In 1987, Jerry Rich began to develop Rich Harvest Farms on his 1,820 property in Sugar Grove, IL out of a love of golf and golf course design. What started out as one hole eventually blossomed into an 18-hole ultra-private golf course, built and perfected over a period of 10 years. When it officially opened in 1999, Rich Harvest Farms was rated the 5th Best New Private Golf Course by Golf Digest. Three years later, Golf Digest placed the course on “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses,” where it remains to this day.
Since its opening, Rich Harvest Farms has become a premiere destination for golfers from all over the world, attracting a series of prestigious amateur and professional tournaments, including the 2009 Solheim Cup®. The facility is also home to the Kids Golf Foundation of Illinois and the Northern Illinois University Huskies Men’s & Women’s Golf Teams.