The Course: Glen View Club
The Western Amateur will return to its roots in 2021 when it visits the Glen View Club. This historic club hosted the inaugural Western Amateur, won by David Forgan, in 1899. The championship returned in 1905, when H. Chandler Egan was the winner.
Built more than 120 years ago, the Glen View Club has also hosted the Western Open (1899), the U.S. Amateur (1902) and the U.S. Open (1904).
Location: Golf, IL
Architect: Richard Leslie, Herbert J. Tweedie (1897); Tom Bendelow (1910); Harry Colt, Donald Ross (1913); William Flynn (1922)
2022: Exmoor Country Club
Location: Highland Park, IL
Architect: C.B. Macdonald (1896); Donald Ross (1915)
With a history dating back to 1896, Exmoor Country Club is one of the most storied clubs in the greater Chicago area. Exmoor was one of 11 charter clubs that established the Western Golf Association in 1899. Since 1903, the club has hosted 18 national championships.