Makray was originally known as the Thunderbird Golf Club for years, but was closed and rebuilt to Makray in 2002. A lot of work done on the course, designed by Harry Vignocchi, and it plays to 6,900 yards from the black tees, 74.1/132 ratings. Parkland style of layout with tree lined fairways, the occasional water hazard, and plenty of traps, challenging, but fair, interesting to play. Bent grass from tee to green, good variety of interesting holes, strategic and risk/reward types of shots are offered. The fairways are somewhat narrow, well defined from the higher, thicker rough. Well bunkered, and extremely well conditioned, a must play if you're nearby. It's located in the northwest Chicago suburb of Barrington, on Northwest Highway, near the Deer Grove Forest Preserve.