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Visiting Chicago - Where to play

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#1 dhill21

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 09:25 AM

Im visiting Chicago for my birthday and bringing the clubs along. Looking for advice on a course to play. Thanks


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#2 lincolnduff

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 09:42 AM

http://www.friedegg....try-club-review

Pretty solid recommendation here.

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 10:29 AM

The Chicago area has tons of excellent public golf available.  Ravisloe, listed above, is a cult favorite, but not one of my favorites.  Where in Chicago are you staying, and do you have access to a car?  Some of my favorites are, Cantigny Golf and Prairie Landing in the western suburbs.  Closer in is Harborside, which is a 36 hole facility.  In the northern burbs, Shepherd's Crook and Thunderhawk are excellent choices.  It all depends on your budget and how far you want to drive.

These are just a handful of suggestions.  I'm sure somebody will have more.

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 10:55 AM

My favorites

Highlands of Elgin (links style) my personal favorite
Ravisloe - the back 9 just has a great feeling and it feels as old as it is.
cantigny - canít go wrong here



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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:48 AM

When is your birthday? Chicago has some excellent public courses, but we're having a miserable spring, and there are some courses I would not recommend at this time.


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:52 AM

If you're talking soon I suggest going somewhere else or changing your birthday.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 12:17 PM

View Postdhill21, on 15 April 2018 - 09:25 AM, said:

Im visiting Chicago for my birthday and bringing the clubs along. Looking for advice on a course to play. Thanks

Leave your clubs, bring some skis.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 12:31 PM

We're having a great and extended Christmas season!  During your visit, you can ice skate at Millenium Park, see all the Christmas decorations on Michigan Avenue and of course, see all the museums.  

At the rate we're going, golf season will be August 17 from 10A - 4P.

It's warmer in Anchorage than Chiberia right now.

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 08:31 PM

View PostArgonne69, on 16 April 2018 - 09:48 AM, said:

When is your birthday? Chicago has some excellent public courses, but we're having a miserable spring, and there are some courses I would not recommend at this time.
Coming in early June.

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 08:33 PM

View PostDavePelz4, on 16 April 2018 - 12:31 PM, said:

We're having a great and extended Christmas season!  During your visit, you can ice skate at Millenium Park, see all the Christmas decorations on Michigan Avenue and of course, see all the museums.  

At the rate we're going, golf season will be August 17 from 10A - 4P.

It's warmer in Anchorage than Chiberia right now.
lol I hope it's thawed out by time I get there.


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 08:41 PM

Is there a site like paradiseteetimes.com to book in the area?

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 09:12 PM

Just play Harborside. All listed are good recommendations but if you are from out of town Iím guessing you donít want to sit in traffic for 2 hours which would cross Cantigny off the list. Harborside isnít the greatest but you will remember it which I canít say about Ravisloe. Play early at Harborside

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 03:27 PM

View PostThunder Dan, on 17 April 2018 - 09:12 PM, said:

Just play Harborside. All listed are good recommendations but if you are from out of town Iím guessing you donít want to sit in traffic for 2 hours which would cross Cantigny off the list. Harborside isnít the greatest but you will remember it which I canít say about Ravisloe. Play early at Harborside


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Posted 22 April 2018 - 05:48 AM

Ravisloe (Great Track) and Mt Prospect

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