A History of Golf Excellence

The Chicago, Illinois area has been home to some great golfing history, and beginning 1979, the professional history of golf in Chicago has included Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer, Illinois.  Kemper Lakes has hosted four Grand Slam of Golf events; one grand slam tournament, the 1989 PGA; several senior tour events, and the women’s Public Link’s Championship in 2001 as well as many other tournaments forever cementing its place in Illinois PGA championship history.

Kemper Lakes is now firmly a part of Illinois PGA championship golf history joining only Olympia Fields Country Club and Medinah as one of the three courses to host a grand slam event in Illinois.  This par 72, 7,217 yard long course is loved by purists for challenging fairways and greens, and historians love it for the names who have golfed here, challenged the leader board here, and won here.
Payne Stewart won the 1989 PGA Championship here on this course, and Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Hale Irwin, and Annika Sorenstam have all fought to leave their names forever as part of the lore of this course.  For a course that opened in 1979, this course has a great deal of history that that keeps every golfer on the course happy.

The course features large lakes, fairways that are beautiful and meadowlands that might let a golfer spot a deer or other natural beauty.  The bunkers have all been refurbished by Rick Jacobson, and many old-timers say this course is now what golf is supposed to be like.  No matter whether a golfer is a pro, a scratch golfer, or always finds his or her game challenged, this golf course is presents an enjoyable opportunity to spend time outdoors and challenge yourself as well as challenge friends and family you may be with. 

Any golf course like Kemper Lakes offers great facilities to host events.  Whether you are looking for a space to host an intimate get-together such as a baby shower or a bridal shower, or if you’re looking for a larger space for a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, or wedding, we can accommodate you. 

Our facility can comfortably seat up to 225 guests, and our banquet room is full of class and elegance with a rustic sense.  The view from the banquet room is breathtaking as it offers a great view of the golf course.  Just as the golf course is in great hands, our banquet and room accommodations staff can help you plan your event and help determine what resources you should take advantage of.  Our facility received the Weddingwire Couple’s Choice Award in 2016 for our wonderful accommodations.

For more than 35 years, Kemper Lakes Golf Club has been a beacon for pure golfers in the Chicago and Illinois areas.  With a history of having some of the greatest tournaments and some of the greatest golfers on site, we provide golfers with truly world class facilities.  We have  a love and respect for the game and for the history of golf and are proud to be part of that history.  Come and create your own history at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer, Illinois.