Golf courses are the one place landscapers can unleash their full creativity, since most people hate falling into sand bunkers in their front lawn. Defeat their devious feng shui with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $78 for 18 holes of golf and cart rental for two (a $156 value)
- $155 for 18 holes of golf and cart rental for four (a $312 value)
This forested course features narrow fairways that weave between or shoot directly over ample water hazards.
Old Orchard Country Club
Old Orchard Country Club came into existence in 1932, when the Wickersham family purchased the land and began to manicure it. Over the decades, the club became such a community staple that the Prospect Heights Park District bought it in 1999, with a promise to provide the same level of country-club service to the general public. The park district's landscapers maintain the golf course's gently rolling, narrow fairways, which shoot and snake between trees and numerous traps. The course features lots of dangerous water, with hazards between the golfer and the hole on at least nine occasions. The ninth hole—a par 5—bends right around the forest, only to reveal a longer stretch of fairway hemmed in by triple water hazards leading to an equally narrow green. The 17th hole also presents a challenge, with the fairway bisected by a wide river, making the safest shot a long drive straight to the green, which sits framed by a pair of sand bunkers.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par 70 course
- Total length of 6,119 yards from the back tees
- Three sets of tees per hole