Annbriar Golf Course in Waterloo, Illinois was recently named the number 7 Golf course in the U.S. according to Golf Digest. See what makes this course a must-visit in the Midwest.
About the Course
Annbriar was a dream of Ann Nobbe who envisioned turning her families farm into a golf course. After her tragic death in 1990, her family pursued her dreams and called upon Dr. Michael Hurdzan to design the course. Hurdzan is also credited with the design of Weaver Ridge in Peoria, IL, Naples National in Naples, FL, and St. Albans in St. Louis, MO.
This course covers 226 acres of beautiful rolling hills and 115 bunkers to challenge even the pros. With its precision-placed tee boxes, rolling fairways and lush greens, Annbriar Golf Course is the perfect golf getaway for any skilled golfer. Amateur golfers will find Annbriar Golf Course to be a great place to practice multiple approaches and to enjoy a country club atmosphere at affordable prices. Professional or skilled golfers will get the pleasure of experiencing the improved and challenging tee box placements.
For more detailed information on the course check out the course review from Kiel Christinson of GolfIllinois.com. He breaks out each hole, telling you the best technique to tackle this challenging course.
After finishing up a great game, don’t forget to visit the Clubhouse to check out the Smokehouse Restaurant and Pro Shop. The Smokehouse Restaurant serves breakfast, appetizers, and sandwiches along with weekend dinner specials. The clubhouse also features a full-service bar and a beverage/snack cart during the summer. Guests can eat, drink and socialize on the screened-in deck overlooking the course.
What Players are Saying
Players of Annbriar have helped get their name on the map by leaving great reviews across the internet. Many of the reviews claim that Annbriar is the “best public course in the St. Louis area” and often comment about the fantastic scenery. One reviewer even called it a “tucked away paradise.”
Check out this, and other, great reviews left on their Facebook Page:
On GolfAdvisor.com, Annbriar is competing with the best courses in the U.S. including Pepple Beach in California, Wyncote Golf Club in Pennsylvania, and Players Stadium in Florida. This ranking is a huge accomplishment for the course and puts the state of Illinois on the avid golfer’s must-play map.
Other accomplishments for the course include:
- Top Courses in Illinois
- Best of Golf Advisor
- Top 25 Courses for Layout in the U.S.
What to Know Before You Go
Annbriar is open year round weather permitting. Rates range from $34-$45 for 18 holes of golf depending on the day and time. Sign up for their E-Club or purchase a gift card for the golfer in your life.
Also, don’t forget to check out their event calendar, tournament schedule, leagues, and lessons.