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Skokie Country Club

Glencoe, Illinois

 

 

The 2017 Western Amateur Championship will be played at Skokie Country Club in Glencoe, Illinois, July 31 - August 5.

The first version of the course was built by the members in 1897 and was a nine hole course. Tom Bendelow expanded and modified the course to eighteen holes in 1905.  Donald Ross's 1914 revision became the third version and was deemed good enough to host the 1922 U.S. Open won by Gene Sarazen.  

As a result of World War II, the club was forced to sell off some of the existing eighteen hole layout but was able to pick up some additional land to the south of the property.  In 1938, the local architecture firm of William Langford and Ted Moreau were brought in to design seven new holes. These holes were then tied into the remaining Ross originals completing the new eighteen hole layout.

In 1999 Ron Prichard was brought in to update the course and redesign the greens and bunkers to the original Ross specifications.  The result is what you see today, a classic Donald Ross golf course. 

Skokie Country Club has played host to a number of amateur and professional events most notably the 1922 US Open, the 1998 US Senior Amateur, and the 2010 Western Amateur.

Click here to view the Skokie Country Club Course Overview