|Conway Farms Golf Club
The 466-yard, par-4 16th at Conway Farms Golf Club
For the second time in its 17-year history, the Canon Cup returns to one of its former venues for a second run. Conway Farms Golf Club first played host to the Canon Cup in 2002. It was such a success that the American Junior Golf Association returns just four years later.
Conway Farms Golf Club is currently ranked ninth in the state of Illinois by Golf Digest, and has previously been ranked among the top-100 modern courses by Golfweek. All of this praise is for good reason.
Inspired by the Old Course at St. Andrews and Shinnecock Hills in the Hamptons, Conway Farms Golf Club is a Tom Fazio-designed links course. It is truly one of Fazio’s magnificent gems, with gentle rolling terrain and wonderful vistas, using existing trees, forests and wet lands. Players will find immaculate, contoured fairways and greens.
The origins of Conway Farms Golf Club trace back to three Lake Forest families whose love for golf was exceeded only by their foresight. Their vision for a first-rank golf club began with the 1956 purchase of a farm straddling a stretch of old Conway Road, thus giving rise to the name Conway Farms. The course opened for play in 1991, 35 years after that first purchase.
The course has played host to numerous amateur championships, including the 1995 Women’s Western Junior, the 1997 NCAA Division I Men’s Championship, and the 1998 U.S. Junior Amateur.
Most recently, Conway Farms played host to the 2006 Big Ten Championships.
Indeed, it is a course fit for champions, and amply prepared to test 40 of the nation’s premier junior golfers as they attempt to earn bragging rights in junior golf’s ultimate team match play event.