H&R 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards Rated Scovill Golf Course the #1 Best Public Golf Course in Central Illinois. Named one of the top 100 women-friendly courses in the United States by Golf for Women, Scovill Golf Course is the most visited Decatur Park District facility by out-of-town golfers. Sometimes called the shot-maker’s course, Scovill offers manicured fairways surrounded by beautiful natural plantings.

A member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System, Scovill was first designed by Tom Bendelow, then redesigned in 1991 by nationally renowned architect, Dick Nugent. This target style golf course will test your composure as triple bogeys are as easy to come by as birdies and eagles.

Course Information

Scovill Golf Course
3909 West Main Street
Decatur, IL 62522

Course Rating6865.463.564.5

Hack Golf
Hack Golf challenges the rituals, rules and annoyances that make the game less fun! Want to relax the rules? OK. 15-inch holes. Yep. Only time for 9 holes? 9 is fine! Give it a try!

Fling Golf
This fun new game combines lacrosse with golf. Instead of swinging your standard golf club, you FLING the ball instead. Learn more about Fling Golf at http://flinggolf.com/.


The Short Course at ScovillDSC_0200

Looking to play a quick round of golf but don’t have time for a full 18? Try the 9-hole short course at Scovill! The short course is designed for beginners, families, juniors and seniors – anyone looking for shorter distances and faster play. The course is a Par 3, with all holes between 90 – 185 yards. Walking fee is just $9. Download a short course scorecard here.

How to Make Reservations

Please call the Scovill Golf Club pro shop at (217) 429-6243 to reserve your tee time – or book online! Reservations are taken up to 7 days in advance for weekdays, and on Monday for the following weekend. Scovill Golf Course has a 24-hour cancellation notice policy. The pro shop is open daily from dawn to dusk.


Booking Your Event

The professional banquets staff at Scovill Golf Course looks forward to hosting your next golf outing, wedding reception, reunion or family gathering! The clubhouse comfortably accommodates 200 guests. Please call (217) 421-7470 for information about menu options and rates or check out the banquets page here.