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#1 828golf

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 03:16 PM

I'm considering joining a Chicago area club through an Associate/Junior membership (I'm 33 y/o). I'm hoping to get some advice from the group on a club to join that is a good commute from Downtown where I work and live, has tennis/paddle if possible, and is a reasonable price to join. Any social activities at the club is a bonus as well.

My research has me looking at these clubs, but open to others. Biggest thing is I want to use the club a lot during summer so the shorter the commute is key.

Ridgemoor CC
Oak Park CC
Bryn Mawr CC
Ridge CC
Beverly CC

Let me know any thoughts you have, thank you!


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 08:51 AM

Beverly CC is one of the best golf courses in the area!  An older Donald Ross gem that is home to lots of good players.  As far as other amenities, the pool was condemned a few years ago and there are no plans to reopen it.  I've been there a few times and don't remember tennis courts.  It is primarily a golf club, and usually with a full membership.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:06 PM

Just sent you a DM.
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Posted 17 April 2018 - 07:51 AM

I agree with whatever Shelman says.  Likely involving Olympia!!

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 07:51 PM

Consider Flossmoor CC. Great course, great deals and a solid contingent of young fun members from the city.

PM if you’d like more details.


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Posted 18 April 2018 - 12:52 PM

Medinah?

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 03:56 PM

Tyler Rae, a solid architect and Ross historian, is in the process of restoring Beverly CC. Only going to get better

he did an awesome job with Barton Hills CC in Michigan and Skokie CC before the Western Am
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Posted 18 April 2018 - 07:57 PM

View PostCubsfan44, on 17 April 2018 - 07:51 PM, said:

Consider Flossmoor CC. Great course, great deals and a solid contingent of young fun members from the city.

PM if you'd like more details.

Couldn't agree more.  Flossmoor is the firmest and fastest course I've played on clay.  It is drastically underrated imo

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 07:26 AM

View PostTadWPJ, on 18 April 2018 - 07:57 PM, said:

View PostCubsfan44, on 17 April 2018 - 07:51 PM, said:

Consider Flossmoor CC. Great course, great deals and a solid contingent of young fun members from the city.

PM if you'd like more details.

Couldn't agree more.  Flossmoor is the firmest and fastest course I've played on clay.  It is drastically underrated imo

I can't go against Shelman, but you really should also look at Flossmoor too.  Amazing set of greens, and the firm and fast conditions are top notch.

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 08:42 AM

In the same boat.  Live in West Loop and looking for a club that has a good weekend game.  

Played golf in college and am currently around scratch.  Any suggestions would be awesome!


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Posted 20 April 2018 - 05:58 PM

View Postsmith851, on 18 April 2018 - 03:56 PM, said:

Tyler Rae, a solid architect and Ross historian, is in the process of restoring Beverly CC. Only going to get better

he did an awesome job with Barton Hills CC in Michigan and Skokie CC before the Western Am

Now? Or planned?  Is the course down?

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 08:31 PM

Of the 5 you listed Beverly hands down.  Flossmoor a little farther commute but it won’t disappoint.  If you take the train the clubhouse attendant will pick you up and take you back.  Flossmoor should also be less expensive than Beverly.
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Posted 22 April 2018 - 07:04 PM

View Postschley, on 20 April 2018 - 05:58 PM, said:

View Postsmith851, on 18 April 2018 - 03:56 PM, said:

Tyler Rae, a solid architect and Ross historian, is in the process of restoring Beverly CC. Only going to get better

he did an awesome job with Barton Hills CC in Michigan and Skokie CC before the Western Am

Now? Or planned?  Is the course down?

currently ongoing right now, not sure how its effecting currently playing options. he was just the guest on The Fried Egg podcast and spoke about it
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