Illinois golf tournaments allow participants to play some of the best golf courses in the country. The top ten Illinois golfing destinations are Chicago, Springfield, Peoria, Rockford, Bloomington, Alton, Decatur, Highland Park, Mundelein, and Naperville. Novices and professionals alike are sure to find a favorite in one of the 777 golf courses in Illinois.
A favorite golf course in Illinois is the Stone's Throw. Located in Newton, Illinois, this 18 hole course offers 6,422 yards of golf with the longest tee having a par of 72. It first opened in 1953 and was designed by Golf Development Inc. It is rated 71.1 and has a slope rating of 122.
Another favorite course is the "Meadows" at the Meadows Golf Club of Blue Island which is located just four miles from downtown Chicago. It first opened in 1994 and has a rating of 71.3 with a slope of 121. This golf course features 18 holes spanning over 6,549 yards of golf from the longest tee, with a par of 71. It has water, lateral, and out of bounds hazards.
Golf courses in Urbana offer a decent challenge but an unbeatable price. Despite the flat terrain, golf course developers were able to create three different golf courses with enough hazards to make the challenge special, yet the golfer can walk the green for amazingly low prices. Weekend deals and other amenities make this area a great place for novices to start.
If looking for an Illinois golf tournament to enter, there are plenty to choose from. The 2010 golf season in Illinois boasted more than 40 different golf tournaments taking place all over Illinois.
The IPGA Players Championship is an autumn Illinois golf tournament taking place at Eagle Ridge in Northwestern Illinois, made up of two rounds and open to all IPGA members and Registered Apprentices.