Activities in Bloomingdale

Private and Group Kids' Martial-Arts Classes at Comprido Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy (Up to 80% Off))

Comprido BJJ Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy

Multiple Locations

$135 $39

Kids' Brazilian jujitsu classes and private session emphasize grappling as a last resort, promoting sportsmanship and self-confidence first

Three Games of Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six at Glowgolf (Up to 55% Off)

Glowgolf

Multiple Locations

$16 $8

Luminescent golf balls, lit-up putters, neon obstacles, and incandescent walls illuminate players negotiating tricky glow-themed landscapes

18-Hole Round of Golf for One, Two, or Four Including Cart and Range Balls (Up to 59% Off)

Blackhawk Trace Golf Club

Indian Lakes Resort

$99 $44

27-hole complex has played host to mini-tour events and qualifiers; course challenges golfers with an island green and a 615-yard par-5

5 or 10 Open-Play Sessions at FunFlatables (Up to 56% Off)

FunFlatables

Multiple Locations

$80 $35

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Indoor playgrounds house colorful, air-filled obstacle courses, slides, and bounce castles

5, 10, or 15 40-Minute Power Workout Sessions at Cross Kicks Fitness (Up to 76% Off)

Cross Kicks Fitness

Roselle

$112 $39

During 40-minute sessions, trainers weave elements of cross-training, boxing, and kickboxing into muscle-toning, calorie-burning workouts

$74 for Six 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Roselle School Of Music ($150 Value)

Roselle School Of Music

Roselle

$150 $74

Music school established in 1959 offers aspiring musicians lessons in numerous instruments, like guitar, piano, bass, drums, brass, and more

2-Month Membership with Optional Personal Training, Fitness Classes, or Both at Anytime Fitness Roselle (Up to 77% Off)

Anytime Fitness Roselle

Roselle

$122 $59

Personal trainers, boot-camp classes, and an array of cardio and strength equipment toughen physiques inside a 24-hour gym

Five or 10 Classes from Elite Fitness Training (Up to 71% Off)

Elite Fitness Training

Roselle

$100 $29

Weight training, boot camps, and circuit training are specialties for the staff at this center, which welcomes any and all fitness goals

Cooking Class for 1, 2, or 4, or Cooking or Team-Building Class for 10 at Cooking Skills Academy (Up to 53% Off)

Cooking Skills Academy

Design First Studio

$80 $39

More than 20 classes include 15-minute pasta dishes, cooking with wine, and parmesan-encrusted chicken; Iron Chef event aids team building

Glendale Heights Oktoberfest at Camera Park on September 12–21 (Up to 44% Off). Four Options Available.

Glendale Heights Oktoberfest

Camera Park

$34 $19

German festival entertains guests of all ages with live music, authentic cuisine, and beer imported from Munich

One or Two Months of Classes at Bruce H. Lee Martial Arts School (Up to 75% Off)

Bruce H. Lee Martial Arts School

Glendale Heights

$150 $39

Both options include uniform; owner is eighth-degree black belt in hapkido and tae kwon do and sixth-degree black belt in judo and jujitsu

10 CrossFit Classes or Three One-Hour Personal-Training Sessions at FTX CrossFit (Up to 61% Off)

FTX CrossFit

Carol Stream

$100 $39

US Navy SEAL and Marine veterans lead clients through CrossFit functional-fitness classes for all ages

One or Two Months of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Fase Fitness (Up to 83% Off)

Fase Fitness

Carol Stream

$160 $29

Boot-camp classes employ a variety of equipment and exercises to provide full-body workouts

10 or 20 Strength and Conditioning Classes at Golden Age Strength Club (Up to 76% Off)

Golden Age Strength Club

Carol Stream

$100 $29

Former marine, MMA fighter, and American Ninja Warrior finalist trains students in classic techniques for getting stronger, built bodies

Two Hours of Trampoline Sports and Play for Two or Four at Xtreme Trampolines (Up to 55% Off)

Xtreme Trampolines

Multiple Locations

$38 $17

Supervised kids and adults bounce off commercial-grade trampolines lining floors and walls or try their hand at trampoline dodge ball

$11 for $44 Worth of Dance Lessons — PDC The Studio

Pdc The Studio

Hanover Park

$44 $11

Choose from a full range of classes, such as Baby+Mom, Ballet and Tap for ages 3–5, Jazz, Lyrical, and Hip-Hop

$44 for a Racing Package with Four Races and Two Yearly Licenses at K1 Speed (Up to $91.96 Value)

K1 Speed

Multiple Locations

$91.96 $44

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Eco-friendly electric karts; speeds up to 45 mph; karts for kids and adults; collection of racing memorabilia on display

$25 to Visit Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare. 17 Dates Available.

Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare

Odeum Expo Center

$30 $25

Explore three haunted houses inspired by Rob Zombie's cinematic oeuvre, take part in creepy activities, and listen to live music

Gym Membership at Hamilton Lakes Athletic Club (Up to 85% Off). Two Options Available.

Hamilton Lakes Athletic Club

Itasca

$150 $35

Instructors can motivate groups through swift, plyometrics-based Cross-Train, Pilates-yoga fusion, cycling, and other exercise classes

The Dinner Detective Chicago in Chicago or Schaumburg (Up to 50% Off)

The Dinner Detective Chicago

Multiple Locations

$92.09 $46

Amateur sleuths dig into delectable multi-course meals while trying to solve a mysterious murder perpetuated by disguised actors

Three or Five Fitness Classes with Strength Screening at Back in Line Chiropractic Gym (Up to 59% Off)

Back in Line Chiropractic Gym

Schaumburg

$80 $39

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Held 5 days a week, each full-body fitness class also focuses on an additional specific body area, such as leg strength or cardio health

Six Open-Play Sessions at Jump!Zone (Up to 42% Off). Six Locations Available.

Jump!Zone

Multiple Locations

$60 $35

Kids bounce across massive inflatable arenas, slides, and obstacle courses

Improv Show with Popcorn at Laugh Out Loud Theater (Up to 50% Off)

Laugh Out Loud Theater

Streets of Woodfield

$22 $11

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Improvisers can perform a show with spontaneous scenes, games, and songs

$49 for a DEXA Bone Density Scan at OsteoStrong of Chicago ($250 Value)

OsteoStrong of Chicago

Schaumburg

$250 $49

Clients boost joint and bone strength with DEXA bone density scans, strengthening sessions, and whole-bdy vibrations

One Month of Unlimited Boot Camp, Zumba, or Both at TrainMSP.com (Up to 60% Off)

TrainMSP.com

Schaumburg

$100 $40

Boot camps challenge clients with body-weight exercises and cardiovascular movements; Zumba gets bodies moving to Latin rhythms

$149 for a Helicopter Flying Lesson and Flight from Bachman Aero ($295 Value)

Bachman Aero

Schaumburg

$295 $149

The 30-minute helicopter flying lesson puts students in control of the craft at 500 feet with instruction from a FAA Certified Pilot

5 or 10 Bounce-House Play Passes at Pump It Up (Up to 51% Off

Pump It Up

Schaumburg

$40 $20

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Kids scramble and jump through bounce houses and coast down inflatable slides during five or 10 play sessions

Five or Ten Brazilian Jiujitsu Classes at LCCT Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Up to 71% Off)

LCCT Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Schaumburg

$100 $35

Three-time IBJJF world champion Luiz Claudio and his team instruct students of all levels in the art of Rickson Gracie Jiujitsu

5 or 10 Drop-In Play Sessions, or a 90-Minute Firefighter Birthday Party for Up to 14 at FireZone (Up to 61% Off)

FireZone

Schaumburg

$45 $19

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Hands-on activities in a firehouse-themed activity center with real firefighters teach safety skills and fuel imaginations

New Philharmonic Presents Puccini's "Tosca" at Belushi Performance Hall on September 20 or 21 (Up to 56% Off)

New Philharmonic presents Puccini's "Tosca"

Belushi Performance Hall, McAninch Arts Center

$66 $29

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In Puccini's Tosca, Karen Slack stars as the title character, a woman tormented by a cruel officer who threatens the life of her beloved

Wine Tasting Event at Cab's Wine Bar Bistro (Up to 51% Off)

Cab's Wine Bar Bistro

Glen Ellyn

$49 $24

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Local sommelier leads wine tasting classes featuring selections from France, Italy, and the United States

$28 for $60 Worth of Music Lessons — Devine Music Studio

Devine Music Studio

Glen Ellyn

$60 $28

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Six Weekly Classes at McNulty School of Irish Dance (Up to 51% Off). 16 Options Available.

McNulty School of Irish Dance

Multiple Locations

$72 $35

Kids and adults learn the techniques of Irish dance at a school that's been teaching the art form since 1971

$45 for Two Months of Unlimited Hot-Yoga Classes at 26hot (Up to $196 Value)

26hot

Glen Ellyn

$196 $45

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More than 30 weekly Bikram yoga classes are taught by certified instructors in a humidified, 105-degree room

5 or 10 Yoga or Fitness Classes at Mindful Movements Pilates & Yoga (Up to 63% Off)

Mindful Movements Pilates & Yoga

Glen Ellyn

$70 $29

Instructors help students improve posture, flexibility, and mind-body connection in yoga classes, as well as lead full-body fitness sessions

$44 for $125 Worth of CrossFit — Arioch, LLC DBA CrossFit Arioch

Arioch, Llc Dba Crossfit Arioch

Bartlett

$125 $44

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Chicago Cagefighting Championship Sponsors APFC 17 Tickets at Sears Centre with Beers on October 11 (Up to 49% Off)

Chicago Cagefighting Championship

Sears Centre

$46.50 $24

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Saturday night event packed with four hours of MMA bouts headlined by Bellator vet Louis Taylor and UFC vet Brian Houston

Three or Six Open-Play Outings at Kids Club Party and Fun (Up to 50% Off)

Kids Club Party and Fun

Schaumburg

$30 $16

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Kids frolic in small houses, mini cars, and cushioned playhouses as parents sink into comfy couches and sip on coffee or tea

$25 for Two French Wine or European Beer Flights and One Appetizer at Suzette’s Creperie ($43 Value)

Suzette’s Creperie

Wheaton

$43 $25

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Flights of French wine or European beer pair with savory appetizers, including three-cheese soufflés, ham & cheese crepes or croque monsieur

$5 for a Movie Outing with a Ticket at Studio Movie Grill (Up to $10.50 Value)

Studio Movie Grill

Wheaton

$10.50 $5

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A wide selection of new releases and cult classics is projected on towering screens as viewers watch from leather recliners and tables

Mini Golf for Two or Four at Wheaton Park District's Prairie Path Mini Golf Course (50% Off)

Wheaton Park District's Prairie Path Mini Golf Course

Wheaton

$12 $6

Prairie-themed, ADA-accessible course with a central water feature where guests can practice their putting skills across 18 holes

$15 for a One-Hour Bowling Outing for Four with Shoe Rental at Fox Bowl ($39 Value)

Fox Bowl

Wheaton

$39 $15

Bowling alley with onsite pizza kitchen and 10-foot video screen hosts groups of four for 60 minutes of pin-crushing revelry

10 or 20 Drop-In Fitness Classes at Wheaton Barbell & Fitness (Up to 83% Off)

Wheaton Barbell & Fitness

Wheaton

$165 $29

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Instructors focus on functional-movement exercises with a lifting regimen designed around barbells, kettlebells, and found objects

5 or 10 Classes at Flying Buddha Fitness (Up to 75% Off)

Flying Buddha Fitness

Wheaton

$125 $31

Students get fit in fun, challenging fitness classes such as yoga, Pilates, aerial yoga, piloxing, turkbo kick, and pole fitness

One or Two Months of Unlimited Boot-Camp Sessions at Heaven & Hell Bootcamp Wheaton (Up to 72% Off)

Heaven & Hell Bootcamp Wheaton

Wheaton

$69.99 $20

Each weekday, fun, friendly trainers lead a different 45-minute workout that’s adaptable to students at any fitness level

Three or Six Groupons, Each Good for One Open-Play Session at Kids Town (Half Off) 

Kids Town

Wheaton

$10 $5

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Colorful themed playrooms delight youngsters as caregivers look on or relax in lounges

$64 for 30 Minutes of WhirlyBall or Laser Tag for Up to 10 Players at WhirlyBall ($150 Value)

WhirlyBall

Multiple Locations

$150 $64

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Zip around courts in a bumper car, tossing wiffle balls with plastic scoops through goals, or slink through neon laser-tag arenas

Indoor Amusement Package for Two or Four with Attractions, Game Tokens and Pizza at Enchanted Castle (53% Off) 

Enchanted Castle

Lombard

$57 $27

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Entertainment complex's pizza helps fuel romps through game area, laser tag arena, go-kart track, or bumper cars

Shooting-Range Package for Two with an Intro Lesson, Targets, and Firearms at Article 2 Gun Range ($106 Value)

Article 2 Gun Range

Lombard

$106 $60

Armed with rental firearms ranging from rifles to revolvers and instruction from experts, two shooters take aim at automatic targets

Roller Skating with Skate Rentals for Two, Four, or Six at Lombard Roller Rink (Up to 52% Off)

Lombard Roller Rink

Lombard

$24 $12

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Fun and inventive approaches to roller skating, including Family Night, 21+ events, and sessions set to the tune of R&B or organ music

Farm Outing for Two or Four, Including Admission and Pumpkins at Susanna Farms (Up to 53% Value)

Susanna Farms

Lake Villa

$19 $9.50

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50-acre working farm complete with overflowing pumpkin patches, friendly livestock, a corn maze, and hayrides around the grounds

Oktoberfest Entry to American Aid Society of German Descendants (Up to 53% Off). Four Options Available.

American Aid Society of German Descendants

German/American Cultural Center

$31 $15

Oktoberfest event over several weekends showcases German music, history, folk dancing, and food

One Private 30-Minute Drum Lessons with DVD at Chicago's #1 Drum Lessons (60% Off)

Chicago's #1 Drum Lessons

Multiple Locations

$25 $10

Instructors teach timing, original beats, stick control, tricks, and advanced techniques

One Private Dance Lesson or One-Month Dance Pass Membership at Chicago Dance Factory (Up to 70% Off)

Chicago Dance Factory

Villa Park

$50 $15

An award-winning dancer leads rhythm-focused classes in styles ranging from West Coast swing to elegant ballroom

$74 for $135 Groupon — Sensei Steve's Karate Center

Sensei Steve's Karate Center

Villa Park

$135 $74

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$249 for Scuba Certification Course with Equipment Rental, Materials, and Gear Credit ($500 Value)

Got Air Scuba

Elk Grove Village

$500 $249

PADI instructors let students try out equipment or lead classroom, pool, and open-water instruction for open-water certification

Three or Six Personal-Training Sessions at Mission Fitness & Consulting (68% Off)

Mission Fitness & Consulting

Streamwood

$150 $48

ACE-certified trainer Mario Perez motivates clients through one-on-one workouts

1 Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes for one or two at CrossFit 1013 (76% Off)

CrossFit 1013

Bensenville

$135 $35

Dynamic strength and conditioning routines employ rowers, rings, dumbbells, and other old-school tools to tone bodies of all skill levels

Movie Tickets, Popcorn, and Drinks for Two or Four at Bensenville Theatre (Up to 50% Off)

Bensenville Theatre

Bensenville

$21 $11

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Guests grab buckets of popcorn and large sodas before heading into intimate twin theaters to view recent releases screening twice daily

$29 for a Party or Individual Discovery Dive at Learn Scuba Chicago ($75 Value)

Learn Scuba Chicago

Multiple Locations

$75 $29

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Exploratory dives for beginners led by dive expert Captain Bob

A Month of Unlimited Tango Lessons for 1 or 2 with Complimentary Buffet at Tango Argentina Club (Up to 59% Off)

Tango Argentina Club

West Chicago

$120 $59

Tango steps and movements taught by Native Argentinian Ruben Carrasco and his wife Marie

10 or 20 Zumba Classes at Platinum Dance Academy (Up to 53% Off)

Platinum Dance Academy

West Chicago

$75 $35

Instructors lead fitness classes designed to strengthen cores and burn fat inside a spacious dance studio

$69 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at CorePower Yoga ($195 Value)

CorePower Yoga

Multiple Locations

$195 $69

Dynamic flow of Vinyasa-style poses, breathing exercises, and uplifting music energize bodies and minds in stretch-friendly heated rooms

$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Elmhurst

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

$89 for $255 Towards One Month of Group Classes and Four Personal Training Sessions — Ignite Fitness

Ignite Fitness

Elmhurst

$255 $89

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5 or 10 Pop-In Playtime Sessions at Pump It Up (Up to 51% Off)

Pump It Up

Elmhurst

$40 $20

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Kids run, leap, and launch down colorful inflatable slides in a supervised indoor play area

10 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Bikram Yoga Rolling Meadows (Up to 74% Off)

Bikram Yoga Rolling Meadows

Rolling Meadows

$130 $45

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Brand-new Bikram yoga studio offers suburban yogis a heated practice specifically designed for the perils of modern living

10 or 15 Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Powered By Ivan Training Systems (Up to 88% Off)

Powered by Ivan Training Systems

Rolling Meadows

$300 $39

Former Division I soccer athlete tailors workouts to weight loss or boosting athletic performance with TRX, kettlebells, and battle ropes

10 Personal-Training Sessions from Michelle Pazin Personal Training (55% Off)

Michelle Pazin Personal Training

Northfield

$600 $270

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$69 for Four 30 Minute Private Music Lessons $140 — Northfield School of Music

Northfield School Of Music

Northfield

$140 $69

Students can choose from drums, guitar, voice, violin, or piano lessons

$29 for a Four-Week Beginner Yoga Series at North Shore Yoga ($70 Value)

North Shore Yoga

Multiple Locations

$70 $29

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Certified instructors lead newcomers through foundational Vinyasa postures during four-week beginner series

Dance Lessons for an Individual or a Couple at Ballroom Dance Center (Up to 76% Off). Three Options Available.

Ballroom Dance Center

Northfield

$200 $49

Instructors teach various step patterns, techniques, and styles with private and group instruction and fun dance socials

Two or Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at North Shore Music Institute (Up to 62% Off)

North Shore Music Institute

Northfield

$70 $29

Lessons for students aged 6–adult teach techniques for the guitar, ukulele, strings, piano, percussion, or voice in a wide variety of genres

5, 15, or 25 Krav Maga or K.O. Bag Workout Classes at YMA Krav Maga & K.O. Bag Fitness (Up to 84% Off)

YMA Krav Maga & K.O. Bag Fitness

Arlington Heights

$625 $99

Students rehearse real-life situations in krav maga classes; K.O. Bag Workouts challenge students to high-intensity cardio routines

$34 for $57 Worth of Gymnastics — Rise Up Academy

Rise Up Academy

Arlington Heights

$57 $34

Come take a month's worth of gymnastics, tumbling, and trampoline or dance classes. See the website for class descriptions.

One or Three Months of Martial Arts Classes with Uniform at Eagle Academy of Martial Arts (Up to 75% Off)

Eagle Academy Of Martial Arts

Warrenville

$492 $149

Get fit and gain confidence while mastering traditional martial arts and practical self-defense in a family-friendly atmosphere

$21 for a Six-Week Boot Camp and Three-Week Nutritional Program at Underground Core Fitness ($116.50 Value)

Underground Core Fitness

Warrenville

$116.50 $21

30-minute workouts consist of high-intensity bodyweight and kettlebell exercises; nutrition coaching encourages sustainable dietary changes

5, 10, or 20 Open-Jump Visits at Pump It Up (Up to 53% Off)

Pump It Up

Lisle

$40 $20

Kids jump inside bounce-houses, zoom down inflatable slides, and race through obstacle courses at an indoor playground

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Golfer’s Paradise’s friendly golfing confines foster year-round golfing within the indoor hitting stalls of their AboutGolf simulators. Using real clubs, players pulverize orbs into an immense screen that utilizes 3-D graphics to vividly emulate the immaculate greenery, calculated topography, and yellow-brick cart paths of some of the world’s most famous courses. Golfers can trace powerful drives into the windswept, simulated stratosphere of St. Andrews Old Course or evade the treacherous water hazards at Michigan’s Robert Trent Jones–designed course, The Heather. Along with technology that ensures each shot travels in a realistic manner, the simulators boast advanced swing-tracking sensors that collect data and even offer advice to correct unsound swings.

A staff of PGA-certified instructors oversees Golfer's Paradise's two executive-style lounges, offering expert advice to help transform swing imbalances into trustworthy motions. Pupils benefit from the instructors' hard-won wisdom combined with the computer-generated feedback of the simulators, which reveals detailed results of the position of one's clubface at impact and the effects of sweaty-palm syndrome.

1401 Nordic Road
Itasca,
IL
US

PGA Class A instructor Mike Erwin has a resumé that sparkles with such gems as time spent working with PGA professionals, as well as a quarter century spent teaching the fundamentals of golf. During each of his lessons, Erwin focuses on the three core components of the swing: grip, posture, and impact position, drilling students in basic skills to build consistent, top-notch performance on the course. Lessons infuse old-school fundamentals with sophisticated technology, recording sessions with 3-D K-Vest apparatuses or digital V1 swing analysis that allows pupils to monitor their posture and correct common mistakes such as improper positions that cause loss of power instead of hitting it with the club. In addition to mentoring players one-on-one, Erwin fosters early development of fair play and concentration with junior golf classes and hones driving distances with winter golf skill seminars.

250 West Schick Road
Bloomingdale,
IL
US

Looking to put a new spin on a classic family activity, the minds behind Glowgolf decided to give the game a phosphorescent update. Incandescent courses place friends and family amid a tropical-fantasy golf world of neon orange, green, and violet surroundings. Players putt luminous orbs through vibrant treasure chests and glimmering windmills while negotiating tricky obstacles near walls portraying black-light-lit aquatic scenes. With more than 20 locations spread over 10 states, Glowgolf's fluorescent labyrinths challenge human players and traveling gnomes.

810 Stratford Sq.
Bloomingdale,
IL
US

Youngsters clamor over air-filled merry-go-rounds, obstacle courses, and slides inside FunFlatables' indoor play arenas. Dyer's 12,00-square-foot facility houses giant aquariums, pirate ships, and 19-foot slides. Each bounce facility keeps toddlers from getting underfoot in dedicated Totland play spaces, complete with musical toys, miniature slides, and foam-covered floors.

104 Stratford Sq Mall
Bloomingdale,
IL
US

Although there are 26 other greens, one parcel of bentgrass stands out at Hilton Chicago/Indian Lakes Resort’s golf complex. It is a true island green that is approachable only by bridge or conveniently placed hovercraft. This is one of many spectacular course details that populate Blackhawk Trace Golf Club’s three 9-hole courses, each of which comes in at more than 3,400 yards and challenges golfers to a par 36. Renowned golf-course architect Rick Jacobson extensively renovated the links in 2002, and rather than cover blades of grass in mascara and call it a makeover, he decided to transform the 1960s-era bunkers into dramatically sloping sand traps and install four tee options at nearly every hole. Jacobson also switched the greens, tees, and fairways to bentgrass and incorporated fescue grasses to add texture and flavor for grazing golf carts.

Before conquering the courses, players can stretch out swings at the club’s extensive practice facilities, which include 46 all-grass hitting stations, two large putting greens, and practice bunkers. Golfers looking for guidance or a professional friend can employ the talents of onsite PGA instructors for lessons. After a long day of strutting after putts, players can head to the Masters Clubhouse to refuel with sandwiches and flatbreads.

Course at a Glance:

  • Highland/Woodland course: course rating of 73.4, slope rating of 137
  • Island/Highland course: course rating of 72.5, slope rating of 131
  • Island/Woodland course: course rating of 72.5, slope rating of 133

250 W Schick Rd
Bloomingdale,
IL
US

Blackhawk Trace Golf Club's 27-hole layout can accommodate players of almost any handicap—nearly every hole has four separate tee boxes. But it's also challenged some of the world's best golfers as the host course of three NGA Hooters Tours events and qualifiers for the LaSalle Bank Open, a Nationwide Tour Event. Anyone who plays the course from the tips will get a taste of true Tour golf without having to lick the fairways at Augusta National.

The complex is divided into three nines called the Island, Woodland, and Highland Courses. At the second tee box of the Island Golf Course, golfers will stare down a 611-yard par-five that ends in an elevated green. It makes the mammoth hole even longer than its billing in the scorecard. But the layout doesn't just test a golfer's ability to grip-and-rip: the course's signature attraction might be its 155-yard par three with a true island green, which will challenge golfers' confidence with the shorter sticks. As a part of the Club's massive renovation 10 years ago, all tees, greens, and fairways are comprised of slick bent-grass. Dashes of fescue grass provide an eye-catching texture to the terrain but become less appealing when they get entangled with your irons.

Before taking to the course, feel free to warm up at the Club's practice facility, anchored by a 46-station driving range with four multi-tiered target greens. The facility also encompasses two large putting greens and sandtraps for practicing both greenside and fairway sand shots.

250 West Schick Road
Bloomingdale,
IL
US

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