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
    4.7586352941
    563

  2. Aldeen Golf Course
    Rockford, Illinois
    Public/Municipal
    3.6752470588
    202

  3. Cantigny Golf
    Wheaton, Illinois
    Public
    4.6274176471
    239

  4. Dubsdread at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club
  5. Blackstone Golf Club
    Marengo, Illinois
    Public
    4.6762764706
    417

  6. Arrowhead Golf Club (27 holes)
    Wheaton, Illinois
    Public
    4.7055411765
    357

  7. El Paso Golf Club
    El Paso, Illinois
    Semi-Private
    4.6171294118
    45

  8. Lake Carroll Golf Course
    Lanark, Illinois
    Semi-Private
    4.7838941176
    59

  9. Mendota Golf Club
    Mendota, Illinois
    Semi-Private
    4.4311411765
    84

  10. PrairieView Golf Club
    Byron, Illinois
    Public
    4.5992882353
    126

  11. Bolingbrook Golf Club
    Bolingbrook, Illinois
    Semi-Private
    4.4650941176
    152

  12. Port Course at Harborside International Golf Center
  13. Turtle Run Golf Club
    Danville, Illinois
    Public
    4.6416705882
    53

  14. Bonnie Brook Golf Course
    Waukegan, Illinois
    Public
    4.5401294118
    212

  15. Prairie Landing
    West Chicago, Illinois
    Public
    4.6728176471
    446

  16. Highlands of Elgin
    Elgin, Illinois
    Municipal
    4.8728823529
    260

  17. Stonewall Orchard Golf Club
    Grayslake, Illinois
    Public
    4.5468647059
    340

  18. Starboard at Harborside International Golf Center
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  19. Shepherd's Crook Golf Course
    Zion, Illinois
    Public
    4.6807764706
    387

  20. Calumet Country Club
    Homewood, Illinois
    Semi-Private
    3.9769941176
    247

  21. TPC Deere Run
    Silvis, Illinois
    Public
    4.6221647059
    94

  22. Bowes Creek Country Club
    Elgin, Illinois
    Public
    4.6287235294
    418

  23. Ravisloe Golf Club
    Homewood, Illinois
    Public
    4.6042117647
    564

  24. Schaumburg Golf Club
  25. Greenview Golf Club
    Centralia, Illinois
    Public
    4.6087857143
    18

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