Overview of golf course named Conway Farms Golf Club

Conway Farms Golf Club

Lake Forest, United States
4.7
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Holes

18

Par

71

Built

1991

Type

Parkland

Architect

Tom Fazio, Andy Banfield

Tom Fazio designed the course for Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest IL, about an hour north of Chicago, in 1991. At a sizable 6156 meters, this is still a walking course, with caddies for hire. The layout is challenging but quite lovely, being set amid native wetlands. The holes are of various shapes and sizes. A number of short par 4s will put players to the test, such as the doglegged 342-yard 15th, which plays to the left beside a large pond to an hourglass green protected by a pair of imposing bunkers. The signature hole is the 520-yard 8th, which confronts golfers with a ball-eating bunker that is simultaneously towering and cavernous. Among the tournaments that Conway Farms has hosted are a Division I NCAA Championship and a Western Amateur Championship. Upkeep is superb, and among the amenities are immaculate hitting turf and a fine driving range.

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Country Club of Florida
11 Hcp 8 courses played
Fabulous
September 17, 2015
It reminds a classic Scottish links style course. Conway Farms occupies 209 rolling wooded acres in the leafy suburban enclave of the gorgeous Lake Forest. The course length and layout helps long-hitters, so if this is not one of your strengths, you should recover your score performing an excellent short game.
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Golf de Fontcaude
+6 Hcp 11 courses played
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September 16, 2015
As all designs of Thomas Fazio it offers entertaining and a pure golf challenge. In Conway Farms is very complicate to control ball trajectory when the wind blows heavily, making your round a complex test. Shorter hitters are heavily penalized. Some of the more challenging holes are 4, 5, 8, 13, 16, and 17.
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