76 149 (+5) Andy Roderique, Frankfort 75-74 Josh Sellers, Naperville 75-74 Tim Sheppard, East Peoria 72-77 Troy Logan, Chicago 72-77 150 (+6) Jon Zolecki, Chicago 77-73 Eric Izzo, Naperville 78-72 John Wright, Aurora 71-79 151 (+7) Ramiro Romo, Burlington, Wis. 77-74 Ryan Herter, Shorewood 71-80 Joe Skrabutenas, Crown Point, Ind. 71-80 152 (+8) John Finnin, Mokena 77-75 Cody Sundberg, Chicago 76-76 Dusty Drenth, Davenport, Iowa 75-77 Matt Shipley, Naperville 78-74 Trey Tussey, Metamora 75-77 Terry Werner, Dyer, Ind. 73-79 153 (+9) Mark Sider, Highland Park 77-76 Mark Plaehn, Oak Lawn 77-76 J. Barry Weed, Lake Barrington 76-77 Patrick Cesario, Maple Park 76-77 Tony Ross, Lemont 76-77 Rob Bruce, River Forest 76-77 Marty Hynes, Chicago 75-78 R.J. Schwalbach, Bolingbrook 75-78 154 (+10) Michael Wittenberg, Glen Ellyn 79-75 Conor Dore, Chicago 75-79 Greg Bauske, Chicago 74-80 Michael Barber, Beecher 74-80 Dan Porcaro, Oak Forest 72-82 155 (+11) Matthew Walsh, Western Springs 77-78

adrift with Fastert finishing birdie-bogey. Przybylski was 3-over with five holes to play, then birdied the 14th and 17th to put some pressure on, but had to settle for par at the 18th. Saturday’s leaders had tough Sundays.

Michael Fastert T35 T39 T45 T49 T53

155 (+11) Richard Balla, St. Charles 79-76 Brian Valley, Wheaton 78-77 Cully Johnston, Chicago 78-77 156 (+12) Grant Goltz, DeKalb 79-77 Jeff Gilbertsen, Chesterton, Ind. 77-79 Danny Brown, Buffalo Grove 76-80 John Schram, Buffalo Grove 78-78 Scott Phegley, Peoria 78-78 Tres Steffey, Mokena 78-78 157 (+13) Rick TenBroeck, Evergreen Park 77-80 Ben Geres, Deerfield 77-80 David Benzon, Chicago 76-81 Matthew Lovelace, Countryside 78-79 158 (+14) James O’Keeffe, Palatine 79-79 Yun Kim, Arlington Heights 79-79 Scott Atkins, Oak Lawn 76-82 Paul Schlimm, Shorewood 75-83 159 (+15) Gary Wilks, Naperville 79-80 Mike Cushing, Bloomington 76-83 A.J. Balulis, Villa Park 78-81 Brad Dulin, Grant Park 78-81

Wright’s triple-bogey on the par-4 second took him out of the race. Herter had tripled the par-5 first to fall off the pace, while Skrabutenas bogeyed the fourth, tripled the fifth and doubled the seventh.


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Perakis, Streelman win at Augusta 9-year-old triumphs in Drive, Chip and Putt; Winfield pro collects Par-3 crystal By Tim Cronin Reporting from Augusta, Georgia

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Effie Perakis has not yet spent 10 years on this earth, but she has an accomplishment on her golf resume that many have dreamed for and few have achieved. She has won at Augusta National Golf Club. The 9-year-old Glenview resident won the girls 7-9-year-old division in the 2nd Drive, Chip and Putt competition the Sunday before the Masters at Augusta. She had finished third in the 8-9 girls bracket of the Little Peoples’ Championship in Quincy last year, so it wasn’t a complete surprise that she now only showed well in Drive, Chip and Putt qualifying, but won her regional division to advance to Augusta. Sinking a 30-footer on Augusta’s 18th green – how many old pros over the years would have bought that putt from her if that was possible? – put her over the top, with 22 points to the 20 accumulated by Charlie Whorton of Springdale, Ark. Perakis took sixth in the driving competition, third in chipping and second in putting. That earned her five, eight and nine points, respectively. Whorton won the putting by virtue of a closer first putt, and was fourth in driving, but eighth in chipping, accounting for the two-point difference. Perakis wasn’t the only Illinoisan in the DCP finals. Jimmy Morton of Sugar Grove took eighth

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Heroes twice over Kevin Streelman and happy caddie Ethan Couch with the Par-3 Contest crystal.

Drive, Chip and Putt

Girls 7-9 • Augusta National GC • April 4

Drive Chip Putt 1 Effie Perakis, Glenview 5 8 9 2 Charlie Whorton, Springdale, Ark. 7 3 10 3 Meghan Paracuelles, Folson, Calif. 4 10 5 4 Vanessa Borovilos, Toronto 1 9 8 T5 Victoria Matthews, Great Falls, Va. 10 1 6 Summer Lee, Plano, Tex. 8 5 4 7 Molly Smith, Tyngsboro, Mass. 6 7 3 T8 Jayla Kucy, Camrose, Alta. 2 4 7 T8 Jessica Guiser, Hartland, Wis. 9 2 2 10 Gloria Nip, Port St. Lucie, Fla. 3 6 1

Total 22 20 19 18 17 17 16 13 13 10

in the Boys 14-15 bracket, while Caroline Smith of Inverness was 10th in the Girls 12-13 division. One feel-good story at Augusta was followed by another four days later, when Winfield native Kevin Streelman won what nobody wants to win: The Par-3 Contest on the eve of the Masters. It’s considered a jinx because no winner has gone on to capture the Masters in the same year, but Streelman obviously wasn’t superstitious. He beat Camilo Villegas on the third hole of a suddendeath playoff after they tied at 5-under-par 22. Better than that, Streelman had already won in a larger sense because of the caddie he used. Streelman used 13-year-old Ethan Couch of Spruce Grove, Alberta, to carry his bag. Streelman had called the local Make-A-Wish chapter to see if any youngsters wanted to go to the Masters. Couch did. Streelman called and asked if he wanted to caddie for him in the Par-3 Contest. Silence on the phone. His parents started crying. “I just wanted to go to the Masters,” Ethan told ESPN later. “I didn’t expect this.” Then Streelman found out Couch has a benign brain tumor, with the long-term prognosis unknown. “This isn’t about me,” Streelman said. “It’s about giving back. It’s about using the opportunity that I have to make someone’s wish come true.” That feeling’s even better than winning.


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Shore enough Bunker sand on the holes near Lake Michigan at Harbor Shores has replaced the original beach sand. This is the undulating eighth.

Nicklaus goes for Harbor Shores ‘tweak’ By Tim Cronin

Reporting from Benton Harbor, Mich.

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Bob McFeeter had a problem. The managing director of Harbor Shores knew some greens were just too severe for his customers, and also for the PGA of America when it rolled in with the Senior PGA Championship. Slopes were too steep and there were too few pin placements. But how to broach the subject with the architect, one Jack Nicklaus? McFeeter decided to be direct. He created a document with his concerns and possible remedies and e-mailed it to the Golden Bear. Then he waited.

His mailbox soon pinged. “Mr. Nicklaus understood our concerns,” McFeeter said. “He did not oppose changes.” Soon, Nicklaus dispatched chief architect Carl Goetz and agronomist John Scott to the course, and they got to work. Six greens would be changed. Ridges, rolls and mounds on the first, second, sixth, 12th, 14th and 16th greens were softened to make putting more palatable and provide more pin placements. “The greens are really what makes this golf course what it is,” PGA of America championship boss Kerry Haigh said. “Really, this is just a tweak and improves what is a spectacular golf course.

“On some holes, we had three or four hole locations we could use, and the players knew where they were coming in. Now, we have six or seven, and the players won’t know which ones we’ll use.” Fairway grass has replaced rough behind the sixth and 14th greens, to give players options on playing back up to the green. Additionally, standard beach sand in green-fronting bunkers on the sixth and seventh holes, which drove players crazy, has been replaced by standard bunker sand matching the rest of the course. High fescue and dunes grass on the seventh and eighth holes has also been replaced by standard rough. The Senior PGA returns to Harbor Shores in 2016 and 2018.


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This Cup runneth over

54th Radix Cup Oak Park CC Wednesday, June 3 Tim Cronin / Illinois Golfer

Where it starts The first tee at Oak Park Country Club in 2011, with the Radix Cup on hand at the 50th playing and a tee ball headed straight down the middle.

By Tim Cronin –––––

It started as a way for a couple of seasoned pros to honor an old pal. The old pal, who had bestowed countless kindnesses on others over the decades, was so touched by the thought, and by the contest, he un-

derwrote the continuation of it in his will. That, in brief, is why the Radix Cup not only exists, but is so well-regarded by those who have played in it, today. The 54th playing is Wed., June 3, at Oak Park Country Club, site of all but a handful of matches over the decades.

Who was this Radix? It was Harry Radix, a dealer in diamonds and other precious gems and for decades, a leader in the American figure skating scene, and an absolute golf nut. Until his death in 1965, Radix had attended every U.S. Open since 1920, and most every PGA Championship in that era.


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He owned Masters badge No. 1. When Ben Hogan nearly collapsed during the 1951 U.S. Open at Merion, whose shoulder was there for the Hawk to lean on? Radix’s shoulder. In the early 1930s, he decided golf needed a trophy to honor the best season. He created the Radix Trophy, which would go to the scoring champion for the season. It did until a new PGA of America president came in, got into a feud with the administrator of the tour, and decided that Radix’ award would be replaced because Radix was a friend of his enemy. Thus was born the Vardon Trophy, named for Harry Vardon, fading away in an English nursing home. Harry Radix knew everybody in golf, and that universe thought the world of this Chicagoan. In 1962, close friends Bill Ogden and Errie Ball, the head professionals at North Shore and Oak Park country clubs, respectively, had an idea. Start a pros vs. amateurs match featuring the best players in Illinois, and modeled on the Goldwater Cup in Arizona. They named it after Radix. The first was played at North Shore. All but two of the subsequent matches have been played at Oak Park, most recently on the first Wednesday of June more often than not. The Radix has hosted a Who’s Who of the state’s pros and amateurs, especially from the Chicago area. Five PGA Tour winners have played, most recently D.A. Points. Leaders in the Illinois PGA and CDGA’s point standings fill most of the 24 spots, with places reserved for Oak Park’s club champion, and the club’s head pro, Frank Bruno. Leading the way with 23 appearances over the decades is Hall of Fame amateur Joel Hirsch. “I think it’s the premier event in Chicago golf,” Hirsch said a few years ago.

Top Radix Cup players

15-4-1 Bill Ogden 1962-1978 14-6 Mike Harrigan 1978-2010 13-5-1 Steve Benson 1971-1998 13-5-4 Jim Sobb 1985-2013 12-3-1 Dick Hart 1963-1983 10-3-2 Gary Groh 1983-2010 10-4-4 a-Dave Huske 1963-1985 9-3-1 Errie Ball 1962-1977 Most appearances: 23, Joel Hirsch, 1965-2001 Tim Cronin / Illinois Golfer

The Bauble The Radix Cup Trophy is designed to hold a selection of fruit.

As Earl Puckett said in 1989, when he was the head pro at Oak Park, “It’s just pride. You don’t want to lose to the amateurs and they don’t want to lose to us. It’s a matter of pride on both sides. After it’s all over, we get together and share a drink. It’s fun.” Just as rugby has the famous third half, the Radix Cup doesn’t end when the final putt drops. The players and brass from the Illinois PGA and CDGA, which co-administrate the match, retire to the club’s ballroom for toasts and more, part of the legacy Radix wanted to create. “This is our Ryder Cup as a PGA professional,” said Bruno, who caddied in three Radixes and will be teeing it up for the ninth time. “It’s got history. It’s got heritage. It’s great fun. If you don’t enjoy playing in an event like this, you’re not a golfer.” A best-ball Nassau format is used, one point for each nine and one for the overall score in each of six matches. Thus, a twosome trailing at the turn can come back and win the back nine to square its match.

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Year-by-year

Pros, 12-3 Pros, 9-6 Pros, 11-4 Pros, 10-5 Pros, 19-11 Pros, 18-9 Pros, 11-4 Pros, 8-7 Pros, 11-4 Pros, 8-7 Pros, 9.5-5.5 Pros, 11.5-3.5 Ams, 9.5-5.5 Ams, 11.5-8.5 Ams, 30-15 Ams, 8.5-6.5 Pros, 8.5-6.5 Pros, 8.5-6.5 Ams, 9.5-5.5 Tie, 7.5-7.5 Ams, 9-6 Pros, 10-5 Pros, 8-7 Ams, 9-6 Pros, 13-2 Pros, 8.5-6.5 Pros, 10.5-4.5

1989 Pros, 10-5 1990 Ams, 8-7 1991 Pros, 9-6 1992 Pros, 8.5-6.5 1993 Pros, 10-5 1994 Pros, 12-3 1995 Tie, 7.5-7.5 1996 Pro, 9.5-5.5 1997 Pros, 12-3 1998 Pros, 11-4 1999 Ams, 8.5-6.5 2000 Ams, 11-4 2001 Pros, 10-5 2002 Ams, 10.5-4.5 2003 Pros, 8-7 2004 Pros, 11.5-3.5 2005 Ams, 10.5-7.5 2006 Ams, 12.5-5.5 2007 Pros, 11-7 2008 Ams, 14.5-3.5 2009 Ams, 10.5-7.5 2010 Pros, 10-8 2011 Ams, 12.5-5.5 2012 Ams, 11.5-6.5 2013 Pros, 12.5-5.5 2014 Pros, 11-7 Pros lead 34-17-2


Illinois Golfer Cover Story

Small’s wonder

Or, how a guy from Danville created a national power

Text and Photography by Tim Cronin Make no mistake: Illinois’ new practice center (above) is modeled on Augusta National’s (below), exactly what Mike Small intended.


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Page 12 • May 2015 • Illinois Golfer www.illinoisgolfer.net ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ike Small took over the Illinois men’s golf program in June of 2000. Immediately, he had two goals: Make the Fighting Illini consistently competitive, and build a world-class facility for his players – and the women’s team – to practice at. “The day I got here, I started talking about it,” Small said recently in Savoy. “In order to build a program, you need facilities.” Usually. But Small, part of the 1988 Big Ten championship team that included Steve Stricker, jump-started a revival that has far surpassed that squad’s success. Thanks to savvy recruiting and solid play, his teams began to climb the ladder. With the NCAA Regional around the corner, the Illini are rated No. 1 in the Sagarin Rankings, a hundredth of a point ahead of Texas and Florida State, following a 32-stroke rout of the field in the Big Ten Championship, Illinois’ sixth in the last seven years. It is a season built, one might say, on both the foundation of those previous successes and the practice center envisioned by Small. Individual wins – more than half of Illinois’ solo titles have come in the Small era – were followed by team triumphs. One in the fall of 2001, four in the 2002-03 season, then a lull, then the deluge. The Fighting Illini have won 40 tournaments since the fall of 2007, including seven this season. It is not a coincidence that the Demirjian Indoor Practice Facility, which includes hitting bays, all the high-tech gadgetry necessary for swing analysis, and a huge pitch-and-putt room with a cathedral ceiling, opened in January of 2007. “Most programs will build those facilities and it’ll lead to winning,” Small said. “Our winning helped lead to the facilities, which is kind of a unique thing, which is cool about it. People be-

Tim Cronin / Illinois Golfer

Prairie Jewel Illinois’ practice center includes the indoor building, completed in 2007, including an artificialturf putting and pitching area (above) and heated hitting bays (right) that open up to the new outdoor facility.


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lieved in what we were doing. It took a while to finish it off, but we were a good team before that building was even built. We were a top 25 team hitting in the basement of Huff Gym.” In other words, in a dungeon-like setting in among the boilers and storage rooms and laundry and locker rooms for women’s volleyball. Firstclass, it was not. Now it is. Eight years after the Demirjain building opened, Small’s team, and that of women’s coach Renee Slone, can step out the east doors and tee it up on a 24-acre outdoor practice center modeled on Augusta National’s Masters range. Both Augusta and the Lauirtsen/Wohlers Outdoor Practice Facility have clearly defined fairways, plus real greens to fire approach shots at. Each also has a superlative short game area. The big difference between the two: Illinois spent close to $6 million rather than the estimated $40 million Augusta spent between building a new parking lot and placing the Masters range on the old lot. Oh, and Illinois’ is wedged between the agriculture school’s facilities, including an iconic round barn that could be a target for a wildly hooked tee shot. Augusta National is barn-deprived. As was the case for the indoor practice center, the $6 million for the outdoor facility, which includes an endowment of almost $4 million to pay for continuing maintenance, was all raised privately, though donations from alumni – including Steve and Nicki Stricker and Brent Wadsworth – and other interested parties. Combined, it’s the crown jewel of practice facilities in the Big Ten. Even Purdue, Ohio State and Michigan, with university-owned golf courses on their campuses, have nothing like this. The quality and scope of the facility should

Big Ten Men’s Championship

Tim Cronin / Illinois Golfer

Man with the plan Mike Small is quizzed by Champaign reporters prior to the Big Ten tourney.

leave prospective recruits wide-eyed. “That’s what drew me here,” freshman Nick Hardy said. “Seeing the outline of that and Coach telling me what it was going to look like, I totally believed in it. I bought in. It’s a big reason why I came here. “Having that as a recruiting tool, it’s huge. Having that as a private facility, for us at any time, for us to hit any shot we want in any wind, it’s going to help us get better. Hopefully, it’ll get us more championships in the long run.” Such as the one Hardy led Illinois to at Victoria National in Newburgh, Ind., site of the Big Ten Championship. Hardy finished tied for first with Iowa’s Carson Schaake at 4-under-par 284, Hardy’s effort highlighted by a 4-under 68 in the third round. There was no playoff. Hardy and fellow freshman Dylan Meyer, an Evansville, Ind., native whose insight into Victoria National was invaluable during the conference tourney, are joined on the traveling five by senior

Victoria National GC • April 24-26 1 Illinois - 14 1,138 2 Iowa +18 1,170 T3 Minnesota +29 1,181 Penn State +29 1,181 T5 Wisconsin +31 1,183 Ohio State +31 1,183 7 Northwestern +33 1,185 8 Purdue +38 1,190 9 Michigan State +39 1,191 10 Maryland +40 1,192 11 Michigan +56 1,208 12 Indiana +65 1,217 13 Nebraska +86 1,238 14 Rutgers +122 1,274

NCAA Tournament Regional

Sagamore Club, Noblesville, Ind. • May 14-16

Championship

Concession GC, Bradenton, Fla. • May 29-June 3

Brian Campbell and juniors Thomas Detry – the latest from the Belgian pipeline Small has cultivated – and Charlie Danielson. That trio collected various levels of All-America honors last season. This year, Detry was the conference’s player of the year and scored the lowest stroke average, Hardy was picked as freshman of the year, and Small was honored as coach of the year for the seventh time. Detry said the facility, indoors and out, was part of the lure to come across the pond, just as


Page 14 • May 2015 www.illinoisgolfer.net ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– compatriot Thomas Pieters, the 2013 NCAA individual champ, had done. “The most important thing is, the whole thing is for us,” Detry said. “Not just during the season, but during the off-season, during the summer when there’s no school. I’m really, really excited about it. It’s going to be perfect next fall. It’s definitely going to help us for sure. Having one of the best facilities in the country, indoor and outdoor, it’s a plus for us. “What’s amazing is it’s right on campus. It’s 15 minutes away walking from my apartment. Classes are not far away. We can drive or bike or walk over. The location makes it so convenient. A lot of colleges have good facilities, but having it right there on campus is pretty unique.” The Illini prepared for their Big Ten triumph not on the new range, but at the Orange and Blue Course practice range at Savoy, likely the last time they would use it. That short-game area, with a pair of greens, was an upgrade from the nothing they had before. Now they have everything. How much more can that help Small and Slone in their recruiting? Small knows what’s already been accomplished in his program. “The building helped us get over the edge, to get into the top 15, top 10,” he said. “The building’s been the biggest asset, because we get better in the wintertime. The outdoor center, what it does is command respect from people seeing

there’s a commitment to golf, that it’s ours, that we don’t have to worry about anybody else getting in our way. “The building got (Scott) Langley and (Luke) Guthrie to come here because they liked the coaching staff and saw some commitment, some passion and some history, some knowledge. Then couple that with the ability to practice and get better and go to a great university, that got ‘em excited. Now you’ve got a place that takes it up a notch higher with the outdoor center.” Small’s a fixture on campus, but it’s not like he hasn’t been tempted to go elsewhere. Arizona called and Kansas pushed hard a few years ago. Small, a native of Danville, stayed put. “It’s who I am,” Small said. He was on Danville High’s IHSA title team in 1982, on the Illini title squad in 1988, and now, two years after Illinois was runner-up to Alabama, has a team that could win the NCAA Championship. “It’s been a year, if we finish it off the way we can finish it off, I know some coaches at Purdue (where Illinois romped) were saying, this could be the best Big Ten team of all time,” Small said. “That’s if we finish it off. This team has an opportunity to do some special things, but in order to do that, we have to be ourselves. No Big Ten team’s ever been rated No. 1 before. They’re saying that kind of stuff, but we’ve got some work to do.”

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Luke Cella

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No holes in the case for aerification

ou see them every spring and fall. The thousands of holes in putting greens, and often elsewhere on a course.

Why? Because aerification is the best thing a golf course superintendent can do for the turf. Without getting too technical, aerification does one thing that makes our turf healthy and able to withstand the abuse it takes each summer by adding a very important component to the soil: air. It does this by alleviating compaction, the physical pressing of soil particles together. Aerification adds physical space between soil particles and allows air to infuse the soil. Everybody likes space, even soil particles. Think about the last time your personal space was infringed upon. You were probably in a mass transit setting or a crowded sporting event. That feeling of being pressed in is not comfortable. Once you were out of the situation, you felt much better, like you could breathe. Soils don’t have feelings, but space within the soil is important for turfgrass health and survival. The drawback to the process is that it disrupts the playing surface and if we could avoid it, we would. Plants, like humans, need air, water and food to survive. Plants take up these items from the soil through their root systems. If the soil is compacted or pressed together, there is no free air exchange and no place for the roots to grow to pick up water and nutrients.

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Punched out The aeration machine at work. Think of the root system of the turf plant akin to your nose and mouth. In goes food and water while air is exchanged using your respiratory system. If food, water, or air is impeded or withheld – your life changes drastically. Fortunately most have unrestricted access to food, water, and air – but turf plants trying to grow in compacted soils are limited because of restricted access to these vital components. Compaction of a soil builds over time. It is a normal process, especially for golf courses and other turfed areas designed to support human activity. Each time a person steps on the turf or a mower travels over it, the soil compresses a little more. Even downward forces from rainfall and snow add to the compaction of a soil. Why do some courses seem to aerify more than others? As each golf course is different so are the

soils underneath them. The rate and ease at which soils compact are a function of the number and the size of the particles that make up a soil. Soils comprised of smaller particles compact more readily than those that are comprised of larger particles. There are three different particle sizes in a soil: sand, silt and clay. Sand particles are by far the largest and when pressed together still provide some space for air, water, roots and nutrients – which is why the USGA specifies the use of sand for green construction. Clay, the smallest of particles, can get so close to each other when compacted that air and water molecules cannot pass through. Because of this property, clay is often used to line the bottom of man-made lakes. Every soil has varying amounts of sand silt and clay. If a soil has more clay in it, it will compact quicker than one that is comprised of sand. Clayey soils will need more frequent aerification to open them up for root growth and air exchange. It is a simple concept to understand and one of the best practices a superintendent can use to encourage a healthy turf plant and ultimately a better playing surface that lasts throughout our summer season. ––––––– Please send golf/turf maintenance questions to luke@magcs.org Former golf course superintendent Luke Cella is the Executive Director of the Midwest Association of Golf Course Superintendents.


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Around Illinois

400 volunteers needed for U.S. Am From IG News Services –––––

There are two classes of golfers. Those on the outside looking in, and those pleased to be on the inside. Want to be on the inside? Volunteer for this August’s U.S. Amateur at Olympia Fields Country Club, the centerpiece of the big south suburban club’s centennial year. About 800 volunteers are needed for everything from marshaling holes to working cash registers in the merchandise tent. Most positions are outside, either on the golf course or the range. In every category, once you’re in, and your shift is over, you can watch golf without paying the admission charge. The fee is $75, and a bargain. In exchange for working about 12 hours as a volunteer, you get two snazzy golf shirts, a hat, a rain poncho, food and beverage vouchers for your shifts, and admission for the week. The latter is an $80 value. Championship director Andrew Lamie said late in April that about half the volunteer positions have been filled. That leaves some 400 remaining, and most of those left will likely some from outside the Olympia Fields membership, a group excited about the show coming to its abode, but which can’t man the whole thing itself. The Amateur runs Aug. 17-23, with help needed each day. More information, and the volunteer

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Trophy Countdown A replica of the Havemeyer Trophy stands proudly in an Olympia Fields trophy case, the countdown clock to the first match looming.

application form, is at www.2015usamateur.com or call (708) 679-6776. Haigh confirms Cog Hill visit ‘shortly’ It wasn’t exactly on the same level as Nixon saying he’d go to China during the first term of his presidency, but it’s significant, and potentially pivotal, for Chicago-area golf. Kerry Haigh, who runs the PGA of America’s championship division, confirmed April 30 he plans to visit Cog Hill to tour Dubsdread. Among Haigh’s duties is helping select the sites for the PGA Championship, Senior PGA Championship, and the Ryder Cup, as well as the PGA’s other tournaments, including the club pro championship. Haigh has never been to Cog Hill. “I’m hoping to visit shortly, to look and see that facility,” Haigh said in Benton Harbor, Mich., after helping unveil a tweak to Harbor Shores (page 7). “I watched (the Western Open / BMW Championship) every year on television. Katherine (Jemsek) has been in touch recently for me to come and look at it. We’re always very interested to see any wonderful golf course. Cog Hill has that reputation, and I can’t wait to see it.” The Western Open was played on Dubsdread from 1991 through 2007, and again from 2009 to 2011, the latter years as the renamed BMW Championship. Rees Jones’ 2008 refurbishing of the 1964 Dick Wilson-Joe Lee design received


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Page 17 • May 2015 • Illinois Golfer –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– poor reviews from a number of pros, including usually complimentary Steve Stricker, in 2010. That and declining crowds in September compared to big galleries in July prompted the Western Golf Association and BMW to leave Dubsdread in favor of Conway Farms, an easier course located in Lake Forest rather than Lemont, as its Chicago-area site. Haigh said “a couple of venues” are communicating with the PGA, and identified Cog Hill and Medinah Country Club. The latter hosted a pair of PGA Championships in 1999 and 2006, and the 2012 Ryder Cup, which featured sellout crowds and 77 corporate hospitality chalets. “We have a wonderful relationship with the club and the membership and the whole city,” Haigh said. “The community got right behind that event. We continue to hope and talk with the club about opportunities. Who knows where that may end.” Medinah insiders say the club rejected a low-ball offer for another PGA, the 2016 or 2018 playings, with the PGA of America’s financial offer below the $3 million the club

earned for the 2006 playing. Medinah collected about $12 million for hosting the Ryder Cup, some of which was used to renovate the club’s No. 1 course. Ten vie for Hall of Fame This year’s Illinois Golf Hall of Fame class is sure to be distinguished. But who among the 10 finalists will get the nod from the selection committee? That won’t be known until Selection Night, Wed., May 13, when the members of the 19-strong committee hear presentations from representatives of the 10 finalists. They range from a legendary player from a century ago to a leading architect of the golden age to notable promoters of the game today. The final 10, listed alphabetically: • H. Chandler Egan, winner of two U.S. Amateurs and four Western Amateurs before moving to Oregon, where he eventually engaged in course architecture and was largely responsible for the present design of Pebble Beach. • Emil Esposito, the longtime club pro at Kem-

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per Lakes, winner of three state majors, and a highly-regarded teacher. • Gary Hallberg, a three-time winner on the PGA Tour who starred at Wake Forest, winning the 1979 NCAA title and earning a Walker Cup berth. • Phil Kosin, visionary publisher and editor of Chicagoland Golf, conductor of the radio show of the same name, and founder of the Illinois Women’s Open. • William Langford, golf course architect responsible for Lawsonia and several other renowned courses, and co-founder of the American Society of Golf Course Architects. • Leon McNair, the longtime Fox Bend pro whose charity work for the Wadsworth Foundation and others has gone largely unheralded. • Francis Peabody, the multimillionaire coal mine operator whose interest in caddie welfare and other aspects of golf led to the creation of the CDGA in 1914. • Harry Radix, who created the first scoring award on the pro circuit, which the Tour eventually replaced with the Vardon Trophy, and who underwrote the Radix Cup Match after it was started in his honor. • Jerry Rich, whose creation of Rich Harvest Farms led to its hosting the Solheim Cup and upcoming Palmer Cup, Western Amateur, International Crown and NCAA Championship, a run that starts this summer, and whose charity work for youth golf is legendary. • Jim Sobb, longtime head professional at Thorngate and Ivanhoe, an eight-time winner of state majors, twice named the Illinois PGA’s pro of the year. Immediately after the vote, the new members of the Hall will be notified and the results will be announced. Induction is in October.

Junior Scene Reilly, Freeman take titles From IG News Services –––––

The junior golf season was jump-started on the first weekend of May, with Joe Reilly scoring a victory in an Illinois Junior Golf Association Spring Sectional tournament at Gleneagles in Lemont on Sat., May 2, and Austin Freeman winning by two strokes at the 36-hole White Pines Open in Bensenville. Freeman scored 1-under-par 71 to total 2over 146 at White Pines on Sun., May 3 to hold off fast-closing Joseph Addante of Algonquin. Addante’s 2-under 70 on the West Course was the round of the tournament, but his opening 78 handcuffed his comeback. Freeman had opened with a 75, and his total held up. Jonathan Nocek (149) of Bloomingdale was third, Grant Godsen (150) of West Chicago fourth, with Flossmoor’s Jack Mulligan, Edwards’ Ethan Uken and Wheaton’s Luke Armbrust fifth (151). At Gleneagles, Reilly’s 7-over-par 79 was good enough for a one-stroke victory over Jakob Muehlschlegel of South Elgin. Reilly, from Clarendon Hills, speckled his scorecard with three birdies, including one on the par-3 16th of Gleneagles’ Red Course, to sew up the title. Conversely, Muehlschlegel triple-bogeyed the 16th. And so the seemingly never-ending IJGA / Mid-American Junior Golf Tour season began. Remarkably, officials will oversee more than 80

tournaments, with nearly every weekday and Saturday on the calendar filled beginning in June, once school is out, until mid-August, when the IHSA season, once preeminent and now more of a wind-down campaign, begins. There was a time when a player could convnice a coach to offer a scholarship with solid play during the prep season. That day has almost completely passed. The rise of competitive junior golf on the local, regional and national level – the latter via the American Junior Golf Association, which built a full-scale tour around the traditional titles offered by the USGA, WGA, WWGA and various regional groups – means the better juniors have to show their stuff in the summer. In Illinois, the IJGA’s regular schedule and the MAJGT tournaments it offers give players that chance. Some, for better or worse, even offer points in national rankings. Join us for the Challenge at Glenwoodie Entries are still open for the Illinois Golfer Challenge Junior Golf Championship, slated for Wed., July 1 at Glenwoodie Golf Course in Glenwood. The entry blank is on the next page, the fee just $36. Players get a shot at trophies – top three in each bracket haul home hardware – and every gets goodies at the first tee and lunch after the round. If you’re from 13 to 18, don’t delay, enter today!


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We’re back at beautiful Glenwoodie for the 27th year! Here are the rules: ELIGIBILITY: Amateur boy and girl golfers ages 13 to 18 (player cannot be 19 or older on July 1). No USGA handicap is necessary. Proof of age must be furnished upon request. Entries subject to the approval of the Tournament Committee and may be rejected at any time, including during the championship. Reasons for rejection may include unbecoming conduct. The Tournament Committee reserves the right to issue special invitations. DIVISIONS: Two boys divisions and two girls divisions (13-15 and 16-18). Players must play in their own age group. Trophies awarded for first, second and third place in each division. ENTRY DEADLINE: Friday, June 19, 2015. SEND ENTRY TO: Tim Cronin, Illinois Golfer Challenge, P.O. Box 541, Worth, IL 604820541. Official entry blank (which may be photocopied) and full entry fee must be included. Faxed and emailed entries will not be accepted. Do not send entries to Glenwoodie. ENTRY FEE: $36. Make check or money order payable to Tim Cronin. SIZE OF FIELD: Limited to the first 156 entries. Entries beyond that will have alternate status. No tee entries are accepted. ENTER EARLY. STARTING TIMES: Play begins at 6:30 a.m. Players will be notified of tee times by email about one week prior to July 1. Please provide your email address on your entry. Starting times will be avail-

able on www.illinoisgolfer.net. The player will start at the time set by the Committee. REGISTRATION: Players must register at the starter’s table at least 15 minutes before tee time. Players receive appropriate mementos at registration. Upon turning in their scorecard post-round, players receive tickets for a light lunch. WITHDRAWALS: By letter to the Illinois Golfer P.O. Box, or via e-mail to illinoisgolfer@ earthlink.net by June 26, entitled to full refund. No refund thereafter. ALTERNATES: Extra entries will be held on file. If openings in a division occur, they will be entered in order of receipt. CONDITIONS OF PLAY: 18 holes, stroke play. The 2015 Rules of Golf of the United States Golf Association will apply, including prohibitions in effect regarding non-conforming drivers. In accordance with USGA rules changes, distancemeasuring devices are now allowed. First-place tie broken by sudden-death playoff. Players must walk and carry own bags. Pull carts are permissible. Spectators must stay 30 feet from contestants and may not provide transportation except in case of severe weather. Coaching of any kind is prohibited. Cellular telephones and other audio-video devices are prohibited on the course for both players and spectators. No individual may play in more than six Challenges. Rules officials will be on hand. QUESTIONS? e-mail Tim Cronin at illinoisgolfer@earthlink.net

ILLINOIS GOLFER CHALLENGE ENTRY FORM (return only this) Name ________________________________ Address ______________________________ City _________________________________ State__________________ Zip____________ E-mail _______________________________ Telephone (______) _____________________ Date of birth ___________________________ Age on 7/1/2015________________________ School and class year (in fall) ______________ On golf team? __________________________ Handicap/average score __________________ Division entered (circle): Boys 13-15 Girls 13-15 Boys 16-18 Girls 16-18 Have you played in the Challenge before? ____ Enclose $36 entry fee and mail to: Tim Cronin Illinois Golfer Challenge PO Box 541, Worth, IL 60482-0541 Deadline: Friday, June 19, 2015

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Northwestern women tie in Big Ten From IG News Services –––––

Sarah Cho picked a fine time to collect her first college championship. The Northwestern freshman won the Big Ten individual title on April 26, and in doing so, led the Wildcats to a share of the conference title with Ohio State at The Fort in Indianapolis. Cho, a native of San Diego, added a 1-underpar 71 in the final round to a 72-70 start to total 3-under 213 and win the solo crown by a stroke over Ohio State’s Katja Pogacar and Maryland’s Juliet Vongphoumy. That also led the Wildcats, who totaled 1-under 863 – the best four of six scores counting each day – to match Ohio State. Purdue was third, nine strokes back. Shared or outright, it’s the second Big Ten title in three years for Northwestern and head coach Emily Fletcher, though Ohio State won the automatic NCAA bid on a conference tiebreaker. The Wildcats made up a six-stroke deficit on the Buckeyes on Sunday, with sophomore Kacie Komoto’s 2-under 70 leading the field on the par 72, 6,221-yard course, and Cho right behind with her 71, a score matched by sophomore Suchaya Tangkamolprasert, who added 17 pars to a lone birdie. The trio’s 4-under total was complemented by the even-par 72 carded by freshman Hannah Kim. Cho was the only player in the field at par or

Big Ten Women’s Championship

The Fort, Indianapolis • April 24-26 T1 Northwestern - 1 863 Ohio State - 1 863 3 Purdue + 8 872 4 Michigan State +14 878 5 Michigan +18 882 6 Wisconsin +31 895 7 Minnesota +34 898 8 Maryland +35 899 9 Illinois +43 907 10 Iowa +46 910 11 Indiana +47 911 12 Penn State +48 912 13 Nebraska +53 917 14 Rutgers +62 926

better each day. Ohio State had four players in the top five, with two in a three-way tie for fifth, but Komoto’s final round 70 for the Wildcats, a round built on three front-nine birdies, gave her a total of 221 and helped create the deadlock. Illinois finished ninth, led by Chayanid Prapassarangkul, whose final round 71 lifted her to 5-over 221 and a share of 16th with Komoro. The Big Ten Network will broadcast a highlight package on Wed., May 6, at 6 p.m. CT.

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College

Kevin Streelman 72nd WGR $1,171,947 in 15 starts 34th FEC Best: 2nd Shriners 71.354 scoring average

Mark Wilson 431st WGR $428,108 in 15 starts 111st FEC Best: T 8 McGladrey Classic 71.322 scoring average Luke Donald 51st WGR $421,498 in 10 starts 141st FEC Best: T 7 Honda Classic 70.886 scoring average Luke Guthrie 247th WGR $371,233 in 15 starts 145th FEC Best: T 7 Valspar Championship 71.758 scoring average D.A. Points 358th WGR $345,258 in 15 starts 140th FEC Best: T12 New Orleans 71.420 scoring average Scott Langley 228th WGR $270,495 in 15 starts 148th FEC Best: T17 Frys 71.451 scoring average Carlos Sainz Jr. 587th WGR $100,000 in 10 starts 213rd FEC Best: T 9 Sanderson Farms 73.306 scoring average FEC: FedEx Cup; through World Match Play from PGA Tour, World Golf Ranking


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Tournament Calendar

The National Scene

Key national and international championships, WGA, WWGA, USGA, plus tour stops in Illinois and vicinity May 2- 6 Inaugural U.S. Amateur Four-Ball, Olympic C (Lake), Daly City, Calif. 7-10 42nd Players Championship, TPC Sawgrass (Players), Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. 9-13 Inaugural U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball, Bandon Dunes, Bandon, Ore. 21-24 76th Senior PGA Championship, French Lick Resort (Pete Dye), French Lick, Ind. June 11-14 61st WPGA (LPGA) Championship, Westchester CC, Rye, N.Y. 12-14 Decatur-Forsyth Classic (Symetra Tour), Hickory Point GC, Forsyth 15-18 98th Western Junior, Riverside GC, North Riverside 15-20 115th Women’s Western Amateur, Nashville G&AC, Brentwood, Tenn. 18-21 115th United States Open, Chambers Bay GC, University Place, Wash. 25-25 36th U.S. Senior Open, Del Paso CC, Sacramento, Calif. July 9-12 70th U.S. Women’s Open, Lancaster CC, Lancaster, Pa. 9-12 45th John Deere Classic, TPC Deere Run, Silvis 10-12 3rd Encompass Championship, North Shore CC, Glenview 13-17 89th Women’s Western Junior, Hope Valley CC, Durham, N.C. 19-22 144th Open Championship, Old Course, St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland 20-25 68th U.S. Junior Amateur, Colleton River Plantation, Bluffton, S.C. 20-25 67th U.S. Girls Junior Amateur, Tulsa CC, Tulsa, Okla. August 3- 8 113rd Western Amateur, Rich Harvest Farms, Sugar Grove 10-16 115th U.S. Women’s Amateur, Portland GC, Portland, Ore. 13-16 97th PGA Championship, Whistling Straits (Straits), Haven, Wis. 17-23 115th U.S. Amateur, Olympia Fields CC (North), Olympia Fields September 9-12 U.S. Women’s State Team, Dalhousie GC, Cape Girardeau, Mo. 12-13 45th Walker Cup, Royal Lytham & St. Annes, Lancashire, England 17-20 112th BMW Championship (Western Open), Conway Farms GC, Lake Forest 24-27 29th Tour Championship, East Lake GC, Atlanta, Ga. 26-10/ 1 61st U.S. Senior Amateur, Hidden Creek GC, Egg Harbor Twp., N.J. 26-10/ 1 54th U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur, Hillwood CC, Nashville, Tenn. October 3- 8 35th U.S. Mid-Amateur, John’s Island C, Vero Beach, Fla. 3- 8 29th U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur, Squire Creek CC, Choudrant, La. 28-30 11th Presidents Cup, Jack Nicklaus GC Korea, Songdo IBD, Korea

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USGA Qualifying

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www.usga.org; generally conducted locally by CDGA May U.S. Open Local, Stonewall Orchard GC, Grayslake U.S. Open Local, Flossmoor CC, Flossmoor U.S. Women’s Open Sectional, Westmoreland CC, Wilmette U.S. Senior Open Sectional, Inverness GC, Inverness June U.S. Junior Amateur, Senica’s Oak Ridge GC, LaSalle July U.S. Amateur, Ruth Lake CC, Hinsdale U.S. Amateur, Weibring GC at Illinois State, Normal U.S. Amateur, Royal CC of Long Grove U.S. Women’s Amateur, Sportsman’s CC, Northbrook August U.S. Senior Amateur, La Grange CC, La Grange September U.S. Mid-Amateur, Village Links of Glen Ellyn U.S. Mid-Amateur, Crestwicke CC, Bloomington U.S. Mid-Amateur, Glen View C, Golf 2016 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball, Mistwood GC, Romeoville 2016 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball, Kankakee CC, Kankakee

Illinois PGA

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www.ipga.com May 64th Illinois PGA Match Play, Kemper Lakes GC, Hawthorn Woods Illinois PGA Senior Match Play, Shoreacres, Lake Bluff June 54th Radix Cup, Oak Park CC, River Grove July 66th Illinois Open, Royal Melbourne CC / Hawthorn Woods CC Senior Masters, Onwentsia C August Illinois PGA Senior Championship, Whisper Creek GC, Huntley 93rd Illinois PGA Championship, Medinah CC (No. 1) September Illinois Senior Open, McHenry CC, McHenry October Illinois Players Championship, Eagle Ridge (General), Galena

Chicago District GA

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www.cdga.org May 13th CDGA Mid-Amateur, Bowes Creek CC, Elgin June 54th Radix Cup, Oak Park CC, River Grove 96th CDGA Amateur, Knollwood C, Lake Forest

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July 85th Illinois Amateur, Panther Creek CC, Springfield 14th CDGA Senior Amateur, Merit C, Libertyville August 3rd CDGA Super Senior Amateur, Schaumburg GC, Schaumburg 23rd Illinois Mid-Amateur, Flossmoor CC, Floosmoor September CDGA Gross and Net, Heritage Bluffs GC, Channahon 8th CDGA Better Ball of Pairs, Kemper Lakes GC, Hawthorn Woods 29th Illinois Senior Amateur, Ravisloe CC, Homewood 41st CDGA Mixed Championship, Oak Park CC, River Grove

Chicago Women’s District GA 3 23 10-12 27 9

www.cwdga.org June CWDGA Stroke Play, Bryn Mawr CC, Lincolnwood July Better Ball of Pairs, Green Acres CC, Northbrook August 84th CWDGA Championship, Edgewood Valley CC, La Grange Senior Better Ball of Pairs, Big Foot CC, Fontana, Wis. September Tournament of Team Champions, Riverside GC, North Riverside

Illinois Women’s GA

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http://iwga.org June 82nd Illinois Women’s Amateur, Illini CC, Springfield August 36th Illinois Girls Junior, U. of Illinois GC (Orange), Savoy September 45th Illinois Senior Women’s Amateur, CC of Decatur

Illinois Junior GA

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Key tournaments • www.ijga.org May DuPage County Junior, Oak Meadows / Maple Meadows Shrine Junior Invitational, Medinah CC, Medinah June Illinois Junior Amateur, Makray Memorial GC, Barrington Cog Hill Sizzler, Cog Hill G&CC (Nos. 1, 3), Lemont July IJGA-CDGA Junior Amateur, Mill Creek GC, Geneva Chick Evans Junior Match Play, Itasca CC, Itasca August Player of the Year Championship, TBA Prep Team Challenge, Fox Run GL, Elk Grove Village


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Mid-America Junior Golf Tour

www.ijga.org/majgt May 2- 3 White Pines Open, White Pines GC (West), Bensenville 9-10 Shepherd’s Crook Open, Shepherd’s Crook GC, Zion 30-31 Windmill Open, Mill Creek GC, Geneva June 8- 9 Classic at Kankakee Elks CC, Aroma Park 16-18 Championship at Geneva National GC (Player), Lake Geneva, Wis. 25-26 Classic at Meadowbrook CC, Racine, Wis. July 1- 2 Second City Classic, Ravisloe CC, Homewood 6- 7 U. of Illinois Classic, Stone Creek GC, Urbana 16-17 Sanctuary Classic, Sanctuary GC, New Lenox 20-21 Purdue Classic, Kampen GC, West Lafayette, Ind. 23-24 Kenosha Classic, Kenosha CC, Kenosha, Wis. 27-29 Championship at Illinois State, Weibring GC, Normal August 4- 6 Championship at the Den (boys), The Den at Fox Creek, Bloomington 10-11 Blackstone Classic, Blackstone GC, Marengo September 19-20 Minnesota Open, Legacy GC, Fairbault, Minn. October 24-25 Autumn Open, Mistwood GC, Romeoville

Notable Junior Tournaments

July 1 27th Illinois Golfer Challenge Junior Golf Championship, Glenwoodie GC, Glenwood August 2 Southern Illinois GA Junior Players Championship, Rend Lake GC, Whittington

NIMAGA

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www.nimaga.org May May Jamboree, Tanna Farms GC, Mill Creek GC NIMAGA Cup, Maple Meadows, Wood Dale May Midweek, Harborside International GC, Chicago June Summer Classic, Phillips Park GC / Highland Woods GC June Midweek, Prairie Landing GC, West Chicago Senior Open, Fox Run GC, Elk Grove Village July Freedom Open, Sanctuary GC / Broken Arrow GC Summer Scramble, Turnberry CC, Lakewood August August Midweek, Lake Barrington Shores CC, Lake Barrington Club Championship, Buffalo Grove GC / Links at Carillon Two-Man Better Ball, Prairie Bluff GC, Lockport September Patriot’s Day Classic South, Old Oak CC, Homer Glen

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Weekly Challenge Golf Tour 6 11 10 19 5

Key tournaments • www.wcgt.com June Heritage Bluffs GC, Channahon July Village Links of Glen Ellyn August Cress Creek CC, Naperville September Balmoral Woods, Crete October Tournament of Champions, Bull Valley GC, Woodstock

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May 41st Dwight Invitational, Dwight CC, Dwight

Illinois PGA

1 T 2 4 T 5 T10 T16 T21 T29 T38 T46

I-80 Amateur, Sanctuary GC, New Lenox Joliet Amateur, Wedgewood GC, Joliet Southern Illinois GA Championship, Rend Lake GC, Whittington June 5 Sanctuary Ladies Invitational, Sanctuary GC, New Lenox 6- 7 34th Zigfield Troy Open, Zigfield Troy GC, Woodridge 13-14 67th Pine Hills Invitational, Pine Hills GC, Ottawa 27-28 Blackberry Amateur, Blackberry Oaks GC, Bristol July 12-13 Effingham Open, Effingham CC, Effingham 18-19 North Shore Amateur, Sunset Valley GC, Highland Park 18-19 Lockport Amateur, Broken Arrow GC, Lockport 19-20 Aldeen Cub, Aldeen GC, Rockford 25-26 Lake County Amateur, Lake Bluff GC, Lake Bluff 27-29 Phil Kosin Illinois Women’s Open, Mistwood GC, Romeoville 31 Lake County Senior Amateur, Lake Bluff GC, Lake Bluff August 1- 2 Illinois Match Play Championship (final 4 rounds), Prestwick GC, Frankfort September 12-13 Pontiac Elks Invitational, Pontiac Elks GC, Pontiac

Scoreboard

Bloomington CC Stroke Play • April 27 68 (- 3) Scott Baines 70 (- 1) Andrew Godfrey, Lance Olson 71 (E) Andy Mickelson 72 (+1) David Pagelow, Curtis Malm, Brian Carroll, Chris Ioriatti 73 (+2) Frank Hohenadel, Johnny Schwaller, Jim Billiter, Chris Green, John Guyton, Steve Orrick 74 (+3) Rich Dukelow, David Sahs, Jamie Nieto, Matt Slowinski, Travis Johns 75 (+4) Garrett Chaussard, Jonathan Duppler, Frank Bruno, Bret Leon, Matt Carter, Kevin Healy, Eric Ilic, Jim Miller 76 (+5) Marty DeAngelo, Chris Gumbach, Michael Troy, Brett Coluccio, Steve Lunde, Ryan Peavey, Kyle English, Matt Sykes, Steven Di Nino 77 (+6) Brian Brodell, Jason Moss, Doug Bauman, Matt Fonner, Chris French, Andy Shuman, Aaron Sabers, David Lundy 78 (+7) Brian Carlson, Andrew McComb, John Varner, Jim Sobb, Danny Mulhearn, Jay Freitag, Michael Campbell

Illinois State Scramble

1 2 3 4 T 5

17-18 30-31 30-31

Village Greens of Woodridge • April 25-26 122 (-22) Michael Fastert / Glenn Przybylski (63-59) 125 (-19) Michael Natale / Steve Sawtell (66-59) 126 (-18) Chris Schultz / Dave Vlasik (63-63) 127 (-17) Kevin Flack / Kyle Slattery (62-65) 128 (-16) Dustin Drenth / Adam White (64-64), Paul Dagys / Greg Takata (66-62), Steven Drake / Adam Gifford (70-58)

T 8 T11 T14 T18 T22 T25 T32 T37 T46

129 (-15) Dave Benzen / Cody Sundberg (66-63), Graham O’Connor / Andrew Price (68-61), Thomas Calbi / Russell Mutos (67-62) 130 (-14) Joe Cermak / Steve Klopack (67-63), John Ramsey / Chadd Slusky (65-65), Kyle Nathan / Andrew Vitt (65-65) 132 (-12) Andy Johnson / Mark Sider (67-65), Brian Hickey / Ryan Neill (64-68), Cully Johnston / Baxter Teal (69-63), Ryan Hewson / Lloyd Roth (66-66) 133 (-11) Andy Roderique / Tres Steffey (66-67), Ben Bradbury / John Zolecki (67-66), Joe Madda / Kyle Martin (68-65), Kevi Gacek / Kevin Webber (67-66) 134 (-10) Ed Frey / Matt Olson (67-67), Jay Bauder / Demetri Carbone (70-64), John Powell / Joe Zawaski (68-66) 135 (- 9) Andy Delao / John Penn (67-68), Ben Geres / Joe Rydberg (67-68), Dale Jalovechy / Nate Small (69-66), James Bohr / Dan Dempsey (70-65), John Alcorn / Steve Mueller (67-68), Larry Achten / Nick Stacel (67-68), Ryan Anetsberger / Jon Shaver (66-69) 136 (- 8) Chris Barnes / John Burk (68-68), James O’Keefe / Brian Valley (68-68), John Finnin / John Wright (67-69), Mike Vegeler / Gary Wilks (66-70), Scott Ten Broeck / Rick Ten Broeck (68-68) 137 (- 7) Dan Brown / Mike Scardina (70-67), Ed Loss / Tom Meredith (70-67), Esler / Esler (68-69), Gino Brizuela / Ken Kaulen (69-68), Greg Denman / Evan Olson (70-67), John Finn / John Herald (66-71), Mark Bermele / Greg Roderique (69-68), Mark Bidus / Tom Robinson (67-70), Sam Bettinardi / Dan Johnson (67-70) 138 (- 6) Aldo Buffone / Jason Buffone (69-69), Will Arndt / Conor Dore (70-68)


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The Directory

Cook County / North Anetsberger

9: 27 / 1,128 / unrated

Day: $12; End: $14

1750 Techny Ct., Northbrook • (847) 291-2971 • www.sportsmansgolf.com Michael Wenzel

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––---–––––––– Arlington Lakes 18: 68 / 5,336 / 65.8 / 115 Day: $34; End: $37

1211 S. New Wilke Rd., Arlington Heights • (847) 577-3030 • www.ahpd.org/programs/golf Tim Govern (GM)

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Bartlett Hills 18: 71 / 6,463 / 71.7 / 130 TBA 800 W. Oneida, Bartlett • (630) 837-2741 • www.bartletthills.com

Phil Lenz

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Billy Caldwell 9: 35 / 3,108 / 69.6 / 115 Day: $18; End: $20 6150 N. Caldwell Ave., Chicago • (773) 792-1930 • www.forestpreservegolf.com

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Bridges of Poplar Creek 18: 70 / 6,500 / 71.2 / 136 Day: $35; End: $67 1400 Poplar Creek Dr., Hoffman Estates • (847) 884-0219 • www.poplarcreekcc.com Brian Bechtold

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Canal Shores (Peter Jans) 18: 60 / 3,904 / 57.9 / 86 TBA 1031 Central St., Evanston • (847) 475-9173 • www.canalshores.org

Donnie Oelerich

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Chick Evans 18: 71 / 5,626 / 67.2 / 122 Day: $30; End: $33 6145 Golf Rd., Morton Grove • (847) 965-5353 • www.forestpreservegolf.com

Grit Suyasri

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Edgebrook 18: 66 / 4,567 / 61.2 / 88 Day: $26; End: $30 6100 N. Central Ave., Chicago • (773) 763-8320 • www.forestpreservegolf.com Jim Tourloukis (GM)

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Fox Run 18: 70 / 6,287 / 70.1 / 119 Day: $36.50; End: $45.50 333 Plum Grove Rd., Elk Grove Village • (847) 228-3544 • www.foxrungolflinks.com Thomas Klaas (GM)

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– The Glen Club 18: 72 / 7,149 / 74.8 / 140 Sum M-Tu: $165; W-Su: $190

About the Directory

Included are all public courses and practice ranges in the ninecounty Chicago area, plus selected courses elsewhere in Illinois and in Indiana, Wisconsin and southwest lower Michigan. Course detail (yardage, rating, slope from back tees) supplied by courses and the CDGA. Summer weekday, weekend non-resident peak and select twilight rates listed. Rates are walking unless cart is mandatory. Fees provided by courses, subject to change at a course’s discretion. Head pro or GM listed if known. Please e-mail changes to illinoisgolfer@earthlink.net. Expanded listings are available; please e-mail or call (708) 638-1164.

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Makray Memorial 18: 72 / 7,015 / 74.1 / 132 Day: $49; End: $74 1010 S. Northwest Hwy., Barrington • (847) 381-6500 • www.makraygolf.com

Don Habjan

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Marovitz (Waveland) 9: 36 / 3,265 / 35.2 / 124 Day: $26; End: $29 3600 N. Recreation Dr. (at Addison), Chicago • (312) 742-7930 • www.cpdgolf.com Mark McCord (GM) 600 S. See Gwun Ave. (at Shabonee), Mount Prospect • (847) 259-4200 • www.mppd.org/golf.php Renovation in progress, reopening summer

Brett Barcel

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Nickol Knoll 9: 27 / 1,163 / unrated Day: $13; End: $15 3800 N. Kennecott Ave., Arlington Heights • (847) 590-6050 • www.ahpd.org/programs/golf/nickol

Tim Govern (GM)

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Palatine Hills 18: 72 / 6,800 / 72.5 / 127 Day: $40; End: $46

2800 W. Lake Ave., Glenview • (847) 657-1637 • www.golfglenview.com Kristen Kechik (GM)

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Rob Roy 9: 36 / 3,022 / 37.8 / 119 Day: $15; End: $17

800 Shermer Rd., Glenview • (847) 724-0250 • www.golfglenview.com

Michael Stone

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Robert A. Black 9: 33 / 2,361 / 31.7 / 100 Day: $20; End: $22

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Grayslake 9: 27 / 1,137 / unrated Day: $12; End: $14

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Schaumburg Tournament / Baer 18: 71 / 6,644 / 71.7 / 130 Players 9: 35 / 3,189 / 34.7 / 124

2150 Drury Ln., Grayslake • (847) 548-4713 • www.glpd.com

Mike Perez (GM)

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Highland Woods 18: 72 / 6,934 / 72.5 / 124 Day: $38; End: $43 2775 Ela Rd., Hoffman Estates • (847) 359-5850 • www.forestpreservegolf.com

Joe Bidro (GM)

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Hilldale 18: 71 / 6,432 / 71.6 / 135 TBA 1625 Ardwick Dr., Hoffman Estates • (847) 310-1100 • www.hilldalegolf.com

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Indian Boundary 18: 72 / 6,068 / 69.0 / 116 Day: $30; End: $43 8600 W. Forest Preserve Ave., Chicago • (773) 625-9630 • www.forestpreservegolf.com

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Lake Park 9: 27 / 1,515 / unrated Day: $13; End: $14 1015 Howard St., Des Plaines • (847) 391-5730 • www.dpparks.org

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1150 N. Walnut Ln., Schaumburg • (847) 490-7878 • www.walnutgreensgolf.com

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Weber Park 9: 27 / 1,095 / 35.5 / 113 9300 Weber Park Pl., Skokie • (847) 674-1400 x3600 • www.skokieparkdistrict.org Richard Lee (GM)

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Willow Hill 9: 35 / 2,895 / 34.2 / 118 1350 Willow Rd., Northbrook • (847) 480-7888 • www.willowhillgolfcourse.com Adam Kwiatkoski

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Wilmette 18: 70 / 6,400 / 70.9 / 130 3900 Fairway Dr., Wilmette • (847) 256-9777 • www.golfwilmette.com

Jamie Locke

1300 Oak St., Winnetka • (847) 501-2050 • www.winpark.org/golf-club

Cortney Miller

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Winnetka 18: 71 / 6,517 / 72.6 / 130 9: 27 / 1,194 / unrated ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Cook County / South Cog Hill

No. 1 / Blue 18: 70 / 6,282 / 69.7 / 118 No. 2 / Ravines 18: 72 / 6,639 / 71.8 / 124 No. 3 / Red 18: 72 / 6,402 / 69.7 / 116 No. 4 / Dubsdread 18: 72 / 7,616 / 77.8 / 151

Day: $37; End: $45, twi $39 7-Day: $57; Day t: $41; End t: $43 Day: $37; End: $45, twi $39 7-Day: $155; twi $100

12294 Archer Ave., Lemont • (630) 257-5872 • www.coghillgolf.com

David Impastato

512 W. Northwest Hwy., Palatine • (847) 359-4020 • www.palatinehills.org

Matt Radde

353 River Rd., Des Plaines • (847) 803-4653 • www.dpparks.org/golfcenter

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Walnut Greens 9: 27 / 1,078 / unrated

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Deer Creek 18: 72 / 6,905 / 73.2 / 129

621 Westley Rd., Glencoe • (847) 835-0250 • www.glencoegolfclub.com

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Golf Center Des Plaines 9: 27 / 1,050 / 70.0 / 113 Day: $12; End: 14; Night: $17

Rt. 20 & Naperville Rd., Bartlett • (630) 289-1000 • www.villaolivia.com/golfinfo

700 W. Rand Rd., Mount Prospect • (847) 255-2025 • www.oldorchardcc.com Doug Brezeau

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Old Orchard 18: 70 / 6,119 / 70.1 / 130 M-Th: $68; F-Su: $78

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Glenview Park 18: 70 / 6,109 / 68.9 / 123 Day: 40; End: $50

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Villa Olivia 18: 72 / 6,510 / 72.4 / 124

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Coyote Run 18: 71 / 6,478 / 69.5 / 123 Practice 3: 9 / 373 / unrated

Alex Prior

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Glenview Prairie 9: 31 / 1,955 / 29.7 / 94 7-Day: $20

9: 29 / 1,460 / 35.0 / 113 Day: $12; End: $14

1200 E. Lake Dr., Palatine • (847) 934-6050 • saltcreek.multisportsystems.com

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Mount Prospect 18: 71 / 6,309 / 71.0 / 129 Day: $41; End: $51

2901 W. Lake Ave., Glenview • (847) 724-7272 • www.theglenclub.com

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Glencoe 18: 72 / 6,527 / 71.6 / 130 Day: $42; End: $50

Twin Lakes

Dan Hotchkin

505 E. Camp McDonald Rd., Prospect Heights • (847) 253-4544 • www.robroygc.com 2045 W. Pratt Blvd., Chicago • (312) 742-7931 • www.cpdgolf.com

Jerry Losos

401 N. Roselle Rd., Schaumburg • (847) 885-9000 • www.schaumburggolf.com Preston “Pepi” Irwin

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Sportsman’s Classic 18: 70 / 6,278 / 70.4 / 126 Day: $41; End: $51 East 9: 35 / 3,010 / 34.6 / 118 Day: $22; End: $27

800 Kedzie Ave., Flossmoor • (708) 957-8700 • www.coyoterungolf.com

Brian Smith

25055 S. Western Ave., University Park • (708) 672-6667 • www.deercreekgolfcourse.com Robert Speaker

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Dunne National 18: 72 / 7,262 / 75.4 / 142

16310 S. Central Ave., Oak Forest • (708) 429-6886 • www.forestpreservegolf.com Brian Dober (GM)

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Flagg Creek 9: 33 / 2,493 / 31.9 / 104 6939 S. Wolf Rd., Countryside • (708) 246-3336 • www.flaggcreekgolfcourse.com

Billy Rosinia

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Fountain Hills 9: 36 / 3,233 / 35.1 / 112 12601 S. Kedzie Ave., Alsip • (708) 388-4653 • www.fountainhillsgc.com Rich Gottardo (GM)

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Fresh Meadow 18: 70 / 6,283 / 70.1 / 116 2144 S. Wolf Rd., Hillside • (708) 449-0000 • www.freshmeadowgc.com

Michael Huber

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Tam O’Shanter 9: 33 / 2,457 / 63.2 / 110 Day: $18; End: $20

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Gleneagles Red / Lakes 18: 70 / 6,029 / 68.0 / 116 White / Woodland 18: 70 / 6,302 / 70.1 / 124

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Traditions at Chevy Chase 18: 72 / 6,610 / 71.9 / 128

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Glenwoodie 18: 72 / 6,902 / 71.6 / 125

3535 Dundee Rd., Northbrook • (847) 291-2351 • www.sportsmansgolf.com

Greg Baron

6700 W. Howard St., Niles • (847) 965-2344 • www.niles-parks.org

Chris Urgo

1000 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling • (847) 465-2300 • www.chevychasecountryclub.com Margie Arnold (GM)

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13070 McCarthy Rd., Lemont • (630) 257-5466 • www.golfgleneagles.com

Gregg Miller

19301 S. State St., Glenwood • (708) 758-1212 • www.glenwoodiegolf.com

Phil Robbins

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Page 24 • May 2015 • Illinois Golfer www.illinoisgolfer.net ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Harborside International Renwood 18: 72 / 6,062 / 69.0 / 124

Lake County / Illinois

Port 18: 72 / 7,164 / 74.8 / 136 Starboard 18: 72 / 7,166 / 74.7 / 135

11001 S. Doty Ave. East, Chicago • (312) 782-7837 • www.harborsideinternational.com Joel Voss

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Hickory Hills 18: 71 / 6,018 / 67.9 / 116 9: 30 / 1,560 / unrated 8201 W. 95th St., Hickory Hills • (708) 598-5900 • www.hickoryhillsgolfclub.com

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Jackson Park 18: 70 / 5,444 / 65.7 / 109 6401 W. Richard Dr., Chicago • (773) 667-0524 • www.cdpgolf.com

Tyrone Banks (GM)

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Joe Louis The Champ 18: 72 / 6,742 / 71.4 / 124 13100 S. Halsted St., Riverdale • (708) 849-1731 • www.forestpreservegolf.com Bryan Carroll

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Marquette Park 9: 36 / 3,245 / 35.5 / 119 6700 S. Kedzie Ave., Chicago • (312) 747-2761 • www.cdpgolf.com Steve McDaniels (GM)

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Meadowlark 9: 36 / 3,404 / 35.9 / 114 11599 W. 31st St., Oak Brook • (708) 562-2977 • www.forestpreservegolf.com

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Meadows of Blue Island 18: 71 / 6,581 / 71.3 / 121 2802 W. 123rd St., Blue Island • (708) 385-1994 • www.meadowsgc.com

Jerry Vidovic

13200 S. 76th Ave., Palos Heights • (708) 448-5544 • www.oakhills.com

Allan Parkes

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Oak Hills 9: 34 / 2,520 / 33.0 / 109 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Odyssey 18: 72 / 7,095 / 73.1 / 131 19110 S. Ridgeland Ave., Tinley Park • (708) 429-7400 • www.odysseycountryclub.com Ed Staffan

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Palos Southmoor 9: 35 / 3,154 / 70.4 / 128 13100 Southwest Hwy., Orland Park • (708) 448-6550 • www.paloscountryclub.com

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Palos Hills 9: 35 / 2,838 / 67.4 / 119 7301 W. 105th St., Palos Hills • (708) 599-0202 • www.paloshillsweb.org/golf Gwen Leddy (GM)

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Ravisloe 18: 70 / 6,321 / 70.8 / 127 18231 S. Park Ave., Homewood • (708) 798-5600 • www.ravisloecountryclub.com

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– River Oaks 18: 72 / 5,952 / 69.3 / 119 1 Park Ave., Calumet City • (708) 868-4090 • www.forestpreservegolf.com

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Ruffled Feathers 18: 72 / 6,898 / 73.7 / 140 1 Pete Dye Dr., Lemont • (630) 257-1000 • www.ruffledfeathersgc.com

Gordon Acton

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Silver Lake North 18: 72 / 6,826 / 72.6 / 124 South 18: 70 / 6,337 / 70.2 / 124 Rolling Hills 9: 29 / 1,587 / 27.1 / unsloped

701 E. Shorewood Rd., Round Lake Beach • (847) 231-4711 • www.renwoodgolf.com Brad Rouse

Vince Juarez

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Shepherd’s Crook 18: 71 / 6,769 / 72.1 / 128

401 Half Day Rd., Buffalo Grove • (847) 913-1112 • www.arboretumgolf.com Carmen Molinaro

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Shiloh 9: 35 / 2,900 / 67.2 / 118

235 Lions Dr., Barrington • (847) 381-0687 • www.barringtonparkdistrict.com

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Steeple Chase 18: 72 / 6,827 / 73.1 / 139

Antioch

18: 71 / 6,183 / 70.2 / 130

40150 N. Rt. 59, Antioch • (847) 395-3004 • www.antiochgolfclub.com

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Arboretum 18: 72 / 6,447 / 71.6 / 137 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Barrington Park District 5: 15 / 675 / unrated –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Bittersweet 18: 72 / 6,754 / 72.8 / 130 875 Almond Rd., Gurnee • (847) 855-9031 • www.bittersweetgolf.com

Sean Joyce

2800 N. Lewis Ave., Waukegan • (847) 360-4730 • www.waukegangolf.org

Tony Tinetti

33600 N. Hwy. 45, Grayslake • (847) 968-3444 • www.lcfpd.org/brae_loch

Bill Ebdon

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Bonnie Brook 18: 72 / 6,701 / 72.3 / 128 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Brae Loch 18: 70 / 5,876 / 67.5 / 114 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Buffalo Grove 18: 72 / 6,693 / 72.1 / 127 48 Raupp Blvd., Buffalo Grove • (847) 459-5520 • www.buffalogrovegolf.com

Joe Bridges

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Countryside Traditional 18: 72 / 6,397 / 70.3 / 118 Prairie 18: 72 / 6,757 / 71.4 / 121 20800 W. Hawley St., Mundelein • (847) 968-3466 • www.lcfpd.org/countryside

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Crane’s Landing Marriott 18: 70 / 6,290 / 71.1 / 130 10 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire • (847) 634-5935 • www.craneslandinggolf.com

Tim Pagel

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Deerfield 18: 72 / 6,816 / 72.4 / 131 1201 Saunders Dr., Riverwoods • (847) 945-8333 • www.deerfieldgolf.org

Jason Minnina

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Deerpath 18: 70 / 6,255 / 70.6 / 130 500 W. Deerpath Rd., Lake Forest • (847) 615-4290 • www.deerpathgolf.com Rick Walrath (GM)

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Foss Park 18: 72 / 6,839 / 71.9 / 113 3124 Argonne Dr., North Chicago • (847) 689-7490 • www.fossparkgolf.org

Gabe Monroe

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Fox Lake 18: 72 / 6,359 / 71.3 / 126 7220 State Park Rd., Fox Lake • (847) 587-6411 • www.foxlakecc.net

Vince Juarez (GM)

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Greenshire 9: 27 / 1,265 / unrated 38727 N. Lewis Ave., Beach Park • (847) 360-4777 • www.waukegangolf.org

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Heather Ridge 9: 35 / 3,007 / 35.1 / 117

351 N. Greenbay Rd., Zion • (847) 872-2080 • www.shepherdscrook.org

Larry Myers (GM)

23rd St. and Bethesda Rd., Zion • (847) 746-5500, x420 • www.shilohparkgolf.com

200 N. La Vista Dr., Mundelein • (847) 949-8900 • www.mundeleinparks.org/steeplechase.html Bill Brolley

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Stonewall Orchard 18: 72 / 7,124 / 74.7 / 148 25675 W. Hwy. 60, Grayslake • (847) 740-4890 • www.stonewallorchard.com

Jeff Pajula

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Sunset Valley 18: 72 / 6,484 / 71.8 / 131 1390 Sunset Rd., Highland Park • (847) 432-7140 • www.sunsetvalleygolfcourse.org Rob Saunders (GM)

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ThunderHawk 18: 72 / 7,031 / 73.8 / 136 39700 N. Lewis Ave., Beach Park • (847) 872-4295 • www.lcfpd.org

Bill Ebdon

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Vernon Hills 9: 34 / 2,836 / 34.2 / 120 291 Evergreen Dr., Vernon Hills • (847) 680-9310 • www.vernonhillsgolf.com O.B. Sanders (GM)

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Village Green 18: 70 / 6,018 / 68.6 / 117 2501 N. Midlothian, Mundelein • (847) 566-7373 • www.villagegreencc.com Tim Miles Jr. (GM)

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– White Deer Run 18: 72 / 7,101 / 74.5 / 142 250 W. Gregg’s Pkwy., Vernon Hills • (847) 680-6100 • www.whitedeergolf.com Bob Malpede

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Willow Glen 18: 71 / 6,637 / 72.1 / 125

2821 Great Lakes Dr., Great Lakes • (847) 688-4593 • www.mwrgl.com/recreation/golf/golf.htm Dan Kraft (GM)

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DuPage County Apple Orchard

9: 27 / 1,275 / unrated

692 W. Stearns Rd., Bartlett • (630) 540-4807 • www.bartlettparks.org/Golf/general Tony Nuzzo

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Arrowhead South-East 18: 72 / 6,738 / 72.5 / 132 combinations vary West 9: 36 / 3,295 / 35.9 / 130

Dirk Skelley

26W151 Butterfield Rd., Wheaton • (630) 653-5800 • www.arrowheadgolfclub.org Bruce Stoller (GM)

14700 S. 82nd Ave., Orland Park • (708) 349-6940 • www.silverlakecc.com Gregg Tengerstrom

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Hickory Knoll 9: 30 / 1,780 / 35.5 / 113

7059 S. South Shore Dr., Chicago • (312) 955-1892 • www.cpdgolf.com Adrienne Carney (GM)

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Highland Park 18: 71 / 6,618 / 71.5 / 132

250 W. Schick Rd., Bloomingdale • (630) 529-6466 • www.golfindianlakes.com Tom Denklau

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– South Shore 9: 33 / 2,713 / 32.9 / 112 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Stony Creek 18: 65 / 5,004 / 62.5 / 103 5850 W. 103rd St., Oak Lawn • (708) 857-2433 • www.golfstonycreek.com

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Water’s Edge 18: 72 / 6,904 / 72.9 / 131 7205 W. 115th St., Worth • (708) 671-1032 • www.watersedgegolf.com Jim Torloukis (GM)

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– White Mountain 9: 29 / 1,741 / 27.1 / unsloped 9901 W. 179th St., Orland Park • (708) 478-4653 • www.whitemountaingolfpark.com Mike Camerano

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– When you check in to play, tell them you saw the listing in Illinois Golfer.

5900 HeatherRidge Dr., Gurnee • (847) 367-6010 • www.heatherridgegolf.com

24745 W. Monaville Rd., Lake Villa • (847) 356-8640 • www.golfhickoryknoll.com

1201 Park Ave. West, Highland Park • (847) 433-9015 • www.highlandparkcc.com Rick Sargent

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Lake Bluff 18: 72 / 6,589 / 71.3 / 124 355 W. Washington St., Lake Bluff • (847) 234-6771 • www.lakebluffgolfclub.com

Ed Heiser

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Lakemoor 18: 72 / 6,334 / 70.5 / 124 29000 W. Sullivan Lake Rd., Lakemoor • (815) 759-0011 • no website

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Libertyville 9: 27 / 1,205 / 35.0 / 113 870 Country Club Dr., Libertyville • (847) 362-5733 • www.libertyville.com Connie Kowal (GM)

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Midlane 18: 71 / 6,681 / 73.1 / 131

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Blackhawk Trace at Indian Lakes Resort Highland / Woodland 18: 72 / 6,919 / 73.1 / 133 Island 9: 36 / 3,443 / 35.7 / 124 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Bloomingdale 18: 71 / 6,251 / 70.2 / 123 181 Glen Ellyn Rd., Bloomingdale • (630) 529-6232 • www.bloomingdalegc.com Dave Shallcross

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Cantigny Woodside 9: 36 / 3,587 / 37.6 / 143 Day: $79; End: $95 18-hole Lakeside 9: 36 / 3,437 / 36.6 / 136 Replay: $65; 9: $40 combinations vary Hillside 9: 36 / 3,394 / 36.2 / 135 Youth Short 9: 27* / 954 / unrated Youth: $10; Adult: $17 27W270 Mack Rd., Wheaton • (630) 668-8463 • www.cantignygolf.com

Patrick Lynch

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Carriage Greens 18: 70 / 6,395 / 71.4 / 126

4555 W. Yorkhouse Rd., Wadsworth • (847) 623-4653 • www.midlaneresort.com Michael Chappell

8700 Carriage Greens Dr., Darien • (630) 985-3400 • www.carriagegreens.com James Sims (GM)

1 Pine Meadow Ln., Mundelein • (847) 566-4653 • www.pinemeadowgc.com Dennis Johnsen

1601 Fairway Dr., Naperville • (630) 420-1060 • website inactive

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Pine Meadow 18: 72 / 7,297 / 74.8 / 138 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Country Lakes 18: 73 / 6,656 / 71.9 / 121 Mike Jablecki

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Page 25 • May 2015 • Illinois Golfer www.illinoisgolfer.net ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Eaglewood Resort 18: 72 / 6,017 / 68.2 / 120 Western Acres 9: 35 / 3,052 / 69.2 / 111 Mistwood 18: 72 / 6,773 / 72.4 / 137 M-Th: $80; twi $60 1401 Nordic Rd., Itasca • (630) 773-1400 • www.eaglewoodresort.com

Andy Carr

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Downers Grove 9: 36 / 3,233 / 72.6 / 131

2400 W. Butterfield Rd., Lombard • (630) 469-6768 • www.westernacres.com

Don Voth

2420 Haddow Dr., Downers Grove • (630) 963-1306 • www.dgparks.org

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– White Pines East 18: 70 / 6,371 / 71.1 / 127 West 18: 72 / 6,624 / 71.5 / 127

1550 President St., Glendale Heights • (630) 260-0018 • www.glendalelakes.com Jennifer Ferrell

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Willow Crest 18: 70 / 6,474 / 71.1 / 132

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Glendale Lakes 18: 71 / 6,190 / 69.8 / 125 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Green Meadows 9: 30 / 1,888 / unrated 18W201 W. 63rd St., Westmont • (630) 810-5330 • www.dupagegolf.com

Dean Westrom

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Ken-Loch 9: 30 / 1,840 / unrated 1S601 Finley Rd., Lombard • (630) 620-9665 • no website

Linda Lies

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Klein Creek 18: 72 / 6,701 / 72.6 / 137 1N333 Pleasant Hill Rd., Winfield • (630) 690-0101 • www.kleincreek.com

900 W. Lake St., Addison • (630) 458-2660 • www.addisonparks.org/links_and_tees

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Maple Meadows 18: 70 / 6,438 / 71.0 / 126 East 9: 34 / 2,815 / 33.7 / 121

Chris Malek (GM)

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Oak Brook 18: 72 / 6,541 / 71.1 / 126 2606 York Rd., Oak Brook • (630) 990-3032 • www.oak-brook.org

Trey Van Dyke

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Oak Meadows 18: 71 / 6,718 / 71.9 / 127 900 N. Wood Dale Rd., Addison • (630) 595-0071 • www.dupagegolf.com

Ed Stevenson

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Pheasant Run Resort 18: 72 / 6,424 / 70.6 / 122 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles • (630) 584-4914 • www.pheasantrun.com

Robert Jan

2325 Longest Dr., West Chicago • (630) 208-7600 • www.prairielanding.com

Brian King

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Prairie Landing 18: 72 / 6,950 / 73.8 / 139 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– River Bend 9: 36 / 3,300 / 70.8 / 126 5900 S. Rt. 53, Lisle • (630) 968-1920 • www.riverbendgolfclub.org

Debbie Culbertson

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– St. Andrews St. Andrews 18: 71 / 6,920 / 71.8 / 124 Joe Jemsek 18: 72 / 6,770 / 72.0 / 120 3 N. 441 Rt. 59, West Chicago • (630) 231-3100 • www.standrewsgc.com

Dave Erickson

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Salt Creek 18: 63 / 3,946 / unrated

701 W. Thorndale Ave., Wood Dale • (630) 773-0184 • www.saltcreekgolfclub.com Tony Perry

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Seven Bridges 18: 72 / 7,111 / 74.6 / 144 1 Mulligan Dr., Woodridge • (630) 964-7777 • www.sevenbridges.com

Don Ferreri

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Springbrook 18: 72 / 6,896 / 73.0 / 130

2220 W. 83rd St., Naperville • (630) 848-5060 • www.springbrookgolfcourse.org Mike Lzyun

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Streamwood Oaks 9: 36 / 3,404 / 72.9 / 125 565 Madison Dr., Streamwood • (630) 483-1881 • www.streamwood.org

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Sugar Creek 9: 32 / 2,344 / 62.0 / 106

500 E. Van Buren, Villa Park • (630) 834-3325 • www.sugarcreekgolfcourse.org Cory Ferrell

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Twin Lakes 9: 28 / 1,381 / unrated 400 W. 59th St., Westmont • (630) 852-7167 • www.wpd4fun.com

Ashley Medley (GM)

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Village Greens of Woodridge 18: 72 / 6,638 / 71.2 / 121

1575 W. 75th St., Woodridge • (630) 985-3610 • www.villagegreensgolf.com Brandon Evans

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Village Links of Glen Ellyn 18: 72 / 7,208 / 74.9 / 138 9: 36 / 3,303 / 35.7 / 129 485 Winchell Way, Glen Ellyn • (630) 469-8180 • www.villagelinksgolf.com

3500 Midwest Rd., Westmont • (630) 850-5515 • www.oakbrookhillsresortchicago.com/golf/golf.htm Randy Bolstad

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Zigfield Troy 9: 27 / 1,089 / unrated

Noel Allen

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F-Su: $95; $twi 75

1700 W. Renwick Rd., Romeoville • (815) 254-3333 • www.mistwoodgolf.net Andy Mickelson

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Naperbrook 18: 72 / 6,677 / 72.0 / 127

22204 W. 111th St., Plainfield • (630) 378-4215 • www.naperbrookgolfcourse.org Tim Dunn

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Old Oak 18: 71 / 6,609 / 71.1 / 128 14200 S. Parker Rd., Homer Glen • (708) 301-3344 • www.oldoakcc.com

Dan Shields

19433 Renwick Rd., Lockport • (815) 836-4653 • www.prairiebluffgc.com

Steve Lunde

485 N. Marley Rd., New Lenox • (815) 462-4653 • www.golfsanctuary.com

Bob Schulz

7861 W. St. Francis Rd., Frankfort • (815) 469-1600 • www.fspd.org

Brian Zipse

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Prairie Bluff 18: 72 / 7,007 / 73.2 / 125

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––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Sanctuary 18: 72 / 6,917 / 72.5 / 131

Will County

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Square Links 9: 30 / 1,749 / unrated

1535 75th St., Woodridge • (630) 985-4653 • www.zigfieldtroygolf.com Tim Troy, Dennis Troy

Matte Allman

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Links & Tees 9: 27 / 1,161 / unrated

272 S. Addison Rd., Wood Dale • (630) 616-8424 • www.dupage.golf

500 W. Jefferson St., Bensenville • (630) 766-0304 • www.whitepinesgolf.com Mike Huber (GM)

26732 S. Balmoral Woods Dr., Crete • (708) 672-7448 • www.balmoralwoods.com Bill Abrams

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Tamarack 18: 70 / 6,901 / 73.7 / 136

17211 W. 135th St., Lockport • (815) 838-1057 • www.bigrungolf.com

Bill Roper

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Tuckaway 18: 72 / 6,192 / 69.7 / 117

Eric Aldrich

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– University 18: 71 / 6,701 / 71.4 / 123

335 E. Boughton Dr., Bolingbrook • (630) 739-4100 • www.bolingbrookparks.org Peter Pope (GM)

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Wedgewood 18: 72 / 6,836 / 72.5 / 128

Balmoral Woods

18: 72 / 6,625 / 72.4 / 131 Day: $32; End: $43

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Big Run 18: 72 / 7,028 / 74.4 / 138 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Bolingbrook 18: 72 / 7,104 / 73.8 / 135 2001 Rodeo Dr., Bolingbrook • (630) 771-9400 • www.bolingbrookgolfclub.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Boughton Ridge 9: 32 / 2,205 / 30.1 / 105 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Braidwood Fairways 9: 36 / 2,914 / unrated 35494 Essex Rd. south of Smiley Rd., Wilmington • (815) 458-2965 • no website

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Broken Arrow East / North 18: 72 / 7,034 / 74.5 / 130 South 9: 36 / 3,469 / 37.0 / 140

16325 W. Broken Arrow Dr., Lockport • (815) 836-8858 • www.golfbrokenarrow.com Michael Chen (GM)

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Cinder Ridge 18: 72 / 6,968 / 73.1 / 139

24801 Lakepoint Dr., Wilmington • (815) 476-4000 • www.cinderridge.com Sue Krueger (GM)

24032 Royal Worlington Dr., Naperville • (630) 904-4000 • www.tamarackgc.com Brett Hafstad (GM) 27641 Stony Island Ave., Crete • (708) 946-2259 • website inactive

Jason Poblocki

23520 Crawford Ave., University Park • (708) 747-0306 • www.universitygolfclub.com Paul Blockoms 5001 Caton Farm Rd., Joliet • (815) 741-7270 • www.jolietwedgewoodgc.com Jason Shook

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Willow Run 9: 35 / 2,930 / 33.9 / 113

12600 W. 187th St., Mokena • (815) 485-2119 • www.willowrungolf.net Rich Wisslead (GM)

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Woodruff 18: 68 / 5,424 / 66.1 / 114

621 N. Gougar Rd., Joliet • (815) 741-7272 • www.jolietwoodruffgc.com Kirk Blakney (GM)

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McHenry County

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Deer Creek 18: 72 / 6,905 / 73.2 / 129

Blackstone

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Golf Vista Estates 9: 29 / 1,505 / unrated

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Boone Creek Prairie/Creekside 18: 71 / 6,435 / 70.4 / 122 Valley 9: 35 / 2,883 / 33.9 / 115

25055 S. Western Ave., University Park • (708) 672-6667 • www.deercreekgolfcourse.com Robert Speaker 4951 Augusta Blvd., Monee • (708) 534-8204 • www.golfvistagolfclub.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Green Garden Blue 18: 72 / 6,670 / 71.7 / 120 Gold 18: 72 / 6,713 / 71.8 / 126 Emerald 9: / 3,181 / 70.8 / 122

9511 W. Manhattan-Monee Rd., Frankfort • (815) 469-3350 • www.greengardencc.com Scott Lunde (GM)

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Heritage Bluffs 18: 72 / 7,171 / 74.1 / 138

18: 72 / 6,734 / 72.8 / 139

9700 St. Andrews Dr., Marengo • (815) 923-1800 • www.blackstonegc.com Susan Concialdi (GM)

6912 Mason Hill Rd., Bull Valley • (815) 455-6900 • www.boonecreekgolfclub.com Tyler Wollberg

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Cary 18: 72 / 6,135 / 69.0 / 119 2400 Grove Ln., Cary • (847) 639-3161 • www.carycountryclub.com

Bob Keith

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Chalet Hills 18: 73 / 6,877 / 73.6 / 137

943 Rawson Bridge Rd., Cary • (847) 639-0666 • www.chalethillsgolfclub.com Brian Smith

24355 W. Bluff Rd., Channahon • (815) 467-7888 • www.heritagebluffs.com

Brian Smith

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Chapel Hill 18: 70 / 6,133 / 70.1 / 122

3200 W. Jefferson St., Joliet • (815) 741-7265 • www.jolietinwoodgc.com

Brian Legan

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Craig Woods 9: 34 / 2,290 / 70.0 / 113

395 E. Richton Rd., Crete • (708) 672-9401 • www.lincolnoaksgolfcourse.com Bob Seymour (GM)

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Crystal Woods 18: 72 / 6,427 / 70.6 / 128

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Inwood 18: 71 / 6,196 / 70.1 / 131 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Lincoln Oaks 18: 71 / 6,186 / 69.0 / 120 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Links at Carillon Blue / Red 18: 71 / 6,844 / 70.9 / 124 White 9: 36 / 3,438 / 36.0 / 61 21200 S. Carillon Dr., Plainfield • (815) 886-2132 • www.carillongolf.com

Jeff Yackley

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Longwood 18: 70 / 6,404 / 70.7 / 130 3503 E. Steger Rd., Crete • (708) 758-1811 • longwoodcc.com

Joe Tintari (GM)

2500 N. Chapel Hill Rd., McHenry • (815) 385-3337 • www.chapelhillgolf.com Larry Piet (GM) 5815 S. Rt. 47, Woodstock • (815) 338-9781 • www.crystalwoodsgc.com

5919 S. Rt. 47, Woodstock • (815) 338-3111 • www.crystalwoodsgc.com

John Craig

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Foxford Hills 18: 72 / 7,047 / 74.2 / 142

6800 S. Rawson Bridge Rd., Cary • (847) 639-0400 • www.foxfordhillsgolfclub.com Rob Sankey

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Golf Club of Illinois 18: 71 / 7,011 / 74.4 / 137

1575 Edgewood Rd., Algonquin • (847) 658-4400 • www.golfclubofil.com Robert Lemke (GM)


Page 26 • May 2015 • Illinois Golfer www.illinoisgolfer.net ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Hunter 18: 72 / 6,381 / 69.2 / 115 Randall Oaks 18: 71 / 6,598 / 71.7 / 133 5419 Kenosha St., Richmond • (847) 678-7940 • no website

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Marengo Ridge 18: 72 / 6,654 / 72.5 / 129

9106 Harmony Hill Rd., Marengo • (815) 923-2332 • www.marengoridgegolfclub.com Bob Witek (GM)

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Oak Grove 18: 71 / 7,021 / 75.0 / 142

16914 Oak Grove Rd., Harvard • (815) 648-2550 • www.oakgrovegolfcourse.com Tim Miles Jr. (GM)

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Old Top Farm 9: 37 / 2,881 / 30.0 / 113 2120 Crystal Lake Rd., Crystal Lake • (815) 479-9361 • no website

Scott Kerbs

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Pinecrest 18: 72 / 6,604 / 71.5 / 123

11220 Algonquin Rd., Huntley • (847) 669-3111 • www.huntleyparks.org/parks-facilities/golf/ Mike Yackle

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Pistakee 9: 36 / 3,029 / unrated 815 W. Bay Rd., McHenry • (815) 385-9854 • no website

Jason Whitt (GM)

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– RedTail 18: 72 / 6,803 / 72.8 / 130 7900 Redtail Dr., Lakewood • (815) 477-0055 • www.redtailgolf.com

Chris Neuhart

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Waters Edge 18: 33 / 1,700 / unrated 4005 N. Rt. 23, Marengo • (815) 568-5983 • no website

Mark Horan

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Whisper Creek 18: 72 / 7,103 / 73.7 / 133

12840 Del Webb Blvd., Huntley • (847) 515-7680 • www.whispercreekgolf.com Christopher Strand

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Kane County Bliss Creek

3: 9 / 300 apx.

4101 Binnie Rd., West Dundee • (847) 428-5661 • www.randalloaksgc.com

Steve Gillie

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Settler’s Hill 18: 72 / 6,630 / 72.1 / 130

Cedar Creek

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Tanna Farms 18: 71 / 6,510 / 72.0 / 131

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Centennial Park 9: 36 / 3,300 / 72.4 / 132

919 E. Fabyan Pkwy., Batavia • (630) 232-1636 • www.settlershill.com

John O’Connor

39W808 Hughes Rd., Geneva • (630) 232-4300 • www.tannafarms.com

Chad Zipse

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Valley Green 18: 60 / 3,841 / 70.0 / 113 314 Kingswood Dr., North Aurora • (630) 897-3000 • www.valleygreengc.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Wing Park 9: 36 / 3,077 / 70.8 / 115

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Bonnie Dundee 18: 69 / 6,015 / 68.1 / 112 270 Kennedy Dr., Carpentersville • (847) 426-5511 • www.bonniedundeegc.com

Jim Opp

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Bowes Creek 18: 71 / 6,917 / 73.2 / 142

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Kendall County

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Highlands of Elgin 18: 72 / 6,961 / 73.8 / 136 875 Sports Way, Elgin • (847) 931-5950 • www.highlandsofelgin.com

Jim Vogt

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Hughes Creek 18: 72 / 6,506 / 71.6 / 127 1749 Spring Valley Dr., Elburn • (630) 365-9200 • www.hughescreek.com

Sam Bradberry

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Mill Creek 18: 71 / 6,420 / 71.4 / 135

39W525 Herrington Dr., Geneva • (630) 208-7272 • www.millcreekgolfcourse.com Craig Kight

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Orchard Valley 18: 72 / 6,745 / 72.4 / 134

14264 S. Hale St., Plano • (630) 552-3242 • www.cedardellgolfclub.com

Terry Donahue

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Fox Bend 18: 72 / 6,890 / 73.1 / 130

3516 U.S. Hwy 34, Oswego • (630) 554-3939 • www.foxbendgolfcourse.com Brad Doyle (GM)

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Whitetail Ridge 18: 71 / 6,524 / 71.0 / 128

Kankakee County Aspen Ridge

18: 70 / 6,191 / 69.6 / 119

1763 E. 4000 N Rd., Bourbonnais • (815) 939-1742 • www.aspenridgegolf.com Leo Ciaccio (GM)

615 S. Dixie Hwy., Beecher • (708) 946-2800 • www.cardinalcreekgolf.com Ron Lyon (GM) 309 High Point Dr., Essex • (815) 365-4000 • www.golfhighpoint.com

Debra Deegan

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Kankakee Elks 18: 71 / 6,430 / 71.1 / 120 2283 Bittersweet Dr., Aroma Park • (815) 937-9547 • www.elksgolf627.com

Kyle Morris

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Manteno 18: 72 / 6,462 / 70.8 / 120 7202 N. 4000 E Rd., Manteno • (815) 468-8827 • www.mantenogolf.com

C.J. Wade (GM)

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Minne Monesse 18: 72 / 6,357 / 70.7 / 126

15944 E. Six Mile Grove Rd., Grant Park • (815) 465-6653 • www.minnemonesse.com Debra Hurley

1001 Hill Ave., Aurora • (630) 256-3760 • www.phillipsparkaurora.com

Jeff Schmidt

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Shamrock 18: 60 / 3,357 / 65.0 / 107

James Wheeler

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– South Shore 18: 72 / 6,200 / 68.9 / 122

845 N. Second Ave., St. Charles • (630) 584-8356 • www.stcparks.org

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– More facilities (371) are listed in Illinois Golfer than any other area publication.

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Oak Knoll 18: 70 / 5,703 / 67.3 / 107

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Pheasant Valley 18: 72 / 6,869 / 72.3 / 126

2411 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora • (630) 907-0500 • www.orchardvalleygolf.com Jim Tourloukis (GM)

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Pottawatomie Park 9: 35 / 3,007 / 69.8 / 122

4000 Indianapolis Blvd. (at 140th St.), East Chicago • (219) 391-8362 • no website

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Cedardell 9: 35 / 3,029 / 69.4 / 127

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Oak Springs 18: 72 / 6,260 / 70.0 / 122

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Phillips Park 18: 71 / 6,186 / 69.8 / 121

Niko Sullivan

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Palmira 18: 72 / 6,921 / 72.7 / 122

2245 Kennedy Rd., Bristol • (630) 553-7170 • www.blackberryoaks.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– High Point 9: 27 / 3,263 / 70.8 / 116

2500 N. River Rd., North Aurora • (630) 879-1030 • www.aurora-il.org/operations Jeff Schmidt

1001 E. 129th St., Hammond • (219) 932-4046 • www.lostmarshgolf.com

11200 Whitcomb St., Crown Point • (219) 663-3349 • www.hegangolf.com Dave Steuer (GM)

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Fox Valley 18: 72 / 5,937 / 68.6 / 126

46W994 Jericho Rd., Big Rock • (630) 556-3333 • www.deervalleygc.net

Chuck Hegan (GM)

18: 72 / 6,404 / 71.3 / 134

Blackberry Oaks

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Deer Valley 9: 29 / 1,358 / unrated

Mike Lehman

6363 Grand Blvd., Hobart • (219) 942-6850 • www.hegangolf.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– MacArthur 9: 27 / 1,390 / unrated

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Cardinal Creek Center / South 18: 72 / 6,423 / 70.0 / 122 North 9: 36 / 3,274 / 35.1 / 122

1250 Bowes Creek Blvd., Elgin • (847) 214-5880 • www.bowescreekcc.com

Matt Meneghetti

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Indian Ridge 18: 72 / 6,217 / 69.1 / 110

Roger Wolf (GM)

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Wolf Run 9: 64 / 4,229 / 70.0 / 113

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1 Golfview Rd., Sugar Grove • (630) 466-4177 • www.blisscreekgolf.com Gordon Pike (GM)

1005 S. Centennial Dr., Munster • (219) 836-6931 • www.munster.org

Bill Eubanks

1000 Wing St., Elgin • (847) 931-5952 • www.cityofelgin.org

1700 Jericho Rd., Aurora • (630) 906-1402 • www.wolfrungolfcourse.net

9: 31 / 1,741 / 66.5 / 104

10483 W. 109th Ave., Cedar Lake • (219) 365-2902 • www.lakecountyparks.com Tom Zimmerman

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Lost Marsh 18: 72 / 6,872 / 72.0 / 128 9: 27 / 2,600 / unrated

7671 Clubhouse Dr., Yorkville • (630) 882-8988 • www.whitetailridge.us Patrick MacDonald

18: 69 / 5,592 / 67.0 / 115

Lake County / Indiana

6740 E. 3500 S Rd., St. Anne • (815) 937-1648 • www.oakspringsgolf.com Sam Ortman (GM) 6575-B E. Rt. 17, Aroma Park • (815) 937-9355 • golfshamrock.com

1727 N. River South Rd., Momence • (815) 472-4407 • website inactive

Gene Smith

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12111 W. 109th St., St. John • (219) 365-4331 • www.palmiragolf.com

Rich Nicpon (GM)

3838 W. 141st Ave., Crown Point • (219) 663-5000 • wwwhegangolf.com

Pat Hedge

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– River Pointe Pointe 9: 36 / 3,256 Pines 9: 36 / 3,167 Ponds 9: 36 / 3,299 6700 Country Club Rd., Hobart • (219) 942-2747 • www.whitehawkcountryclub.com/river-pointe

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Scherwood 18: 71 / 6,849 / 73.4 / 125 9: 30 / 1,463 / unrated 600 E. Joliet St., Schererville • (219) 865-2554 • www.scherwood.com

Marv Hanson

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– South Gleason Park 18: 71 / 6,312 / 68.5 / 108

3400 Jefferson St., Gary • (219) 980-1089 • www.gary.in.us/parks/golf.asp Nymrod Adkins

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– South Shore 18: 70 / 5,466 / 67.0 / 118 14400 Lake Shore Dr., Cedar Lake • (219) 374-6070 • www.golfssc.com/

Dennis Scaggs

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Summertree 18: 72 / 6,596 / 71.9 / 124 2323 E. 101st Ave., Crown Point • (219) 663-0800 • www.hegangolf.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Turkey Creek 18: 70 / 6,202 / 69.3 / 118 TO HERE

6400 Harrison St., Merrillville • (219) 980-5170 • www.turkeycreekgolf.com Chris Cioroianu

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– White Hawk Grey / Black 18: 72 / 7,011 / 73.9 / 141 Red / Silver 18: 72 / 7,201 / 75.1 / 139

1001 White Hawk Dr., Crown Point • (219) 661-2323 • www.whitehawkcountryclub.com Drew Brining

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Wicker Memorial Park 18: 72 / 6,887 / 72.6 / 122

8554 Indianapolis Blvd., Highland • (219) 838-9809 • www.wickermemorialpark.com Bill Springer

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Illinois Outlying Aldeen

18: 72 / 7,131 / 74.7 / 139

1900 Reid Farm Rd., Rockford • (815) 282-4653 • www.aldeengolfclub.com Dennis Geddes

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Atwood Homestead 18: 72 / 7,431 / 74.7 / 127 8990 Old River Rd., Rockford • (815) 623-2411 • www.winnebagocountygolf.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– The Bourne 18: 72 / 6,355 / 70.0 / 123 2359 N. 35th Rd., Norway • (815) 496-2301 • no website

Deb Rollo


Page 27 • May 2015 • Illinois Golfer www.illinoisgolfer.net ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Buena Vista 9: 32 / 2,477 / 31.3 / 53 Lost Nation 18: 71 / 6,222 / 69.5 / 114 Sinnissippi 9: 37 / 3,230 / 35.5 / 130 131 Buena Vista Dr., DeKalb • (815) 758-4812 • www.dekalbparkdistrict.com Russ Robinson

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Deer Valley 18: 71 / 6,415 / 70.7 / 124 9: 27 / 715 / unrated 3298 Hoover Rd., Deer Grove • (815) 438-4653 • www.dvforegolf.com

Chris Sandell

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– The Den at Fox Creek 18: 72 / 6,926 / 73.3 / 134 3002 Fox Creek Rd., Bloomington • (309) 434-2300 • www.thedengc.com

Jason Wingate

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa General 18: 72 / 6,820 / 73.2 / 142 North 18: 72 / 6,836 / 73.2 / 134 South 18: 72 / 6,862 / 73.7 / 140 East 9: 34 / 2,648 / 66.0 / 117

6931 S. Lost Nation Rd., Dixon • (815) 652-4212 • www.lostnationgolf.com

Brian Goad

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Macktown 18: 71 / 5,756 / 67.9 / 112 2221 Freeport Rd., Rockton • (815) 624-7410 • www.winnebagocountygolf.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Maple Bluff 18: 72 / 6,569 / 71.1 / 121 Day: $20; End: $22

E. 1600 St., Geneseo • (309) 944-5418 • www.golfmaplebluffgeneseo.com Dennis Peck (GM)

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Metamora Fields 18: 71 / 7,023 / 74.1 / 130 801 Progress St., Metamora • (309) 367-4000 • www.metamorafields.com

Jeff Roche

5355 N. Saratoga Rd., Morris • (815) 941-4300 • www.nettlecreek.com

Kurt Nolen

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Nettle Creek 18: 71 / 6,562 / 72.1 / 130

Hwy. 20 at Galena Territory, Galena • (815) 777-5000 • www.eagleridge.com Ikhlas Ahmed

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Oak Club of Genoa 18: 72 / 7,032 / 74.1 / 135

Suydam Rd., Sandwich • (815) 786-3058 • www.sandwichgolf.com

Clyde Henning

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Pine Hills 9: 35 / 3,203 / 72.0 / 122

David Claeyssens

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Piper Glen 18: 72 / 7,005 / 73.5 / 132

16802 Prairieville Rd., Sterling • (815) 622-6204 • www.emeraldhillgolf.com Kristen Wegmann (GM)

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Pontiac Elks 18: 72 / 6,804 / 73.0 / 132

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Edgebrook 18: 72 / 6,294 / 70.9 / 126 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Elliot 18: 72 / 6,433 / 70.3 / 120 888 S. Lyford Rd., Rockford • (815) 332-5130 • www.rockfordparks.org

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Emerald Hill 18: 72 / 6,318 / 70.3 / 121 M-Th: $23; F-Su: $25 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Fairways 18: 66 / 4,649 / 64.4 / 104

555 S. Seventh St., Rochelle • (815) 562-6666 • www.rochellecountryclub.com Randy Mershon

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Hickory Ridge 18: 72 / 6,863 / 73.3 / 137 2727 W. Glenn Rd., Carbondale • (618) 529-4386 • www.cpkd.org

Michael Day

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Hidden Lake 18: 70 / 5,735 / 67.1 / 115

12985 350 East St., Sheffield • (815) 454-2660 • www.hiddenlakegolfclub.com Pete Macnaughton

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Highland Springs 18: 72 / 6,777 / 70.2 / 129 Day: $20; End: $23 9500 35th St. W, Rock Island • (309) 732-7265 • www.rigov.org

Todd Winter (GM)

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Hunter’s Ridge 18: 72 / 6,337 / 70.5 / 125 12927 Ill. Hwy. 26, Princeton • (815) 879-6531 • www.huntersridgegc.com

Wanda Nelson

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Indian Oaks 9: 36 / 3,345 / 71.8 / 118 603 E. Preserve Rd., Shabbona • (815) 824-2282 • www.indianoakscountryclub.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Ingersoll 18: 71 / 6,107 / 68.9 / 111 Youth 4: par up to player

101 Daisyfield Dr., Rockford • (815) 987-8834 • www.rockfordparks.org Nancy Joan Kauzlarich

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Ironhorse 18: 72 / 7,131 / 73.0 / 125 2000 Ironhorse Dr., Tuscola • (217) 253-6644 • www.ironhorsegc.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Kewanee Dunes 18: 72 / 6,832 / 72.4 / 130 Day: $32r; End: $37r

11770 Elwood Greens Rd., Genoa • (815) 784-5678 • www.oakclubgolf.com (inactive) 1667 N. 2501st Rd., Ottawa • (815) 434-3985 • www.pinehillsgc.com (inactive) 7112 Piper Glen Dr., Springfield • (217) 483-6537 • www.piperglen.com

Jim Sipula

Audra Burks

Rt. 116 W at Elks Club Rd. (east of I-55), Pontiac • (815) 842-1249 • www.pontiacelks.com Ron Dohman

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– PrairieView 18: 72 / 7,135 / 73.5 / 133

1401 N. Second St., Rockford • (815) 987-8838 • www.rockfordparks.org

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Spencer T. Olin 18: 72 / 6,941 / 73.5 / 135 4701 College Ave., Alton • (618) 465-3111 • http://spencerolingolf.com

Adam Rockey

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Spring Creek 18: 72 / 6,225 / 71.9 / 125 Day: $21; End: $24 286 Spring Creek Dr., Spring Valley • (815) 894-2137 • www.springcreek-golfcourse.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Stone Creek 18: 72 / 7,118 / 74.1 / 131

2600 Stone Creek Blvd., Urbana • (217) 367-3000 • www.stonecreekgolfclub.com Mickey Finn

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Sunset 9: 36 / 3,169 / 69.5 / 115 7-Day: $10 (18), $8 (9) 216 Sunset Hill, Mount Morris • (815) 734-4839 • www.sunsetgolfmm.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Swan Hills 18: 71 / 6,359 / 71.0 / 113 2600 Gustafson Rd., Belvidere • (815) 547-3232 • no website

Catherine Beaves

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Sycamore 18: 71 / 5,993 / 68.0 / 114

940 E. State St., Sycamore • (815) 895-3884 • www.sycamoreparkdistrict.com Kirk Lundbeck

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Timber Creek 18: 71 / 6,504 / 71.6 / 126 Day: $27; End: $33 729 Timber Creek Rd., Dixon • (815) 288-5110 • www.timbercreekdixon.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Timber Pointe 18: 72 / 7,077 / 73.8 / 125

5750 Woodstock Rd., Poplar Grove • (815) 544-1935 • www.golfthepointe.com Randy Schairer

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– TPC at Deere Run 18: 71 / 7,258 / 75.8 / 144 3100 Heather Knoll, Silvis • (309) 796-6000 • www.tpc.com/tpc-deere-run

Brian DeJohn

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Prophet Hills 9: 35 / 3,040 / 67.6 / 106 7-Day: $23r

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– U. of Illinois Orange 18: 72 / 6,896 / 72.9 / 130 Blue 18: 72 / 6,479 / 70.2 / 119

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– The Rail 18: 72 / 6,583 / 71.7 / 127

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– WeaverRidge 18: 72 / 7,030 / 73.1 / 136

7993 N. River Rd., Byron • (815) 234-4653 • www.prairieviewgolf.com

4319 Bishop Rd., Prophetstown • (815) 537-5226 • www.prophethills.com Jodi Farral (GM) 1400 S. Club House Dr., Springfield • (217) 525-0365 • www.railgolf.com

Ryan Matrisch

120 W. 19th St., Gibson City • (217) 784-5000 • www.railside.com

Cody Warmoth

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Railside 18: 72 / 6,755 / 71.8 / 121

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Red Barn 9: 32 / 2,120 / 28.0 / 113

12379 Wagon Wheel Rd., Rockton • (815) 624-8037 • www.redbarngolfcourse.com Marianne Kaiser

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Red Tail Run 18: 72 / 7,351 / 74.4 / 132 520 W. Grove Rd., Decatur • (217) 422-2211 • www.redtailrun.org

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Rend Lake East-West 18: 36 / 6,812 / 71.8 / 131 South 9: 36 / 3,442 /

12575 Golf Course Dr., Whittington • (618) 629-2353 • www.rendlakegolfresort.com Craig Zingzilieta

800 Hartwell Dr., Savoy • (217) 359-5613 • www.uofigolf.com

5100 WeaverRidge Blvd., Peoria • (309) 691-3344 • www.weaverridge.com

Michael Wallner Clay Stevens

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Weibring at Illinois State 18: 72 / 6,915 / 72.7 / 131 800 Gregory St., Normal • (309) 438-8065 • www.isugolf.com

Laura Provost

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Wolf Creek 18: 72 / 6,637 / 69.1 / 117

21062 N 1850 East Rd., Pontiac • (815) 842-9008 • www.golfatwolfcreek.com Brett Hendren

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Wyaton Hills 9: 36 / 3,071 / 66.8 / 117 17879 1500 North Ave., Princeton • (815) 872-2641 • no website

Max Hallberg Jr.

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Indiana Outlying Aberdeen

18: 72 / 6,917 / 73.0 / 134

3536 Midland Rd., Kewanee • (309) 852-4508 • www.kewaneedunes.com Colby Horsley (GM)

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– River Heights 18: 72 / 6,528 / 70.8 / 126

2911 Ironwood Dr., Lanark • (815) 493-2808 • www.visitlakecarroll.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Rock River Golf & Pool 18: 70 / 5,920 / 69.2 / 123 Day: $20; End: $23

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Birck Boilermaker Kampen 18: 72 / 7,253 / 76.5 / 145 Ackerman 18: 71 / 6,436 / 70.3 / 124

7111 McCurry Rd., Roscoe • (815) 389-0979 • www.winnebagocountygolf.com Steven Hare

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Sandy Hollow 18: 71 / 6,228 / 69.3 / 115

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Blackthorn 18: 72 / 7,105 / 75.2 / 135

Nancy Joan Kauzlarich

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– The Brassie 18: 72 / 7,008 / 74.3 / 137

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Lake Carroll 18: 72 / 6,418 / 71.6 / 130 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Ledges 18: 72 / 6,740 / 72.5 / 129 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Lena / Wolf Hollow 18: 71 / 6,408 / 70.9 / 122 Day: $25; End: $30 6546 N. Shippee Road, Lena • (815) 369-5513 • www.wolfhollowgolf.net

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Lick Creek 18: 72 / 6,910 / 73.5 / 137 2210 N. Parkway Dr., Pekin • (309) 346-0077 • www.pekinparkdistrict.org

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Links at Kokopelli 18: 71 / 7,039 / 74.7 / 139 1527 Champions Dr., Marion • (618) 997-5656 • www.kokopelligolf.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Don’t see your favorite public course listed? Call us at (708) 638-1164.

1100 S. Annie Glidden Rd., DeKalb • (815) 758-1550 • www.riverheightsgc.com Roger Huber

245 Tower Rd., Valparaiso • (219) 462-5050 • www.golfataberdeen.com

3901 Dixon Ave., Rock Falls • (815) 625-2322 • www.rockriversupperclub.com/golf

1300 Cherry Ln., West Lafayette • (765) 494-3139 • www.purduegolf.com

2500 Sandy Hollow Rd., Rockford • (815) 987-8836 www.rockfordparkdistrict.org/sandy-hollow

6100 Nimitz Pkwy., South Bend • (574) 232-4653 • www.blackthorngolf.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Senica’s Oak Ridge 18: 72 / 6,830 / 72.1 / 131 658 U.S. Hwy. 6, LaSalle • (815) 223-7273 • www.senicasoakridge.net

Sherry Henkel

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Shady Oaks 18: 71 / 6,212 / 69.6 / 123 577 U.S. Hwy. 52, Sublette • (815) 849-5424 • www.shadyoakscc.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Silver Ridge 18: 72 / 7,005 / 73.5 / 130 3069 N. Hill Rd., Oregon • (815) 734-4440 • no website

Jason Wombacher

Mike Higdon

Rich Love

1110 Pearson Rd., Chesterton • (219) 921-1192 • www.thebrassie.com Deane Borcherding

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Briar Leaf 18: 72 / 6,850 / 73.2 / 132 3233 N. State Rd., LaPorte • (219) 326-1992 • www.briarleaf.com

Jay Williams

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Brickyard Crossing 18: 72 / 6,994 / 74.5 / 137

4400 W. 16th St., Speedway • (317) 484-6572 • www.brickyardcrossing.com Jeff Schroeder

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Page 28 • May 2015 • Illinois Golfer www.illinoisgolfer.net ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Creekside Glen 9: 36 / 3,270 / 36.0 / 125 Brown Deer Park 18: 71 / 6,716 / 72.6 / 132 Harbor Shores 18: 72 / 6,861 / 71.7 / 143

Meadows 3:

7625 N. Range Line Rd., Milwaukee • (414) 352-8080 • http://milwaukeecountygolfcourses.com

2335 Clifford Rd., Valparaiso • (219) 531-7888 • www.creeksidegolfcourse.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Duck Creek 18: 70 / 5,338 / 70.0 / 113

636 N. 700 W., Hobart • (219) 759-5870 • www.duckcreekgolfcourse.com Ken Habhan (GM)

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Forest Park 18: 70 / 5,642 / 67.2 / 114

1155 Sheffield Dr., Valparaiso • (219) 531-7888 • www.forestparkgolfcourse.com Emma Eichhorn (GM)

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– The Fort 18: 72 / 7,148 / 74.4 / 139 5200 N. Post Rd., Indianapolis • (317) 543-9597 • www.thefortgolfcourse.com ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– French Lick Resort Ross 18: 70 / 7,030 / 72.3 / 135 Dye 18: 72 / 8,102 / 80.0 / 148 Valley Links Bendelow 9: 36 / 3,478 / 8670 W. State Rd. 56, French Lick • (888) 936-9360 • www.frenchlick.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Harrison Hills 18: 72 / 6,820 / 72.6 / 131 413 E. New St., Attica • (765) 762-1135 • www.harrisonhills.com

Geoff Curtis (GM)

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Hulman Links 18: 72 / 7,225 / 74.9 / 144

990 N. Chamberlain St., Terre Haute • (812) 877-2096 • www.hulmanlinks.com David Kennedy

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Mink Lake 9: 35 / 3,000 / 33.5 / 102

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Delbrook North 9: 35 / 3,183 / ratings Middle 9: 36 / 3,326 / combine South 9: 36 / 3,266 / on 9s 700 S. 2nd St., Delavan • (262) 728-3966 • www.delbrookgc.com

Dan Piecha

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Erin Hills 18: 72 / 7,820 / 77.9 / 145 7169 County Rd. O, Erin • (866) 772-4769, (262) 670-8600 • www.erinhills.com

Rich Tock

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Geneva National Palmer 18: 72 / 7,171 / 74.8 / 140 Trevino 18: 72 / 7,120 / 74.5 / 137 Player 18: 72 / 7,039 / 74.4 / 138 1221 Geneva National Ave. South, Lake Geneva • (262) 245-7000 www.genevanationalresort.com

David Winget

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Grand Geneva Brute 18: 72 / 6,997 / 73.8 / 136 Highlands 18: 71 / 6,167 / 71.9 / 131

7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva • (262) 248-8811 • www.grandgeneva.com Patrick Hansen (GM)

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Hawk’s View Como Crossing 18: 72 / 7,032 / 73.1 / 133 M-Th: $75; F-Su: $85 Barn’s Hollow 18: 54 / 2,708 / unrated M-Th: $20; F-Su: $25

636 N. Calumet Ave., Valparaiso • (219) 462-2585 • no website

7377 Krueger Rd., Lake Geneva • (262) 348-9900 • www.hawksviewgolfclub.com Matt Boesch

383 W. County Rd. 875 N., Portage • (219) 762-9711 • www.robbinhurst.com Andrew Elderkin

6200 Northwestern Ave., Racine • (262) 637-5068 • www.racinegolfonline.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Robbinhurst 18: 68 / 5,629 / 66.5 / 111 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Sandy Pines 18: 72 / 6,801 / 72.2 / 135 10527 Bunker Dr., DeMotte • (877) 987-3611 • www.sandypinesgc.com

Brad Burvan

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Swan Lake Black 18: 72 / 7,112 / 74.2 / 129 Silver 18: 72 / 6,825 / 72.0 / 126 5203 Plymouth Tr., Plymouth • (800) 935-5545 • http://swanlakeresort.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Trophy Club 18: 72 / 7,317 / 75.3 / 138 3875 N. State Rd. 52, Lebanon • (765) 482-7272 • www.thetrophyclubgolf.com

B.G. Winings

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Warren at Notre Dame 18: 71 / 7,020 / 74.6 / 135

110 Warren Golf Course, Notre Dame • (574) 631-4653 • www.warrengolfcourse.com John Foster

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Wisconsin Abbey Springs

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Lake Lawn Resort 18: 70 / 6,418 / 69.2 / 120 2400 E. Geneva St., Delavan • (262) 728-2347 • www.lakelawnresort.com

Jeff Selgren

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Lawsonia Links 18: 72 / 6,853 / 72.8 / 130 Woodlands 18: 72 / 6,618 / 72.7 / 132

W2615 S. Valley View Dr., Green Lake • (920) 294-3320 • www.lawsonia.com Jeff Kleinke

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Nippersink Resort 18: 71 / 6,652 / 69.9 / 119

N1055 Tombeau Rd., Genoa City • (262) 279-6311 • www.nippersinkresort.com Tracy Heim

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Petrifying Springs 18: 70 / 5,979 / 67.8 / 119 Day: $24; End: $32

4909 7th St., Kenosha • (262) 552-9052 • www.co.kenosha.wi.us/publicworks.golf Chris Adams

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Shoop Park 9: 34 / 2,631 / 35.5 / 113 4510 Lighthouse Dr., Racine • (262) 681-9714 • www.racinegolfonline.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Spring Valley 18: 70 / 6,354 / 70.1 / 119

18: 72 / 6,466 / 71.4 / 133

1 Country Club Dr., Fontana • (262) 275-6113 • www.abbeysprings.com Jerry Mortier (GM)

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Big Oaks 18: 72 / 5,848 / unrated 9: 36 / 2,962 / unrated 6117 123rd Pl., Pleasant Prairie • (262) 694-4200 • www.bigoaksgolf.com

Jose Reyes

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Blackwolf Run River 18: 72 / 7,404 / 76.2 / 151 Meadow Valleys 18: 72 / 7,250 / 75.1 / 145 1111 W. Riverside Dr., Kohler • (866) 847-4856 • www.destinationkohler.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– The Bog 18: 72 / 7,110 / 74.9 / 142 3121 County Hwy. 1, Saukville • (800) 484-3264 • www.golfthebog.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Brighton Dale Links Blue Spruce 18: 72 / 6,687 / 72.0 / 129 Day: $26; End: $33 Red Pine 18: 72 / 7,024 / 72.9 / 132 Day 9: $16; End 9: $18 White Birch 18: 72 / 6,977 / 73.3 / 130 830 248th Ave., Kansasville • (262) 878-1440 • www.co.kenosha.wi.us/publicworks/golf

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Bristol Oaks 18: 72 / 6,319 / 70.1 / 120 16801 75th St., Bristol • (262) 857-2302 • www.bristoloaks.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Johnson Park 18: 72 / 6,703 / 71.5 / 124

Frank Blum (GM)

23913 Wilmot Rd., Salem • (262) 862-2626 • www.springvalleyccsalem.com John Wagner

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Twin Lakes 18: 70 / 5,930 / 67.5 / 116 1230 Legion Dr., Twin Lakes • (262) 877-2500 • www.tlccgolf.com

Chad Cantwell

9002 County Rd. PD, Verona • (800) 897-4343 • www.universityridge.com

Mike Gaspard

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– University Ridge 18: 72 / 6,888 / 73.2 / 142 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Washington Park 9: 35 / 2,759 / unrated 2801 12th St., Racine • (262) 635-0118 • www.racinegolfonline.com

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Whistling Straits Straits 18: 72 / 7,790 / 77.2 / 152 Irish 18: 72 / 7,201 / 75.6 / 146 N8501 Hwy. LS, Haven • (800) 618-5535 • www.destinationkohler.com

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Michigan Angels Crossing

18: 72 / 7,169 / 74.3 / 135

3600 E. West (Schoolcraft) Ave., Vicksburg • (269) 694-2700 • www.golfangelscrossing.com Joe Farrell

201 Graham Ave., Benton Harbor • (269) 927-4653 • www.harborshoresgolf.com Ross Smith (GM)

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– HawksHead 18: 72 / 7,003 / 72.8 / 129

523 HawksNest Dr., South Haven • (269) 639-2121 • www.hawksheadlinks.com Larry Tebelak

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Lake Michigan Hills 18: 72 / 6,911 / 73.9 / 135

2520 Kerlikowske Rd., Benton Harbor • (269) 849-4653 • www.lakemichiganhills.com Mike Longyear

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Whittaker Woods 18: 72 / 7,071 / 74.3 / 144 12578 Wilson Rd., New Buffalo • (269) 469-3400 • www.golfwhittaker.com

Steve Dell

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Chicagoland Ranges

Stand-alone Outdoor Facilities / Indoor Domes Aurora Sports Dome 100 Business Rt. 30, Aurora (630) 820-8624 BallyBunion 4200 Rt. 83, Long Grove (847) 634-3363 Bartlett Golf Center 1301 W. Lake St., Bartlett (847) 830-9385 Better Shots 825 Tyrell Rd., Gilberts (847) 697-5000 Birdies & Eagles 800 Mcdonald Rd., South Elgin (847) 931-2233 Bobby’s Hunt Club 491 S. Hunt Club Rd., Gurnee (847) 549-6090 Boulder Golf Range 2900 Beverly Rd., Hoffman Estates (847) 426-1588 Bridgeview Sports Dome 8900 S. 77th Ave., Bridgeview (708) 924-8290 Bushwood Golf 30 W. Madison St., Maywood (708) 344-2700 Central Park Range 5799 Central Ave., Portage, Ind. (219) 762-4653 Crete Family Fun Center 955 Main St., Crete (708) 672-7991 Crystal Lake Learning 4418 Buhl Rd., Crystal Lake (815) 479-9150 Deer Run Family Golf 11007 Rt. 120, Woodstock (815) 338-9701 Diversey Driving Range 141 W. Diversey Pkwy., Chicago (312) 742-7929 Douglas Park Learning 1401 S. Sacramento Ave., Chicago (312) 747-7670 Golf Farm 2100 N. Rt. 12, Wauconda (847) 526-4000 Green Garden Golf Dome 9511 W. Monee-Manhattan Rd., Frankfort (815) 469-3350 Green Valley Golf 26W101 Lake St., Hanover Park (630) 289-6600 Golf Learning Center Hamilton Lakes 500 Park Blvd., Itasca (630) 773-7997 Harry Semrow Range 1150 E. Golf Rd., Des Plaines (847) 296-5764 Highland Park Learning 2205 Skokie Valley Rd., Highland Park (847) 433-3422 Lippold Park 1 E. Crystal Lake Ave., Crystal Lake (815) 459-0680 Master Golf 425 S. Rt. 45, Grayslake (847) 223-6886 McQ’s Sports Dome 730 N. Bolingbrook Dr., Bolingbrook (630) 739-7600 Mid Iron 12680 S. Bell Rd., Lemont (630) 257-3340 Oakton Range 2800 W. Oakton Ave., Park Ridge (847) 692-3580 Paradise Golf Supply 1500 N. Main St., Crown Point, Ind. (219) 313-6769 Parfection Park 6215 S. Bridge St., Yorkville (630) 553-6855 Partner Golf Center 6615 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago (773) 286-2060 Pro Circle 1810 Rt. 12, Spring Grove (815) 675-2747 Riedy’s Tee Time 1400 Maple Ave., Lisle (630) 852-5759 Sports Zone Family Fun 100 Business Rt. 30, Aurora (630) 820-8624 Sugar Grove Family Fun Rt. 47 & Jericho Rd., Sugar Grove (630) 466-3866 Sunset Meadows Range 811 S. Dwyer Ave., Arlington Heights (847) 394-5865 T-Time Golf 13750 W. 159th St., Homer Glen (708) 301-6500 The Players Club Chicago 8500 W. 79th St., Justice (708) 924-9889 Top Golf 699 W. Thorndale Ave., Wood Dale (630) 595-4653 Westland Golf 11900 Algonquin Rd., Huntley (847) 669-0204 White Pines Golf Dome 500 W. Jefferson St., Bensenville (630) 422-1060 Woodland Trails 1500 E. Euclid Ave., Mount Prospect (847) 296-4563 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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