Golfers' Choice 2022: Best golf courses in Illinois

These 25 courses stood out in a competitive public golf scene in Illinois.
A sunset view of a hole at Mistwood Golf Course.

The annual Golfers' Choice lists generated by GolfPass are compiled by analyzing the ratings and reviews submitted by members of our community throughout the year. We use GolfPass' Ratings Index logic that weights newer reviews and combine it with a course's weighted subcategory averages. Courses must offer public access and have received at least one review in 2021 to be eligible for this year's list.

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Illinois golf courses reviewed in 2020: 266
Reviews of Illinois golf courses in 2020: 11,967

  1. Wheaton

  2. Silvis

  3. Palos Heights

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