Golf Course 

Ivanhoe's 27 holes offer an experience unlike any other in the Midwest.

Consisting of three distinct nines, Forest, Prarie and Marsh, Ivanhoe offers a thoughtfully developed facility to accommodate play at any level. Five sets of tees offer a variety of options. Course lengths measure from 5,700 yards from the silver tees to just under 7,100 yards from the gold tees. This Arthur Hills designed course is consistently ranked among the top courses in Illinois by Golf Digest, and offers an increadibly diverse typography and aesthetic. Additional amenities include comprehensive practice facilities, Award-Winning PGA instructional staff and lavishly appointed locker rooms with inviting Men's and Ladies' 19th Hole Lounges ideal for post round camaraderie.

Aptly named, Forest Nine meanders over wooded ground that features striking elevation changes. This nine includes the highest elevations in Lake County, offering breathtaking panoramic vistas at every turn. Towering oaks and hickories line the fairways offering the stiffest test of golf. The greens are quick and true, with narrow approaches and subtle swales that challenge the best of golfer.

*Signature Hole: At 542 yards, the Par 5 Ninth Hole on Forest offers a superlative risk/reward experience, A challenging dogleg left begins with a tee shot surrounded by a shoot of majestic oaks and pines. A well placed 275 yard drive into this sloping fairway presents the player with a decision to either lay-up or go for the green in two. The player’s choice to lay-up offers a 100 yard shot flanked by severely sloping shoreline to the left of the green and a deep pot bunker to the right of the green. A narrow, deep, two tiered green provides a stern test for all approach shots.

Prairie Nine, with its grassy hillocks and beautiful waves of native grass, offers a link-style challenge second to none in Illinois. Stands of mature pines provide a magnificent background around dramatically contoured greens which have an abundance of deftly placed bunkers. Wildlife flowers abound and frame each hole like a Monet painting.

*Signature Hole: The par 4 seventh hole on the Prairie Nine features an awe-inspiring and downright frightful approach over a lake to an elevated green shaped like an hour glass from front to back.  Successful scores here will navigate the same lake off the teebox and also beware of water off the teebox on the left side hidden behind the hills.  Manage to navigate the multiple bodies of water and treacherous putting surface and you will gladly earn your par here.   

A variation of expansive grass moguls and scenic wetlands frame the fairways of Marsh Nine. Wildlife abounds with blue heron, red-winged blackbirds, terns and turtles watching your every shot.

*Signature Hole: Marsh Nine closes with a spectacular par-four that features an elevated tee over Lake Ivanhoe, requiring a long, accurate shot to an island fairway, followed by a second shot over water to a heavily guarded green below the 66,000 square foot Clubhouse. Named, along with Forest Nine, by Golf Magazine as one of the top prettiest finishing holes in golf.


  • Practice Facilities

      Ivanhoe’s long range facility features ample space with two large, multi-tiered tee decks. The tees feature the same bentgrass you will find on the fairways, so your practice session mimics current course conditions. An all-season hitting mat allows for extended use of the range later into the fall, as well as getting players out sooner in early spring to work on their game. The range can accommodate 15 hitting bays and shots up to 300 yards.


      Ivanhoe also features tour grade short game areas that includes two putting greens, and a chipping facility with four bunkers. The chipping facility boasts an ample bentgrass approach, and an all season weather mat to chip from, to extend the practice season. The two putting greens feature ample space to practice and mimic course conditions to ready players for their round.

  • Instruction
    • Ivanhoe provides lessons year-round for members and their guests. Our staff of PGA members uses state-of-the-art video and specialty teaching aids. Full swing, short game and playing lessons maximize your understanding, mastery and appreciation of the game.