Best of 2018: Illinois

Best public courses you can play in the state from Chicago to downstate.
View of the 16th hole at TPC Deere Run

The yearly Golf Advisor state best-of lists are compiled by analyzing the ratings and reviews submitted by members of our community throughout the year. We use our Golf Advisor Index logic that weights newer reviews and combine it with a course's weighted subcategory averages. Reviews from trusted and active reviewers are weighted heavier than inactive members.

Courses must offer public access and have received at least one review in 2018 to be eligible for this year's list.

Illinois golf courses reviewed in 2018: 271
Reviews of Illinois golf courses in 2018: 3,814

  1. Marengo, Illinois
    Public
    4.6762764706
    417

  2. West Chicago, Illinois
    Public
    4.6728176471
    446

  3. Waterloo, Illinois
    Public
    4.7586352941
    563

  4. Rockford, Illinois
    Public/Municipal
    3.6752470588
    202

  5. Byron, Illinois
    Public
    4.5992882353
    126

  6. Wheaton, Illinois
    Public
    4.6274176471
    239

  7. Elgin, Illinois
    Public
    4.4343058824
    418

  8. Danville, Illinois
    Public
    4.6416705882
    53

  9. Silvis, Illinois
    Public
    4.6221647059
    94

  10. Channahon, Illinois
    Public
    4.4850294118
    163

  11. Grayslake, Illinois
    Public
    4.5468647059
    340

  12. Roscoe, Illinois
    Public/Municipal
    4.4165647059
    103

  13. Forsyth, Illinois
    Public
    4.3711857143
    72

  14. Crete, Illinois
    Public
    4.2802588235
    252

  15. Elgin, Illinois
    Municipal
    4.8728823529
    260

  16. Lena, Illinois
    Semi-Private
    4.6182529412
    147

  17. Wheaton, Illinois
    Public
    4.7055411765
    357

  18. Homewood, Illinois
    Public
    4.6042117647
    564

  19. Zion, Illinois
    Public
    4.6807764706
    387

  20. Tuscola, Illinois
    Public
    4.3921764706
    83

  21. Findlay, Illinois
    Public/Resort
    4.1550823529
    73

  22. Romeoville, Illinois
    Semi-Private
    4.7613529412
    32

  23. Danville, Illinois
    Public
    3.5546176471
    56


Corrected 1/4/19, 12:50 AM:The original version of this list had the wrong promo for Arrowhead Golf Club that was directed to Arrowhead Country Club.
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