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Benton Country Club

Hwy 14 Route 2, Benton, Illinois, 62812
Type: Semi-Private, open to the public
No. Holes: 9
Architect: Robert B. Harris (35)
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Benton Country Club is a Semi-Private 9 hole golf course located in Benton, Illinois.

One of the oldest golf courses in the Southern Illinois area, Benton Country Club boasts much tradition. Designed by an unknown architect and built mostly by locals in 1920, the golf course was laid out on the existing land without much change to the terrain. During that day, sand greens were pretty much the norm. The sand was mixed with oil to form the perfect consistency. Before each player putted, one of the caddies would roll the area between the players' ball and the hole to make it smooth. In 1940, the greens were changed over to grass as they are today. The course was redesigned in 1961 by Robert B. Harris. The large, historical clubhouse was built in 1921. Although a few additions have been added over the years, it still stands as a reminder of the good ole days.

The Benton Country Club golf course overlooks beautiful Lake Moses, providing very scenic views. Although the course only plays to a little over 3,000 yards, it is characterized by narrow fairways and lined with large oaks, maples, and pines. The course is full of risk-reward situations that will challenge your courage on every shot.

Par for the course is 36. From the back tees the course plays to 3086 yards. The course rating is 35.0 and it has a slope rating of 113. From the forward tees the course measures 2399 yards.

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