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CHICAGOLAND

GOLFER’SGUIDE

2012 Issue 2

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Ryder Cup Medinah hosts golf’s most compelling event

also inside:

Special Events and Outings Perfect Drive — Destinations worth the trip

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hicago-area golf dates back to 1893, when an investor group dropped $300 for a nine-hole facility in suburban Downers Grove. Today, Chicago and the surrounding area is a golf destination, offering some of the world’s best courses. From posh private courses such as Chicago Golf Club or Medinah, to world-renowned public courses such as Cog Hill or Kemper Lakes, the Windy City has a course for every player. The tough part is picking which to play first. Use this edition of Chicagoland Golfer’s Guide as your roadmap. Inside you will find news and information on all of the top facilities in the area. Our cover story is on Medinah Country Club, which has been selected to host the first-ever Ryder Cup event in Illinois. To get ready for the biennial competition between Europe and the United States, the exclusive club underwent $1.5 million in renovations, including a dramatic redesign of the 15th hole. Read all about it, starting on Page 6. Are you a golf purist? If so, be sure to check our feature on Fox Bend Golf Course, starting on Page 16. You can revive that old time feeling at Fox Bend, a course that is fair, affordable and formidable. Looking for something unique? Look no further than the Golf Club of Illinois, featured on Page 22. The course was one of the most difficult in the state when it hosted the Illinois Open Championships back in the 1990s. The course has been dialed down some but still offers one heck of a challenge. The massive 11th hole measures 678 yards from the tips and plays as a par 5. Other featured courses include Klein Creek, Bridges of Poplar Creek, Seven Bridges, Bolingbrook, Stonewall Orchard, Oak Grove and many more along with a directory and several maps. Also be sure to check out our special events section, starting on Page 37. Take the hassle out of your next golf outing, host a worry-free wedding or just impress your buddies with an extra-special event. Find the area’s best facilities inside. Want to take a trip? We’ve got that covered, too. Inside you will find information on some of Florida’s top facilities. I hope you enjoy the great golfing weather and this issue of Chicagoland Golfer’s Guide. You can find more information on our new website, www.golfersguide.com/chicagoland. Get all the latest information on courses, news and events, the golf scene, golf coupons, golf tips, Midwest stay-and-play packages and more. Keep it in the fairway! Pete Martin Regional Vice President 2012 ISSUE 2

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6 Illinois Gets Its First Ryder Cup

Storied Medinah Country Club has been the site of three U.S. Opens and two PGA Championships. Add the 2012 Ryder Cup to the list.

16 A Step Back In Time

Golf purists can revive that old time feeling at Fox Bend Golf Course, a 6,890-yard, par 72 layout sure to test your shot-making ability.

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22 Dialed Down But Still Tough

CIRCULATION 100,000 per year reaching an estimated 230,000 readers Issue 2 of 2 ANNUAL EDITIONS For subscriptions or single-copy orders, go to www.golfersguide.com/order Copyright ©2011 Golfer’s Guide, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction without permission is prohibited. Golf course rates are subject to change at any time. Golfer’s Guide is not responsible or liable for any errors, omissions or changes in rates or information. *Publisher’s data. We are expanding our network of magazines and will be adding several new regions within the next year. If you would like to publish a Golfer’s Guide magazine with us in your home region send your resume and previous publishing samples to Golfer’s Guide, P.O. Box 5926, Hilton Head Island, SC 299389790, ATTN: Executive Publisher.

The Golf Club of Illinois isn’t as demanding as it was back in the 1990s but it’s still one heck of a challenge. Good luck on the par-5 11th, which measures 678 yards.

37 Special Events and Outings

Make your event memorable by having it hosted by one of the premier venues in the Chicagoland area.

53 Directory/Map

Find a comprehensive listing of Chicagoland area courses and where you can find them.

55 The Perfect Drive

Want to get away? Check out the Fort Golf Course in Fort Harrison State Park.

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Medinah Country Club brings 1st

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toried Medinah Country Club is the Chicago area’s best-known and most frequent major championship venue. The private club features three courses but is widely known for Course No. 3, site of three U.S. Opens and two PGA Championships. Add the 2012 Ryder Cup to the list. The PGA of America announced in October of 1998 that Medinah would host the biennial competition between teams from Europe and the United States. The event was set for Sept. 25-30, marking the Illinois debut of golf’s most compelling event. Players receive no prize money despite millions of dollars in TV and sponsorship revenue. A victory is their only reward. The Ryder Cup format is also unique. Team USA and Team Europe compete in 28 matches over a three-day span, includ-

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ing eight foursome matches, eight fourball matches and 12 singles matches. To get ready for the world’s best, Medinah underwent $1.5 million in renovations, including a dramatic redesign of the 15th hole. Golf course architect Rees Jones transformed the 392-yard hole into a drivable par 4, reducing its length by 100 yards while adding a new two-acre lake on the right side of the fairway and green. It is now the shortest par 4 on the course and comes at a crucial point in the round, following the long par 5 on hole 14 and before the famous closing three-hole stretch. By moving the 15th green to the left, Jones also made room for a new back tee for the famous par 4 16th hole. The tree-lined dogleg left has been extended to 482 yards. The 17th hole was returned to the edge

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Mewdinah Country Club/Evan Schiller

Hole No. 15 of Medinah Country Club’s Course No. 3.

P of Lake Kadijan in order to bring water back into play. The 18th hole also had significant changes. The left fairway bunker was replaced with a larger set of bunkers on the right side of a new contoured fairway. The green was elevated and a collection area was added. The final holes of Course No. 3 have been the scene of several dramatic shots and putts in major championships. The most famous moment came in the final round of the 1999 PGA Championship. Sergio Garcia, 19 at the time, seemed to knock himself out contention on the 16th fairway when his drive sailed right, resting on the roots of a big oak tree, partially blocking his view of the green. Garcia (and the tree) earned a spot in golf history with a memorable shot followed by a memorable celebration. 2012 ISSUE 2

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Instead of taking relief and a penalty stroke, Garcia closed his eyes and took a big swing. After contact, he raced up the fairway to see where it landed, jumping in excitement when he spotted it on the left side of the putting surface. Tiger Woods held off Garcia’s charge and went on to win the tournament by one stroke, foreshadowing his “Tiger Slam” in 2000. Woods returned to Medinah in 2006 and won the PGA Championship by five strokes, becoming the first golfer to win the event twice on the same course. In recognition of the achievement, Woods was made a member of the club, an unprecedented decision by Medinah’s membership. In 2010 Medinah’s No. 3 Course was ranked No. 20 by Golf Digest among “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses.”

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STATISTICS Par: 72 Purple White Silver

Yards Rating Slope 7032 74.4 136 6735 72.9 133 6431 71.6 130

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he Royal Country Club of Long Grove – formerly Hillcrest Country Club – is an 18-hole private course first opened in 1964. Measuring more than 7,000 yards from the back tees, good golfers appreciate the course for its unique qualities and inherent challenge, while four other sets of tees make it eminently playable for any ability level. Lush bentgrass fairways and “fast but fair” bentgrass greens assure the quality of play. Sixty-three strategic bunkers, out-of-bounds on every hole, water in-play on eight holes and thousands of mature trees assure you’ll have to work for a low score. Whether relaxing with friends or entertaining clients and associates, members and their guests spend their time immersed in luxury and beauty and find solace in the classicstyled Clubhouse, where they enjoy world-class amenities including the formal dining room and the patios overlooking the impeccable greens and lush fairways. Members enjoy a variety of sports and fitness activities, with a lavish outdoor swimming pool Along with these wonderful amenities, members take part in a world of fun-filled social and family events. There’s a secure feeling of belonging at “The Grove”– a warm welcome for the entire family. The Grove Country Club – when where you play really matters.

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Private Club

The Royal Hawk Country Club

Saint Charles, IL (630) 443-3500 www.golfatroyal.com

STATISTICS Par: 72 Purple White Gold

Yards Rating Slope 6547 72.5 132 6213 70.7 129 6431 70.3 124

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uilt in the wooded countryside of St. Charles, The Royal Hawk Country Club is a private, members-only club offering rustic farmhouse charm and panoramic views of the Fox River Valley. Built on 180 acres of rolling hills and featuring a par-72 championship course stretching 6,600 yards from the back tees, the club offers a variety of golf and social memberships, with affiliate privileges for their members at The Royal Fox Country Club and Klein Creek Golf Club. The club features exclusive dining, golf and fitness accommodations, along with private function rooms and distinctive places for hosting special events. Built in 2006, the clubhouse is furnished in true country club tradition. Modeled after the Mount Vernon home of President George Washington, it’s the destination of choice for a casual bite to eat after a round of golf, or an upscale dinner to kick off the weekend. The outstanding culinary team also offers excellent catering services for private functions. Beyond the impeccable golf course, exquisite cuisine and dining, the intangibles are what complete your country club experience, and The Royal Hawk Country Club invites you to experience what their members enjoy day after day: incredible golf, world-class amenities and attentive, personalized service that provide the country club experience of a lifetime.

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Private Club

The Royal Fox Country Club

STATISTICS Par: 72 Purple White Gold

Yards Rating Slope 6793 73.2 132 6366 71.2 128 5225 70.7 127

PERSONNEL Superintendent ...............Ernie Corsi Geneva Rd. Head Golf Professional ..David O’Neal 355

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hen everyday life simply won’t do, Chicagoland golfers are increasingly stepping into The Royal Country Clubs, and stepping outside the ordinary world. Built in 1989, quality and prestige are reflected in the elegant surroundings at The Royal Fox Country Club, located in St Charles, which has been awarded the honor of hosting the prestigious Illinois PGA Open five times in 11 years, a true testament to the challenge that lies ahead of you when you tee it up on the first hole. Designed by Richard Nugent to evolve around the existing natural environment, this challenging, 6,816-yard par-71 championship golf course, under new ownership since 1999, has gone through many changes, including improvements to a number of holes, upgrades to the practice facility and the remodeling of the clubhouse, all undertaken to establish The Royal Fox among the elite clubs in the area. Naturally beautiful surroundings and beautifully refined settings create an exceptional haven for recreation, socializing, meeting and celebrating life. They would be honored to have you apply for membership, and are confident that you will be proud to call The Royal Fox Country Club your “home away from home!”

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Klein Creek Golf Club

You’ll appreciate the great conditioning while you try to navigate much more than just Klein Creek at this Dick Nugent layout.

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(630) 690-0101 DuPage County www.KleinCreek.com STATISTICS Par: 72 Gold Blue White

Yards Rating Slope 6701 72.6 137 6273 70.6 132 5579 67.2 117

RATES Monday and Tuesday $55 Wednesday – Friday $65 Saturday, Sunday & Holidays $79 All prices include cart. PERSONNEL Architect .................... Dick Nugent Superintendent ............Ernie Corsi Head Golf Professional.. Matte Allman 355

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lein Creek Golf Club, a member of The Royal Country Clubs’ family of fine area clubs and courses, is an 18-hole “must play” masterpiece conveniently located in suburban DuPage County, just south of Route 64 and east of County Farm Road. Klein Creek – offering daily-fee access -- features contrasting gentle doglegs bounded by forest with strategically bunkered fairways and greens, wild prairie grasses and more than 30 acres of man-made lakes. Klein Creek has been repeatedly recognized as one of the area’s best-maintained courses, and Golf Digest’s Places to Play has awarded the course its 4-Star rating. The signature ninth hole – a 453-yard par-4 with water and OB on the right, a fairway bunker on the left and a well-protected green – predominantly plays into the wind and has been rated as the most challenging No. 9 in Chicagoland. Klein Creek is the perfect setting for your next outing, fundraiser, wedding or other social occasion, with a banquet facility that seats 250 comfortably. PGA professionals staff an award-winning golf shop and are available for lessons. Seasonal memberships and permanent tee times are also available.

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Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club

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he rebranded Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club is Hoffman Estates, IL (847) 781-3681 teeming with improvements and re-opened this summer Cook County after a comprehensive project to modernize the layout and manipulate the namesake water feature that meanders throughout www.bridgesofpoplarcreek.com the course. STATISTICS Par: 70 Yards Rating Slope Improvements in aesthetics and playability have been Black 6500 71.2 136 achieved thanks to the handiwork of Lohmann Golf Design and Gold 6003 69.3 132 5313 66.7 126 the guidance of the Hoffman Estates Park District. Eight attractive Silver Green 4597 63.5 118 timber bridges replace steel bridges and allow various creek cross- RATES ings. The bridges will be adorned with plaques that pay tribute to Non Residents 18 w/cart Jr/Sr 18 $46 $35 legends of the game like Bobby Jones, Chick Evans, Samuel Ryder Weekday Weekend $65 N/A Residents 18 w/cart Jr/Sr 18 and Babe Zaharis. $40 $32 Overall 15 holes were modified in some fashion and the nines Weekday Weekend $59 N/A were flipped, as No. 1 is now No. 10. Fescue grasses were added PERSONNEL to provide depth and definition and more tee boxes were installed Architect .................Killian/Nugent Dir. of Recreation ...Tony LaFrenere, PGA to lengthen and shorten the 35-year-old course. Water hazards Head Golf Pro................Brian Bechtold Superintendent ........Dustin Hugen are bigger and more visible, creating some interesting risk-reward shots that didn’t exist before. Get to the course early to take advantage of the 9,100-squarefoot putting green, Bent grass chipping area and 55-station driving range. The facility is also outfitted with a state-of-the-art golf Map Key Number 39 academy. 14

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magine 225 acres of beautifully landscaped hills Bloomingdale, IL (630) 529-6466 encompassing 27 holes of championship golf, 308 oversized guest rooms, superb dining experiences and DuPage County www.indianlakesresort.com a state-of-the-art conference center. www.golfindianlakes.com It’s a reality at Hilton Chicago/Indian Lakes Resort, Chicago’s premier golf resort and conference center. RATES Come out to Hilton Chicago/Indian Lakes Resort to golf Please call the pro shop for current rates. with friends, close a big business deal, network with PERSONNEL industry professionals at a conference or rejuvenate your- Architect ........ Robert Bruce Harris Architect .......Rick Jacobson, 2002 self in our new spa. Our professional staff will take care Director of Golf..........Tom Denklau Head Pro ..................Tom Denklau of every detail. .............Jeff Hoste Included in the overall $20 million renovation project Superintendent Course Record ..Andrew Morse, 63 is a complete redesign of Blackhawk Trace, the resort’s 18-hole championship golf course. Opened late summer 2008, the 9-hole Island Course is Indian Lake’s newest golf offering. Experience Chicago’s only 27-hole, full-service golf resort and spa today! Perfect for group outings! For more information call (630) 529-6466 or visit the resort website at www.golfindianlakes.com. 355

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Revive That Old Time Feeling at Fox Bend

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swego’s Fox Bend Golf Course is a layout that purists will enjoy playing. The 6,890-yard, par-72 is a traditional test of shot-making ability decorated with mature trees, plush fairways and receptive greens. Owned and operated by the Oswegoland Park District, Fox Bend is fair, affordable and formidable.The layout contains 34 bunkers and water comes into play on 11 holes. A canopy of 100-year-old oaks and willows tower overhead like relics of a different era as you traverse the landscape. “It’s picturesque,” said General Manager Brad Doyle. “On quite a few courses the trees aren’t mature, and that isn’t the case here. At Fox Bend, when you finish the round, you’ll remember the holes you play.” A brisk pace of play allows the golfer to develop a rhythm at Fox Bend – a luxury many courses don’t afford. “It’s a very nice course, in great shape with an interesting variety of holes,” commented a golfer who recently tackled the municipal 16

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track. “It’s not in a housing development, which is a plus. This is really just a wellmanaged course. Expected pace of play is four hours or less, and they keep people on track.” The course has welcomed a number of distinguished tournaments - three Illinois Opens, the Illinois PGA Championship, Western Open qualifying and a 2010 USGA Junior-Am qualifi er. Fox Bend has aged like a world-class wine, growing as a course and as part of the community since its debut in 1967. The golf course was a groundbreaking project built by Brent Wadsworth, owner of the Wadsworth Construction Company. He used the course as an outdoor showroom for his golf course construction business. Oswegoland Park District and neighboring Fox Valley Park District residents enjoy resident rates and all golfers enjoy reasonable daily rates at one of the western suburbs premier golf courses. Weekday rates, weekend rates, twilight rates and specials are available online at www.foxbendgolfcourse.com.

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Tee times can be reserved 30 days in advance for Monday-Friday, 10 days in advance for Saturday and Sunday, or 14 days in advance for holidays. You can book your tee time online or by calling the pro shop at (630) 554-3939. Amenities Complementing the course is a fully stocked pro shop featuring a wide selection of brand name equipment, apparel and golf accessories for any golfing need. Stop by before your round or while looking for the perfect gift for the golfer in your life. Fox Bend gift cards are also available at the pro shop and can be purchased in any denomination. Fox Bend features practice greens and a driving range for those looking for a quick warm-up before their round or a place to polish their skills. The putting greens are open to all golfers at no charge, and we offer several options for those interested in fine tuning their skills on the driving range. Lessons The professional staff at Fox Bend has extensive teaching experience and offer clinics as well as individual and group lessons to those looking to improve their game. Clinics and lessons are available to golfers of all skill levels and ages. Information and registration for golf clinics can be found online at www. oswegolandparkdistrict.org. If you are interested in group or private lessons, call (630) 554-3939. Dine at Pearce’s Overlooking the beautiful fairways at Fox Bend is Pearce’s restaurant. Pearce’s is open to golfers and non-golfers, and offers great food, a friendly atmosphere, and the best view in Oswego! Open for lunch and dinner, Pearce’s features eclectic 2012 ISSUE 2

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appetizers, signature drinks and weekly specials. To view Pearce’s menu visit www.foxbendgolfcourse.com. Visit Fox Bend Fox Bend is conveniently located at 3516 Route 34 in Oswego, Illinois and is accessible by both Interstate 88 and Interstate 55. For more information on Fox Bend and Pearce’s visit www.foxbendgolfcourse.com or call 630.554.3939.

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Seven Bridges Golf Club

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Yards Rating Slope 7111 74.6 144 6696 72.5 139 6306 70.7 135 5828 68.5 130 5262 71.2 128

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et in the western suburbs of Chicago, Seven Bridges Golf Club is an upscale public facility that features an 18-hole championship layout by Dick Nugent, a pristine clubhouse with unparalleled views of the course, a staff with an uncompromising commitment to excellence and an award-winning banquet and special event operation. Defined by its contrasting nines, Seven Bridges has consistently ranked among the top public golf courses in the Chicagoland. The course is currently listed as the No. 5 public-access course in the city by About.com Chicago and ranks as the No. 10 overall course in the state of Illinois on GolfLink.com. Seven Bridges has always enjoyed a reputation as a wellconditioned, shot-maker’s layout that will challenge even the most astute and accomplished players. The water-laden back nine has been called one of the most difficult loops in the Chicagoland. It’s also one of the most memorable nines in the region. The club emphasizes a brisk pace of play and all golf carts come equipped with state-of-the-art GPS systems. Golf should be rewarding…and at Seven Bridges, it is.

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Bolingbrook Golf Club

Wetlands and water come into play often at Bolingbrook Golf Club’s Arthur Hills-designed links-style layout.

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Yards Rating Slope 7104 73.7 130 6777 72.1 126 6480 70.7 123 5857 67.8 116 4931 67.7 112

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ome play the course critics are still raving about as it matures into its 10th season. The Village of Bolingbrook has turned some former farmland into one of the top municipal golf courses in the country and one of the best places in all of Chicagoland to golf, dine, entertain and host large events and parties. The Arthur Hills design can play from just under 5,000 yards to more than 7,100 with five sets of tees. The linksstyle layout features seven lakes that come into play on 14 of the 18 holes including the picturesque island-greened 15th, an over-the-water carry of 67 to 156 yards. Three of the four par 5s play into the prevailing wind and the fourth measures up to 600 yards from the tips. The Bolingbrook Golf Academy includes a dozen target greens, a huge short-game area with multiple chipping greens and bunkers, an enormous putting green and even two complete practice holes, all lighted for nighttime use. Formal and informal dining and events of all sizes are possible in the 76,000-square-foot clubhouse.

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Stonewall Orchard Golf Club

Stonewall Orchard is the first Arthur Hillsdesigned layout open in Illinois.

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enowned golf course architect Arthur Hills brings Grayslake, IL (847) 740-4890 his award-winning design talent to Illinois for the first time with the classic layout of Lake County www.stonewallorchard.com Stonewall Orchard Golf Club. RATES Hailed as the world’s No. 2 designer by GolfWorld Call our pro shop or visit our Web Magazine in 1998, Hills allowed the natural rolling site for current rates and specials. landscape to dictate this magnificent 18-hole Lake STATISTICS County design. From the more than 65,000 fully maPar: 72 Yards Rating Slope 7124 74.7 148 ture pine and oak trees to the acres and acres of rolling Silver Gold 6506 71.8 138 6032 69.5 133 hills, tranquil wetlands and wildlife, Stonewall Orchard White Turquoise 5375 71.7 130 has those unique, natural qualities often associated with PERSONNEL golf in the Carolinas. Architect ..................... Arthur Hills Offering the public a country club environment in Director of Golf............. Jeff Pajula Head Pro ..................... Jeff Pajula a relaxed atmosphere, Stonewall Orchard is one golf Superintendent ....... Larry Flament course you’ll want to play time and time again. We welcome you to enjoy this memorable experience. Check out our • Host site of the 2003, 2005, 2009 U.S. Open Qualifier • Host site of the Illinois PGA Section Championship

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Oak Grove Golf Course

Operated by

www.golfvisions.net Harvard, IL

McHenry County (815) 648-2550 www.oakgrovegolfcourse.com RATES Please call the pro shop or visit our Website for rates and specials. STATISTICS Par: 72 Professional Champ. Regular Senior Forward

Yards Rating Slope 7021 75.0 142 6613 73.1 138 6254 71.1 133 5737 68.7 127 5737 71.3 127

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ure golf, in a magnificent natural landscape unsullied by development. That’s what you’ll experience at Oak Grove Golf Course in McHenry County. Oak Grove is among an elite handful of Illinois golf courses ranked 4½ stars by Golf Digest. This championship 18 nestled in gorgeous, rural countryside features some of the finest public greens in Chicagoland and private-club conditioning. Vibrant wetlands, mature oak savannas and generous fairways all contribute to Oak Grove’s unique ambiance. Swing away at the practice facility and following your round, “The Lodge” clubhouse serves up delicious bar-and-grill fare. Best of all, Oak Grove’s exceptional golf experience is accessible and affordable. “Our customers rave and are astounded we’re not packed, but we’re off the beaten path,” notes GM Tim Miles, Jr. With five tee placements per hole, the course is enjoyable for all levels, yet the CDGA ranks it among its toughest public tracks. Oak Grove’s exclusive private setting and spacious clubhouse make it an ideal venue for corporate and other large outings. A manageable drive from most of Chicagoland, Oak Grove is also just 15 minutes south of Lake Geneva.

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Golf Club of Illinois

Dialed Down, but Still One Heck of a Challenge

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n 1990 Gary Pinns battled the blustery winds and snarling fescue at the Golf Club of Illinois to win the last of his five Illinois Open championships. A testament to the severity of the 7,041-yard par-71 course, Pinns, who is now one of America’s top teaching professionals, was the only man in the field to defeat par. The public links-style layout was softened in the decade after the ’90 Illinois Open, as hazards were removed from fairways and native grasses were trimmed to manageable heights. There are five tee positions in place at the course, saving beginners and high handicaps from having to tackle the course at full strength. General manager Rob Lemke said the course is especially popular with senior players – proof that while the Golf Club of Illinois can be a brute at times, it’s eminently playable for all ages and skill levels. The Golf Club of Illinois was composed by popular Chicagoland architect Dick Nugent, and then partner Bruce Borland. Borland went on to build signature

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courses for Jack Nicklaus Design from his hometown of Peoria to Indonesia, but met a very untimely and tragic end aboard the Learjet he shared with Payne Stewart and four others bound for the Tour Championship in Dallas in 1999. Although the design has been slightly altered since it debuted in 1987, its distinguishing characteristics still remain. Generous fairways, fescue rough, which tickles your knee caps in some spots, devilish sand bunkers and gentle mounding will be experienced from start to finish. One thing you won’t find at Golf Club Illinois is a tree. In true links fashion, the course is barren and completely at the mercy of gusting winds. As you make your way around the course, the wind will oscillate, blowing in your face and against your back. The greens are on the small side, and can be very quick and challenging, with substantial undulation in certain places. “This links-style course can be pretty brutal for the high-handicapper, especially

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on a windy day,” said one golfer who recently tried his luck at GCI. “I’d avoid playing from the tips unless you’re a lowhandicapper or a real glutton for punishment. “But I guess as dedicated golfers, we’re all gluttons for punishment.” The most memorable, and most anticipated, hole at the Golf Club of Illinois is the massive 11th, which measures 678 yards from the tips and plays as a par-5. At the time it was constructed, this beast was the longest par-5 in the United States. It’s since been surpassed at a number of facilities. The longest par 5 recognized by the United States Golf Association is a 725-yard hole in Marana, Arizona. The par-5 11th known as “Grant’s March” is only four yards shy of being eligible for par-6 status. The USGA guidelines are such that any hole 691 yards and longer from the back tees and 591 and longer from the ladies’ tees can be considered a par-6.

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mid-iron from the green, but be careful of two bunkers that pinch the landing area at 160 yards out. Par is an achievable score here, but beware doubles and triples. Golf Club of Illinois has been impressing with its terrific conditioning as of late. The course brought in a new superintendent in 2006, and all greenside bunkers were overhauled at that time. The clubhouse was recently remodeled and contains a fully stocked pro shop with the latest styles and equipment, a banquet

room that can accommodate 225 guests and a 19th hole that serves drinks and casual fare. Men’s and women’s locker rooms can also be found in the clubhouse. A practice facility is available for warm-up or post-round practice and features grass and matted tees, target greens and hills and a putting green. To reserve tee times or learn more about the Golf Club of Illinois, visit www.golfclubofil.com or call (847) 658-4400.

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RATES Please call pro shop for current rates or visit our Web site at www.plumtreegolf.com. STATISTICS Par: 72 Blue White Gold Red(W)

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PERSONNEL Architect .......................... Joe Lee Head Pro ............... Bryan Luedtke Harvard Hills Rd.

pened in 1968, Plum Tree National Golf Club is a classic course with a sterling reputation for championship tradition and a storied history. Through the years, Plum Tree has welcomed many a talented golfer to its greener pastures. The Joe Lee-designed course has hosted U.S. Open sectional qualifying and various Illinois PGA events. The 18-hole course is quietly nestled into 200 acres in the unspoiled rolling woodlands of rural McHenry County. This picturesque natural setting provides 18 distinctive and formidable holes of golf that can challenge the best while not beating up the rest. Plum Tree’s reputation is for fair and affordable golf. The back nine at Plum Tree is a special experience…one where the golfer can really get away from it all and remember when he/she fell in love with the game for the first time. Plum Tree also offers a full-service pro shop, a large practice area with real grass tees, locker rooms, an outdoor patio and banquet facilities. The course is a “must play” in the Chicagoland area.

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Hughes Creek Golf Club

RATES Please call 630-365-9200 or visit www.hughescreek.com to current rate information and coupons STATISTICS Par: 72 Blue White Red

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PERSONNEL Wisconsin Architect ........ Gordon Cunningham Illinois Director of Golf.......Sam Bradberry Superintendent ........ Jim Pedersen 355

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uilt on a 170-acre tract of rolling farmland in western Kane County, Hughes Creek Golf Club is an Illinois golf destination that gets better each year. A truly peaceful setting with a sympathetic relationship with nature, Hughes Creek contains gentle rolling hills, wetlands, native plants, flowers and beautiful song birds. The panoramic view of the course from the clubhouse is unforgettable. But don’t be hypnotized by the beauty of the layout. Designed by Gordon Cunningham, Hughes Creek forces a player to utilize every club in the bag to navigate its rolling topography. The course also requires accurate iron play into its greens, and once you’re reached the putting surface, you’ll need to putt with precision to score well. Secluded and a long way from city streets, it’s just you, a few Redwing Blackbirds, American Goldfinches and the golf course at Hughes Creek. Be sure to visit the 19th hole to sample the area’s best home-cooked hot dogs or stop in the restaurant and enjoy a wonderful lunch or dinner. For more information on Hughes Creek, visit www.hughescreek.com.

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Chalet Hills Golf Club

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ary’s Chalet Hills Golf Club is an atypical golf Cary, IL experience that the late, great Midwestern architect 847-639-0666 Ken Killian called “the greatest course I have ever McHenry County designed.” Killian wasn’t bashful about praising this layout, www.chalethillsgolfclub.com and rightfully so. RATES Chalet Hills holds a 4.5-Star rating from Golf Digest Please call the Pro Shop or visit our Website for rates and specials. magazine, and was lauded as one of the top 5 in the ChicagoSTATISTICS land area by Zagat Survey. Par: 72 Yards Rating Slope Exceptional scenery highlights the experience at Chalet Black 6877 73.6 137 Hills. Two-hundred-year-old oaks and hardwoods frame the Blue 6594 72.3 134 5983 69.4 126 undulating landscapes from tee to green. Lakes and streams add White Gold 4934 69.1 121 to the aesthetic value of the terrain and contribute to the riskPERSONNEL reward nature of many holes, like the 140-yard, par-3 17th, an Operations Mgr/Head Pro..... Brian P. Smith enticing island green. Don’t let the 73.6 rating and 137 slope from the tips intimidate you, however, if you are not a low-handicap golfer. Four tee placements ensure that golfers of all abilities can escape from the ordinary and relish the beauty and superior playing conditions of Chalet Hills. A generously sized banquet room adjacent to an elevated stone patio overlooking the course makes Chalet Hills an ideal venue for medium and large outings as well as weddings and other special events. 50 355

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Tanna Farms Golf Club

Operated by

www.golfvisions.net

RATES Please call the Pro Shop or visit our Website for current rates and specials. STATISTICS Par: 71 Yards Rating Slope Black 6510 72.0 131 Blue 6033 69.8 126 White (M) 5437 67.1 119 White (W) 5437 72.3 124 Yellow (W) 4727 69.4 115 PERSONNEL General Manager......... Chad Zipse Superintendent .....Jason Dempsey Food & Bev. Mgr ..... Shaun Barnett Special Events ................ Ali Muno 355

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thrilling, beautiful, “big-shouldered” 18, Tanna Farms Golf Club promises a memorable and challenging experience. No. 1, a gorgeous islandgreen par 3, sets the stage for a sequence of wonderful holes, including two sprawling par 5s. Playing to 6,510 yards from the tips, this par-71 layout is a test of shotmaking strategy that will require deployment of every club in your bag. Yet at just 4,727 yards from the front tees, with meticulously maintained bentgrass playing surfaces, Tanna Farms is a pleasure that is accessible and friendly to golfers of all abilities. The course is just minutes from Randall Road on Geneva’s west side, yet is surrounded by a prairie landscape that feels light years away from the hustle and bustle of town. Onsite dining, T.F. Boonie’s Saloon & Eatery, is a full-service restaurant and bar featuring Old West theming, a delectable menu and a shady patio overlooking the 18th green. A spacious pavilion lets Tanna Farms accommodate groups up to 200. With its fantastic location, the facility is ideal for corporate or charity outings, parties and special events of all kinds.

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Glendale Lakes Golf Club

Experience the beauty and the challenge that awaits you at Glendale Lakes Golf Club.

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lendale Lakes Golf Club is an 18-hole public golf Glendale Heights, IL (630) 260-0018 course located in the western suburb of Glendale DuPage County Heights. Golfers can enjoy bentgrass tees, fairways www.glendalelakes.com and greens at this Dick Nugent-designed golf course that will STATISTICS challenge golfers of all skill levels. Glendale Lakes has the Par: 71 Yards Rating Slope added attraction of 11 holes where water comes into play Blue 6175 69.9 125 5898 68.9 122 making each shot all the more dramatic. Known as a target golf White Red (L) 4950 68.9 121 course, Glendale Lakes will challenge players of all abilities to RATES play strategic golf. Call the proshop or visit our website for rates and specials. With a beautiful banquet facility that can accommodate groups of up to 250 people, Glendale Lakes is the perfect place PERSONNEL Architect .................... Dick Nugent to hold your golf outing, business meeting, or any other gathGeneral Manager.. Keith M. Knautz ering you are looking to host. Outing packages are available for Head Pro. .............. Jennifer Ferrell groups of 16 or more golfers. Packages range from golf only to outings enhanced with bar packages and dinner buffets. Add to the outing packages the commitment of our professional staff and you have the perfect place to host your event. If you haven’t been to Glendale Lakes Golf Club lately, give us a try today. Open year round, tee times can be made by calling up to seven days in advance or going to our website at Map Key Number 30 www.glendalelakes.com. 88

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The Links at Carillon

Twenty-seven memorable holes set amid a breathtaking setting await at the Links at Carillon.

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ated 4.5 Stars by Chicagoland Golf Magazine and called Plainfield, IL one of the “Best Places to Play” by Golf Digest, The Links DuPage County (815) 886-2132 at Carillon is a public-access golf facility featuring 27 www.carillongolf.com holes of championship golf, a multi-faceted Links Learning RATES Center, a golf shop carrying the latest in golf equipment and Call the pro shop or visit the apparel and the Links Grill, which offers daily menu dining and website for the current rates & specials. banquet events. Designed by Greg Martin, who also created Rich Harvest PERSONNEL Links, The Links at Carillon is outfitted with bentgrass fairDirector of Golf............Jeff Yackley ways, large undulating greens and five sets of tees. The course is considered one of the elite daily-fee clubs in Chicago. The ninth hole on Carillon’s White Course, nicknamed “The Gauntlet,” was named one of the Dream 18 Holes in Chicago by WBBM-TV and LaSalle Bank. The professional staff at The Links at Carillon is capable of hosting up to 216 golfers for outings and tournaments. The Links is proud to offer its customers Uplink, a state-ofthe-art GPS yardage system, in all golf carts. For more information on the club, visit www.carillongolf. com or call (815) 886-2132. Online tee times are now available Map Key Number 12 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 355

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Old Oak Country Club

Rated 4 Stars by Golf Digest 2009 ‘Best Places To Play’

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ld Oak Country Club is located just 30 minutes Homer Glen, IL from Chicago, and was built in 1926 on a 200-acre 708-301-3344 Will County tract of land dominated by large oaks, hickories www.OldOakCC.com and Long Run Creek. This area between Orland Park and RATES Lockport has been recently incorporated into the new town Visit our website, or call the pro shop for current rates. of Homer Glen, Ill. STATISTICS The mature, 6,609-yard, 18-hole championship golf Par: 71 Yards Rating Slope Gold 6609 71.1 128 course has also been enhanced in recent years. The results Blue 6239 69.1 123 of these enhancements are obvious: the scenic golf course Red 5298 67.5 117 has been carved out of the natural environment and features finely manicured fairways lined with majestic oak trees. Built on rolling terrain, featuring water hazards and sand bunkers, the rustic beauty of this tract is the perfect complement to this challenging golf course. Built in 2008, a practice range offers a truly unique atmosphere for practicing all aspects of the game. Built on the highest point of the property and surrounded by large trees, golfers hit downhill to four large target greens with bunkers. Both grass and artificial tees are available. Adjacent to the tee line is a short game area consisting of a large green with three bunkers and 30 yards of fairway and a large putting green. Map Key Number 8 W 151st St.

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ake your mark on this enticing municipal Buffalo Grove, IL Cook County course that’s welcomed eager public golfers for (847) 537-5819 nearly half a century. Buffalo Grove Golf Club has www.buffalogrovegolf.com a traditional layout with a refreshing mix of mature trees RATES complemented with well-positioned sand bunkers and water Call the pro shop for current rates or visit the website. hazards. The design and layout remains enjoyable and chalSTATISTICS Yards Rating Slope lenging for all levels of golfers. Buffalo Grove Golf Club offers Par: 72 Blue 6693 72.1 127 three tee positions, bentgrass greens and bluegrass fairways White 6380 70.7 124 Red 5747 72.7 125 and tees. PERSONNEL Buffalo Grove Golf Club also boasts an all-grass driving Architect....................Killian/Nugent Director of Golf ..... Carmen Molinaro range with more than 25 hitting stations. Additional pracGolf Pros .......................Joe Bridges tice areas include a large putting green, sand bunker and a Paula Wagasky, Ron Bridges chipping/pitching area. If your game isn’t quite up to par, the Superintendent.................Rick Reed PGA and LPGA professionals are available for lessons. The facility offers many other fine amenities including a full service pro shop featuring top brand merchandise, locker rooms with showers, rental clubs and much more.Buffalo Grove Golf Club is also home to the Village Bar & Grill, a refreshing place to sit after your round while you indulge on many fine menu selections and drinks. 28 Map Key Number Visit buffalogrovegolf.com for more details. 88

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The Arboretum Club

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ocused on you” The Arboretum Club of Buffalo Grove is a public facility with country club style and fl air.The course features bentgrass tees, greens and fairways complemented with stratiglically placed bunkers and water hazards. The course from start to finish is a supreme test of shot making abilities. The Arboretum Club also features a pro shop that carries many of the top brands in golf. Other amenities include a spacious locker room with showers, putting green and food and beverage service for any size group. The Arboretum Club also offers many great event packages and specializes in company outings, coporate and charity events. Need help with setting up your event? The club’s staff offers event planning assistance. Learn how the Arboretum Club is “Focused on you.” For additional information on the course, or to make arrangements to play, set up your outing, banquet or event call (847) 913-1112. You can also visit the Arboretum Club online at www.arboretumgolf.com for tee times and additional information.

RATES Please call the pro shop for current rates or visit website. STATISTICS Par: 72 Yards Rating Slope Champ 6457 71.6 137 Blue 6093 69.9 133 Red 5019 69.6 123 PERSONNEL Architect....................... Dick Nugent Facilities Mgr. .............Joe Schwister Dir.of Golf ............. Carmen Molinaro Head Pro. .................Geoff Tollefson Superintendent............... Rick Reed. 88 21

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very club in your bag will get a workout at Nettle Morris, IL Creek Country Club, an upscale links-style 18 in Grundy County 815-941-4300 a beautiful prairie environment rich with wildlife. Renowned for fabulous greens, Nettle Creek is an easy drive www.nettlecreek.com RATES out I-80 just 18 miles west of Joliet. Please call Pro Shop for full rate Huge, free-flowing sandtraps, generous bentgrass fairschedule or visit Website for rates and specials. ways, large, undulating greens and plentiful native grasses combine at Nettle Creek to create a remarkable golf experi- STATISTICS Par: 71 Yards Rating Slope 6562 70.1 120 ence. The layout meanders around ponds and through wet- Blue White 6120 69.0 118 lands, offering enough length (6,500 yards from the tips) Yellow 5307 68.0 114 5059 68.9 115 to satisfy big-hitters and ample risk-reward scenarios to test Red PERSONNEL shot-making savvy. Yet the course is regarded as hospitable General Manager.... John O’Connor Golf Professional ..........Kurt Nolen to all levels of golfers. Operated by GolfVisions since 2008, Nettle Creek remains affordable and accessible for daily-fee play while serving a dedicated following of annual members. The charming clubhouse, with its shady wraparound patio, offers a well-stocked pro shop and delicious fare at “The Gables” restaurant. Nettle Creek is an ideal venue for outings and events large or small or just a casual round of enjoyable golf. 355

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Seven Bridges Golf Club

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oodridge’s stunning Seven Bridges Golf Club is one of the premier golf courses in the Chicagoland region, and one of the most challenging. Players who perform well here will walk away with a great sense of accomplishment, a newfound belief in their on-course abilities and memories that will last forever. Planning an outing or special event, especially one that commemorates or celebrates one of life’s many milestones, can be as challenging as a round of golf on a championship course. It can also be tremendously rewarding when every detail is done just right. From charity golf outings to beautiful wedding ceremonies, Seven Bridges has the facilities and expertise to deliver a first-class event from start to finish. Golf Outings Designed by Dick Nugent, whose creations can be found throughout the Mid-

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west, splendid Seven Bridges has become an extremely popular venue for golf outings of all shapes and sizes. A number of formats are available for groups to choose from. Modified shotgun starts can be scheduled for every day of the week and a portion of the golf course

Wedding Amenities • Butler passed hors d’oeuvres • Champagne Toast • Five-hour bar package • Four-course meal • Custom wedding cake • Dinner wine service • Fresh floral centerpieces • Chair covers • Floor length linens

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will be reserved for your outing. Full-field shotgun is another option, and gives your group exclusive access to the golf course. For more intimate events, consecutive tee time packages can be booked. This option is perfect for bachelor parties and business meetings. The team at Seven Bridges is dedicated to delivering a positive experience for everyone taking part in your event. This effort includes meticulous planning and a warm greeting as your group arrives. “Our team takes a very customized approach, and we like to feel like we’re part of the event committee,” said Seven Bridges Director of Golf Ben Nachtwey. “We participate in meetings, help with decision-making and work on sponsor signs. We’ve really become involved in every stage of the planning process. You’ll have one dedicated person involved in everything. Our customers don’t have to deal with a separate person for golf and food and beverage.” All golf outing packages include 18 holes of championship golf and riding carts equipped with GPS systems. To schedule an event at Seven Bridges today call Geoff Clam at (630) 964-7777 ext. 243 or send a quick email message to geoffclam@sevenbridges.com. Worry Free Weddings Weddings at Seven Bridges are designed to reflect your wishes for a perfect day. Weddings are the most significant events hosted by the golf club and the responsibility of gathering family and friends for an unforgettable day is taken quite seriously. The lovely park-like setting offered at Seven Bridges is an integral part of creating indelible images. In fact, professional photographers often comment that the range of natural backgrounds available at the 2012 ISSUE 2

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club have helped them produce some of the most unique images in their portfolios. Guests will enjoy lovely panoramic views from the Gallery banquet room or the adjacent veranda. This space can be reserved for a luncheon, dinner or casual buffet. The dining element, like others involved in your special day, is fully customizable. Outside and indoor ceremony locations are available. With a spectacular natural setting graced with bridges leading from one plateau to another, mirroring the traditional path of our lives, and a staff of experienced professionals handling the minutiae, you can relax and enjoy the day’s special moments. Seven Bridges can accommodate weddings large and small (30-230 guests) with style and grace. And unlike large hotel and resort venues, you won’t have to share space with another wedding. To view sample wedding packages and download a wedding package brochure, visit www.sevenbridges.com and click on weddings. Photo galleries and virtual tours of past weddings at Seven Bridges are available online. If you’re looking for an early 2012 wedding, Seven Bridges is now offering a special discount for February and March weddings. Call Roisin Daly at (630) 964-7735 or email her at roisindaly@sevenbridges.com.

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Reinvent Yourself at Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club

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areer and personal milestones can transform an individual forever. A single meeting can be the beginning of a fulfilling life in a leadership position. A hole-inone during a golf outing could give you bragging rights for life. A family reunion can change the course of a relationship. Weddings mark the beginning of a lifelong union, as two once independent lives become linked for all time. These transformative moments should be magical. At the Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club, where a multi million dollar enhancement to the golf course and clubhouse recently re-wrote the club’s own history, organizing a special event that meets the significance of the moment is an unwavering commitment. All of the changes that have taken place in the past few months at Bridges of Poplar Creek were in an effort to better equip the

facility to host daily-fee golfers and guests of golf tournaments, banquets, business meetings and weddings. Modernization was achieved on many levels in regard to the 18-hole championship golf course. Water features were manipulated to improve the look, feel and challenge, and drainage was improved. Plaques paying tribute to golf legends were installed throughout the course. Playability will be the focal point of any golf outing at Bridges of Poplar Creek. Aesthetics were enhanced throughout the property, as eight timber bridges were installed to replace steel bridges to give the layout extra pop and appeal. The 18-hole championship course is now an even more pristine backdrop for your special day. Facilities available at the Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club include a revamped clubhouse that contains a main banquet

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room. This main meeting hall also received a facelift during the overall renovation effort. A new 8,200-square-foot wedding pavilion complements the clubhouse. This space is designed for outdoor ceremonies. Why Choose Bridges of Poplar Creek? A good indicator of success in the golf outing business is frequency of repeat visitors. On average, Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club hosts 90 outings per calendar year. Eighty percent of those groups are repeat clients. Here are a few reasons why groups choose to bring their business back to Poplar Creek: • Flexibility to personally assist groups with not only their needs but those of their vendors and additional sponsors • Organization skills possessed by the Bridges of Poplar Creek staff contribute to the uniqueness and memorability of the event • A challenging but fair golf course that tests the golfers skills but doesn’t overwhelm them and create a slow and difficult day

Banquets, Weddings and Special Events Enjoy Bridges of Poplar Creek’s beautiful, upscale banquet facilities overlooking the recently renovated 18-hole championship golf course. Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club can custom design a package that meets your wishes and your budget. You’ll experience a country club atmosphere at an affordable price. Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club can accommodate 25 – 300 guests and specializes in – wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, religious celebrations, awards banquets, golf outings, ethnic catering, corporate meetings and events. For more information, call (847) 7813658 or visit www.bridgesofpoplarcreek. com. As a municipal facility, Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club takes a family approach to golf and social activities.

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Spend Your Special Day at

Bolingbrook Golf Club

The Reagan Grand Ballroom is the center piece of Bolingbrook’s special-event offerings.

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orty minutes southwest of Chicago, spread across a rolling countryside of rye grass and oak-accented hillocks, is Bolingbrook Golf Club, Illinois’ new standard for golf and entertaining. The 18-hole Arthur Hills golf course and adjoining banquet facilities have individually been recognized for their excellence by local, national and regional publications. Bringing you the best of both worlds at one beautiful complex, Bolingbrook Golf Club has truly reinvented entertaining by creating a place where the experience of club life continues far beyond the 18th green. A bride will feel as comfortable as a PGA Professional. Bolingbrook guests will be blown away by the club’s magnificent facilities. The special events and outings operation is anchored by a 76,000-square-foot clubhouse. It holds an impressive grand ballroom complete with 42

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pre-function space, multiple restaurants and dining rooms and two well-appointed bridal suites. The clubhouse can accommodate any type of event, from corporate outings and fundraisers to society luncheons, family gatherings, and much more. There are more than 600 parking spots available at the club to serve groups of all sizes. Bolingbrook’s Reagan Grand Ballroom is a healthy 10,000 square feet. This luxurious space can accommodate up to 900 guests and has the versatility to break into five separate rooms for gatherings of all sizes. With its high-coffered ceilings and chandeliers, the ballroom makes an elegant backdrop for your reception. The gracious staff will carefully orchestrate all of the details to deliver a most memorable occasion. An adjoining veranda with outdoor

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seating and views of the picturesque GOLF OUTINGS AND EVENTS golf course is a prime spot for guests to Ranked as one of the best golf facilireconnect over drinks and appetizers. The ties in the country, public, private or resort, club’s cozy living room, warmed in the Bolingbrook Golf Club is a wise choice when winter by a two-story fireplace, is also a arranging your next golf outing or tournapopular gathering place. ment. The guest experience at Bolingbrook Overlooking a lake and fountains, the includes: Rose Garden is a lovely site for a wedding • Personalized bag tags, scorecards or ceremony. This area can seat up to 300 scoreboards guests. • Staff ready to help from vehicle to tee box Bolingbrook has developed dozens of • Men’s and Women’s locker rooms trusted partnerships with area profession• Full-time locker attendant als specializing in everything from music to • Convenient registration location near lighting over the years. These industry experts banquet space, carts and first tee box stand at the ready to complement and en• Variety of on-course contests hance your occasion. • GPS computers on golf carts Bolingbrook received a 2010 Bride’s • Ample facility space Choice Award from WeddingWire. • Extensive selection of Nike rental clubs com, a website that recognizes top local Bolingbrook Golf Club is located a wedding professionals for their excellence short drive from the heart of Chicago off in quality, service, responsiveness and I-55 in the Village of Bolingbrook. For more professionalism. information on functions at Bolingbrook A list of available dates for 2012 can be Golf Club, call (630) 771-9400 or visit www. found at www.bolingbrookgolfclub.com. For bolingbrookgolfclub.com. detailed information on hosting your reception, ceremony or both at Bolingbrook Golf ABOUT BOLINGBROOK Club, contact talented Wedding Coordinator Developed by the Village of Bolingbrook in Taryn Wade at (630) 771-9400 or twade@ 2002, the goals and objectives of the village bolingbrookgolfclub.com. were to provide state-of-the-art banquet and Wade has been touted in customer golf facility that was second to none. The retestimonials as the “real rock star at Boling- sult is a masterfully designed 76,000-squarebrook.” foot clubhouse, overlooking the award-win“She has so much passion for what she ning championship golf course. does and goes out of her way to Elegant dining is the specialty provide you with a memorable of the intimate East Room. and fun experience,” applauded one recent client. “She never made me feel I was inconveniencing her with all my questions and was willing to help and answer any question I had. She made this whole experience a positive one and I am so grateful she was helping us through the process.” 2012 ISSUE 2

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Create a Memory at the Golf Club of Illinois! Golf Club of Illinois provides the perfect setting for business meetings, weddings, golf outings, showers, charity fundraisers, and other special events. With seating from 45-200, our banquet room can accommodate functions of all sizes. Please visit our website to view our wide array of menu options. Customized packages are available upon request. For more information, please contact Terri Ross at 847-658-4400.

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Special Occasions at Fox Bend Fox Bend offers packages to accommodate the needs of any outing. Our friendly and professional staff will help to customize your golf outing, with options for drinks, snacks, meals and more. The large banquet pavilion nestled near the course is the perfect place to end your outing. The pavilion can seat up to 200 people and may be reserved for wedding showers, graduation parties, family gatherings or other special events. The chefs at Fox Bend’s own Pearce’s restaurant offer a variety of catering packages as well as full bar service to fit your needs. From a casual office party to an elegant occasion, the professional staff at Fox Bend Golf Course will tend to the details to make your event memorable and enjoyable. For more information visit

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• Seats up to 200 people • Removable sides for temperature control • Ceiling fans, carpeted floor, lighting, double door entry • Sound system for announcements and music • Choose from a variety of catering packages • Cash bar and open bar packages available

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General Directory

COURSE LOCATION PHONE HOLES PAR COURSE LOCATIONPHONE HOLES PAR Downers Grove, IL 630/963-1306 9 35 Addison GC Addison, IL 630/628-9713 9 27 Downers Grove GC Earlville, IL 815/246-9329 9 32 Aldeen GC Rockford, IL 888/425-3336 18 72 Earlville CC Sandwich, IL 815/786-3058 18 72 Anderson Field GC Streator, IL 815/672-3702 9 35 Edgebrook CC Chicago, IL 773/775-6947 18 66 Anets GC Northbrook, IL 847/272-0770 9 28 Edgebrook GC Itasca, IL 866/NICE-SHOT 18 72 Antioch GC Antioch, IL 847/395-3004 18 72 Edgewood Resort & Spa Rockford, IL 815/332-5130 18 72 Apple Orchard GC Bartlett, IL 630/837-6568 9 27 Elliot GC Evergreen Park, IL 773/238-6680 18 71 Arboretum GC Buffalo Grove, IL 847/913-1112 18 72 Evergreen GC Countryside, IL 708/246-3336 9 33 Arlington Lakes GC Arlington Heights, IL 847/577-3030 18 68 Flagg Creek GC Fort Sheridan, IL 847/266-2120 18 69 Arrowhead GC Wheaton, IL 630/653-5800 27 70 Fort Sheridan GC North Chicago, IL 847/689-7490 18 72 Atwood Homestead GC Rockford, IL 815/623-2411 18 72 Foss Park GC Alsip, IL 708/388-4653 9 36 Balmoral Woods CC Crete, IL 708/672-7448 18 72 Fountain Hills GC Mundelein, IL 847/566-8502 18 71 Barrington Park GC Barrington, IL 847/381-0687 5 16 Four Winds GC Oswego, IL 630/554-3939 18 72 Bartlett Hills GC Bartlett, IL 708/837-2741 18 71 Fox Bend GC Fox Lake, IL 847/587-6411 18 72 Big Run GC Lockport, IL 815/838-1057 18 72 Fox Lake CC Elk Grove Village, IL 847/228-3544 18 70 Billy Caldwell GC Chicago, IL 773/792-1930 9 35 Fox Run GL North Aurora, IL 630/879-1030 18 72 Bittersweet GC Gurnee, IL 847/855-9031 18 72 Fox Valley GC Cary, IL 847/639-0400 18 72 Blackberry Oaks GC Bristol, IL 630/553-7170 18 72 Foxford Hills GC Hillside, IL 708/449-3434 18 70 Blackhawk GC St. Charles, IL 630/443-3500 18 72 Fresh Meadows GC Oak Forest, IL 708/429-6886 18 72 Blackstone GC Marengo, IL 815/923-1800 18 72 George W. Dunne GC Glenview, IL 847-/24-7272 18 72 Bliss Creek GC Sugar Grove, IL 630/466-4177 18 72 The Glen Club Glencoe, IL 847/835-0250 18 72 Bloomingdale GC Bloomingdale, IL 630/529-6232 18 72 Glencoe GC Glendale Heights, IL 630/260-0018 18 71 Bolingbrook GC Bolingbrook, IL 630/771-9400 18 72 Glendale Lakes GC Lemont, IL 630/257-5466 36 70 Bon Vivant CC Bourbonnais, IL 815/935-0400 36 72 Gleneagles CC Glenview, IL 847/724-0250 18 70 Bonnie Brook GC Waukegan, IL 847/360-4732 18 72 Glenview Park GC Glenwood, IL 708/758-1212 18 72 Bonnie Dundee GC Carpentersville, IL 847/426-5511 18 69 Glenwoodie GC Algonquin, IL 847/658-4400 18 71 Boone Creek GC McHenry, IL 815/455-6900 18 71 GC of Illinois Monee, IL 708/534-8204 9 29 Boughton Ridge GC Bolingbrook, IL 630/739-4100 9 32 Golf Vista Estates Frankfort, IL 815/469-3350 36 72 Bowes Creek CC Elgin, IL 847/214-5880 18 71 Green Garden CC Westmont, IL 630/810-0181 9 30 Brae Loch GC Grayslake, IL 847/223-5542 18 70 Green Meadows GC Waukegan, IL 847/360-4777 9 27 Bridges of Poplar Creek CC Hoffman Estates, IL 847/781-3681 18 72 Greenshire GC Chicago, IL 312/782-7837 36 72 Broken Arrow GC Lockport, IL 815/836-8858 27 72 Harborside Int’l GC Gurnee, IL 847/367-6010 9 35 Buena Vista GC De Kalb, IL 815/758-4812 9 32 Heatherridge GC Channahon, IL 815/467-7888 18 72 Buffalo Grove GC Buffalo Grove, IL 847/537-5819 18 72 Heritage Bluffs GC Hickory Hills, IL 708/598-6460 18/9 71/30 Burnham Woods GC Burnham, IL 708/862-9043 18 72 Hickory Hills GC Lake Villa, IL 847/356-8640 9 30 Cantigny Golf & Tennis Wheaton, IL 630/668-3323 27 72 Hickory Knoll GC Park Forest, IL 708/747-0303 18 59 The Links at Carillon Plainfield, IL 815/886-2132 18/9 72/35 Hidden Meadows GC Highland Park, IL 847/433-9015 18 71 Cardinal Creek GC Beecher, IL 708/946-2801 18 72 Highland Park CC Hoffman Estates, IL 847/359-5850 18 72 Carriage Greens CC Darien, IL 630/985-3730 18 70 Highland Woods GC Hoffman Estates, IL 847/310-1100 18 71 Cary CC Cary, IL 847/639-3161 18 72 Hilldale GC Elburn, IL 630/365-6401 18 72 Cedardell GC Plano, IL 630/552-3242 9 35 Hughes Creek GC Richmond, IL 815/678-2671 18 72 Chalet Hills GC Cary, IL 847/639-0666 18 73 Hunter CC Chicago, IL 773/625-9630 18 70 Chapel Hill CC McHenry, IL 815/385-3337 18 70 Indian Boundary GC Bloomingdale, IL 630/529-6466 36 72 Cherry Hills CC Flossmoor, IL 708/799-5600 18/9 72/33 Indian Lakes Resort Shabbona, IL 815/824-2202 9 36 Chevy Chase CC Wheeling, IL 847/537-0082 18 72 Indian Oaks CC Mundelein, IL 847/566-1313 18 71 Chicago Heights GC Chicago Heights, IL 708/754-3673 9 35 Indian Valley GC Rockford, IL 815/987-8834 18 71 Chick Evans GC Morton Grove, IL 847/965-5353 18 72 Ingersoll Memorial GC Joliet, IL 815/741-7265 18 71 Cinder Ridge GC Wilmington, IL 815/476-4000 18 72 InWood GC Chicago, IL 312/245-0909 18 70 Cog Hill Golf & CC Lemont, IL 630/257-5872 72 72 Jackson Park GC 708/849-1731 18 72 Columbus GC Chicago, IL 312/245-0909 9 35 Joe Louis “The Champ” GC Riverdale, IL St. Anne, IL 815/937-9547 18 71 Country Lakes GC Naperville, IL 630/420-1060 18 73 Kankakee Elks CC Long Grove, IL 847/320-3450 18 72 Countryside GC Mundelein, IL 847/566-5544 36 72 Kemper Lakes GC Lombard, IL 630/620-9665 9 30 Countryside West GC De Kalb, IL 815/758-5249 9 34 Ken-Loch GL Winfield, IL 630/690-0101 18 72 Coyote Run Golf Course Flossmoor, IL 708/957-8700 18 71 Klein Creek GC Lake Bluff, IL 847/234-6771 18 72 Craig Woods GC Woodstock, IL 815/338-9781 9 34 Lake Bluff GC Des Plaines, IL 847/391-5730 18 54 Crystal Woods GC Woodstock, IL 815/338-3111 18 72 Lake Park GC Lakemoor, IL 815/759-0011 18 73 Countryside West GC De Kalb, IL 815/758-5249 9 34 Lakemoor Golf Club Roscoe, IL 815/389-0979 18 72 Coyote Run Golf Course Flossmoor, IL 708/957-8700 18 71 Ledges GC Libertyville, IL 847/362-5733 9 27 Craig Woods GC Woodstock, IL 815/338-9781 9 34 Libertyville GC Crete, IL 708/672-9401 18 71 Crystal Woods GC Woodstock, IL 815/338-3111 18 72 Lincoln Oaks GC Addison, IL 630/543-3111 3 12 Dayton Ridge GC Ottawa, IL 815/434-0145 9 36 Links & Tees Crete, IL 708/758-1866 18 70 Deer Creek GC University Park, IL 708/672-6667 18 72 Longwood CC Rockton, IL 815/624-7410 18 71 Deerfield GC Deerfield, IL 847/945-8333 18 72 Macktown GC Barrington, IL 847/381-6500 18 72 Deerpath Park GC Lake Forest, IL 847/615-4290 18 70 Makray Memorial GC

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LOCATION PHONE

Manteno GC Manteno, IL Maple Meadows GC Wood Dale, IL Marengo Ridge GC Marengo, IL Marquette Park GC Chicago, IL Marriott’s Lincolnshire Rst Lincolnshire, IL Meadow Lark GC Hinsdale, IL Meadows GC Blue Island, IL Metrogolf Illinois Ctr Chicago, IL Mid Iron GC Lemont, IL Midlane CC Wadsworth, IL Mill Creek GC Geneva, IL Minne Monesse GC Grant Park, IL Mistwood GC Romeoville, IL Mount Prospect GC Mt. Prospect, IL Naperbrook GC Plainfield, IL Nettle Creek CC Morris, IL Nickol Knoll GC Arlington Heights, IL Nordic Hills Resort Itasca, IL Oak Brook GC Oak Brook, IL GC at Oak Brook Hills Oak Brook, IL Oak Golf of Genoa Genoa, IL Oak Grove Golf Course Harvard, IL Oak Hills CC Palos Heights, IL Oak Meadows GC Addison, IL Oak Springs GC St. Anne, IL Odyssey GC Tinley Park, IL O’Hare Ramada Hotel GC Rosemont, IL Old Oak CC Lockport, IL Old Orchard CC Mt. Prospect, IL Orchard Hills CC Waukegan, IL Orchard Valley GC Aurora, IL Palatine Hills GC Palatine, IL Palos CC Palos Park, IL Palos Hills GC Palos Hills, IL Peter N. Jans GC Evanston, IL Pheasant Run Resort St. Charles, IL Phillips Park GC Aurora, IL Pine Hills GC Ottawa, IL Pine Meadow GC Mundelein, IL Pinecrest Golf & CC Huntley, IL Pistakee CC McHenry, IL Plum Tree National GC Harvard, IL Pottawatomie GC St. Charles, IL Prairie Bluff Public GC Lockport, IL Prairie Isle GC Prairie Grove, IL Prairie Lakes Resort Marseilles, IL Prairie Landing GC West Chicago, IL Prestbury GC Sugar Grove, IL Randall Oaks GC Dundee, IL Ravisloe CC Homewood, IL Red Barn GC Rockton, IL Redtail GC Lakewood, IL Renwood CC Round Lake, IL River Bend GC Lisle, IL River Heights GC De Kalb, IL River Oaks GC Calumet City, IL Rob Roy GC Prospect Heights, IL Robert A. Black GC Chicago, IL Rolling Knolls CC Elgin, IL Ruffled Feathers GC Lemont, IL Salt Creek GC Wood Dale, IL The Sanctuary GC New Lenox, IL Sandy Hollow GC Rockford, IL

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815/468-8827 630/616-8424 815/923-2332 312/245-0909 847/634-5935 708/562-2977 708/385-1994 312/616-1234 630/257-3340 847/623-4653 630/208-7272 815/465-6653 815/254-3333 847/259-4200 630/378-4215 815/941-4300 847/590-6050 630/773-3510 630/990-3032 630/850-5530 815/784-5678 815/648-2550 708/448-5544 630/595-0071 815/937-1648 708/429-7400 847/827-5131 708/301-3344 847/255-2025 847/336-5118 603/907-0500 847/359-4020 708/448-6550 708/599-0202 847/475-9173 630/584-4914 708/898-7352 815/434-3985 847/566-4653 847/669-3111 815/385-9854 815/943-7474 630/584-8356 815/836-4653 815/356-0202 815/795-5107 630/208-7600 630/466-4177 847/428-5661 708/798-5600 815/624-8037 815/477-0055 847/546-8242 630/968-1920 815/758-1550 708/868-4090 847/253-4544 773/764-4045 847/888-2888 630/257-1000 630/773-0184 815/462-4653 815/987-8836

HOLES PAR COURSE 18 27 18 9 18 9 18 9 9 27 18 18 18 18 18 18 9 18 18 18 18 18 9 18 18 18 9 18 18 18 18 18 27 18 18 18 18 9 18 18 18 18 9 18 18 9 18 18 18 18 9 18 18 9 18 18 9 9 18 18 18 18 18

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Schaumburg GC Senica’s Oak Ridge GC Settler’s Hill GC Seven Bridges GC Shady Lawn GC Shamrock GC Shepherd’s Crook GC Shiloh Park GC Silver Lake CC Sinnissippi GC South Bluff CC South Shore GC South Shore GC Spartan Meadows GC Sportman’s CC Springbrook GC St. Andrews GC The Station GL Steeple Chase GC Stonewall Orchard GC Stony Creek GC Streamwood Oaks GC Sugar Creek GC Sunset Valley GC Swanhills GC Sycamore Park DistGC Sydney R. Marovitz GC Tam GC Tamarack GC Thunderhawk GC Timber Trails CC Tuckaway GC Twin Lakes GC Twin Lakes GC Urban Hills CC Valley Green GC Vernon Hills GC Victorian GC Villa Olivia CC Village Green CC Village Greens Village Links Walnut Greens GC Water’s Edge GC Weber Park GC Wedgewood GC Western Acres GC Westgate Valley CC White Deer Run GC White Mountain RC White Pines GC Whitetail Ridge GC Willow Crest GC Willow Glen GC Willow Run CC Willowhill GC Wilmette GC Wing Park GC Winnetka GC Wolf Run GC Woodbine GC Woodruff GC Zigfield Troy Golf

LOCATIONPHONE Schaumburg, IL La Salle, IL Batavia, IL Woodridge, IL Beecher, IL Kankakee, IL Zion, IL Zion, IL Orland Park, IL Rockford, IL Peru, IL Momence, IL Chicago, IL Elgin, IL Northbrook, IL Naperville, IL West Chicago, IL Glenview, IL Mundelein, IL Grayslake, IL Oak Lawn, IL Streamwood, IL Villa Park, IL Highland Park, IL Belvidere, IL Sycamore, IL Chicago, IL Niles, IL Naperville, IL Beach Park, IL La Grange, IL Crete, IL Westmont, IL Palatine, IL Richton Park, IL North Aurora, IL Vernon Hills, IL Rockton, IL Bartlett, IL Mundelein, IL Woodbridge, IL Glen Ellyn, IL Schaumburg, IL Worth, IL Skokie, IL Joliet, IL Glen Ellyn, IL Palos Heights, IL Vernon Hills, IL Tinley Park, IL Bensenville, IL Yorkville, IL Oak Brook, IL Great Lakes, IL Mokena, IL Northbrook, IL Wilmette, IL Elgin, IL Winnetka, IL Aurora, IL Lockport, IL Joliet, IL Woodridge, IL

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The Perfect Drive

Courses Outside Chicago that are Worth the Drive

The Fort Golf Course Indianapolis, IN

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o find the best public-access example of Pete Dye’s legendary work in the Circle City, travel just a few minutes northeast of downtown Indianapolis to the Fort Golf Course in Fort Harrison State Park. The Fort showcases the best of what Indiana golf has to offer. At 7,148 yards playing to a par 72 over nearly 240 acres, this layout meanders through trees, valleys and wetlands in order to create an experience that allows the golfer to enjoy nature and the game all at once. Originally opened In 1906, and named in honor of our 23rd President, Benjamin Harrison, Fort Ben served multiple roles during major military conflicts from WW1 to Desert Storm. A few years after the post closed following the Cold War, the land was purchased in the mid 1990’s

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by the state of Indiana, which turned to Pete Dye to redesign the golf course. Reinvented by Dye, with help from protégé Tim Liddy, and ready to entertain golfers of all ability levels, the new Fort Golf Course opened in the fall of 2007. Since the opening The Fort has consistently ranked amongst the best courses in the state of Indiana and is currently rated the No. 1 public course by Golf.com. In 2011, Golfweek’s “Best Courses you can play” category ranked The Fort Golf Course third in the entire state. It’s an impossible chore to select just one signature hole at The Fort. Nos. 4, 5, 6, 11 and 18 are all worthy of that distinction. Each of these Dye creations shares a few common traits: thick woodlands and elevation changes, which demands a precise tee shot. Each hole then concludes on quick greens requiring a skillful sense of finesse. The Fort has become a popular “Stay and Play” facility, due to the variety of lodging options available. Golf packages at

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The Fort include 18 holes of golf with cart, overnight lodging, unlimited range balls, complimentary bag storage and souvenir bag tag and ball. The facility has become a trusted choice for corporate and charity outings. Here are some facilities available for lodging and events: The Main Lodge – A 28-room facility located just 300 yards from the golf course The Harrison House – A more intimate facility with suites and very comfortable overnight accommodations a mere 100 yards from the golf course O˜ cers Homes – Fully furnished 3-bedroom homes that once housed visiting dignitaries and military generals Garrison Conference Center – The ideal space for your wedding or business conference, the Garrison has a dining room that offers daily lunch, weekend dinner buffets and delicious Sunday brunches.

In addition to the conference center, overnight lodging accommodations and championship 18-hole golf course, The Fort has outstanding practice grounds, private and group instruction and men’s and women’s locker rooms. Tee times can be booked online at www.thefortgolfcourse.com or by calling the pro shop at (317) 543-9597. For StayN-Play package or general lodging information, please call 1-877-LODGES1.

Stay-N-Play packages start at per person based on double occupancy.

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TAKE YOUR GAME IN A NEW DIRECTION

Swan Lake Resort offers two 18-hole courses, a golf academy, and a variety of lodging options. All in a tranquil Northern Indiana setting just 90 minutes from Chicago.

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STAY & PLAY PACKAGES $85 Available Sun – Thurs, April 1 – May 17, and Sept. 21 – Oct 31. Unlimited golf w/cart, range balls and one night lodging. Based on availability. Per person, dbl occ. Resv. req. 800.582.7539

GOLF ACADEMY PACKAGES $141 Available Sun – Thurs, April 1 – May 17, and Sept. 21 – Oct. 31. Instruction, one night lodging, unlimited golf and range balls. Based on availability. Per person, dbl occ. Resv. req. 800.582.7539

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Ann Arbor 94

Chicago, IL .............3 hrs. Cleveland, OH........3 hrs. Cincinnati, OH.......4 hrs. Columbus, OH .......3.5 hrs. Detroit, MI .............2 hrs. Ft. Wayne, IN..........40 min. Grand Rapids, MI...2 hrs.

Indianapolis, IN .....2.5 hrs. Kalamazoo, MI .......1.25 hrs. Lansing, MI ............1.25 hrs. Saginaw, MI ............2.5 hrs. South Bend, IN .......1.5 hrs. Toledo, OH.............1 hr. Windsor, ON ..........2.5 hrs.

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The all new Glendarin Bar & Grill Bar & Grilland offers is open for lunch and dinner vast selections from the menu that you may enjoy before, during, or after your round at Glendarin Hills.

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Play Legendary Golf

The Pete Dye Course at French Lick

• 2009 America’s Best New Public Course - Golf Digest & Golf Magazine • 2011 Indiana’s #1 Public Course - Golf Digest & Golfweek • 2011 Top 100 Public Course in America - Golf Digest & Golfweek • 2012 Indiana Course of the Year - National Golf Course Owners Association

The Donald Ross Course at French Lick

• 2011 Indiana’s #2 Public Course - Golf Digest • 2011 Top 100 Public Course in America - Golf Digest & Golfweek

INTRODUCING: SULTAN’S RUN GOLF CLUB French Lick Resort’s Newest Golf Offering French Lick Resort is the host site of the 2012 Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships, April 27 - April 29

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7,700 Yards 125 Bunkers 18 Championship Holes 1 Golf Course You’ll Never Forget…

“Where golf is a religious experience” SPECIAL RE-PLAY OFFER America’sTop 50 Toughest Courses -Golf Digest Top 25 Courses in the Midwest -Great Lakes Golf Magazine Top 50 Courses for Women -Golf For Women Magazine #1 Course in the State of Indiana - Golf Week Magazine

FREE RE°PLAY with Purchase of 18 Holes (Must present this original AD to redeem o˜ er. Mention Golfer’s Guide when you book your tee time. Coupon valid on re-play up to 4 golfers, after paid greens fees on 18 holes)

To Book a Tee Time or for Information on Stay-N-Play Packages

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Noblesville, IN (Just North of Indianapolis, o˜ of Hwy 37)

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ocated in the midst of a serene countryside, Otter Creek has often been ranked among the top 25 public courses in the U.S. since its inception in 1964. Renowned golf course designers Robert Trent Jones and Rees Jones created this 27-hole championship course in harmony with Southern Indiana’s gently rolling hills. Utilizing the existing contours of the land to assure each shot is a natural challenge, the Jones’ have distinguished Otter Creek as a championship golf course unique to all others.

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Stay-N-Play Packages Available Starting at $119 Per Person

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We EVEN Welcome BEARS Fans! Official Golf Course of the INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

GOLF PACKAGES Minutes from Downtown Indianapolis 36 Holes of Championship Golf Driving Range & Practice Facility Visit us online www.EAGLECREEKGOLFCLUB.com for more detailed information. CALL US TODAY! (317) 297-3366

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The Brassie Golf Club

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Yards Rating Slope 7008 74.3 137 6545 72.0 131 6123 70.1 127 5493 72.0 126

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he Brassie Golf Club is an 18-hole championship facility bearing an authentic British Isles flavor and boasting some of the best greens in the area. Considered by many to be one of the best golf experiences in northwest Indiana, The Brassie also promises exceptional value. Designed by architect Jim Fazio, the course opened in 1998 to rave reviews. Featuring gently rolling terrain, strategic bunkering and distinctive fescue areas, The Brassie has that classic links “feel.” It stretches from 7,008 yards at the tips (rating 74.3, slope 137) but plays down to 5,493 yards from the forward tees (rating 72.0, slope 126), providing a challenge for all skill levels. In addition to a meticulously conditioned golf course, The Brassie – operated since summer 2011 by GolfVisions – offers friendly service, a fully stocked golf shop, complete practice facilities, and a 19th hole serving up great golf comfort food and beautiful views of the course from the shady patio overlooking 18 green.

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Two hours south of Chicago traveling on Interstate 55, Peoria long ago emerged as a reliable barometer of mainstream American attitude. “Will it play in Peoria?” is a well-known slogan about gauging whether particular persons, products or promotional themes will resonate with an audience that’s been selected to represent our nation’s middle. How is the premier course in one of the country’s finest mid-sized cities playing to the golf course rankings crowd? Quite well, thank you. In 2009, readers of the trusted Zagat golf guide pegged WeaverRidge as the top public course in Illinois. Golfweek’s 2010 “Best Courses You Can Play” state-by-state rankings listed WeaverRidge at No. 4, just behind usual suspects like Cog Hill’s Dubsdread. Among

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