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Rich Harvest Farms

07S771 Dugan Rd
Sugar Grove,  IL 60554

Phone: (630) 466-7610

Rich Harvest Farms is a private golf course and country club near Sugar Grove, Illinois, about 50mi west of downtown Chicago. Built in 1989 and expanded in 1999, the 18-hole championship golf course is on an expansive 1800acre.OwnerJerome "Jerry" Rich, the estate's owner and president, is a self-made businessman and alumnus of Northern Illinois University. Rich's father, Anthony "AJ" Rich started his own company – Rich Inc – where Jerry went to work after graduation. Not long after he started working for his father's company, he invented a method to incorporate many separate stock exchange software programs into one, putting Rich Inc. on the map.Course accoladesIn 1999, Rich Harvest Links was named the fifth-best new private course in the U.S. by Golf Digest. The course made its debut on Golf Digest's list of "America's Top 100 Golf Courses" in 2003, where it still remains today. Measuring over from the professional tees, the course requires precision with every shot. The famous fourth hole, Devil's Elbow, has one of the most intimidating tree-lined tee boxes and fairways of any golf course. Rich Harvest Farms is also the home course of the Northern Illinois University Huskies men's and women's golf teams of Northern Illinois University in nearby DeKalb. In addition to a golf course and several private residences, the 2200acre rural site houses several antique stage coaches and a collection of vintage and modern vehicles.Public eventsRich Harvest Farms hosted the NCAA Regional Men's Golf Championships in 2007 and 2014, as well as the Solheim Cup in 2009. The course was used for the Ryder Cup Captain's Challenge in 2012. The primary competition was held at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Illinois.

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