East Fork Golf was a family owned and operated 3-par golf course, built near the shores of East Fork Lake, Richland County Illinois. When the lake was built, it swallowed up precious farmland. So in 1972, Bill Combs & his son Doug converted their poultry farm into a 3-par, 9 hole golf course, which officially opened in 1973.

This public course provided an inviting, affordable place for several generations to learn and enjoy the game of golf. It featured well maintained bentgrass greens, mature shrubs and trees, rolling terrain, two water hazards, and temporarily, a sand trap. Tournaments were held from 1983-1999 in support of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Seasons ran from March 15th through November 15th. However, off season play could be arranged, weather permitting.

Unfortunately, interest in golf dwindled over time, so after 50 years the family decided to close the course for good, November 15, 2022.

The Combs Family is grateful to all the golfers who supported our small business. We’re glad you spent time here making memories, enjoying the great outdoors. Thank You!

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