Green Acres Country Club, CLOSED 2016
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Green Acres Country Club, CLOSED 2016

916 Dundee Rd, Northbrook,Illinois,60062
Type: Private
No. Holes: 18
Detailed description

Green Acres Country Club is a Private, 18 hole golf course located in Northbrook, Illinois.

Green Acres Country Club was established in 1943 and incorporated on January 11, 1944, but the golf course dates to 1917 or 1924. Various sources disagree as to the history. Those that believe the course dates to 1917 credit the design to George O'Neil. Others say that the Green Acres Country Club Golf Course dates to 1924 was then known as the Illinois Golf Club, and was designed by A.W. Tillinghast. The course was renovated in the 2000s by Roger Rulewich.

According to the Green Acres website, the depression took its toll on Illinois Golf Club and it did not survive World War II. Shortly after the War, Green Acres Country Club was formed and purchased the Illinois Country Club golf course.

Fast forwarding to the year 2001, Ken Stofer and Rick Wolffe placed an article in the Golf Collectors Bulletin searching for missing Tillie courses. Fellow Tillie member Richard Pinto read the article and noted that the missing Tillie golf course once known as the Illinois Country Club would have been near or adjacent to the present Green Acres Country Club. Following this lead, Ken Stofer reached out to Green Acres through Robb Schultze and Larry Oberman. Larry took the ball and researched the history and the transfer of the course from Illinois Country Club to Green Acres in 1945.

This traditional course is extremely well manicured. The narrow fairways are tree lined, and the terrain is flat. There are numerous well-placed sand bunkers that must be negotiated, and ponds come into play on a few holes.

Black tees: par-72, 6,714 yards, 73.7 / 135

Blue tees: par-72, 6,449 yards, 72.2 / 131

White tees: par-72, 5,981 yards, 70.2 / 126(M), 75.9 / 131(W)

Red tees: par-71, 5,522 yards, 73.1 / 125

The course closed in 2016