The Ivanhoe Club put this small, unincorporated community on the map, at least as far as golfers are concerned.
The community’s name was taken from the 1820 novel Ivanhoe, but that’s beside the point.
When the golf club moved to the community and opened in 1991, the community gained a huge clubhouse with dining, meeting and hospitality space, a ballroom, clay tennis courts, a competition size pool and oh yes, the golf course.
In 2003, the Ivanhoe Club began a massive $4.5 million renovation by world-renowned golf architect Arthur Hills. The Club is recognized as one of the top 25 championship courses in the state. The Club has three distinct 9-hole courses featuring rolling terrain, prairie and marsh.
Ivanhoe was featured on the Golf Channel as the home of the Rust-Oleum Championship. Golf Magazine named two of the courses’ holes the prettiest finishing holes in golf.
Residents can enjoy the amenities of larger nearby villages with shopping, restaurants and transportation.