Ivanhoe Country Club Addtional Information & History

Ivanhoe Country Club: The 9-hole Forest course at the Ivanhoe Country Club in Mundelein, Illinois was designed by Richard P. Nugent, ASGCA, and opened in 1950. The Ivanhoe Country Club’s legacy dates back to 1949 with the Thorngate Club, when members of Chicago’s Sky Crest Club of found themselves without a club. Eventually they found the Smith Estate, a 380-acre undeveloped piece of land. The Club broke ground in 1987, and by 1991 opened with a 67,000 square ft. clubhouse The Forest Course at Ivanhoe features 3,517 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36. In 2003, Ivanhoe Club began a massive renovation of the course, resulting in 3 distinct nine holes of golf: Forest, Prairie and Marsh. The Club has been regularly recognized as one of the Top 25 Championship Courses in Illinois. The Forest Golf Course features rolling terrain and marks the highest topographic oak- and hickory-lined fairways. Its two landmark 80-foot high windmills can be seen for miles around. The Prairie Nine, with its grassy hillocks and native Prairie grass, offers golfers a traditional links style challenge. The Marsh 9-hole golf course is rich with wetland wildlife, including herons, terns and turtles. Marsh’s Par Four hole features an elevated tee over Lake Ivanhoe, requiring a long to an island fairway, followed by a second shot over water to a heavily guarded green. Golf magazine has named it, and Ivanhoe Country Club’s Forest hole number 9, two of the prettiest finishing holes in golf. Fifteen lakes and ponds, a manmade waterfall and numerous bridges are featured throughout the 27 holes. Ivanhoe has earned the Certified Signature Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary status.

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