Updated July 19, 2018
In the mid-swing of summer, with a little over 200 golf courses spanning the Chicagoland area alone, it can be tricky finding the right game for you. As a way to help narrow down some of those options while also inspiring some do-good on the green, below we have listed seven upcoming charity golf events in Illinois. Take the right course of action, pun intended!
Where: Cog Hill Golf & Country Club, Lemont, Illinois
When: July 18, 2018, at 8 a.m.
Support: Ronald McDonald House Charities
Enjoy an outing spread across four different golf courses, including the award-winning Dubsdread, which has hosted both PGA and USGA tournaments. Players will be treated to a specialty lunch, endless snacks, and cocktails followed by a Silent Auction in support of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana. Every golfer will also receive an exclusive gift from Titleist.
Where: Skokie Country Club, Glencoe, Illinois
When: July 30, 2018, at 10 a.m.
Support: IBD Research and Cures
On July 30, find yourself at the beautiful Skokie Country Club situated only 40 minutes north of downtown Chicago. Enjoy a well-organized and fun event while supporting the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, Illinois Carol Fisher Chapter. Founded nearly 50 years ago, this foundation remains at the forefront of supporting medical research, educational workshops, and empowering support for the 780,000 Americans affected by IBD.
When: July 30, 2018
As a philanthropic and networking event, find 400 of Chicago’s leading middle market and private equity dealmakers at four of the most elite courses on the North Shore. For 13 years, this tournament has generated over $5 million for the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois, helping over 30 million people in the United States living with kidney disease today. Following the golf, participants are invited to Onwentsia Club for the awards ceremony, dinner, and cocktails.
Where: Boulder Ridge Country Club, Lake in the Hills, Illinois
When: July 30, 2018, at 10 a.m.
Support: Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness Organization (OCSA)
This fun-filled day is more than just a golf-outing. This event includes lunch, dinner, a silent auctioned emceed by 95.9 The River’s Scott Mackay Show, and a special performance by Nashville recording artist Ashley Gaines. All funds raised are in support of the OCSA’s ongoing awareness campaign surrounding the silent symptoms of ovarian cancer, as well as its Veterinary Outreach Programs (VOP) initiatives. Support programs such as the VOP’s Penn Vet Working Dog Center that is currently working to harness canines’ power to “sniff out” ovarian cancer.
Where: Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club, Hoffman Estates, Illinois
When: Aug. 4, 2018, at noon
Support: Chicagoland Dog Rescue
The newly renovated Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club is hosting Putts for Pups in support of Chicagoland Dog Rescue. Tailor this event to your needs in purchasing one of the three different experiences they offer: Golf only, Dinner only, and Golf & Dinner. Along with dinner, raffles, and live music by The MacCartyns, this event also has a Helicopter Ball Drop giving you a fun opportunity to win $500. Chicagoland Dog Rescue is committed to a volunteer-based, shelterless rescue. Their life saving missions is dedicated socializing and finding homeless dogs, of any breed, size, or age, a permanent loving home.
Where: Harborside International, Chicago
When: Aug. 5, 2018, at 1 p.m.
Located only minutes away from Chicago’s Loop, Harborside is the premium golf experience of the city. Enjoy sunshine, friends, and lunch while supporting postsecondary career education. The Central States Private Education Network (CSPEN) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting postsecondary educational institutions in assisting students and businesses that employ their graduates. Change someone’s life by supporting CSPEN and continued career education.
8th Annual Giving on the Green
Where: Cantigny Golf Course, Wheaton, Illinois
When: Sept. 17, 2018, at 11 a.m.
Support: One World Surgery
Come enjoy a full-day event equipped with lunch, cocktails, dinner, and a silent auction benefiting One World Surgery, an organization dedicated to fighting against the global health crisis by providing accessible surgical care for all. Every dollar made at this event will be directly donated to support the medical missions in Honduras. Golf for some good this September and have fun while doing so. To register, click here and choose the “Golf Outing” payment option.
CFF Golf Invitational
Where: The Glen Club, Glenview, IL
When: Aug. 27, 2018, at 10 a.m.
Support: The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
This first-class tournament will be held just outside of downtown Chicago. The prestigious Glen Club in Glenview was voted #2 as one of the “Best Courses You Can Play in Illinois” by Golf Magazine. This tournament benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing life-saving care for those affected by the genetic disease and persistent lung infections. The tournament kicks-off with a shotgun start and is played in best ball format. After a fun day of golfing, players will enjoy cocktails, dinner, and both, live and silent auctions. Click here for more information.