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Chicago Golf Club25W253 Warrenville Rd
Wheaton, IL 60187
This club, which is Chicago's most exclusive, was originally founded in 1892 and was listed by the USGA as one of the first 100 clubs established in the U.S. It was also recognized in "GOLF Magazine's" 1995 list of "The First 100 Clubs in America." Members claim that since the course opened in 1895, it is the oldest eighteen hole course in the country. The 1897, 1900, and 1911 U.S. Opens were held here and were won by Joe Lloyd, Harry Vardon, and John McDermott. "GOLF Magazine" also rated it 23rd best among the "Top 100 Courses in the U.S." for 1995 and 1997, and 20th in 1999. "Golf Digest" rated this 18th best out of "America's 100 Greatest Courses" for 1995-96, and 35th best for 1997-98. The same publication also rated it as the 2nd "Best in State" for the years 1995 through 1998. "GOLFWEEK" ranked it 16th among "America's 100 Best Classical Courses" for both 1997, 1998 and 1999. The old, links-style course features wide fairways and large greens. The terrain is fairly hilly, so you can expect some uneven lies.
|Holes: 18||Greens: Bent Grass||Fairways: Buffalo|
|Dress Code:||Collared shirt, no other requirements|
|Season:||Apr 1 to Nov 15|
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Recent Caddy, Apr 01, 2011
|reviewer: Steven Alcantara
from Wheaton, IL
|I caddy at chicago Golf in this present age. The course is well maintained and it is a very beautiful course. You won't see too much water holes, there are only two on the entire course. The unpredictability of the greens is what Chicago is really known for. Speed of the greens you have to learn yourself based on the first few holes, and there will be curves on the green that you won't see. It presents a fun challenge though. If you golf there late in the season, the grasses in the rough will by then have grown to your knees, so don't slice your balls into that stuff cause it's not pretty gettting out. The fairways are awesome, and the environment is gorgeous, the people that work there are very charismatic. It will be an experience you will remember|
| 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Great Old Golf Course, Mar 29, 2009
from Louisville, KY
|I used to caddy as a teenager at CGC back in the 60's. It was always one of the best kept secrets. Too bad it never had room to be lengthend, but then again the Membership most likely never would have allowed it. Must say the Members back in my caddy days were some of the stingiest rich folks around. Tips were hard to find and the 18 hole rate for carrying a bag was $4.|