Overview of golf course named Shoreacres

Shoreacres

Lake Bluff, United States

Details

Holes

18

Par

71

Built

1916

Type

Forest

Architect

Seth Raynor

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New York native Seth Raynor was just over fifty when he died in 1926, but he left an amazing legacy that includes New York's Fishers Island, Ohio's Camargo, Bermuda's Mid Ocean, Connecticut's Fairfield, and Shore Acres on the lakeshore just outside of Chicago. The latter perhaps best preserves Raynor's original vision, and greenskeeper Tim Davis has made it his mission to protect this treasure. Measuring only 5963 meters, this course, like most vintage layouts, creates challenges not through length but through strategy and accuracy. The landscape is dominated by deep gullies that are even more striking than the views of Lake Michigan, and that are in play on a number of holes. Raynor like his partner Charles Blair Mcdonald was a big fan of Redans, and worked one into his par 3 14th; also memorable is the par 5 18th, at 552 yards the biggest stretch on the course.

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Robert A. Black Golf Club
Hcp 8 18 courses played
Very good
15 December
Nice course . Very well kept .
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Indian Hill Club
Hcp 13 7 courses played
Very good
February 13, 2017
Seth Raynor designed this course in 1922 and it is a course where placement is more important than distance. The club is on the lake, but interestingly enough none of the holes are. It is one of the best courses in the Chicago area ranking 66 in Golf Digest's top 100 courses in the U.S. My favorite hole is #12 where you hit from an elevated tee box down to a small green surrounded by sand, ravines and other obstacles. This is an excellent course at a small private club.
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