Golfers' Choice 2020: Best of Illinois golf courses

The best public-access courses from Chicago to downstate based on your reviews.
Architect Arthur Hills moved very little earth to shape the land into Stonewall Orchard Golf Club.

Editor's Note: To view the latest Illinois Golfers' Choice lists for 2021, click here.

The annual Golf Advisor Golfers' Choice state lists are compiled by analyzing the ratings and reviews submitted by members of our review 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 2019 to be eligible for this year's list.

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Illinois golf courses reviewed in 2019: 307
Reviews of Illinois golf courses: 4,744

  1. Annbriar Golf Course
    Waterloo, Illinois
    Public
    4.8174647059
    656

  2. Aldeen Golf Course
    Rockford, Illinois
    Public/Municipal
    3.7854823529
    203

  3. Cantigny Golf
    Wheaton, Illinois
    Public
    4.6996764706
    306

  4. Dubsdread at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club
  5. Blackstone Golf Club
    Marengo, Illinois
    Public
    4.3745411765
    418

  6. Arrowhead Golf Club (27 holes)
  7. El Paso Golf Club
    El Paso, Illinois
    Semi-Private
    4.7146705882
    54

  8. Lake Carroll Golf Course
    Lanark, Illinois
    Semi-Private
    4.8277058824
    80

  9. Mendota Golf Club
    Mendota, Illinois
    Semi-Private
    4.3152941176
    98

  10. PrairieView Golf Club
    Byron, Illinois
    Public
    4.6034352941
    167

  11. Bolingbrook Golf Club
    Bolingbrook, Illinois
    Semi-Private
    4.6007294118
    175

  12. Port Course at Harborside International Golf Center
  13. Turtle Run Golf Club
    Danville, Illinois
    Public
    4.6719411765
    55

  14. Bonnie Brook Golf Course
    Waukegan, Illinois
    Public
    4.5738823529
    263

  15. Prairie Landing
    West Chicago, Illinois
    Public
    4.6244
    511

  16. Highlands of Elgin
    Elgin, Illinois
    Municipal
    4.9409529412
    261

  17. Stonewall Orchard Golf Club
    Grayslake, Illinois
    Public
    4.3063235294
    403

  18. Starboard at Harborside International Golf Center
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  19. Shepherd's Crook Golf Course
    Zion, Illinois
    Public
    4.7330529412
    470

  20. Calumet Country Club
    Homewood, Illinois
    Semi-Private
    3.9474823529
    367

  21. TPC Deere Run
    Silvis, Illinois
    Public
    4.7193470588
    104

  22. Bowes Creek Country Club
    Elgin, Illinois
    Public
    4.8743142857
    417

  23. Ravisloe Golf Club
    Homewood, Illinois
    Public
    4.5283882353
    703

  24. Schaumburg Golf Club
  25. Greenview Golf Club
    Centralia, Illinois
    Public
    4.6111
    18

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