an exclusive golf only club

The Merit Club is a unique place where the game of golf can be enjoyed on a course that exists in total harmony with nature.

The course envelops 320 acres and is preserved as open space for perpetuity by a conservation easement. Native oak savannahs, prairies and wetlands provide beauty at every turn


our history

The course was founded in 1992 by Bert Getz Sr. and his family. He began building the Merit Club golf course in 1989. The course was designed by Ed Oldfield and Bob Lohman. The Merit Club clubhouse and golf course opened for play on July 4, 1992.View History

the course

It was built solely for golf and those who enjoy the game. It is designed to challenge low handicap golfers, yet be fun and fair for the recreational player. The Merit Club hosted the 2000 Women’s Open and 2016 UL International Crown LPGA Championship

the clubhouse

The Clubhouse is a spacious, bright and contemporary facility. Our newly renovated lobby, grill and dining room create a crisp and inviting venue for our members. It is a perfect setting for social and business get togethers.

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