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The Glen Club

A Fazio Master Piece

By Brian Weis

The Glen Club lies on the former Glenview Naval Air Station. Tom Fazio sculptured the 195 acres into an absolute Midwest Master piece. The property features rolling terrain, natural prairie grasses, tranquil lakes and a grad club house. The Glen Club is also the home of the Illinois Golf Hall of Fame.

Notable Holes
#4 - This deceptively short par 3 will have you debating what mid iron to hit. Study the pin placement, direction of wind and keep in mind the elevation change. The hole is framed in by a hilly backdrop and native grasses.

#11 - The hardest par-3 on the course. The oblong green sits above 3 deep pot bunkers over 200 yards away from the back two tee boxes. The hole is intimating enough before you take into account the lake that borders the entire left side.

#17 - This mid ranged par-3 mirrors the 11th hole. With a left pin placement the hole replicates an island green. Take not a huge ridge funnels balls to the left so target golf is needed to stick one close.

#18 - To close out your round you might want to add up your score to determine if you are going to gamble or play it safe. The green is reachable in two however gamblers will need to steer around fairway and greenside bunkers and a massive ball swallowing pond. The best way to add a final par to your scorecard is to layup to 100 yards and attack the green.

Recent Awards
Golf Magazine - #1 - Best Public Course in Illinois - 2008
Golf Magazine - #72 - Top 100 Courses You Can Play - 2008
GolfWeek - #24 Best Tour Courses You Can Play - 2008
GolfWeek - The Best Courses You Can Play 2006-2007
Golf Magazine - Top 100 Courses You Can Play 2002, 2004, 2006
Zaget Survey - America's Top 50 Golf Courses 2003, 20042005
Golf Digest - Best New Upscale Public Course 2002
Golf Magazine - Top 10 New You Can Play 2002
Great Lakes Golf Magazine - Best Course in Illinois 2002
Sports Illustrated - Top 10 New Courses 2001

The Skinny
4 Tee Boxes: 7149, 6696, 6062 and 5324
Slope/Rating: 140/74.8
Par 72
Weekend Rate: $180
Contact Information
2901 West Lake Avenue,
Glenview, IL 60026
(847) 724-7272

Revised: 09/23/2011 - Article Viewed 31,780 Times - View Course Profile

About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.

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