Rich Harvest Farms is located in west suburban Sugar Grove and is consistently listed among Golf Digest’s America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses. Designed by its owner, Jerry Rich, the 18-hole championship golf course is located on an expansive 1,800 acres and measures over 7,700 yards.
When it officially opened in 1999, Rich Harvest Farms was rated the 5th Best New Private Golf Course by Golf Digest. Three years later, Golf Digest placed the course on “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses”.
Northern Illinois University Golf
Rich Harvest Farms is the home golf course of the Northern Illinois University’s Men’s and Women’s Golf Teams. The teams not only use the golf course, but the on-site indoor practice facility, giving them the ability to work on their game year-round. The connection between Rich Harvest Farms and the University is strong as both Jerry and Betty Ann Rich graduated from the school in 1961.
The Kids Golf Foundation of Illinois
Established at Rich Harvest Farms in 1998, The Kids Golf Foundation of Illinois is a junior golf association that offers golf programs and events designed to introduce children to the sport of golf. In addition to teaching kids the fundamentals of golf, the Foundation’s programs and events teach participants life skills and leadership through the sport of golf.
Since the inception of the Foundation, more than 200,000 kids have been exposed to golf and the important life lessons it teaches them. The Kids Golf Foundation of Illinois works with many different organizations such as schools, youth organizations, churches, golf courses, and other groups across the state of Illinois to offer and support junior golf programs. The programs are designed to introduce children typically between the ages of 5 and 17 to the sport of golf.
Golf Tournaments Hosted by Rich Harvest Farms
Rich Harvest Farms has hosted over fifty amateur, collegiate, and professional events and is scheduled to host the 2021 Arnold Palmer Cup.
2019 Western Junior (Western Golf Association)
2017 NCAA Division I Men’s & Women’s Golf Championships (National Collegiate Athletic Association)
2015 Western Amateur (Western Golf Association)
2015 Palmer Cup (Golf Coaches Association of America)
2014 NCAA Men’s Division I Regional
2014 U.S. Senior Amateur Qualifier (United States Golf Association)
2013 Chip Beck #59 Champions Tour Pro-Am (Champions Tour)
2012 Ryder Cup Captains Challenge
2012 Mid-American Conference Championship
2011 – present Northern Intercollegiate
2009 Solheim Cup® (Ladies Professional Golf Association)
2007 NCAA Men’s Division I Central Regional
2003 Western Junior (Western Golf Association)
2003 Mid-American Conference Championship
2001 – 2003, 2005 – 2008 USGA Qualifiers (U.S. Open, Senior Amateur, Mid-Amateur)
2001 – 2006 Chrysler All-Star Shoot-Out
1999 – 2007 Bob Murphy Pro-Am (Champions Tour)
1997 – present, The ROG (Illinois Junior Golf Association)
1994 – 1996, The Regional Roundup (Illinois Junior Golf Association)