Course Overview & History
Built in 1987 by Dick Nugent and Bruce Borland, the Golf Club of Illinois in Algonquin is a classic links-style course featuring high fescue grasses, treacherous sand bunkers, and strategically placed mounds on each hole. Early on, the course quickly developed the reputation as a stern test for all skill levels of golfers, and was consistently ranked among the top 10 public courses to play by Chicagoland Golf.
In 1990, the Golf Club of Illinois hosted the Illinois Open Championship, which was won by Gary Pinns, the only player to break par in the tournament. Since that time, the course has remained a “secret” favorite for those looking for a unique, challenging round of golf. With four distinct tee areas, the Golf Club of Illinois provides a layout to match any golfer’s skill level.
Golf Club of Illinois also has a full size practice facility. Range balls can be purchased inside the golf shop to hit off of grass and matts. Large putting green is located behind the club house adjacent to the first tee box. Come enjoy our facility and test your skills.