Westmoreland Country Club is an 18-hole private golf facility located in Wilmette, Illinois.
Westmoreland Country Club was founded in 1911 when a group of men from Evanston Golf Club, located on the canal banks of Evanston, became dissatisfied with the space limitations of their course as the City of Evanston expanded. David McCurrach Jr. and John N. Welter, Westmoreland’s first President, arranged financial backing from their friend William S. Mason, and then sold 300 memberships in the new club before work had begun on the new golf course.
Over the years Westmoreland Country Club has hosted a number of prominent golf tournaments including:
- 1917 Western Open – Jim Barnes
- 1921 Western Amateur – Chick Evans
- 1924 Western Golf Association Junior Girls Tournament
- 1934 Western Golf Association Junior Girls Tournament
- 1936 Chicago District Golf Association Women’s Championship
- 1938 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship – Patty Berg
Since the original design by William Watson in 1912, under the supervision of with the first golf professional and superintendent, Joseph Roseman, numerous upgrades have been made to the golf course starting in 1920 when Wiliam Langford and A. W. Tillinghast executed a redesign of the course. A major renovation of Westmoreland Country Club was supervised by Arthur Hills in 1993.
Many prominent professionals and amateurs have played at Westmoreland Country Club including Bobby Jones, Chick Evans, Frances Ouiment, Walter Hagan and Jock Hutchison.