Kemper Lakes Golf Club - Kildeer, IL

Designed by Ken Killian and Dick Nugent, Kemper Lakes opened for play in 1979.  Most recently, Rick Jacobson has completed a 3 year bunker renovation on the property.  I would find many and test them out extensively.  Kemper Lakes has hosted a number of significant golf tournaments and is one of 3 Chicago area courses to host a major championship, the 1989 PGA Championship won by Payne Stewart.

For my round at Kemper Lakes, I teed it up with golf photographer Joshua SImkins.  After some early ball striking had taken me to -2, things got tough on the back nine and I found myself grinding for pars.  Coming to the 17th tee box I had a good chance to make a push for a round of even par or better.  Just like Mike Reid in the 1989 PGA Championship, I would go onto make double bogey on 17, par on 18, and limp into the clubhouse.