There are 14 golf courses in Chicago, Illinois and 11 are municipal courses. There are also another 85 golf courses within 20 miles of Chicago, including 20 public, 40 municipal and 25 private courses.
The oldest course in the Chicago area is the Downers Grove Golf Club which was designed by Charles B. Mac Donald and opened in 1892.
The longest course is Chicago Highlands Club, which is 7,528 yards. Evanston Golf Club is rated the best course near Chicago.