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Hole By Hole
Take an overhead look at our course and then explore each hole with our aerial videos.
Hole 1 - Park 4 - HCP 15
The drive from an elevated tee on this slight dogleg right hole will land in a valley. Out of bounds left and well-positioned bunkers make this a good driving hole. The approach shot plays uphill to a large green guarded by deep bunkers.
Green 406 y | Blue 378 y | Stewart 378 y | White 361 y | Black 346 y
Hole 2 - Par 4 - HCP 13
This shorter par 4 is guarded by trees on both sides of the fairway. An accurate tree shot is required to set up a short-iron approach into the narrow, sloping green which is surrounded by bunkers and a collection area.
Green 400 y | Blue 357 y | Stewart 357 y | White 334 y | Black 329 y
Hole 3 - Par 3 - HCP 17
The tee shot to the bell-shaped green must carry over water. The large, contoured green allows for numerous pin positions, which are all well-guarded by sand and water.
Green 173 y | Blue 141 y | Stewart 141 y | White 112 y | Black 106 y
Hole 4 - Par 5 - HCP 9
The first par 5 on the course is reachable with two well-played shots. Water right and out of bounds left off the tee make this a demanding driving hole. The player’s second shot plays uphill over water to a narrow, contoured green protected by several bunkers.
Green 508 y | Blue 496 y | Stewart 475 y | White 475 y | Black 435 y
Hole 5 - Par 4 - HCP 3
This long par 4, dogleg right features out-of-bounds left and trees right. A long-iron shot into the green is challenged by three bunkers on the left and one on the right. This uniquely-shaped green provides difficult pin positions.
Green 442 y | Blue 423 y | Stewart 406 y | White 406 y | Black 349 y
Hole 6 - Par 6 - HCP 11
This par 3 is sneaky hard and features a well-bunkered green. The angle of the green from the tree requires a shot to be the right distance and direction to avoid bunkers. The back-right pin position is the most difficult on the green.
Green 180 y | Blue 166 y | Stewart 166 y | White 153 y | Black 150 y
Hole 7 - Par 5 - HCP 5
Another excellent par 5 at Kemper Lakes, this hole is reachable in two shots downwind to longer hitters. The narrow landing area for tee shots is guarded by three bunkers on the left and two on the right. Going for the green in two presents the ultimate risk-reward. A lay-up shot needs to be accurate in order to avoid bunkers on the right and water on the left.
Green 557 y | Blue 513 y | Stewart 500 y | White 500 y | Black 450 y
Hole 8 - Par 4 - HCP 7
This par 4 dogleg left requires a lay-up off the tee for longer hitters to place the drive into the fairway. The second shot plays mostly over water into a lightning-fast green with a large bunker on the right. This two-level green is one of the most difficult to putt on the course.
Green 421 y | Blue 392 y | Stewart 367 y | White 367 y | Black 279 y
Hole 9 - Par 4 - HCP 1
A long, demanding uphill par 4. The drive must negotiate a deep fairway bunker on the right and two smaller bunkers on the left. The second shot to this long, narrow, hourglass-shaped green is all uphill. The green itself is protected by four strategically placed bunkers. Front pin positions provide a challenge as the green slopes severely away form the left and right.
Green 460 y | Blue 428 y | Stewart 411 y | White 411 y | Black 395 y
Hole 10 - Par 4 - HCP 10
Another long par 4 with a water hazard guarding the entire left side that requires an accurate tee shot. Second shots to this deep green are protected by a large greenside bunker left and two bunkers front-right. The front half of the green is heavily contoured back-to-front with the back-right pin placement playing the most difficult.
Green 453 y | Blue 416 y | Stewart 380 y | White 380 y | Black 337 y
Hole 11 - Par 5 - HCP 6
A great hole for spectators. Many players will go for the par 5 green in two shots. However, the drive must first avoid large oak trees right and left in the landing area. The downhill second shot to the green is through an avenue of large oaks. The small, narrow green is guarded by a pond and two bunkers. Thick rough and mounding will make long shots undesirable.
Green 534 y | Blue 502 y | Stewart 502 y | White 454 y | Black 442 y
Hole 12 - Par 4 - HCP 12
The only hole at Kemper Lakes without a bunker, this short par 4 is a member favorite. The tee shot must be hit through a narrow opening of large oaks with little margin for error. The green is guarded by large trees that overhang on both sides. Second shots often require a draw or fade to get to the pin, unless the drive is perfectly placed. The well-contoured green makes long putts challenging.
Green 393 y | Blue 369 y | Stewart 364 y | White 364 y | Black 308 y
Hole 13 - Par 3 - HCP 18
The longest par 3 at Kemper Lakes features two tee boxes, allowing for the hole to set up differently each time. Protected by large bunkers - one left, three right - the narrow, long, three-leveled green is 47 yards from front-to-back, which makes proper club selection crucial.
Green 251/200 y | Blue 185/181 y | Stewart 165/161 y | White 165/161 y | Black 135/131 y
Hole 14 - Par 4 - HCP 16
This slightly downhill, par 4 dogleg left features a strategically-bunkered landing area with a small, tightly bunkered green. This green has numerous pin placements protected by sand, and a large ridge that makes the back third of the green four feet higher than the front.
Green 425 y | Blue 377 y | Stewart 377 y | White 345 y | Black 326 y
Hole 15 - Par 5 - HCP 4
All great courses seem to have one similar quality: four great fishing holes. On that basis, Kemper Lakes can compete with any course in the world. The 15th is the longest hole on the golf course and a true three-shot par 5. The driving area is protected by two large bunkers on the right and one large, deep fairway bunker on the left. The slightly uphill second shot requires a long-iron or hybrid to a turning point protected by trees on the left and bunkers on the right. The hole then turns sharply left for the last 100 yards to a green protected by bunkers on all sides.
Green 621 y | Blue 557 y | Stewart 542 y | White 542 y | Black 492 y
Hole 16 - Par 4 - HCP 2
The longest par 4 on the golf course, this hole has water running the entire length of the fairway on the right-hand side before forming a pond protecting the front of the green. The landing area is guarded by two fairway bunkers on the left and water on the right. The narrow green has a large, deep bunker on the left, behind the green. A ridge through the middle of the green makes second shots and putting difficult.
Green 469 y | Blue 426 y | Stewart 405 y | White 405 y | Black 363 y
Hole 17 - Par 3 - HCP 14
Ranked as one of the top par 3s in the world, the signature hole at Kemper Lakes features a semi-island green and is protected on three sides by water. The right side of the green is guarded by two large, deep bunkers. The 17th hole features the longest green on the course, which makes for numerous pin placements. Heavily contoured, the green produces difficult chipping and putting from all directions.
Green 203 y | Blue 172 y | Stewart 142 y | White 142 y | Black 82 y
Hole 18 - Par 4 - HCP 8
One of the most challenging finishing holes in Chicago begins with a long, forced carry over water into a half-moon shaped landing area flanked by bunkers on the right. The second shot requires precise club selection as the player must carry water for a second time into a heavily contoured green which is guarded on both sides by water and in the back by a large, deep bunker.
Green 433 y | Blue 384 y | Stewart 349 y | White 348 y | Black 318 y