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Glen Oak Country Club
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Glen Oak Country Club

21w451 Hill Ave, Glen Ellyn,Illinois,60137
Type: Private
No. Holes: 18
Detailed description
Glen Oak Country Club, is a Private, 18 hole golf course located in Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Glen Oak Country Club's golf course can trace its' roots to the Pickwick Country Club's 1909 9-hole course on a 130 acres property. Glen Oak Country Club came into being in 1911 with ownership of the old Pickwick Country Club property.

Tom Bendelow, was hired to design an additional nine holes that surrounded the original nine.

In 1922, 23 additional acers were aquired and the course was rennovated by William Boice Langford.

Constant tweaking and improvements of the course have been made over the years. Arcitects who have contributed to the design over the years include A. W. Tillinghast (1935), David Gill (1965), and Ken Killian (1983).

In 1989 Glen Oak hired golf course architect, Bruce Borland, to devise a master plan for changes to the golf course. The plan retained the character of the course and guided improvements, which were completed in 1996.

The consences is that this is an outstanding course. The course is known for its small, hard to read, greens. The trees on this 100 year old course are mature and line most of the fairways

Par for the course is 72. From the back tees the course plays to 6,837 yards. From the foward tees the course plays to 6,044 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 7, a par-5 that plays to 591 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 11, a par-3 that plays to 129 yards from the back tees.

Watch out for # 7, the 591 yard par-5 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole at Glen Oak is # 11, the short 129 yard par-3.