Chicago Golf Club Membership Cost

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The Chicago Golf Club is located at 25W253 Warrenville Rd, Wheaton, IL 60187, United States

History (Year Opened)

The course was designed by Charles B. Macdonald. MacDonald is hailed as the “father of golf” in Chicago.

It was opened in 1892. The Chicago Golf Club’s course is now being used by Downers Grove Golf Course.

The Chicago Golf Club was also home to the first American woman who has won an Olympic event – member to the club was golfer Margaret Abbot.

The popularity of the small golf club spread so much that the members of the golf club bought another piece of property to increase the holes from 9 to 18. The increase occurred a year just after the golf course was made.

Several tournament were held here: the 1897 US Open and Amateur, the 1900 US Open, the 1911 US Open, the 1928 Walker Cup, the 2005 Walker Cup, and the 2018 US Senior Women’s Open.

The Chicago Golf Club underwent total remodeling in 1922 to keep up with modern golf course design, with the changes spearheaded by Seth Raynor, who was also Macdonald’s design protege.

The club was also the first to use bent grass for the greens.

The Chicago Golf Club is one of the five founders of what would become known today as USGA, the governing body of golf sports.

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Membership to the Chicago golf club is via invite only. The cost of membership (otherwise known as initiation costs) is $150,000 with annual dues of $18,500.

Several US Presidents have also become members of the Chicago Golf Club.

Green Fee (Base Fee)

Information on green fees in the Chicago Golf Club is not available.

Public or Private?

The Chicago Golf Club is a private community and still remains to be strictly-members only. The maximum number of members in the club is controlled. Information about this golf club is limited.


The Chicago Golf Club has an 18-hole golf course. With a total yardage of 6950, the golf course has a total par of 70.

There’s a pro shp available on the premises, and a few locker rooms, tap rooms, and a virtual golf museum on the upper floors of the club premises.

Caddies are available upon request.

Information on facilities about the Chicago Golf Club is limited as these are member-only information.

Difficulty Rating

The course has a difficulty rating of 73.8.

Contact Number

+1 630 665 2988


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