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Known as a fair test of golf skills for any golfer, Pine Meadow also has such picturesque beauty with its fairways lined with towering blue spruce, pines as well as wild life, that it is easy for a player to forget they’re here to play golf.

Rated the No. 1 best “new public golf course in America” by Golf Digest in 1986, it continues to be ranked among the top 10 public access courses in Illinois.

While the Pine Meadow Golf Club course is nationally known, so to is its learning center and practice facility. The learning center and practice facility is considered the best of its kind in Northern Illinois. It is not unusual to see a PGA/LPGA Tour player taking advantage of the facility when in town.

Our facility features grass tees or mats, bunkers, chipping and pitching greens. All this is complimented by a state of the art fitting center.

What really separates our learning center and practice facility apart from the rest is the instructional staff and master club fitter. The blending of the teaching and fitting facility is an excellent example of what Pine Meadow Golf Club is all about, the total integration of the golfers’ game and equipment.

Pine Meadow has seven sets of tees from 7238 to 5272 yards to accommodate players of all skill levels. The course has 35 acres of fairways, 86 sand and 3 grass bunkers, and 220,000 square feet of tees and greens. 250-year old oak trees, 60-foot tall pines, maples and shagbark hickory trees border fairways.

The staff of Pine Meadow invites everyone to use our facilities and to experience the difference one of our instructors can make in the quality of your golf game.

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  • Type:Public
  • Year Built:1985
  • Architect:Joe Lee & Rocky Roquemore
  • Greens:Bentgrass
  • Tees:Bentgrass
  • Fairways:Bentgrass

Play Info

Tee Par Rating Slope Length
Black 72 74.8 138 7218
Gold 72 73.6 136 6656
Blue 72 71.1 131 6365
White 72 69.9 125 6249
Red (L) 72 65.8 115 5184

Instructor Affiliations

Chris McConnell

Chris is originally from Scottsdale, Arizona and entered the golf business in 1989. He has worked at high profile facilities such as Troon North and The Country Club at DC Ranch in Scottsdale. Chris was teaching at the Libertyville Sports Complex from 2011-2019. Prior to that he was the head golf professional at Lake Barrington Shores from 2007-2010. Before that he was the Director of Instruction at Winnetka Golf Club from 2002-2006. Chris has instructed adult and junior golfers for over 25 years. The last 15+ years have been in the Chicago-land area. Conducting 15+ junior clinics and has taught an average of 600 lessons annually. He has worked with many top teaching professionals and has been involved with golf schools like Nickalas/Flick and John Jacobs. He has a hard working, wonderful wife, Karen. 2 great kids Parker (10) and Delaney (12) which both play on Libertyville travel soccer teams. He also manages Parkers U10 travel baseball team.


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