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.

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.