Golf Course Information
Much of the "Story" (1923-1950) of the origins of Knollwood was written by one of the founding members, Lucius Teter, and was published during the celebration of the Club's Silver Anniversary. Other members have contributed to the written history since that time.
Actually, the story begins in 1923 when Knollwood was 200-odd acres of lush, rolling countryside owned by A.C. McCord. As chronicled by Mr. Teter, "...prize herds grazed over the land that is now eighteen matchless fairways. The dairy barn once stood on part of the sixteenth fairway, and today (1950) is the fine Knollwood riding stables. Waukegan Road was Telegraph Road then, and the railway station at Waukegan and Rockland Roads was known as Creamer Corners.
Some of the present members will recall when Knollwood Farm became available, they, along with others, had always dreamed of developing the territory west of Lake Forest into attractive plots for leisurely country living. A group of good friends joined together in purchasing the Knollwood Farm. The plan was at last underway.
The Club was incorporated April 26, 1924, with the following men, all Chicagoans, listed as directors: John V. Farwell, Samuel Insull, William V. Kelley, Robert P. Lamont, C.M. Leonard, Nathan William MacChesney, Lucius Teter, Thomas E. Wilson, and F. Edson White.
The first officers also were elected in April of 1924. They were: Thomas E. Wilson, President; Lucius Teter, Vice President; Robert P. Lamont, 2nd Vice President; John W. O'Leary, Treasurer; Robert H. Hunter, Secretary. From that day forward, the work of putting together a comprehensive social club based on sports activities grew and took form. On February 25, 1925, there was a resolution passed consummating the Club's purchase of Knollwood Farm's 220 acres from the original group who, as planned, turned over the land to the Club at cost - $600 per acre.
Golf Course Info
- Course: 18 Holes
- Course Type: Private
- Architect: H. S. Colt & C. H. Alison
- Opened: 1924
- Head Pro: Wade Gurysh
Golf Course Stats
- Back Tees: 6920 Yards
- Back Slope: 133
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Tee Times & Reservations
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Golf Course Amenities
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