The Three-Hole Sunshine Course at Midwest Golf House is designed to service the Chicago District Golf Association (CDGA) and all allied golf associations. The Sunshine Course is located next to the Midwest Golf House on eight acres of land across the street from Cog Hill Golf & Country Club. The land was donated to the CDGA by the Jemsek Family.
Three Distinct Services
Sunshine Through Golf Foundation
bringing “Sunshine Through Golf”
The Sunshine Course provides play to the Sunshine Through Golf Foundation and affiliated groups. The groups playing the course include those dedicated to utilizing golf in an educational, therapeutic, recreational or rehabilitative manner (Illinois Junior Golf Association, The First Tee, Marianjoy, Hook a Kid on Golf, VA Lakeside Hospital and more.) The course and related facilities are fully handicap accessible. Clinics, camps and/or seminars for affiliated community organizations or corporations may also take place on the course (e.g. Cog Hill's Head Golf Pro, Jeff Rimsnider's Junior Golf League and No Embarrassment Golf School).
The Midwest Golf House complex houses an arboretum of trees, shrubs, flowers, grasses and more. The land is more than golf turf, as the arboretum brings together many professions in an effort to help the green and golf industry.
The arboretum services CDGA member clubs and The Green Industry Associations (including nurseries, landscapers, etc.). The arboretum will implement an environmental plan including monitoring water quality, protecting/creating new wildlife habitats and educating club members and the public.
The Midwest Golf House complex contains a greenhouse, research lab, research plots and experimental greens as well as the Sunshine Course - all used by the CDGA Turgrass Research Program. With pest diagnostics/consulting, turfgrass research, educational programs and Interactive Turf (a web-based program for golf courses), the CDGA is actively involved in efforts to help superintendents maintain or improve the health of the turf on area golf courses. The Sunshine Course is one of the largest living turfgrass facilities with playing capacity in the nation. Most university test plots do not receive course play like the unique Sunshine Course does.
I*Mag*Jen Charities Clubhouse
- Handicap-accessible building
- Handicap parking with circle drive
- Kitchenette area
- Television with DVD player
- Tables and chairs
- Direct access to the golf course
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
(Closed Monday for maintenance)
Weekends can be arranged on a case by case basis.
*Please request use of the clubhouse when signing up for times on the golf course.