Cardinal Golf Course, located near Lake Sara in Effingham, Illinois features 5,899 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. Cardinal golf course opened in 1967. Justin Jiles, Golf Professional, manages the public course.
The 9-hole Fore-Way Golf Course in Effingham, IL is a public golf course that opened in 1994. Fore-Way Golf Course measures 2918 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 108 and a 32.5 USGA rating.
Effingham Country Club offers an 18-hole private golf course and features 6,221 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 70.1 and it has a slope rating of 119.
TREC Recreational Trail provides a great place for visitors to exercise, whether it is riding bikes, roller blading, or walking. The first phase of the trail was completed in 2010. Additional phases are planned in the future to create a county-wide, multi-use trail system in the community. Trail Map.
Lake Sara is an 800-acre recreational lake nestled into a wooded shoreline and encircled by a winding road. Lake Sara is aquiet cove at dawn, where the only sound is the whir of a casting reel and the gentle splash of the fly hitting the water’s surface…that’s LakeSara. A sunny afternoon slalom skiing behind a powerboat or running along the beach…that’s Lake Sara. A family picnic in the grass at water’s edge or a family reunion, with fried chicken and the works, under one of the pavilions…that’s Lake Sara. Spend a day, a week, or a season on the shores of Lake Sara. Want to spend some time on dry land? Cardinal and Fore-Way golf courses are just minutes away. Both feature newly laid holes, driving ranges and club houses.
Anthony Acres Resort is an attractive complex of new and remodeled cabins with a boat dock and beach. Take a respite from water sports for a game of beach volleyball or horse- shoes. Lake Sara has something for everyone, in every season of the year.
Lake Shelbyville offers a wide variety of outdoor activities for people of all ages and consists of 11,100 acres of water and 23,000 acres of land. The recreation area is open year around..
For more information about attractions and events in the area, please contact the Effingham’s Convention and Visitor Bureau.