About Chicago Golf Report


Walter Lis

Chicago is the home to the first 9-hole and first 18-hole golf courses in the country. It’s also home to more than 200 public golf facilities, including five of the most difficult courses in the US. There is more great golf available in the Chicago metro area than any place on earth.

However, ask any fan of Chicago golf and they’ll all agree on one thing, the golf season in Chicago is too short. There are too many wonderful courses in the Chicagoland area and too few opportunities to experience them.

That time crunch led me to create The Chicago Golf Report. The goal of this site is to help the Chicago golfer maximize their time on the course by bringing as many resources together in one easy-to-use location. The Chicago Golf Report brings you all the course info, tournament info, reviews, instruction tips, equipment info that we can find.

Meet Our Contributors

  • Walter Lis – Managing Editor
  • Greg Miles – Greg Miles has been a writer following golf in Chicago since 1990. For the past 28 years he has been a member of the Golf Writers Association of America and currently is classified as a GWAA “Life Member”.
  • Scott Hogan – Scott Hogan is a PGA Certified Professional in Teaching and Coaching, a designation earned by 3% of all PGA Professionals. He is also TPI certified and is certified in several areas of golf biomechanics.
  • T.J. Sullivan – TJ is a PGA Master Professional in Teaching and Coaching. He recently made the 2020/21 Golf Digest Best Young Teachers and 2019/20 Golf Digest Best Teachers in the State lists. A two time Illinois PGA Teacher of the Year Nominee and has taught over 22,000 lessons in 13 years with GOLFTEC.
  • Greg Baresel – PGA Professional Greg Baresel grew up in the Chicagoland area and has become one of the top young golf instructors in the country. His innovative approach to golf instruction has made him a popular teaching professional at Cantigny Golf in Wheaton.
  • Clayton McLaughlin – Clayton McLaughlin has been playing golf since he was 4 years old, winning his first competitive junior tournament at the age of 5. Throughout his career Clayton has been a radio disc jockey, a media relations coordinator for a minor league hockey team, photographer & constant writer. But golf was always there in the background.
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