Best of 2017: Top 25 golf courses in Illinois according to reviews

(Editor's Note: Click here to view the 2018 Best of Illinois list)

Golf Advisor is looking back on the top-rated courses in each state for 2017 according to your ratings and reviews. Golf courses needed to receive at least one review from an active and trusted member in the calendar year to be considered eligible for our state lists. To view more details on how we compile our best-of lists, visit our Top 50 U.S. Courses list.

Illinois golf courses reviewed in 2017: 285
Total reviews of Illinois golf courses in 2017: 4,752

Top 25 courses in Illinois in 2017


La Salle







West Chicago






Beach Park











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its a joke that the glen club isnt #1, let alone even on this list. Lets get some real chicago/illinois input here. No glen club, thunderhawk, ravisloe, tpc deere run is a tragedy

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Best of 2017: Top 25 golf courses in Illinois according to reviews