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.