Golf Course Information
Cantigny Golf, owned by the Chicago-based Robert R. McCormick Foundation and managed by KemperSports (Northbrook, Ill.), is located on the former estate of Robert R. McCormick in Wheaton, Ill. It is widely regarded as one of the finest public golf destinations in the Midwest.
Cantigny is best known for its 27 challenging and scenic holes. When play began in 1989 Cantigny was named "Best New Public Course in America" by Golf Digest. Since then it has been recognized as a "Top 100 Public Course" and hosted many prestigious tournaments including the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship in 2007. The Illinois State Amateur Championship has been contested at Cantigny four times, most recently in 2014. It returns to Cantigny in 2019.
Designed by the late Roger Packard, Cantigny's Woodside, Lakeside and Hillside nines weave their way through native oak, maple and hickory trees, over and around lakes and streams. The signature hole is Lakeside No. 9, named "Dick Tracy" after the fairway bunker that resembles the famous comic strip character. The unique bunker is one of several features on the course that that pay homage to Colonel McCormick, the long-time editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune. He passed away in 1955 and designated his 500-acre Cantigny estate as a gift to the community.
Cantigny is further distinguished by the Cantigny Golf Academy. Opened in 2008, the Academy is the region's first year-round practice and learning center of its kind. It offers all the essential components of golf performance under one roof, including climate-controlled hitting bays, expert club fitting and professional golf fitness training. The Academy welcomes beginners and expert players alike.
Cantigny also is known for its robust junior golf program for ages 4 to 18. Kids even have their very own 9-hole golf course and clubhouse at the Cantigny Youth Links, which opened in 1999. Many young players go on to become caddies at Cantigny, helping to enhance the golf experience for our customers as they increase their own knowledge of the game and learn important life skills to benefit their personal development. Twelve Cantigny Golf caddies have earned Chick Evans Scholarships.
Golfers and non-golfers enjoy full access to the elegant and spacious Cantigny Golf clubhouse. The golf shop features a wide selection of top-quality clothing and equipment. Meals are served in two excellent restaurants-the upscale Red Oak Room for banquets and brunches, and the casual Fareways Grill. Each offers outstanding cuisine complemented by panoramic views.
We are proud of all that Cantigny Golf offers, most notably a dedicated and professional staff. Attentive, friendly service at every point of contact is truly a priority, with 100% guest satisfaction being our daily goal. Come enjoy "The Cantigny Experience."
Golf Course Info
- Course: 27 Holes
- Course Type: Public
- Architect: Roger Packard
- Opened: 1989
- Head Pro: Patrick Lynch
Golf Course Stats
- Back Tees: 2394 Yards
Green Fees and RatesCall 630-668-8463 for rates and tee times.
Tee Times & Reservations
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Golf Course Amenities
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Golf Instruction and Lessons
Getting ready to dust off your clubs and spikes? The Golf Academy is in full swing offering heated indoor hitting bays, video swing analysis studios, golf club fitting, golf-specific training and fitness, as well as mental skills training.
Our teaching professionals and custom clubfitters are ready and waiting to bring your game to a whole new level.
Treat your guests to a private club feeling at one of the premier public courses in the nation. The visually stunning backdrop of Cantigny's championship golf course is just the beginning of your unforgettable special event. We promise exceptional service and attention to every detail.
Now hosting 60 corporate and charity events annually, Cantigny is becoming Chicagoland's golf course of choice. Our full-time Golf Event Coordinator will personally assist you in planning every detail of your event. We also offer a full service Golf Shop and an exceptional lounge and dining facility.
Whether you are hosting 20 of your best customers or 220 contributors to your favorite charity, you can count on Cantigny's personal service and world-class facility to create an impressive and successful golf event.
Contact the golf course for upcoming events.
Cantigny is the ideal location for your wedding.
Our award winning culinary team specializes in creating the perfect meal for your guests and perfect day.
Contact Cantigny Golf at 630-668-8463.
Restaurant and Dining Options:Contact Cantigny Golf at 630-668-8463 for onsite or nearby dining options.
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