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St. Andrews Golf & Country Club - Joe Jemsek
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St. Andrews Golf & Country Club - Joe Jemsek

3n441 Route 59, West Chicago,Illinois,60185
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
Detailed description

St. Andrews Golf & Country Club is a Public, 36 hole golf facility located in West Chicago, Illinois. The facility has two regulation eighteen hole courses. The St. Andrews Course and The Joe Jemsek Course (formerly The Lakewood Course).

The Joe Jemsek Course first opened for play in 1929. The course was designed by Edward B. Dearie.

The Joe Jemsek Course offers a more hilly terrain than that of the St. Andrews course. This course perfectly blends with the environment and showcases two scenic finishing holes with approaches over water. There are many mature trees lining its fairways, and water hazards come into play on five holes.

The Joe Jemsek course demands carefully planned tee shots when dealing with the long, difficult par 3's. This is especially true considering the 2nd hole, which measures 216 yards from the tips and it's green is guarded by two deep bunkers and towering trees. This course measures 6,770 yards from the championship tees, challenging any avid golfer not only by it's length, but also by it's tree lined fairways and strategically placed sand bunkers.

Architects Joe Lee and Rockey Roqemore of Atlanta have made modifications to St. Andrews over the years to modernize the course to today's standards, but the integrity of the original design still stands.