Butler National Golf Club - Oak Brook, IL
Located in the western suburb of Oak Brook, IL lies Butler National Golf Club. George Fazio built the course in 1972 and it was also overseen by George's nephew Tom. The course has previously hosted the PGA Tour's Western Open from 1974-1990. The 46th "Best Course in America" plays 7,523 from the back tees and possesses a 78.1 course rating with a slope of 152. Butler National is one of four "Male Only" clubs in the Chicago area. This policy caused them to lose the Western Open.
For my round at Butler National, I teed it up with local golf photographer Joshua Simkins. Josh and I both got off to a hot start, but put up a couple of big numbers later on in the round. The highlight of the round was a clutch birdie on the difficult 10th hole. But in all honesty, just about every hole at Butler National is a highlight.