NIU Huskie Golf

NIU Huskie Golf

Rich Harvest farms is proud to be the home golf course of the Northern Illinois University’s men’s and women’s golf teams. Rich Harvest Farms and Northern Illinois University have a relationship that spans more than fifty years. Jerry and Betty Ann Rich both graduated from Northern Illinois University in 1961. Jerry graduated with a degree in mathematics and a minor in earth sciences and Betty with a degree in Business Education. In addition to the spectacular 18-hole course at Rich Harvest Farms, the Huskies are able to benefit from the indoor practice facility on-site, giving them the ability to work on their game year-round. The Rich family are proud supporters of not only the golf teams at Northern Illinois but also are honored to play a role in many educational programs that the facility has to offer.

History of Events

Since becoming the home golf course of Northern Illinois University, Rich Harvest Farms has hosted many great tournaments in conjunction with the university and have many more tournaments planned for the future.

Community Support

Rich Harvest Farms and Northern Illinois University have a relationship that goes beyond hosting events and utilizing the facilities. Both the men’s and women’s players and coaches make sure to give their assistance to the Kids Golf Foundation at various elementary school clinics and mentoring events held on and off the property.

Betty Ann Rich Award

Starting in 2014, the women’s golf team will be presenting a new award to one of its players and it is the “Betty Ann Rich Award.” Mrs. Betty Ann Rich was a very smart and dedicated women and her strong sense of character and optimism are an inspiration to all that knew her. Betty’s giving spirit was shared by Jerry and eventually grew into something special – the Kids Golf Foundation. The Betty Ann Rich Award will be awarded to the women’s player who not only performs well on the golf course but also excels in the classroom. The relationship between Rich Harvest Farms and Northern Illinois University is unique and special.