Deerpath Golf Course in Lake Forest was built in 1927 and was designed by noted golf course architect Alex Pirie. Ken Killian and Dick Nugent redesigned this course in 1971 and again in 1981. It is owned by The City of Lake Forest and features some very unique and challenging holes that utilize the rolling landscape and heavily wooded fairways.
The Lawn at Deerpath Golf Course is a free-to-use greenspace covering more than 30,000 square feet, consisting of a world-class bentgrass putting and chipping experience providing practice options for both novice and avid players alike.
The Lawn, and its designer Todd Quinto, were inspired by the public-access Ladies’ Putting Course in St. Andrews, Scotland and renowned putting courses such as The Punchbowl at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, The Gauntlet at Streamsong Resort, and Thistle Due at Pinehurst Resort. The Lawn’s impressive footprint will offer an 18-hole putting course and three-hole chipping course, and is surrounded by a 15 foot chipping fairway surface and synthetic practice tee stations. Players of all skill levels will enjoy the green’s challenging variety of hills, dales, and swales.