Friends of the Glencoe Golf Club


Since the beginning, the Glencoe Golf Club has belonged to us all. Nearly a century ago, residents of our Village had a vision—to dedicate one of the most idyllic corners of this community to the creation of Glencoe’s only public golf course. At a time when only private clubs existed, they believed that the people of this Village deserved a top-tier yet affordable golf course open to all members of our community. Years later, the course remains one of our most unique local amenities, a critical open green space, and an important symbol of our Village. Together, we have built a thriving golf course that is a source of pride for Glencoe. Situated on land shared with the Forest Preserve District, the club’s success begins with the beautiful space it occupies and the fierce loyalty of our golfing community. Though we are owned and operated by the Village of Glencoe, we are a public golf course, enterprise fund of the Village of Glencoe, that receives no support from property taxes—relying solely on the revenue we generate.

Friends of the Glencoe Golf Club Board

The Friends of the Glencoe Golf Club (Friends) Board manages the business and affairs of Friends. The Friends Board is comprised of volunteers who are enthusiastic advocates of the Friends mission and play an integral role in governance, advocacy and philanthropy.

The growth and sustainability of Friends and its mission to support the Glencoe Golf Club depends on maintaining this volunteer leadership and recruiting new individuals who embrace our vision and accept the privilege and responsibility to serve as volunteer leaders. Individuals who are interested in learning more about serving on the Friends Board should contact the general manager of the Glencoe Golf Club, Stella Nanos by using the contact form below.

Friends of the Glencoe Golf Club Board Members

  • Dale Thomas, President and Chairman
  • Ben Gutstein, Vice President
  • Joe Halwax
  • Bobby Miller
  • Steven Santiccioli
  • Joel Solomon
  • David Stern
  • Nikki Larson- Friends of the Glencoe Golf Club, Treasurer, Village of Glencoe, Finance Director
  • Stella Nanos – Friends of the Glencoe Golf Club, Secretary and Director, Glencoe Golf Club Staff, General Manager
  • Caesar Noriega – Glencoe Golf Club Staff, Assistant Pro Shop Manager
  • Matt Radde – Glencoe Golf Club Staff, Head Golf Professional

Clubhouse Civic Advisory Committee

The Clubhouse Civic Advisory Committee’s purpose is to support and advocate for the Glencoe Golf Club clubhouse project in the broader community. Ideal members are individuals who have a history of philanthropic support, are civic-minded Glencoe residents who view the project as an important civic improvement with benefits for the entire Glencoe community, are well connected with other potential supporters of the project and are committed to helping the project succeed.

Among other activities, the Committee will advocate for the project among personal and professional networks, identify and make introductions to potential individual and institutional donors, and participate in donor cultivation and stewardship.

Clubhouse Civic Advisory Committee

Gillian Goodman, Chair

Scott Shore

Lynn Goldschmidt


Whether you are interested in joining the Friends Board or a Committee, working at one of our events or playing a behind the scenes role to support the sustainability of the golf course, we are always looking for volunteers who possess a wide variety of skills to help Friends support the Glencoe Golf Club. To volunteer, please contact Stella Nanos @ 847.835.3330