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The Royal Country Clubs When where you play really matters

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olf is a game people can enjoy their entire lives, and someone could spend their entire life soaking up the plethora of golfing options around the greater Chicago area. In fact, after speaking with golfers in the area for years, I KNOW golf is the local pastime. An abundance of courses creates a consistent problem for all types of golfers: How to find the next golf course to play or book a Stay-N-Play trip? Well, you’ve come to the right place, and I congratulate you on being proactive by picking up the Chicagoland Golfer’s Guide. Golfer’s Guide is here to help with resources online, on your smart phone, in your inbox and FREE distribution of the Chicagoland Golfer’s Guide throughout N/E Illinois. Are you concerned with saving money? My records indicate about 99% of the U.S. population might be, which is why golfers can actively save on the GG Deals section of Chicago.golfersguide.com, and by visiting TeeTimeSavings.com. Golfers can “Buy Now, Play Later” with savings up to 50% or more on rounds of golf and Stay-NPlay packages. The Royal Country Club of Long Grove (The Grove) is a member of The Royal Country Clubs and is gracing the cover of our Spring/Summer issue. The Grove offers a championship golf course and country club amenities and service to members. But members may also access three other golf courses (The Fox, Hawk & Creek). Golf Course membership is definitely not for every golfer. In fact, less than 10% of all golfers actually hold a golf course membership, but we’re still talking about 2 million+ golfers. They key is for private courses to offer a strong value proposition, which is what The Royal Country Clubs consistently provide their members. The ability to play 72 holes of championship golf inevitably drives up the stock of a membership with The Royal Country Clubs vs. the typical private club providing only 18 holes. Get more for your money on a membership with The Royal Country Clubs. Enjoy the anticipation and hope of the upcoming golf season, and don’t miss out on attending the Ryder Cup, since we don’t get a major golf event in our backyard every day!

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The Royal Country Clubs For discriminating golfers who love the game ga ... and the lifestyle that goes with it Ask any golfer and they’ll be quick to tell you, the most important thing to them whenever they tee it up is how well they play. Whether it’s on the inestimable Old Course at St. Andrews or the “Ole Muni” two towns over, and whether they’re playing for the Claret Jug in Scotland or bragging rights in St. Charles, posting the lowest possible score – and white-washing their competitors in the process – is pre-eminent. But running a very close second to the how of it is the where of it, as golfers by and large love the thought of surrounding themselves, if only for a few hours, in an environment, an atmosphere, that bespeaks the best the sport has to offer, from great service to impeccable course conditions to a clubhouse that members are proud to call home. That’s why, increasingly, when everyday life simply won’t do, golfers with the means 6

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and the motivation are stepping into The Royal Country Clubs, and stepping outside the ordinary world. Naturally beautiful surroundings and beautifully refined settings create an exceptional haven for recreation, socializing, meeting and celebrating life. The management and staff of The Royal Country Clubs know full well that beyond the impeccable golf courses, exquisite cuisine and dining, the intangibles are what complete your country club experience. The feeling of belonging each time you enter the clubhouse, the way the staff fulfills not only your requests but also your desires, the way other club Members welcome your presence, not to mention the lasting friendships that are established along the way – these are the qualities that make The Royal Country Clubs, 72 holes of outstanding golf and extraordinary club facilities and amenities, your home away from home.

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The Royal Fox Built in 1989, quality and prestige are reflected in the elegant surroundings at 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, The Royal Fox is a challenging, 6,816-yard par-71 championship golf course. Under new ownership since 1999, The Royal Fox has gone through many changes since then, 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.

The Royal Hawk Built l in the h wooded d d 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. Royal Hawk is built on 180 acres of rolling hills and offers a par-72 championship course stretching 6,600 yards from the back tees providing challenges for golfers of all skill levels. Offering a variety of golf and social memberships, with affiliate privileges for their members at The Royal Fox Country Club, The Grove Country Club and Klein Creek Golf Club, the club features exclusive dining and 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

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dinner to kick off the weekend. The outstanding culinary team has created a superb menu for both formal and casual dining, and also offer excellent catering services for private functions.

Klein Creek Located in Winfield, Klein Creek is a stunning 18-hole course, and at 6,700 yards from the tips, this championship design is challenging for even the most ost accomplished players. Each hole is designed to create a memorable golfing experience, while four sets of tees allow the high handicapper to enjoy a satisfying day on the links. The course has remained semiprivate and offers additional privileges to the members of The Royal Country Clubs.

The Grove Country Club The 18-hole Royal Country Club in Long Grove is a private course that first opened in 1964. Measuring more than 7,000 yards from the back tees and with a slope rating of 133 and a USGA rating of 74.2, good golfers appreciate the course for its unique qualities and inherent challenge, while four other sets of tees, ranging from 6,800 to 5,000 yards, make The Royal Country Club of Long Grove 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 8

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The Royal Member/Guest Experience Upon arrival at The Private Country Clubs guests are greeted at the bag drop area where an attendant tags your bag and transports it to a golf cart. The Locker Room Manager assigns you a locker in proximity to that of your host, and assists you in any and every way possible. The professional staff is there to answer any questions you may have regarding the golf course, the event in which you

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are participating, the schedule, tee times or directions around the facility. The fully stocked Golf Shops can accommodate any of your golfing needs including equipment, apparel or accessories. They’ll also arrange for your transportation to the practice tees – located just north of the clubhouse – while there are two putting greens located at each course for members’ guests to use. The Royal Country Clubs take pride in their caddie program, and both members and guests are encouraged to use caddies whenever they’re available. “Do-it-yourselfers” will be pleased to find that all courses are equipped for laser link range finders. The Halfway House serves daily specials, sandwiches, fresh fruit and much more. It can be reached at the end of the ninth hole at The Royal Fox and at the Clubhouse at The Royal Hawk, and you may call ahead using your cell phone – which must be set to “vibrate” mode whenever you’re on Club property – to order. After a challenging round, members and their guests find solace in the classic styled Clubhouses, where they will enjoy luxurious amenities including the formal dining rooms, the saloon, and the patio overlooking the impeccable greens and lush fairways. Whether relaxing with friends or entertaining clients and associates, members and their guests spend their time immersed in luxury and beauty. Members enjoy a variety of sports and fitness activities, with a lavish outdoor swimming pool and a complete Fitness Center featuring state-of-the-art cardiovascular and weight equipment. Along with these wonderful amenities, members may take part in many fun-filled social and family events. For younger members, a variety of activities including swimming and junior golf leagues are available. 2012 ISSUE 1

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Members may also take advantage of the The Royal Hospitality Group (RHG), established to provide access to the best in travel, hospitality and event ticketing services for their individual or corporate entertainment. The Royal Hospitality Group provides travel services to major sporting events and personal golf travel, both domestically and internationally at reduced prices. RHG also provides secondary market event ticket services for our members at discounted rates. The Royal Hospitality Group can customize or create a package to any sports or entertainment event. Whether for yourself or your company, you’ll find the selection, the service and the prices unparalleled. There’s a secure feeling of belonging at The Royal Country Clubs; a warm welcome for the entire family. They offer a variety of memberships inclusive of benefits and privileges at all four of their club locations including their semi-private facility, The Royal Golf Club at Klein Creek in Winfield, Royal Fox Country Club and Royal Hawk Country Club, both located in St. Charles, and The Grove Country Club in Long Grove, all of which offer the perfect atmosphere for golf and relaxation, family gatherings, and friendship. They would be honored to have you apply for Membership, and are extremely confident that you will be proud to call The Royal Country Clubs your “home away from home!” They invite 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. The Royal Country Clubs – when where you play really matters. For more information log on to www.golfatroyal.com and submit a Membership Request Form, or contact Brittany Bauer at (630) 584-4000, ext. 235.

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The Royal Hawk Country Club

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The Royal Country Club of Long Grove Private Club

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Klein Creek Golf Club

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li C lein Creek kG Golf lf Cl Club, b a member b off Th The R Royall C Coun- Winfield, IL (630) 690-0101 try Clubs’ family of fine area clubs and courses, is an 18-hole “must play” masterpiece conveniently located DuPage County www.KleinCreek.com in suburban DuPage County, just south of Route 64 and east STATISTICS of County Farm Road. Klein Creek – offering daily-fee acPar: 72 Yards Rating Slope Gold 6701 72.6 137 cess -- features contrasting gentle doglegs bounded by forest Blue 6273 70.6 132 with strategically bunkered fairways and greens, wild prairie White 5579 67.2 117 grasses and more than 30 acres of man-made lakes. RATES Monday and Tuesday $55 Klein Creek has been repeatedly recognized as one of the Wednesday – Friday $65 area’s best-maintained courses, and Golf Digest’s Places to Play Saturday, Sunday & Holidays $79 All prices include cart. has awarded the course its 4-Star rating. The signature ninth PERSONNEL hole – a 453-yard par-4 with water and OB on the right, Architect .........................Dick Nugent Superintendent ...............Ernie Corsi a fairway bunker on the left and a well-protected green – Head Golf Professional ....Matte Allman 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 Map Key Number 11 available. 64

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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 track. “It’s not in a housing devel16

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opment, which is a plus. This is really just a well-managed course. Expected pace of play is four hours or less, and they keep people on track.” In 2011, Fox Bend will host yet another USGA qualifier. Previously 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 qualifier. 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 wh while looking for the perfect gift for the golfe golfer in your life. Fox Bend Gift Cards are als also available at the pro shop and can be pu purchased in any denomination. practice greens Fox Bend features prac those looking for and a driving range for tho their round or a quick warm-up before th 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, please 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 1

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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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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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Stonewall Orchard Golf Club

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enowned d golf lf course architect hit t A Arthur th Hill Hills brings his award-winning design talent to Illinois for the first time with the classic layout of Stonewall Orchard Golf Club. Hailed as the world’s No. 2 designer by GolfWorld Magazine in 1998, Hills allowed the natural rolling landscape to dictate this magnificent 18-hole Lake County design. From the more than 65,000 fully mature pine and oak trees to the acres and acres of rolling hills, tranquil wetlands and wildlife, Stonewall Orchard has those unique, natural qualities often associated with golf in the Carolinas. Offering the public a country club environment in a relaxed atmosphere, Stonewall Orchard is one golf course you’ll want to play time and time again. We welcome you to enjoy this memorable experience. • Host site of the 2003, 2005, 2009 U.S. Open Qualifier • Host site of the Illinois PGA Section Championship

Grayslake, IL (847) 740-4890 Lake County www.stonewallorchard.com RATES Call our pro shop or visit our Web site for current rates and specials. STATISTICS Par: 72 Silver Gold White Turquoise

Yards Rating Slope 7124 74.7 148 6506 71.8 138 6032 69.5 133 5375 71.7 130

PERSONNEL Architect .......................... Arthur Hills Director of Golf ................ Jeff Pajula Head Pro .......................... Jeff Pajula Superintendent ..........Larry Flament

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Oak Grove Golf Course

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ure golf, lf in i a magnifi ificentt natural t l landscape l d unsullied lli d Harvard, IL McHenry County by development. That’s what you’ll experience at Oak (815) 648-2550 Grove Golf Course in McHenry County. www.oakgrovegolfcourse.com Oak Grove is among an elite handful of Illinois golf RATES courses ranked 4-1/2 stars by Golf Digest. This championship Please call the pro shop or visit our 18 nestled in gorgeous, rural countryside features some of the Website for rates and specials. STATISTICS finest public greens in Chicagoland and private-club condiPar: 72 Yards Rating Slope tioning. Vibrant wetlands, mature oak savannas and generous Professional 7021 75.0 142 6613 73.1 138 fairways all contribute to Oak Grove’s unique ambiance. Swing Champ. Regular 6254 71.1 133 Senior 5737 68.7 127 away at the practice facility and following your round, “The Forward 5737 71.3 127 Lodge” clubhouse serves up delicious bar-and-grill fare. PERSONNEL Best of all, Oak Grove’s exceptional golf experience General Manager .........Tim Miles, Jr. Superintendent ........Ernest Johnson is accessible and affordable. “Our customers rave and are President/CEO............. Tim Miles, Sr. 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, Map Key Number 38 Oak Grove is also just 15 minutes south of Lake Geneva. Wisconsin Illinois

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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 nns battled the blustery winds and snarling ing 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 Golf Club of Illinois can be a brute at times, it’s eminently playable for all ages and skill levels. 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 Indonesia, but met hometown of Peoria to Indonesia 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, especial-

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ly 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 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. As of June 1, 2010, the longest par 5 recogUnited States Golf nized by the U Association is a 725-yard hole Arizona. in Marana, Ari The par-5 11th known as March” is only four “Grant’s March being eligible for yards shy of b The USGA guidepar-6 status. T lines 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 postround 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, please visit www.golfclubofil.com or call (847) 658-4400.

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Plum Tree National Golf Club

STATISTICS Par: 72 Blue White Gold Red(W)

Yards Rating Slope 6695 72.6 133 6399 71.3 130 6034 69.6 126 5710 73.0 129

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Hughes Creek Golf Club

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uilt ilt on a 170 170-acre ttractt off rolling lli ffarmland l d iin westt Elburn, IL Kane County ern Kane County, Hughes Creek Golf Club is an (630) 365-9200 Illinois golf destination that gets better each year. www.hughescreek.com A truly peaceful setting with a sympathetic relationship RATES with nature, Hughes Creek contains gentle rolling hills, Please call 630-365-9200 or visit wetlands, native plants, flowers and beautiful song birds. www.hughescreek.com to current rate information and coupons The panoramic view of the course from the clubhouse is unforgettable. STATISTICS Par: 72 Yards Rating Slope But don’t be hypnotized by the beauty of the layout. Blue 6506 71.4 123 Designed by Gordon Cunningham, Hughes Creek forces White 6204 70.0 120 Red 5561 72.3 120 a player to utilize every club in the bag to navigate its rolling topography. The course also requires accurate iron PERSONNEL Architect ........... Gordon Cunningham play into its greens, and once you’re reached the putting Director of Golf ......... Sam Bradberry surface, you’ll need to putt with precision to score well. Superintendent ........... Jim Pedersen 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 9 Map K M Key Number N b Hughes Creek, visit www.hughescreek.com. 38

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ary’s Chalet Hills Golf Club is an atypical golf experience that the late, great Midwestern architect Ken Killian called “the greatest course I have ever designed.” Killian wasn’t bashful about praising this layout, and rightfully so. Chalet Hills holds a 4.5-Star rating from Golf Digest magazine, and was lauded as one of the top 5 in the Chicagoland area by Zagat Survey. Exceptional scenery highlights the experience at Chalet Hills. Two-hundred-year-old oaks and hardwoods frame the undulating landscapes from tee to green. Lakes and streams add to the aesthetic value of the terrain and contribute to the risk-reward nature of many holes, like the 140-yard, par-3 17th, an 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.

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Tanna Farms Golf Club

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th illi thrilling, b beautiful, tif l “bi “big-shouldered” h ld d” 18 18, T Tanna Geneva, IL Farms Golf Club promises a memorable and chal- (630) 232-4300 lenging experience. No. 1, a gorgeous island-green Kane County www.tannafarms.com par 3, sets the stage for a sequence of wonderful holes, RATES including two sprawling par 5s. Playing to 6,510 yards Please call the Pro Shop or visit our Website for current rates and specials. from the tips, this par-71 layout is a test of shot-making STATISTICS strategy that will require deployment of every club in Par: 71 Yards Rating Slope Black 6510 72.0 131 your bag. Yet at just 4,727 yards from the front tees, Blue 6033 69.8 126 with meticulously maintained bentgrass playing surfaces, White (M) 5437 67.1 119 Tanna Farms is a pleasure that is accessible and friendly to White (W) 5437 72.3 124 Yellow (W) 4727 69.4 115 golfers of all abilities. PERSONNEL General Manager ............Chad Zipse The course is just minutes from Randall Road on GeSuperintendent ....... Jason Dempsey neva’s west side, yet is surrounded by a prairie landscape Food & Bev. Mgr ........ Shaun Barnett Special Events .....................Ali Muno 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 40 Map Key Number and special events of all kinds. 38

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h rebranded he b d d Bridges B id off PPoplar l C Creekk C Country t Cl Clubb iis Hoffman Estates, IL teeming with improvements and re-opened this summer (847) 781-3681 Cook County after a comprehensive project to modernize the layout www.bridgesofpoplarcreek.com and manipulate the namesake water feature that meanders throughout 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 Silver 5313 66.7 126 the guidance of the Hoffman Estates Park District. Eight attracGreen 4597 63.5 118 tive timber bridges replace steel bridges and allow various creek RATES crossings. The bridges will be adorned with plaques that pay Non Residents 18 w/cart Jr/Sr 18 Weekday $46 $35 tribute to legends of the game like Bobby Jones, Chick Evans, Weekend $65 N/A Residents 18 w/cart Jr/Sr 18 Samuel Ryder and Babe Zaharis. Weekday $40 $32 Overall 15 holes were modified in some fashion and the Weekend $59 N/A nines were flipped, as No. 1 is now No. 10. Fescue grasses were PERSONNEL added to provide depth and definition and more tee boxes were Architect .....................Killian/Nugent Director of Recreation ...Tony LaFrenere, PGA installed to lengthen and shorten the 35-year-old course. Water Head Golf Professional .... Brian Bechtold Superintendent .......... Dustin Hugen hazards 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 9,100square-foot putting green, Bent grass chipping area and 55station driving range. The facility is also outfitted with a state-ofMap Key Number 39 the-art golf academy. 28

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Hilton Chicago/Indian Lakes Resort & Conference Center

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magine i 225 acres off b beautifully-landscaped tif ll l d d hill hills Bloomingdale, IL (630) 529-6466 encompassing 27 holes of championship golf, 308 DuPage County oversized guest rooms, superb dining experiences www.indianlakesresort.com and 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 Architect ...........Robert Bruce Harris industry professionals at a conference or rejuvenate .........Rick Jacobson, 2002 yourself in our new spa. Our professional staff will take Architect Director of Golf ............ Tom Denklau Head Pro ...................... Tom Denklau care of every detail. Superintendent ................Jeff Hoste Included in the overall $20 million renovation Course Record ....Andrew Morse, 63 project 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! Please call us for more information at (630) 529-6466 today or visit our website at 10 Map Key Number www.golfindianlakes.com. d.

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Glendale Lakes Golf Club

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lendale Lakes Golf Club is an 18-hole public golf course Glendale Heights, IL (630) 260-0018 located in the western suburb of Glendale Heights. Golfers can enjoy bentgrass tees, fairways and greens at DuPage County www.glendalelakes.com this Dick Nugent-designed golf course that will challenge golfers STATISTICS of all skill levels. Glendale Lakes has the added attraction of 11 Par: 71 Yards Rating Slope holes where water comes into play making each shot all the Blue 6175 69.9 125 White 5898 68.9 122 more dramatic. Known as a target golf course, Glendale Lakes Red (L) 4950 68.9 121 will challenge players of all abilities to play strategic golf. RATES With a beautiful banquet facility that can accommodate Call the proshop or visit our website for groups of up to 250 people, Glendale Lakes is the perfect place rates and specials. to hold your golf outing, business meeting, or any other gather- PERSONNEL Architect .........................Dick Nugent ing you are looking to host. Outing packages are available for General Manager ...Keith M. Knautz groups of 16 or more golfers. Packages range from golf only to Head Pro. ..................Jennifer Ferrell 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 www.glendalelakes.com. 30 20

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The Links at Carillon

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Old Oak Country Club

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ake your mark on this enticing municipal course that’s welcomed eager public golfers for nearly half a century. Buffalo Grove Golf Club has a traditional layout with a refreshing mix of mature trees complemented with well-positioned sand bunkers and water hazards. The design and layout remains enjoyable and challenging for all levels of golfers. Buffalo Grove Golf Club offers three tee positions, bentgrass greens and bluegrass fairways and tees. Buffalo Grove Golf Club also boasts an all-grass driving range with more than 25 hitting stations. Additional practice areas include a large putting green, sand bunker and a chipping/pitching area. If your game isn’t quite up to par, the 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. Visit us at buffalogrovegolf.com for more details!

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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 a Grundy County beautiful prairie environment rich with wildlife. Re- 815-941-4300 nowned for fabulous greens, Nettle Creek is an easy drive www.nettlecreek.com RATES out I-80 just 18 miles west of Joliet. call Pro Shop for full rate Huge, free-flowing sandtraps, generous bentgrass fair- Please schedule or visit Website for rates ways, large, undulating greens and plentiful native grasses and specials. combine at Nettle Creek to create a remarkable golf expe- STATISTICS Par: 71 Yards Rating Slope Blue 6562 70.1 120 rience. The layout meanders around ponds and through White 6120 69.0 118 wetlands, offering enough length (6,500 yards from the Yellow 5307 68.0 114 5059 68.9 115 tips) to satisfy big-hitters and ample risk-reward scenarios Red PERSONNEL to test shot-making savvy. Yet the course is regarded as General Manager ...... John O’Connor Golf Professional ..............Kurt Nolen hospitable 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 Map Key Number 16 enjoyable golf. 80

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onnie Brook is one of the most popular public Waukegan, IL courses in Lake County, boasting a meticulously (847) 360-4732 manicured 18-hole course with rolling, wooded Lake County www.waukegangolf.org terrain. Its natural, picturesque landscape offers golfRATES ers the ability to enjoy tree-lined fairways, spacious Please call our pro shop or visit our greens, small lakes and the beauty of the north branch Web site for current rates & specials. of the Waukegan River, which flows gently throughout STATISTICS Par: 72 Yards Rating Slope the course. Yellow 6626 71.8 127 (M) 6294 70.3 123 With a course length of 6,701 yards, Bonnie Brook Blue Blue (W) 6294 75.9 128 White (M) 6026 69.1 120 offers championship golfers a solid test while being White (W) 6026 74.4 125 friendly and forgiving to the high handicappers. This Red (W) 5382 70.8 118 course is consistently ranked as one of the top 50 PERSONNEL GM/PGA Professional .....Tim Govern public golf courses in Chicagoland. Food & Beverage ............ Mike Steele Superintendent ............Greg Benson Centrally located in Waukegan, Bonnie Brook provides a friendly, hometown atmosphere both on and off the course. Relax, cool off and enjoy time with friends at the bar, grill and patio area of the clubhouse. Wadsworth Rd.

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SPECIAL EVENTS & OUTINGS Seven Bridges Golf Club More than a championship golf course!

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Start to Finish at Seven Bridges

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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.

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Midwest, 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 d signs. We’ve really become involved in si every stage of the planning process. You’ll ev have one dedicated person involved in h everything. Our customers don’t have to ev 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 1

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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-in-one 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 46

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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 Pop-

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lar Creek Country Club include a revamped clubhouse that contains a main banquet 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

your event • Carts available for staff prior to your event 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 18hole 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. 48

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It holds an impressive grand ballroom complete with pre-function space, multiple restaurants and dining rooms and two wellappointed 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.

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An adjoining veranda with outdoor GOLF OUTINGS AND EVENTS se seating and views of the picturesque golf Ranked as one of the best golf facilicourse is a prime spot for guests to reconco ties in the country, public, private or resort, nect over drinks and appetizers. The club’s Bolingbrook Golf Club is a wise choice ne cozy living room, warmed in the winter co when arranging your next golf outing or by a two-story fireplace, is also a popular tournament. The guest experience at Bolingga gathering place. brook includes: Overlooking a lake and fountains, the • Personalized bag tags, scorecards or Ro Rose Garden is a lovely site for a wedding scoreboards ceremony. This area can seat up to 300 guests. • Staff ready to help from vehicle to tee Bolingbrook has developed dozens of box trusted partnerships with area profession• Men’s and Women’s locker rooms als specializing in everything from music • Full-time locker attendant to lighting over the years. These industry • Convenient registration location near experts stand at the ready to complement banquet space, carts and first tee box and enhance your occasion. • Variety of on-course contests Bolingbrook received a 2010 Bride’s • GPS computers on golf carts Choice Award from WeddingWire.com, a • Ample facility space website that recognizes top local wedding • Extensive selection of Nike rental clubs professionals for their excellence in qualBolingbrook Golf Club is located a ity, service, responsiveness and professhort drive from the heart of Chicago off sionalism. I-55 in the Village of Bolingbrook. For more A list of available dates for 2011 can information on functions at Bolingbrook be found at www.bolingbrookgolfclub.com. Golf Club, call (630) 771-9400 or visit For detailed information on hosting your www.bolingbrookgolfclub.com. reception, ceremony or both at Bolingbrook ABOUT BOLINGBROOK Golf Club, contact talented Wedding CoorDeveloped by the Village of Bolingbrook in dinator Taryn Wade at (630) 771-9400 or 2002, the goals and objectives of the village twade@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 testimonials as the “real rock star at result is a masterfully designed 76,000Bolingbrook.” square-foot clubhouse, overlooking the “She has so much passion for what she award-winning championship golf course. does and goes out of her way Elegant dining is the specialty to provide you with a memoof the intimate East Room. rable 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 1

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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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Klein Creek Golf Club Taking your Event to the Next Level

• Corporate Golf Outings • Permanent Tee Times • Bent Grass Greens, Tees & Fairways • Impeccable Course Conditions • Full-Service Restaurant and Bar • Wedding Ceremonies and Receptions (up to 270 guests) Head Golf Professional Matte Allman F&B Operations and Sales Mgr Kevin Caloia Course Superintendent Ernest Corsi

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Planning an Upcoming Celebration?

Let us help create an event that creates lasting memories.

The Arboretum Club AMENITIES • Staff to help with planning • Convenient location • Space for small or large groups OCCASIONS • Rehersal Dinners • Showers • Weddings • Confirmations • Special Parties • Bat/Bar Mitzvahs • Baptisms • Holiday Events

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

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COURSE

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

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HOLES PAR

847/885-9000 815/223-7273 630/232-1636 630/964-7777 708/946-2800 815/937-9355 847/872-2080 847/746-5500 708/349-6940 815/987-8838 815/223-0603 815/472-4407 312/245-0909 847/931-5950 847/291-2351 630/848-5060 630/231-3100 847/657-3225 847/949-8900 847/740-4890 708/857-2433 630/483-1881 630/834-3325 847/432-7140 815/547-3232 815/895-3884 312/245-0909 847/965-2344 630/904-4000 847/968-4295 708/246-0275 708/946-2259 630/852-7167 847/934-6050 708/747-0306 630/897-3000 847/680-9310 815/624-2156 630/289-1000 847/566-7373 630/985-3610 630/469-8180 847/490-7878 708/671-1032 847/674-1510 815/741-7270 630/469-6768 708/385-1810 847/680-6100 708/479-8100 630/766-0304 630/882-8988 630/850-5530 847/688-4593 815/485-2119 847/480-7888 847/256-6100 847/931-5952 847/501-2050 630/906-1402 708/301-1252 815/741-7272 630/985-4653

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THE PERFECT DRIVE Courses Outside Chicago that are Worth the Drive

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Salute The Fort – One of Indiana’s Finest

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thee mid 1990’s by the state of Indiana 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 #1 public course by Golf.com. In 2011, Golfweek’s “Best Courses you can play” category ranked The Fort Golf Course 3rd 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

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lo lodging options available. Golf packages at The Fort include 18 holes of golf with cart, overnight lodging, unlimited range ca balls, complimentary bag storage and ba souvenir bag tag and ball. The facility has so become a trusted choice for corporate and be charity outings. Here are some facilities ch available for lodging and events: av Th Main Lodge – A 28-room facility loThe cated 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 Officers 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 Stay-N-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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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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ocated just two hours from Chicago, Bloomington-Normal is the perfect destination for a weekend golf getaway!! Bl Bloomington-Normal i N l b boasts six i outstanding public golf courses which each host a variety of prestigious tournaments including the COUNTRY Youth Classic, Illinois High School Association State Final Tournament and NCAA Regional Championships. Golf enthusiasts will love The Den at Fox Fo Creek in Bloomington, an exquisite 6,926 6, yard, par 72, Arnold Palmer Signature tu Golf Course with water hazards on 9 of the 18 holes and 131 strategically placed sand sa traps. Designed by Roger Packard, Ironwood Iro Golf Course in Normal is 18 holes, 7,100 yards and a par 72. The course co includes a large practice putting green, gr practice bunker and instruction for golfers go of all ages at the Golf Academy at Ironwood. Weibring Golf Club at Illinois Iro State University features 18 rebuilt greens St and two practice greens, Bunker Guard an erosion control and tour-quality Best Sand. er The course is 6,915 yards and a par 71. Th 78

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Prairie Vista Golf Course is an American Contemporary Style, 6,745 yard, par 72 course with water hazards on 16 of the 18 holes. Highland Park Golf Course offers narrow fairways lined by mature trees, small greens, hilly terrain and a beautiful meandering creek. The 18-hole course is 5,539 yards and a par 70. The Links at Ireland Grove is 9 holes, 1,590 yards and a par 30. The site also contains over an acre of target greens, several bunkers, two fairways and nearly two acres of natural grass hitting area. Looking to make a weekend trip? Many hotels in the Bloomington-Normal area have created lodging packages with the courses. Visit the Bloomington-Normal Area Convention and Visitors Bureau website at www.bloomingtonnormalcvb.org for hotel package information.

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WeaverRidge Golf Club One of the Best in Illinois for a Reason Aesthetics. Conditioning. Playability. Affordability. Ranking. Measured by any metric, Peoria’s WeaverRidge Golf Club is one of the best places to play golf in Illinois. Built on 300 up-and-down acres on the former site of Weaver Angus Farms, the 7,030-yard championship course was designed by the team of Dr. Mike Hurdzan and Dana Fry. The Hurdzan-Fry firm, based in Columbus, Ohio, is responsible for a number of well-received layouts scattered throughout the Midwest, including Wisconsin’s Erin Hills, host of the 2017 U.S. Open. “WeaverRidge is one of the finest sites we have ever worked on with much of the golf course nestled between deep ravines and picturesque valleys above the scenic Illinois River in an area carved by glaciers,” reads the design group’s summation of the course. 80

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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.

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Among public, private and resort courses in the state rated by Golf Digest, WeaverRidge slid into the top 20. On Golf Magazine’s national list of the top public-access golf courses, WeaverRidge ranked No. 89. WeaverRidge has received national acclaim since it was first introduced to golfers in Central Illinois in 1998. That year, Golf Digest positioned the HurdzanFry layout second on its docket of “Best New Upscale Public Courses.” The winner that year, by a microscopic margin of 0.04 points, was Pete Dye’s Bulle Rock Golf Club in Havre de Grace, Maryland. Bulle Rock has since hosted multiple LPGA Championships. WeaverRidge is an enticing blend of beautiful scenery and substance. The layout itself is outstanding – a traditional course speckled with nearly 100 sand bunkers where the terrain retreats and rises as much as 12 stories. On the 228-yard 12th hole, a spectacular par 3, your golf ball plummets more than 120 feet tee to green. Perched high above the eventual landing area, you’ll marvel at this picturesque hole. To complete the setting, the green is encircled by forest, and when autumn has turned the leaves hues of red, orange and yellow, this is really a magnificent site. The finale at WeaverRidge is another spectacle to behold. At a length of 556 yards from the tips, the par-5 18th descends almost 80 feet from tee to green, crossing a creek at the 290-yard mark. Your round wraps on a behemoth of a green; it’s nearly 120 feet deep. Onlookers from the porch of the facility’s clubhouse have a fantastic vantage point 70 feet above the putting surface. Overall, the nines nicely complement each other, though each has its own defining elements. The beauty of indig2012 ISSUE 1

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enous prairie grasses and flowers accents the front nine, while the back nine offers some wonderful views of the area. There are homes at WeaverRidge as Crain’s Chicago Business pointed out in an article filed in June of 2010, but they’re not eyesores by any stretch and they don’t negatively influence play. “Few of the state’s top courses are surrounded by homes,” the article started. “WeaverRidge is, with more than 300 upscale Georgian- and Tudor-style homes sprinkled along some fairways, though the residences are back far enough from the landing areas to present minimal bother. Some of the million-dollar edifices make the walk seem like a stroll through Architectural Digest.” In every facet, WeaverRidge embodies what the spirit of American golf should be. The course is family owned and operated, serves the community (local high schools practice here), doesn’t cost an exorbitant amount to play, ranks high among actual golfers and offers a spacious, relaxing setting. WeaverRidge also features top-notch practice facilities, and is capable of hosting weddings, banquets or outings. For more information, or to book a tee time today, visit www.weaverridge.com.

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ost to many PGA, USGA, and FSGA Championships. Winner of the South Florida PGA “Golf Club of the Year”, Jacaranda Golf Club has distiguished itself as South Florida premier golf club.

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Cascata Chiseled out of the rugged desert landscape and with no homes or roads, Cascata is the ultimate natural golf experience.

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here are more than 50 golf courses in the Las Vegas Boulder City, NV area, but only one has the distinction of being (702) 294-2005 www.golfcascata.com ranked tops in the nation: Zagat Survey rated Cascata as No. 1 golf facility in the United States (2008). In a city famous for its high rise hotels and casinos, Cascata is the tranquil respite for vacationers and avid golfers alike. Set high above the desert basin, Cascata is located only 30 minutes from The Strip, but truly seems a AMENITIES • Group, tournament, outing package pricing and hosting world away. From impeccable course conditions, superb • Rates $250-$400 customer service, and a tour caliber forecaddie, Cascata is • Stay & play packages available • Club rentals the ultimate. • Full-service restaurant & bar The 37,000 sq ft Tuscan styled clubhouse offers a • Full-service locker room and shower facilities full service restaurant and golf shop, and award-winning locker rooms with full shower amenities. And yes, there is STATISTICS a brook that traverses through the clubhouse atrium origi- Par: 72 Yards Rating Slope 7137 74.6 143 nating from a 400-ft waterfall towering above the practice Black Blue 6664 71.7 138 range and meandering throughout the practice facilities. Gold 6206 69.9 135 5591 67.2 117 Cascata in one of two golf properties in Las Vegas (Rio Red Secco) that is owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment, Inc. 60 Map Key Number

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Rhodes Ranch Golf Club

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orn out of the desert at the base of Spring MounLas Vegas, NV tain and located just minutes from the fabulous Las 702-740-4114 888-311-TEES Vegas strip, the facility has become a leader in golf www.rhodesranchgolf.com in the Vegas valley. Designed by renowned architect Ted Robinson, the layout provides a unique blend of challenge Email us at golfshop@rhodesranchgolf.com and playability to golfers of all skill levels. Highlighted by RATES a group of par 3s which Robinson calls the very best that From $55 he has ever designed, this 6,909-yard course will envelop Call for current rates. you in its lush tropical surroundings while providing you STATISTICS Par: 72 Yards Rating Slope with a world class golf experience. Black 6909 73.0 122 Blue 6405 70.8 116 Since opening for play in 1997, Rhodes Ranch has White 6009 68.5 115 Gold 5238 64.8 110 matured into one of the best-conditioned and mostPERSONNEL playable courses in the Las Vegas valley. The multitude General Manager ..... Tate Stull, PGA of water features, varying elevations, stunning city and Head Golf Pro .... Shane Sanchez, PGA Superintendent....Bill Heaslip, GCSAA mountain views and gentle rolling fairways spread out over the 162-acre property provide a wonderful setting for Mention Golfers Guide and receive a complimentary a day of golf. breakfast or lunch with Come and experience the unmatched golf and service two draft beers when you that have made Rhodes Ranch a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Must Play in Las Vegas.â&#x20AC;? play before noon. Book online at www.rhodesranchgolf.com 10 Map Key Number

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Rio Secco

Las Vegas skyline views from the 8th green at Rio Secco Golf Club.

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Rees Jones design, Rio Secco is a challenging Henderson, NV 18-hole layout built to test even the best players’ (888) TO-SECCO skills, and awestruck all comers with astounding www.riosecco.net beauty throughout. Panoramic views of the Las Vegas cityscape and the gorgeous estates that sit high atop several of the holes at Rio Secco will provide a welcome distraction when the ball isn’t dropping. AMENITIES Opened in 1997, Rio Secco immediately drew na• Group, tournament, outing package pricing and hosting tional attention and grabbed its share of national awards • Home to the #1 golf instructor in from Golf Digest and Golfweek. Rio Secco has been a poputhe world-Butch Harmon • T-Mate forecaddies available lar choice for both competitive tournament and group (reservations required) outing organizers. Tournaments and events held at Rio • Rates $75-$225 & play packages available Secco include the Western Athletic Conference Men’s Golf •• Stay Club and shoe rentals Championships, Tiger Woods’ Tiger Jam, and the nation- • Full-service restaurant & bar ally televised Wendy’s 3-Tour Challenge.The course record STATISTICS Par: 72 Yards Rating Slope is 64 shared by PGA Tour stars Tiger Woods and Nick Black 7313 75.0 153 Watney among others. Blue 6927 73.0 149 White 6356 70.7 136 Rio Secco is one of two golf properties in Las Vegas Red 5759 70.0 127 (Cascata) that is owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment, Inc., and is home to the Butch Harmon School Map Key Number 61 of Golf.

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he Tuscany Golf Club is an award-winning, championship Henderson, NV golf course just minutes from the fabulous Las Vegas Strip. 702-951-1500 www.tuscanygolfclub.com Quality, character and good taste are all ways to identify a truly great wine. So it is with a truly great golf course. To that end, Tuscany Golf Club provides a distinctive daily-access golf venue offering all players a refreshing and flavorful blend of the finest greens and subtle yet challenging holes all bottled into an enjoyable par 72. STATISTICS Ted Robinson, an internationally celebrated golf course Par: 72 Yards Rating Slope Verde 6906 72.4 132 architect and visionary, has designed a truly enjoyable layout Lilla 6530 70.4 127 with traditional features including generous fairways, undulating Rossa 6135 67.7 123 greens and sparkling white bunkers. Giallo 5616 69.9 115 Full practice facilities are available at Tuscany providing RATES Call Golf Shop for current rates and golfers with fresh grass and mat stations as well as a short game improvement area including a chipping green and putting green. specials. Complimentary golf balls prior to play allow you to fine tune your Mention Golfers Guide and receive a complimentary game before strolling the picturesque links of the course. Every breakfast or lunch with tee time also includes cart fee and GPS system. two draft beers when you play before noon. With great views of the Strip and the Southern Nevada Mountain ranges throughout the course, Tuscany Golf Club is a 32 Map Key Number great golf experience. 2012 ISSUE 1

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Whether you’re planning a weekend golf getaway or your next corporate golf outing in Las Vegas, Troon Golf® boasts a premier facility that represents the best the game has to offer…The Revere Golf Club. Revere offers 36 holes of awe-inspiring views of the city below and mountains beyond. Award-winning, memorable and exciting, Revere is a one of a kind golf experience! For reservations and information call, 866.809.0996.

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