Riverside Golf Club
EST. 1893

Welcome to Riverside Golf Club

Serving local and national members since 1893

Riverside Golf Club is a private club serving members and their guests from the community and across the world since 1893. The Club is conveniently located 12 miles from the Chicago Loop and set on 125 acres of historic land along the banks of the Des Plaines River. We offer exceptional personalized golf and swim programs, elegant and casual dining, and a variety of social events for our members. We invite you to explore our website and contact us for additional information on becoming a part of our community.

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A look at our rich history

Through The Years

1893

1893

Our History Begins

Born on the eve of Independence Day on July 3, 1893...

1899

1899

The WGA is Created

The Riverside Golf Club was most instrumental in founding the Western Golf Association and for over 100 years, to this day, maintains this historic and close affiliation.

1914

Chicago District Golf Association

Riverside Golf Club joins the Chicago District Golf Association which began in 1901 when it was known as the City Golf League.

1915

1915

Acquisition and Construction

On February 1, 1915 Riverside Golf Club approved the purchase of 88.5 acres for $42,250 and then purchased an additional 12. 2 acres

1919

1919

The New Clubhouse

A new era begins at Riverside Golf Club with the new Clubhouse.

1935

1935

A Swim Program is Created

In 1935, twenty-eight members each put up a $500 bond to finance the construction of a swimming pool

1950

1950

Mac Divot is Born

The historical Mac Divot comic strip is created in the Chicago Tribune based on Riverside Golf Club.

1986

1986

The New Clubhouse

On November 1, 1986 the new Clubhouse at Riverside was completed and a new era in the Club began.

1990

1990

The Expansion Begins

In 1990 Riverside Golf Club purchased an additional 25 acres from the Forest Preserve District of Cook County to expand the course.

2020

2020

Riverside Golf Club Today

A proud home to 125 Evans Scholars and to countless members and their families, Riverside Golf Club is proud to be one of the founding golf clubs in Illinois as well as the nation in the game of golf.