Other Recommended Attractions: This popular golf course, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., is located just a few miles northwest of downtown Chicago. In past years, Hilldale has hosted qualifying rounds for the Western Open, a testament to the course's 130-point slope. Expect the narrow, tree-lined fairways and fast greens to offer up sufficient challenges to even the most seasoned golfers. Have care! Of the course's 18 holes, 13 taunt golfers with water hazards.