Downers Grove Golf Course Addtional Information & History

Downers Grove Golf Club: The historic 9-hole Downers Grove course at the Downers Grove Golf Club facility in Downers Grove, Illinois first opened in 1892. Designed by Charles Blair Mac Donald, the original Chicago Golf Club constructed on this site was the first golf club west of the Mississippi. The site was later briefly called the Illinois Golf Club. In 1899, the site was incorporated as the Belmont Golf Club until, in 1968, the course was purchased by the Downers Grove Park District for $750,000. In 1993, renovations upgraded the facility to USGA specifications and in 1994, a new driving range opened, featuring 24 permanent and turf hitting stations. The Downers Grove course also offers a large practice area, including a sand trap, chipping green and putting green. The current clubhouse opened in 1995. A wide variety of adult golf instruction is available at Downers Grove Golf Club, including private, semi-private, group and on-course lessons. With 4 sets of tees, the course at Downers Grove Golf offers a challenging, playable game of golf for golfers of all ages and skill levels. The course features 3,233 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36. The course rating at Downers Grove is 71.6 and it has a slope rating of 128 on Blue grass. 

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