History

History

In 1987, Jerry Rich began to develop Rich Harvest Farms, the now 18-hole ultra-private golf course that winds through the tranquil and picturesque landscape.

After 10 years of perfecting each hole, all 18 were complete and Rich Harvest Farms was rated the 5th Best New Private Golf Course by Golf Digest. Three years later, Golf Digest  placed the course on ”America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses,” where it remains today.

The Rich Harvest Farms property also home to the Kids Golf Foundation of Illinois. In 1998, with his life-long friend Don Springer, Jerry established the Foundation to bring the sport of golf into the lives of children and to provide them with opportunities for personal growth and career enhancement. Today, the Foundation had introduced over 200,000 Illinois children to the game of golf. Of all Jerry’s accomplishments, he hopes the Foundation will become his legacy.