Incorporated on March 29, 1897, Glen View Club in Golf, Illinois is one of the oldest clubs in the Chicago area. Glen View Club is a private country club with an 18-hole, par 72 golf course. The club has hosted the US Amateur (1902), the US Open (1904) and five Western Opens.
A number of founders of the club were from Evanston, several being faculty of Northwestern University. Some original club members were well known in the field of architecture and design, Daniel Burnham, William Holabird and O.C. Simonds.
Burnham was a well-known Chicago architect who was the Director of Works for the 1892–93 World’s Columbian Exposition. He also created the Plan of Chicago, which was a master plan for the development of the City.
Ex-presidents William Howard Taft and Warren G. Harding were also Glen View Club members.