Golf Digest's Top-Rated Courses in Illinois
John Ramsey of Glenview, Illinois holds a bachelor's degree in history from St. Louis University and has served as director of BCS Financial Corporation's data privacy and security compliance program since 2016. Outside of his professional pursuits, Glenview's John Ramsey enjoys golfing at courses in Chicago and surrounding areas.
Every year Golf Digest releases its list of the top 100 courses in the United States, as well as the top-ranked courses in each individual state. Below are its three highest-ranked courses in Illinois.
1. Chicago Golf Club - This 6,846-yard par 70 course located in Wheaton was created by C.B. Macdonald in 1897 and later renovated by Seth Raynor and Chick Evans as well as Tom Doak. Regarded as one of the first 18-hole golf courses in the country, it was ranked No. 14 in Golf Digest's America's 100 Greatest Course list.
2. Butler National Golf Club - Located in Oak Brook, this 7,523-yard par 71 course was ranked No. 45 on America's 100 Greatest Course list. It was created by George and Tom Fazio in 1974 and hosted the Western Open until 1990.
3. Medinah Country Club - Ranked No. 48 on America's 100 Greatest Course list, Medinah was created by Tom Bendelow in 1928 and was later renovated by course architects Roger Packard and Rees Jones. It served as host of the 2012 Ryder Cup.