There are 14 golf courses in Chicago, Illinois and 11 are municipal courses. There are also another 48 golf courses within 20 miles of Chicago, including 8 public, 24 municipal and 16 private courses.
The oldest course in the Chicago area is the Riverside Golf Club which was designed by Charles MacDonald and opened in 1893.
The longest course is Harborside International Golf Center, which is 7,166 yards. Oak Park Country Club is rated the best course near Chicago. The following courses have won various awards: The Beverly Country Club, Harborside International Golf Center, North Shore Country Club, The Glen Club, Skokie Country Club.