The Glen Club

2901 W Lake
Glenview, IL 60025
(847) 724-7272
Pricing: $101 - $150
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The Glen Club was built on the former Glenview Naval Air Station in Glenview, the north side of Chicago, 30 minutes from O'Hare. It was designed by Tom Fazio in 2001, on a rather flat, motionless piece of ground. After Fazio got through with it, the course rolls with some hilly terrain, mounding, humps and hollows.

It is a par 72, offering 4 different tee boxes, playing at the max of 7,149 yards with a 138 slope. It's a parkland style course, but with some open holes with elevation changes of up to 35 feet throughout the course. Course management is really at a premium here as you make your way around. Hazards here include five lakes which come into play, a stream, and 5,000 trees. Most of the holes offer wide fairways, but for the really errant shot there's tall fescue grass rough which will cost you a stroke. From some vantage points you can see the Chicago skyline in the distance.

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Posted by: Subparhopes

Sep 23rd, 2012

Played the Glen Club yesterday. Outstanding conditioning, greens, tees and fairways, the rough thick and penal. While routed through a residential development, most of the distraction of homes along the course is minimized, a true oasis of sorts in the middle of the city. Great facilities, NXT Titleists on the range, full practice are with chipping and putting area. Excellent customer service, we were never lacking anything, very attentive. The routing is a thinking man's layout, where there's a lot of choices to make par, long and short holes, some forced carries so make sure you're playing from the best tee for your game. Lots of trouble, so accuracy off the tee and on approach is required. Overall, great experience and first class golf course, just on the expensive side.

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Posted by: oneswingthought

Apr 13th, 2012

The Glen Club is a very novel course. It was a naval air base just a bit ago, and was completely flat. They built a very nice looking course that challenges golfers at all skill levels. The caddie program there is really good. I like the course - but I won't ever pay $200+ of my money to play there again. If someone wants to bring me as a guest, I will be happy to play it. The biggest drawback to me is that you can tell it is a young course....has a few trees, but not many.

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