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Within 60 days of joining the tour and filling out the 2018 registration, each member will receive an email from USHandicap with instructions on how to sign into your account. You will not be able to access your Silver membership until you receive the confirmation email. Nothing will be mailed, everything will be done via email address.

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2018 Chicago Golfweek Open

Chicago Golfweek Open Tournament Information

Saturday June 2nd & Sunday June 3rd


The 9th Annual Chicago Golfweek Open will be contested at Bowes Creek CC and the Highland of Elgin. This annual event expects players from all across country and has always been a sell out event.

Certainly, one of the highlights of the Bowes Creek Country Club lifestyle is the outstanding golf course and clubhouse. Created by Jacobson Golf Course Design to be enjoyable for all levels of golfers, the 18-hole golf course ranges from 6,900 yards from the professional tees to 5,000 from the junior tees. Five sets of tees accommodate every level of golfer.

The Highlands of Elgin has become a premier destination for thousands of golfers throughout the region. Nine new holes reclaim an old stone quarry, and take maximum advantage of the unique and dramatic landforms that were left behind, including a twelve acre quarry lake. Four holes hug the top of the bluff thirty to forty feet above the water providing golfers with incredible views and numerous shot options on each hole.

  • Date: Saturday, June 2nd & Sunday June 3rd   
  • Entry Fee: $230.00 -Includes golf, carts, prize pool, & more
  • Format: 36 hole stroke play    
  • Start Time: 10am each day
  • Payment Due By: Friday May 25th

Registration is closed


Tournament Information


Tee Boxes








Tournament Prize Pool

These amounts are estimates and based on the number of entries per flight -- final amounts subject to change upon final headcount  

CHAMP Flight -- 1st $300 2nd $100

A Flight -- 1st $525 2nd $300 3rd $200 4th $100 5th $75  6th $50

B Flight -- 1st $525 2nd $300 3rd $200 4th $100 5th $75 

C Flight -- 1st $400 2nd $225 3rd $100 4th $50

D Flight -- 1st $400 2nd $200 3rd $75


Practice Rounds

  • Bowes Creek: Tuesday - Friday: $59
  • Highlands of Elgin: Tuesday - Friday: $55

Tournament Schedule

  • Registration opens at 8:30am Saturday
  • Bowes Creek will play as a Par 70 & Highlands will play as a Par 72

Tournament Contests


Skins & Pins

$40 for the tournament - MUST BE PAID ON SATURDAY

  • $20 Each Day
  • $10 Flighted Skins
  • $5 Super Skins
  • $5 Flighted CTP

Bowes Creek

Champ & A Flight: #5 

B Flight: #3    C Flight: #16

D Flight:#14

Highlands of Elgin

Champ & A Flight: #7 

B Flight: #15    C Flight: #17

D Flight: #4

Hole in One

$2500 - Bowes Creek #5

$2500 - Highlands of Elgin #7

This weeks challenge hole:

Bowes Creek #10

Highlands of Elgin #10



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