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
    4.1959714286
    418

  2. West Chicago, Illinois
    Public
    4.5902285714
    511

  3. Waterloo, Illinois
    Public
    4.7953882353
    776

  4. Rockford, Illinois
    Public/Municipal
    4.6656941176
    205

  5. Byron, Illinois
    Public
    4.6874352941
    210

  6. Wheaton, Illinois
    Public
    4.7401823529
    370

  7. Elgin, Illinois
    Public
    4.0935333333
    418

  8. Danville, Illinois
    Public
    4.9137428571
    55

  9. Silvis, Illinois
    Public
    4.7088588235
    117

  10. Channahon, Illinois
    Public
    4.1064058824
    169

  11. Grayslake, Illinois
    Public
    4.4619117647
    456

  12. Roscoe, Illinois
    Public/Municipal
    3.2491833333
    104

  13. Forsyth, Illinois
    Public
    4.4722
    72

  14. Crete, Illinois
    Public
    4.2152529412
    359

  15. Elgin, Illinois
    Municipal
    4.6470588235
    263

  16. Lena, Illinois
    Semi-Private
    4.5106529412
    197

  17. Wheaton, Illinois
    Public
    4.6954529412
    455

  18. Homewood, Illinois
    Public
    4.3582411765
    738

  19. Zion, Illinois
    Public
    4.7585235294
    531

  20. Tuscola, Illinois
    Public
    3.6136117647
    126

  21. Findlay, Illinois
    Public/Resort
    4.2792
    96

  22. Romeoville, Illinois
    Semi-Private
    4.5854882353
    47

  23. Danville, Illinois
    Public
    4.0918285714
    57


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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