The best public golf courses you can play in Illinois

Best Public Golf Courses in Illinois

Illinois "the Prairie State," owing to its vast farmland, is mostly heavily wooded and along rolling terrain and wetlands, but is more widely known for Chicago on Lake Michigan, the third largest city in the U.S. The state is smack dab in the middle of the U.S. and is the 25th largest state in terms of land area with a diverse economy that is representative of the U.S as a whole.

There are 200+ public, private, municipal, and Forest Preserve golf courses in just the Chicago area alone with Cog Hill and the Glen Club the best public golf courses in town. Downstate Illinois has a variety of top public golf courses like The General at Eagle Ridge in Galena, the PGA Tour stop at TPC Deer Run in the Quad Cities, and Weaver Ridge in Peoria, in addition to those in the smaller farming communities.