Prairie Landing Golf Club

West Chicago, IL

As part of an airport expansion project, a land purchase included the McChesney farm and its historic 126 year-old Italianate farmhouse. With an eye on preservation, it was determined the farmhouse would be ideal to incorporate into a clubhouse for a new golf course. Prior to constructing the golf course, designed by Robert Trent Jones II, the farmhouse was relocated two miles and now serves, as a clubhouse, serves as the centerpiece for the Prairie Landing Golf Club.

Situated amidst prairie grasses and other native plantings, the original farmhouse serves as the club’s after-golf bar/dining area with seating for 60 on two levels. A golf wing houses a pro shop and locker rooms and a banquet wing seats 180 with a sun room overlooking the links-style golf course and sits atop below-grade cart storage. Separate golf and banquet entrances allow for golf and non-golf events to take place independently of each other while minimizing overhead.

Work completed by Dan Nicholas while Principal at PHN Architects