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