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#1 dha

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Posted 24 November 2015 - 04:04 PM

Hey everyone,

My friends and I live in Chicago, and we'd like to go somewhere warmer to get in a few more rounds of golf before we pack up our clubs for the winter.  Money is kinda tight for some of us, so we'd like to go by car as this is probably our most economical option.

Does anyone have any suggestions on where to go that isn't too long of a drive from Chicago but will allow us to golf in weather that is no less than 50 degrees?  Would we need to drive as far south as Kentucky or Tennessee?


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Posted 24 November 2015 - 04:07 PM

View Postdha, on 24 November 2015 - 04:04 PM, said:

Hey everyone,

My friends and I live in Chicago, and we'd like to go somewhere warmer to get in a few more rounds of golf before we pack up our clubs for the winter.  Money is kinda tight for some of us, so we'd like to go by car as this is probably our most economical option.

Does anyone have any suggestions on where to go that isn't too long of a drive from Chicago but will allow us to golf in weather that is no less than 50 degrees?  Would we need to drive as far south as Kentucky or Tennessee?

Branson. You've got The Payne Stewart Club, Branson Creek, and Ledgestone all close together.

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#3 Argonne69

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Posted 25 November 2015 - 12:41 PM

What's your time frame? Are you planning to play two rounds a day with an early morning start, or one round a day with a late morning start? You might be able to get away with Cincinnati.

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Posted 27 November 2015 - 11:00 AM

Thanks for the suggestions guys! Branson sounds like a good option. We'd like to do 2 rounds per day. Never thought of going to Cincinnati but will definitely look into it. Thanks again everyone!

Edited by dha, 27 November 2015 - 11:01 AM.


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Posted 27 November 2015 - 10:14 PM

What about the RTJ golf trail in Alabama?

Never been but have some friends who had a blast.


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Posted 28 November 2015 - 08:57 AM

View Postmallrat, on 27 November 2015 - 10:14 PM, said:

What about the RTJ golf trail in Alabama?

Never been but have some friends who had a blast.

Great courses on the northern part of the trail, but that's quite a hike. You're looking at an additional 2 hours from Nashville. That's 9 hours from Chicago.

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Posted 28 November 2015 - 04:13 PM

From experience: How far south do you have to go to get at least mid-60's and decent [still being maintained] course conditions in December?

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Posted 28 November 2015 - 05:21 PM

Alabama place to go. It's worth the extra two hours. Northern part of trail is pretty good

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Posted 03 December 2015 - 02:37 PM

I live in chicago and I'm trying to get our group up to Northern Michigan.  There are at least 2 trips given the number of courses.  Must plays Forrest Dunes and Arcadia Bluffs.  You have Treetops, Boyne Harbor the Shanty courses and more....It's 5 to 6 hours of driving....

These options are for next summer

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