The 2017 NCAA National Golf Championships will be hosted for the first time by Northern Illinois University, with play taking place from May 19-24 (women) and May 26-31 (men). Sugar Grove will be only the third Illinois city to host the Division I Golf Championships. Cook County’s Olympia Fields Country Club hosted the men’s championship in 1943, while Conway Farms Golf Club outside of Chicago played host to the men’s as well in 1997. Rich Harvest Farms, which opened in 1997, was rated as one of Golf Digest’s “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses.” The course played host to the 2009 Solheim Cup where 120,000 spectators witnessed the United States’ team win over Europe, a Men’s Division I Golf Championship regional in 2007 and 2014 as well as the 2015 Palmer Cup men’s competition between the USA and Europe. A superb masterpiece and natural wonder that provides a unique experience celebrating the ebb and flow of the geography, Rich Harvest Farms is an experience all its own. Wetlands, mature trees and Illinois prairie grasses offer boundaries, definition and charm to the entire property. The lush grounds and course were designed and constructed by Jerry Rich and Greg Martin out of what were once corn and grazing fields. The course plays through wooded hillsides and open fields, making use of the natural streams and wetlands. Maintained natural areas and 100+ bunkers add strategic value and visual appeal. Rich Harvest Farms offers some of the country’s most challenging and unique golf holes.