Cantigny is 30 miles west of downtown Chicago in Cantigny Park in Wheaton. Roger Packard designed the layout with the three nines, Lakeside, Woodside, and Hillside on a roomy tract of land without homes or development along the layout.
It's a parkland setting with rolling hills, lakes, and forests, with classic design features and challenges throughout. The course has been host to the 2007 U.S. Amateur Public Links, the 1998 and 2002 Illinois Amateur Championship and a number USGA qualifiers. There's water in play on a number of holes, along with a good mix of tight driving holes, and those which are more open off the tee, with the occasional doglegs. There's four sets of tees overall, Hillside is shortest at 3,394 yards, Lakeside, 3,437 yards, Woodside, 3,567 yards. Course/Slope ratings from the tips, Woodside/Lakeside:74.2/140; Lakeside/Hillside:72.8/136; Woodside/Hillside:73.8/139.