There are 5 golf courses in Alton, Illinois and 1 is a municipal course. There are also another 30 golf courses within 20 miles of Alton, including 17 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. The Woodlands Golf Club & Banquet Facility is rated the best course near Alton.