Our Story

Our Story

Since opening in 1999, Rich Harvest Farms has been a premiere destination for golfers from all over the world.  The ultra-private, members only facility is home to the Kids Golf Foundation of Illinois. Rich Harvest Links is also the home of the Northern Illinois University Huskies Men’s & Women’s Golf Teams. The course has earned many distinct honors including consistently being named one of Rolex’s “World’s Top 1,000 Golf Courses” and Golf Digest’s ”America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses.” Golf Digest also honored Rich Harvest Farms in 1999, by naming it the 5th Best New Private Course in the United States. Rich Harvest Farms is proud of its prestigious list of amateur and professional golf tournaments both past and future.

“There are a few things at Rich Harvest Farms that will never go away,” Jerry Rich, Owner and President of Rich Harvest Farms said. “We will continue to host amateur golf events and bring golf into more children’s lives through our Foundation. That’s what’s most important.”

Rich Harvest Farms is the proud host site of the following tournaments:

2017 NCAA Division I Men’s & Women’s National Championships (May 18-31, 2017)

2015 Western Amateur

2015 Palmer Cup

2009 Solheim Cup®

2003 & 2019 Western Junior

2014 NCAA Midwest Regional

2013 Chip Beck #59 Charity Pro-Am

2012 Ryder Cup Captains Challenge

2012 Mid-American Conference Championship

2011-present Northern Intercollegiate

2007 NCAA Men’s Division I Central Regional

2003 Mid-American Conference (MAC) Championship

2001-2006 Chrysler All-Star Shoot-Out

2001-2003, 2005 & 2008 USGA Qualifiers

2000-present The ROG (Illinois Junior Golf Association)

1999-2007 Bob Murphy Pro-Am