History

 
 


The par 72, 7,217-yard course offers golf purists an exceptional environment in which to enjoy the game and revel in a nostalgia-laden history that includes players like Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Annika Sorenstam, Greg Norman, Hale Irwin and the
1989 PGA Champion, Payne Stewart
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History of Champions at
Kemper Lakes Golf Club

1986 PGA Grand Slam of Golf

Greg Norman (70), Fuzzy Zoeller (72), Jack Nicklaus (75), Bob Tway (75)

1988 PGA Grand Slam of Golf

Larry Nelson (69), Larry Mize (70), Scott Simpson (70), Greg Norman (73)

1989 71st PGA Championship

Payne Stewart (276), Mike Reid, Andy Bean and Curtis Strange (277)

1989 PGA Grand Slam of Golf

Curtis Strange (73), Craig Stadler (75), Ian-Baker Finch (76), Greg Norman (NS)

1990 PGA Grand Slam of Golf

Andy North (70), Craig Stadler (74), Payne Stewart (75), Curtis Strange (WD)

1992 92nd U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship 

Vickie Goetze defeats Annika Sorenstam - Match play 1 up

1996 Ameritech Senior Open

            Walter Morgan 63-70-72 (205), runner-up John Bland 70-69-68 (207)

1997 Ameritech Senior Open

Gil Morgan 67-69-74 (210), runner-up Hale Irwin 71-66-74 (211)

1998 Ameritech Senior Open

Hale Irwin 62-66-73 (201), runner-up Larry Nelson 69-67-68 (204)

1999 Ameritech Senior Open

       Hale Irwin 73-66-67 (206), runner-up Bruce Fleisher 68-72-67 (207)     

2000 SBC Senior Open

Tom Kite 71-68-68 (207), runner-up Bruce Fleisher 69-72-68 (209)

2001 SBC Senior Open

Dana Quigley 65-66-69 (200), runner-up Jay Sigel 72-63-70 (205)

2001 25th U.S. Women's Public Links Championship    

Candie Kung defeats Missy Farr-Kaye – Match play 2 up

2002 PGA Buy.Com Tour

Marco Dawson 71-69-67-69 (276), runner-up Darren Stiles 69-73-65-72 (279)
 

 History of Major Championships in Chicago

Since 1934, only three (3) courses in Chicago have hosted a major championship:
Olympia Fields, Medinah and Kemper Lakes.

US Open

Olympia Fields Country Club - 1928, 2003
Medinah Country Club - 1949, 1975, 1990

PGA Championship

Olympia Fields Country Club - 1925, 1961
Kemper Lakes Golf Club – 1989
Medinah Country Club – 1999, 2006