The Illinois Golf Hall of Fame was created in 1989 by the Illinois PGA Foundation in an effort to recognize and honor those individuals who have contributed to the rich history and tradition of the game of golf here in Illinois. Representatives from Illinois' allied golf associations serve on its selection committee.
The current roster of Illinois Golf Hall of Fame members is made up of men and women who have played significant roles in all aspects of the game, from teaching to playing, course design and construction to administration and inspiration. These individuals represent not only an impressive collection of accomplishments in golf, but the true spirit and integrity that make the game great. The current Illinois Golf Hall of Fame roster includes some of the most influential contributors to the growth of the game throughout the state.
Included are such notable industry names as Charles Blair Macdonald, Joe Jemsek, Chick Evans, Jim Kemper, George S. May and Errie Ball among the many others. From the establishment of Chicago Golf Club, the first 18-hole golf course in the United States, to the many national championships that have been played here, the Illinois Golf Hall of Fame aims to educate and entertain golf enthusiasts from all walks of life.
The Illinois Golf Hall of Fame exhibit is located on the main level of the clubhouse of The Glen Club in Glenview, Illinois. Visitors can find The Glen Club at 2901 West Lake Avenue in Glenview, Illinois 60025.