Sunset Valley Golf Club Press Kit

Our story

Located on Chicago’s Northshore, Sunset Valley Golf Club in Highland Park, Il has undergone an extensive $7 million renovation to the course and clubhouse. The new Sunset Valley Golf Club opens for play August 18, 2018 and will reflect a unique British Heathland course design with an openness accentuated with strategic landforms, flowing masses of native grasses and groves of trees which harken back to the character and aesthetic appeal of course’s original 1920’s era golf course architecture.

Scroll to the bottom for downloadable photos and contact information.

Press Releases

The Course

The Clubhouse

The History

Sunset Valley Opens to the Public

The Golf experience

Every hole at a great golf course should test different aspects of your game. It shouldn’t be a cake walk for good golfer or a torture session for the not-so-good golfer. The new Sunset Valley golf course is designed to be harder and easier – accommodating a broad spectrum of skill sets.

The heathland characteristics of Sunset Valley provide a combination of golf hole features rich in diversity. Golfers have alternative options to conquer each hole resulting in a fun and rewarding round of golf. Meanwhile, the undulating landscapes of the heathland layout make the terrain ideal for fast, challenging golf. Each round of golf on this course can be completely different, creating a unique golf experience like no other.

The over 6,700 yard 18-hole course features continuous cart paths and multiple tee boxes accommodating every player level.

signature hole #4

The highlight of the new course! This breathtaking peninsula features a natural stone wall embankment outlined by colorful flowering plantings and surrounded by an expanded lake.

The clubhouse

The newly remodeled clubhouse offers a classic cozy vibe with stunning views of the new golf course. The interior includes a roomy bar, pro shop, dining and lounge area with fireplace. Rich wood tones and a classic color palette provide a warm relaxing escape. Outside, the trellised patio overlooking the new course is the perfect setting to hang out for drinks and a meal.

The renovation project

Sunset Valley Golf Club is a facility of the Park District of Highland Park and has served as Highland Park’s hometown course since 1920. The $7 million renovation of the club began in May 2017 and was the first initiative to be implemented in the Park District’s GreenPrint 2024 master plan. The course will re-open for play later summer 2018.

Project Team:

  • Jacobson Golf Design
  • Gewalt Hamilton & Associates
  • Woodhouse Tinucci Architects

press inquiries

We love working with our local and regional journalists. Below you will find useful information about the District including fact sheets, press releases, downloadable photography, Park Board information, and more that can be used online and in print publications. We are happy to produce any additional information that is not found below and we look forward to working with you.

For all media inquires please contact:

Liz Gogola

Director of Marketing and Communications



Downloadable Photos

Without a doubt, the new Sunset Valley will be Chicago's best golf experience!
Sunset Valley Thru the Years

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