The Highlands of Elgin is a muni, owned and operated by the city. It's west of the Fox River in Elgin, off I-90 at the State Street exit, then south a few miles, then west on US 20. One of the better golf courses you'll play in Chicagoland, it was redesigned and a new nine holes added by Keith Foster in 2003. Aside from all the play it gets making for slow play, it's hard to be critical of anything. Good sized clubhouse, sits up high with nice views of the course and the rock quarry it was built around. Full driving range with areas to work on bunker play, chips, pitches, well marked with yardages. More links style than traditional with a few trees on the course, a good amount of water and sand. Mounded fairways, wide and forgiving, and lined with prairie grass, a number of fun risk/reward shots. There's like 5 sets of tees, we play from the Golds at 6365 yards, 130 slope, and a 71.1 course rating. Rates are normally found in the high $40 to mid $60 range, always check the GolfNow link on Forelinkstes for the best rates.