Your Guide to Clinton County IL Golf Courses

We do love our golf here in Clinton County, so it’s hard to decide which season is the best for golf! Is it spring when it feels so great to get out after winter? Is it summer when daylight hours are long, giving you more time to play? Or is it the fall, when the temperatures are cooler and the course is in great condition? Or is it whenever you can take the time to get out and play? If it is all of the above, we have put together a guide to Clinton County, IL golf courses, so you can grab your clubs and choose the type of course to play — par 3, 9 holes, or a full 18 hole.


Bent Oak Golf Course

1725 So Broadway, Breese IL
(618) 526-8181

Bent Oak Golf Course is a 9-hole, par 36 public course. This Breese, IL course has a lighted driving range, irrigated fairways, and totals 3290 yards with two par 3 holes, two par 5, and five par 4. The clubhouse has a full bar and is available for special events.

The current greens fees range as follows:

  • Monday (all day) — $18 with cart $24
  • Tuesday – Sunday (9 holes) — $19 with cart $27
  • Tuesday – Sunday (18 holes) — $25 with cart $36
  • Senior Rates (9 holes) — $17 with cart $22
  • Senior Rates (18 holes) — $22 with cart $31
  •  Senior is 62 or older


Carlyle Lake Golf Club

11717 Illinois 127, Carlyle IL
(618) 594-2758

Carlyle Lake Golf Club considers itself a truly family-friendly course.  At 3,309 yards, and par 36, it sports 1 par 3, 1 par 5, and 7 par 4 holes. The course, located a few miles south of Carlyle, Illinois, offers a good challenge for all skill levels. Opened in 1957, it’s known for its nice greens and kids’ classes. The current greens fees range as follows:

  • Weekday, 9 holes with cart — $20
  • Weekday, 18 holes, with cart — $26
  • Weekend, 9 holes with cart — $20
  • Weekend, 18 holes, with cart — $30
  • Call for their specials on Monday, Thursday, and Friday.


Governor’s Run Golf Course

3300 Governor’s Drive, Carlyle IL
(618) 594-4585

Governor’s Run Golf Course is open to the public, and is one of the newest golf courses, having broken ground in 1992. There are two 18-hole courses, the Par 3 Course and the Championship course. The Par 3 plays to a par-54, with a maximum distance of 1939 yards. The Championship course is at par 72, with a maximum distance of 7013 yards. The style of the course is Scottish links; with the signature hole being at #17, a 369 par 4 that features a covered bridge that crosses one of the water hazards.

You will also find a full-service Pro Shop and Sports Bar. The greens fees for Governors Run range as follows:

  • Weekdays, 18 holes — $42
  • Weekdays, 9 holes — $28
  • Seniors/Juniors/Military Weekends — $52
  • Seniors/Juniors/Military Weekdays — $30
  • Special Rates after 3 pm


Greenview Golf Course

2801 Putter Dr, Centralia IL
(618) 532-7395

Greenview Golf Course is an 18-hole, par 72 course with a full restaurant attached. The total course length is 6150 yards, with 2 par-5 holes, 3 par-3 holes, and 13 par 4. Greens fees range as follows:

  • Monday            $18
  • Tuesday – Friday        $29
  • Saturday, Sunday        $34

So get out your clubs, and plan on a few practice swings! The weather has been great, and fall will be upon us soon. Sneak away for an afternoon or a day, and enjoy the great country air. Our guide to Clinton County, IL golf courses will set you up for a fun time on the links. Plan to tee up soon!

Updated August 2022


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