McHenry Country Club enjoys a reputation of being one of the finest golf courses in the greater Northern Illinois market area. The challenging design of our meticulously manicured course winds through a park-like setting of rolling fairways lined with mature trees. The natural rolling terrain, elevation changes, and small, firm and fast greens create a unique playing experience that will test golfers of all skill levels.
Casual or competitive, the opportunities for participation in events are frequent and varied. Depending on your time availability and passion, there are numerous competitive and social events for golfers of all skill levels. Typically scheduled on weekends and Holidays, traditional events at McHenry Country Club include: Memorial Day 1-Person Scramble Tournament, Fourth of July Weekend 2-Person Event, Member/Member Tournament, Match Play Events, Men’s Guest Days, Club Championship, Irish 4-Ball, Hard Course Day and the culminating event of the season – the big Labor Day Weekend 2-Day Event.
Additionally, through-out the golf season Wednesday is designated as “Men’s Day” allowing Men preferred playing privileges the opportunity to entertain guests or join a game with other members.
Membership in the Ladies’ Association is open to all ladies whose membership affiliation includes full golfing privileges. Regardless of skill level, those who wish to participate in competitive golf may sign up for weekly league play on Tuesday’s or Saturday’s as either an “18-holer” or a “9-holer”. There is also provision for those ladies who choose only to golf occasionally, yet wish to be part of some of the organization’s special events such as the guest day known as “Hullabaloo”. All club sponsored trophy events, including the Club Championship, are open to all ladies with golf memberships at the Gold level or above.
McHenry Country Club is perhaps the only private club in the Chicagoland region that hosts a distinguished women’s invitational golf tournament each year. The McHenry Women’s Invitational (MWI) celebrated its 44th anniversary in 2018, testimony to its recognition as a long-standing tradition. Sponsored by the women of McHenry Country Club, this event is one of the premier amateur tournaments in the Midwest, drawing top local and regional talent every year with over 120 participants for the past several years.
McHenry Country Club offers numerous competitive and fun events for couples to play golf together. Among the traditionally scheduled events for couples are Pick-Your-Partner events during the Summer Holiday weekends and the Mixed-Couples Championship. Less formal, but equally popular, are the couples golf events scheduled frequently during each month including occasional Friday 9-and-Dines, Midnight Golf and other fun events.
Junior golfers meet on Thursday mornings during the months of June, July and August at the Learning Center with our PGA Professional and his staff for a period of instruction, not just on the swing but also the many facets of the game, rules, and etiquette. Once the instruction period is over, the youngsters are given the opportunity to play on the course. Each child’s instruction is custom designed to fit his/her own skill level, including determining the appropriate number of holes to be played afterward. Categories of instruction include Pee Wee, 2-Hole, 5-Hole, 9-Hole and 18-Hole divisions. The Junior Golf season concludes with a Junior Golf Skills Day, Championship and Banquet, where all participants receive awards for participation and their outstanding play for the year.
McHenry Country Club enjoys a reputation of being one of the finest golf courses in Northern Illinois. The challenging design of our perfectly manicured course winds through a park-like setting of rolling fairways lined with mature trees. The natural rolling terrain, elevation changes, and small-fast greens create a unique playing experience that will test golfers of all skill levels.
Condition and playability is the top priority of Course Superintendent, Nathan Bolhous. In addition to maintaining the beauty of the course, Nate and his staff work to create some of the best putting surfaces in the Chicagoland area. The combination of subtle undulation and tilt, with typical green speeds ranging from 10.0 to 12.0 stimps, gives a whole new meaning to “the short game”.
In recent years, McHenry Country Club opened its state of the art Learning Center. This facility includes a large bent grass tee area plus multiple bent grass target greens to provide accurate feedback as your golf balls land on the green. McHenry Country Club’s practice facility is one of the best in Illinois, making instruction or just warming up a great experience for everyone.
A fully equipped “ProShop” is available to meet your equipment, clothing, and instructional needs. The McHenry Country Club PGA Pros plan and coordinate a full-season of men’s, ladies, singles, couples, social golf, and competitive tournaments… plus a junior golf program that targets youth up to the age of 16.