Franklin County Country Club is a semi-private 18 hole golf facility located in West Frankfort, IL.
The Franklin County golf course first opened for play in 1922. The course was designed by Ted Locke
In 1921, business and railroad executives established the Franklin County Country Club for holiday outings with important guests and family. As golf became more popular, the membership expanded and a larger clubhouse, restaurant, and additional needed facilities were built including a banquet hall, locker rooms, pro shop, and a swimming pool.
Golf at "The Country Club of Southern Illinois" requires contemplation and thought because of the placement of water hazards, the maturation of hardwood trees, tall pines lining the fairways, and the presence of earth berms and bunkers. Zoysia Fairways on rolling terrain were the final touch.
Leisure golfers aren't abused by the course and experienced players don't feel like they have just taken an easy stroll through the park. Franklin County Country Club looks, feels, and plays like a true resort golf course.
The course is a par 71. There are 5 tee boxes, black (6,600 yards), blue (6,235 yards), white(6,005 yards), gold (5,385 yards), and red (4,915 yards),
Par for the course is 71. From the back tees the course plays to 6600 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 4915 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 10, a par-5 that plays to 585 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 16, a par-3 that plays to 145 yards from the back tees.
Watch out for # 2, a 575 yard par-5 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole at Franklin County Country Club is # 16, the 145 yard par-3.
$26 (cart not included), played on Monday, September 2007 at 10am
This is the best kept course in all of Southern Illinois. Everybody is friendly, the course is absolutely stunning; you will have a great time playing here.
$36 (cart included), played on Friday, May 2007 at 10am
This is the prettiest and best maintained course in all of Southern Illinois. The staff are courteous and very cooperative. The Castellano House Restaurant in the Clubhouse has great food and reasonable prices. Best of all, the pace of play is QUICK. People let you through if they are slowing play down. This course is a "Secret" that should be more widely known. Oh yes, the price is right--better then Chicago, St. Louis, or Hawaii by far.
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