Chicagoland Golf with a Carolinas Flavor

Foxford Hills Golf Club is a spectacular 18-hole, par-72, 7,047-yard championship golf course located in Cary, Illinois and owned by the Cary Park District.

The first six holes are relatively wide open, with expansive greens, spacious, undulating fairways, and discrete water and wetlands. The look is windswept and coastal; you almost expect to hear the muted thunder of the ocean and cries of gulls. Many of the next 12 holes, especially the back nine, meander up and down hills framed by mature hardwood trees and savannah's. Sixty distinctive MacKenzie-style bunkers populate the course. The flavor is vintage Carolinas…the conditioning, consistent with what you’d find at elite private clubs.

Recipient of a four-star rating from Golf Digest in 2008, Foxford Hills lives up to its reputation with seven of Chicagoland golf's best finishing holes.

Course Rating / Slope / Yardage

Men:     
Black 74.2/142/7047
Gold 72.2 /137/6618
Green 69.9/132/6102
Blue 67.5/126/5564

Women:
Silver 69.4/125/5040
Blue 72.3/131/5564
Green 75.3/137/6102

Course Layout


Front - 9 Layout


Back - 9 Layout


The Course - Front Nine

 

HOLE # 1: EASY RIDER
PAR 4, 362 YARDS 
A great opening hole that is fairly straight with bunkers lining the left side of the fairway.  Generous, undulating fairway leads to a beautifully contoured green flanked by bentgrass aprons that will challenge your chip-and-run skills.

HOLE # 2: CHURCH PEWS 'n' AISLE
PAR 5, 583 YARDS
Long par 5, with bunkers lining the right side of the fairway and rough.  If you stay left, you will be in great shape for a second shot as you lay up for your third shot, which for most players will be a modest carry to an island green.

HOLE # 3: TRIPWIRE
PAR 3, 207 YARDS
A challenging par 3, hitting over a finger of the lake to a large green surrounded by undulating bentgrass aprons and bunkers.

HOLE # 4: VALLEY OF SIN
PAR 4, 402 YARDS
Short par  4 that plays long when the wind is out of the southwest.  No bunkers on this hole.  Fairway is narrow but fair.  Large grass valley on the right sets the hole up for a demanding tee shot.  A shallow green protects par.

HOLE # 5: DOUBLE JEOPARDY
PAR 4, 428 YARDS
Hit from an elevated tee to a fairway that meanders left away from the lake.  However, if you miss the fairway, two bunkers precede entrance to the lake...hence, 'Double Jeopardy.'  Don't get caught up in the beauty; this hole will eat you up if you don't choose the right club for your approach to avoid a watery grave.

HOLE # 6: BUNKER HILL
PAR 5, 615 YARDS
Long par 5 that doglegs left from the tee.  If you are lucky, you'll miss one of the 16 bunkers on the hole.  The fairway narrows as you get closer to the green.  Strategy is critical as every shot demands choices that challenge your skill and shot selection.

HOLE # 7: APPLE SPLIT
PAR 4, 405 YARDS
This hole is unique with an apple orchard in the left rough.  The double-split fairway plays up to an elevated green surrounded by bunkers left of the green.

HOLE # 8: RYAN'S RETREAT
PAR 3, 167 YARDS
Short par 3, with deep bunkers chiseled left of the hole. Green slopes gently right to left, a good birdie opportunity.

HOLE # 9: LUPA DA LOOP
PAR 4, 427 YARDS
Elevated tees play downhill to an undulating fairway.  No fairway bunkers, but trees left and mounds of fescue right. Second shot is to a green elevated above a pond on the left side, with dramatic bunkers surrounding a gently sloping green.

 

The Course - Back Nine

HOLE # 10: THE GREEN MILE
PAR 5, 565 YARDS 
A long, straight par 5 channels play through an oak grove to a carefully positioned green complex surrounded by bunkers left and right.  Challenging but fun.

HOLE # 11: SLICE OF HEAVEN
PAR 4, 430 YARDS
A spectacular par 4.  The view and name says it all.  A truly beautiful golf hole!

HOLE # 12: BEACHES 'N' GREEN
PAR 4, 323 YARDS
Driveable par 4, but logic must prevail.  Best to position ball in fairway away from the massive beach bunker, then play a short iron to a very contoured green.

HOLE # 13: RYAN'S REVENGE
PAR 3, 190 YARDS
A challenging par 3, with a green guarded by McKenzie-style bunkers that are breathtaking and unforgettable.

HOLE # 14: WALNUT RIDGE
PAR 4, 416 YARDS
Another beautiful par 4 that may lull you to forget the task at hand.  The green is set amongst a grove of walnut trees.

HOLE # 15: THE GREAT WALL
PAR 5, 527 YARDS
Wow! Is perhaps not enthusiastic enough for this downhill par 5 that normally plays with the wind.  The second or third shot is across a small pond to a shallow green fronted by a tall boulder wall.  Good luck!

HOLE # 16: BABBLING BROOK
PAR 4, 347 YARDS
A short par 4 with trouble everywhere.  Look for wildlife amidst the lush treescape of the McHenry County Conservancy  Hit it straight and you will feel great.

HOLE # 17: BRENNAN'S BEAUTY
PAR 3, 169 YARDS
A deep green, waterfall right, ponds front and behind.  What more needs to be said?!

HOLE # 18: OAK ALLEY
PAR 4, 484 YARDS
A dramatic finish through an alley of burr and white oaks.  The longest par 4 on the course requires a demanding, well-positioned tee shot, followed by an approach shot with a bunker left and water right.  Par here and proceed to the clubhouse for your just reward on the 19th hole!