You take a deep breath, smelling the freshly cut grass. The bright sun shines down on you as you take your stance with golf club in hand. The wind blows softly, rustling the grass and swaying the leaves on each tree. You line up your shot, swing and make perfect contact with your club.It sails through the air past the green, past the sand traps. It lands near the distant flag, and you smile. They say a bad day golfing is better than a good day at work, but you’re having a downright great day on the rolling hills of a Carroll County golf course.

Why Carroll County?

Here are just a few reasons golfers should choose Carroll County:


Close to You

Carroll County is within a two-and-a-half hour drive of Chicago, most of Illinois and all of Southern Wisconsin and Eastern Iowa.


Great Courses

Find two 9-hole courses and four 18 hole courses, all with amenities you’ll love: Pro shops, golf pros, carts, and delicious food and drink.


Family Fun

At Trailside Inn Mini-Golf you’ll find an 18 hole course full of whimsical fun!


Places To Go

Off the course, take the winding backroads through rich farmland, forests, and hills, and stop for great food and shopping in welcoming towns along the way.


Great Lodging

Lodging options from rustic cabins to resorts mean you get more than a place to sleep; where you stay becomes part of the fun!

Great Places to Golf

Fore! This beautiful collection of courses will make your day, weekend or week!

Lake Carroll Golf Course

This 18 hole course is set in rolling hills above a picturesque lake and offers pro lessons, a driving range, and golf cart rentals.

Palisades Golf Course

Enjoy a relaxing game of golf with a clubhouse, driving range, and cart and equipment rental.

Park Hills Golf Course

With two 18 hole courses set on over 300 acres of rolling hillside. Carts, driving range, pro shop, club repair available.

Sandburr Run Golf Course And Resort

It’s not just a resort, but has a beautiful nine-hole golf course that you can explore on foot or by cart.

Wolf’s Hollow

A 6,408 yard 18 hole course set in the rolling hills near Lena, just 35 minutes from Mount Carroll.

Trailside Inn Mini Golf

Enjoy the beautiful view from the top of the course, the challenge of each hole, and the fun you’re sure to have with the whole family.

Ready for the Time of Your Life?

Our beautiful region is yours to explore, and it’s right in your backyard, so why wait? Click below to choose lodging or plan your whole trip. We can’t wait to see you.