Turnberry’s golf course is truly a jewel in a wonderful setting. Designed in 1970 by famed course architect, E. Lawrence Packard, Turnberry opened in 1972. Groomed & maintenanced for the past 32 years by our dedicated course superintendent, Jim Evans and his staff, the golf course features beauty and challenge for golfers of all levels. This 6,900 yard, par 72 layout has mature trees, water on 10 holes, elevation changes and plenty of bunkers protecting extraordinarily well-maintained greens. Our course has played host to several USGA, CDGA and PGA events including the Illinois State Amateur Championship, the Illinois Open, Mid-Amateur Qualifying and US Open Qualifying. Professionals and amateurs alike have commented on the condition of the course and its wonderful greens which putt true.
Turnberry spreads across 166 acres and offers a spectacular panoramic view from the elevated 11th tee. The challenge of making par at the 220 yard 3rd hole and 544 yard 17th hole are also among the many delights of playing Turnberry. Despite generous fairways and virtual lack of green-front bunkers or water, the greens will demand good shot-making to prevent slick downhill putts or chips from running by the hole. The course ratings are 73.1 with a slope of 137 from the Championship tees, 71.4 from the Regular tees with a slope of 133 and 74.0 from the Forward tees with a slope of 132. Turnberry also offers a driving range with a 23,000 sq. ft. blue grass hitting area and a fairway practice bunker, as well as a 10,000 sq. ft. putting green.
Whether you choose to walk or ride, you won’t need more than 4 hours to play. Any golfer who loves golf will enjoy their round at Turnberry Golf Club. Come visit us or call our Membership Office for additional information at 815-455-0501.