OLD ORCHARD GOLF CLUB (847-255-2025)
Chicago Golf Course Review
Old Orchard is a traditional 4-star (Golf Digest Places to Play) championship course designed by Al Wickersham in 1952 with periodic updates, and is recognized as a tight and
challenging layout with consistently high quality conditioning and service. Golfers will encounter many parallel fairways along a tight and fairly level terrain that features well
Most of the holes feature ample landing areas, but mature hardwoods, pines and willows - along with some fairway and greenside mounding can make this a challenging
experience. There are some interesting doglegs, and some beautiful par threes, including the two featured in the photos below, which demand carries over water hazards. The
medium to large size green complexes are slightly raised creating a back to front slope, but are only mildly undulating.
Water is in play on 11 holes - with some precise placements necessary off the tee or on the second shot, as golfers attempt to set their approaches up for carries over these
hazards, while maintaining positioning away from the tree lines. Yardage guide booklets with hole diagrams are standard on all carts, providing the necessary info to play each
hole efficiently. Yardage blocks are also positioned on the fairways - though the color coding is not the usual standard...on this course the 200 marker is red, 150 is yellow and
100 is white.
The old, traditional clubhouse is roomy, and features a pro shop plus the Midori Restaurant (Japanese) which is open daily for lunch and dinner. A full service lounge with
beverages and hot and cold sandwiches is on property. There also are spacious men's and women's locker room with showers and comp toiletries.
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