Glen Flora Emerging as a Top Private Club on Chicago’s North Shore Thanks to Emergency 9’s Historic Renovation

One of the top hidden gems I've found in a while, Glen Flora in Waukegan, IL is emerging as one of the top private club options on the North Shore of the Greater Chicago area, thanks to a thoughtful renovation led by Samuel Beckman of Emergency 9 Golf.

Medinah Country Club, Course 1 (IL): Medinah’s Best Golf Course?

My favorite of the three courses at Medinah Country Club, Course 1 features great design, terrific routing and the best of all worlds: A lot of wide, forgiving fairways with strategic playability, great par 3's and 5's and a little bit of tree-lined parkland style thrown in for good measure.

Black Sheep Golf Club (IL): A Slice of Heaven in Sugar Grove

One of the top 100 overall golf courses in the country, Black Sheep Golf Club outside of Chicago, Illinois, is a men's only private club with a fantastic logo and an even better golf course. Boasting 27 holes of linksy David Esler designed golf, owner Vince Solano has successfully developed an out-of-this-world-good golf experience with an out-in-the-boondocks feel, still somehow near enough to the city limits.

Mistwood Golf Club (IL)

The journey of Mistwood Golf Club over the past 20 years has been well documented and for good reason: This is a fantastic public golf destination and an incredibly well run operation. The first thing you'll notice at Mistwood is its facilities. The bag drop is just outside the pro shop, downstairs from their Scottish-style … Continue reading Mistwood Golf Club (IL)

The Preserve at Oak Meadows: Greg Martin’s Incredible Renovation (IL)

Golf Course Review: The Preserve at Oak Meadows (IL).

Greg Martin's recently reopened redesign of Oak Meadows (fka "Soaked Meadows") plays a terrific role in water retention/utility... While being an awesome Illinois golf course.

Golf Course Review: Medinah Country Club, Course No. 3 (IL)

Following a tour of the newly renovated No. 2 course with Rees Jones, we were treated to an out-of-this-world golf experience at Medinah Country Club's Course 3 - one of the country's greatest major event hosts.