Course Information & Rates
Downers Grove Golf Club
Site of America's first 18-hole Golf Course
2420 Haddow Avenue
This 9-hole par-36 scenic course offers a challenging golf experience for average to higher skill levels. Practice your swing at the 24-station driving range, renew or purchase your 2013 pass, browse the pro shop for new gear, or relax in our Clubhouse while enjoying a snack and beverage.
Golf Course History
The Downers Grove Golf Club holds a significant place in U.S. History. The golf course was established on this site in 1892 as the original Chicago Golf Club. Charles Blair MacDonald initially designed the course as a 9-hole course; however in 1893 it was expanded to 18 holes and became the first 18-hole course in the United States of America (chartered by the State of Illinois in 1893) in addition to being one of the five founding clubs of the USGA (United States Golf Association).
In 1894-1895, the Chicago Golf Club relocated their club to Wheaton, Illinois and shortly thereafter, this site reverted back to 9 holes. Many changes to this course have occurred through the last 110 plus years, however, much of the original course remains including holes 2, 4, 7, 8 & 9.
From 1895 to 1968, the site of the Downers Grove Golf Club was owned by several different individuals and was operated under the names of The Illinois Golf Club and later the Belmont Country Club. In 1968, the course was purchased by the Downers Grove Park District and was renamed the Downers Grove Golf Club.
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2013 Golf Club Rates
2013 SEASON RATES
|A Pass - unlimited||$770.00||$1,000.00|
|AA Pass - unlimited 2nd person in family||$705.00|
|B Pass - M-F before 4pm, S-S-H after 4 pm||$650.00|
|C Pass (Senior) - M-F before 4pm, S-S-H after 4 pm||$625.00|
|M-F - Junior/Senior||$14.50||$16.00|
|10 Play Anytime||$180.00||$195.00|
|10 Play M-F - Jr./Sr.||$140.00||$155.00|
|Small (30 balls)||$5.00||$5.00|
|Medium (60 balls)||$7.00||$7.00|
|Large (90 balls)||$9.00||$9.00|
|Driving Range Value Pass (10 large buckets)||$80.00||$80.00|
|18-hole Riding Rates||Resident||Non-Resident|
*All Value and Season Passes expire on the last day of the season. (November 10, 2013).
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Accentuated with a large practice putting green, sand trap and chipping area,the 24 permanent and turf hitting stations provide opportunities forgolf enthusiasts of all abilities to perfect every aspect of their game. Target areas are located throughout the range and are prominently marked.We are happy to provide loaner clubs for use on the range by golfers of all ages.
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Did you know?
The Golf Club is a green facility in many ways:
- Motion sensors on lights in mostly empty rooms (bathrooms and offices)
- Energy efficient windows installed
- Windows & doors adequately sealed
- No dripping faucets, fountains in the clubhouse (waste reduction)
- Low flow faucets
- Low flow toilets
- Automatic sensors on faucets
- Native plant landscape - Yearly burns
- Fans in clubhouse
- Electrical driers in bathroom replace all paper toweling
- Effective recycling program in place (plastic, paper, cardboard, aluminum, steel, glass)
- Bins on all course tee boxes for cans and bottles to be recycled
- Sustainable golf course management = low pesticides & fertilizers/native plants