Pottawatomie Golf Course in St. Charles offers golfers may benefits, including a scenic, beautiful and challenging par 35 design, enjoyable for players of all ages.
As manager and head golf pro at Pottawatomie Golf Course, Ron Skubisz often hears comments from golfers about the course.
“One person described it to me as ‘it’s absolutely a great walk in the park, and oh yeah, it’s a great golf course,’” Skubisz said.
Skubisz said Pottawatomie Golf Course is an enjoyable place to be. The river provides interesting and scenic views and it was the first 9-hole golf course internationally to become a fully-certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.
“Golf is a family game and I think here, more than any place I’ve been, I’ve seen it exercised as a family thing more than anything,” Skubisz said, adding the course lends itself well to walking and, with several different tee options, people of all ages and skill levels can enjoy the course.
The course was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. He began work in May of 1936 and it officially opened for play on July 1, 1939. Opening day fees were 25-cents for the first round and 15-cents for each additional round. Rates were higher on Sundays, according to the Pottawatomie Golf Course website.
Over the years, the course has undergone some upgrades and renovations, including the launch of a shoreline stabilization project, but it has always strived to remain sensitive to the integrity of the golf course.
Skubisz said weekends especially are filled with families enjoying the course. And he often finds himself giving lessons to first a child, and then their grandparent, so the two have an activity to do together.
“I think that’s one of the great things about golf,” he said. “It’s something multi-generations can do.”