There are 5 golf courses in Alton, Illinois and 1 is a municipal course. There are also another 27 golf courses within 20 miles of Alton, including 14 public, 8 municipal and 5 private courses.
The oldest course in the Alton area is the Glen Echo Country Club which was designed by James Foulis and opened in 1901.
The longest course is Gateway National Golf Links, which is 7,178 yards. Forest Park Golf Course is rated the best course near Alton.