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Located in Wheaton, Illinois, Chicago Golf Club is the oldest 18-hole course in North America, and was one of the five founding clubs of the United States Golf Association.

The club has hosted multiple U.S. Opens and Walker Cups. It was founded by renowned course designer and World Golf Hall of Fame member Charles Blair Macdonald. In July 2018, the club hosted the inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open.

On July 13, 1893, the Chicago Golf Club was incorporated with a 2,800-yard 9-hole course on 60 acres of land in Downers Grove. A year later, Macdonald purchased 200 acres of land in nearby Wheaton and built the country’s first 18-hole course.

The original length of Chicago Golf Club was 5,877 yards, but was expanded to 6,032 yards by 1900. The official distance from the black tees is now 6,877 yards.

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  • Length:6877
  • Holes:18
  • Designer:CB Macdonald
  • Year Built:1895
  • Slope:135
  • Par:70
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  • Has Driving Range:Yes
  • Course Rating:73.4
Q Is Chicago Golf Club open to the public?

Chicago Golf Club is a Private golf facility.

Q Where is Chicago Golf Club located?

Chicago Golf Club is located in Wheaton, Illinois

Q How many holes does Chicago Golf Club have?

Chicago Golf Club offers 18 holes of golf.

Q Who designed Chicago Golf Club?

Charles Blair Macdonald designed Chicago Golf Club in 1895.

Q How many members does Chicago Golf Club have?

Chicago Golf Club has less than 125 members.

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