Sports in Bloomingdale

Up to 50% Off at Blackhawk Trace Golf Club

Indian Lakes Resort

$99 $54

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

49% Off Golf Lesson

Addison

$75 $38

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Up to 51% Off Group Round of Golf in Wood Dale

Salt creek Golf Club

$90 $45

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Par 63 executive course encourages golfers to aim drives down tree-lined fairways and avoid water hazards that come in play on five holes

68% Off Boxing or Kickboxing Classes

Multiple Locations

$183 $59

Master proper form for jabs, crosses, and hooks—the boxer’s basic punches—before toning up with an intense core workout

Up to 71% Off Classes at 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

Up to 50% Off at Western Acres Golf Course

Lombard

$56 $28

Unfurled across 3,051 yards, this par 35 nine-hole course incorporates linear bluegrass fairways, three ponds, and numerous sand traps

Up to 66% Off Golf-Simulation Session for 2 or 4

Lombard

$40 $19

Simulator displays a realistic golf course for both practice and stroke play

Up to 64% Off Classes at Champions Boxing Gym

Lombard

$80 $29

Instructors help students hone strength, speed, and discipline through a range of boxing and martial arts classes

45% Off

Villa Park

$135 $74

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Up to 50% Off Red Carpet Run

Multiple Locations

$35 $18

Runners dress up as their favorite TV, movie, or stage character before taking on a 5K or 10K course

55% Off One Month Boxing and a Nutrition Consultation

Lisle

$100 $45

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50% Off Golf at Old Orchard Country Club

Mount Prospect

$156 $78

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Water hazards frame narrow fairways and even bisect certain holes on this 6,119-yard course

Up to 57% Off Indoor Golf Lessons

Downers Grove

$90 $39

PGA-certified instructors impart golf wisdom during private lessons using video swing analysis and the latest in golf-instruction technology

Up to 77% Off Martial Arts or Fitness Classes

Downers Grove

$150 $49

Owners with third-degree black belts oversee a karate school that imparts discipline and balance along with mental and physical strength

Up to 61% Off at Golf Nation

Palatine

$30 $13.50

Fitness center, bunker area, multiple chipping areas, and a driving range with heated bays foster golf skills

Up to 76% Off Tae Kwon Do Classes

South Elgin

$200 $49

Experienced instructors teach students the Korean martial art of tae kwon do, focusing on self-defense, fitness, and self-confidence

Up to 81% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Southwest Elgin

$150 $29

Kickboxing and muay thai classes both employ punching and kicking techniques while teaching students discipline and fitness

89% Off Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

Up to 67% Off Swim and Tennis Series

Fontenaix

$90.68 $30

Kids learn swimming strokes and water safety; adult or junior tennis players build their skills in beginners', doubles, or singles series

Up to 86% Off Martial Arts Classes

Naperville

$200 $29

Kids and adults alike learn aikido, judo, or jiu-jitsu from a team of seasoned martial arts instructors

Up to 60% Off Classes at United Martial Arts

Qigong - Naperville

$125 $50

Improve flexibility and strength while building discipline and self-confidence under the tutelage of a 9th degree blackbelt Grandmaster

51% Off Four Weeks of Tennis Lessons

Westmont

$99 $49

Beginners meet once a week to learn tennis skills in small-group classes; use your own racquet or borrow one from the club

55% Off Services

Geneva

$130 $58

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Up to 46% Off at Bliss Creek Golf Club

Sugar Grove

$70 $38

Tree-lined fairways and greens surrounded by water and bunkers test the skills of golfers on 5,436 yd., par 69 course

53% Off Martial-Arts Classes for Kids or Adults

Batavia

$75 $35

Martial-arts classes for adults or kids focus on self-defense and fighting your way out of dangerous situations

59% Off Children's Self-Defense Class

Carpentersville

$109 $45

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2.5-hour basic self-defense and conflict-resolution course for kids and their parents

81% Off Classes at My Kempo Boxing Gym

Buffalo Grove

$99 $19

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Classes, for children 8-13 and for adults 14+, immerse students in disciplines such as boxing and kickboxing

Up to 54% Off Cardio-Boxing and Fitness Classes

Wheeling

$40 $19

Cardio boxing puts a martial-arts spin on workouts that burn calories and tone muscles

50% Off Services

Wheeling

$198 $99

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45% Off

Brookfield

$100 $55

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Up to 70% Off at Shim's Martial Arts Training Center

Niles

$130 $49

Certified masters lead students of all ages and abilities in modern and traditional martial arts techniques

72% Off Lessons at Chicagoland Baseball Academy

Niles

$348 $99

Group classes help players improve their games with video analysis and assessment of bat speed, exit speed, and throwing velocity

Up to 75% Off Round of Golf at Carriage Greens Country Club

Darien

$158 $49

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Golfers cart past cattail-lined waterways that populate an 18-hole, par 70 course

Up to 67% Off Martial Arts Clsses

Multiple Locations

$208 $69

Adult MMA, kids karate, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai kickboxing, and extreme fitness classes offered at studio

Up to 86% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Morton Grove

$124 $29

Martial-arts classes for kids and adults promote fitness and discipline

Up to 55% Off Golf for Two or Four in Northbrook

Glenview

$44 $20

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Golfers navigate Scottish links-style course that sprawls over 87 acres with Chicago skyline as backdrop

Up to 78% Off Golf Fitness Training

Northbrook

$150 $49

Nike-trained golf specialist shows golfers how to swing and otherwise move so they can avoid injuries and always come in under par

Up to 66% Off at Rabito Golf Academy at Bolingbrook Golf Club

Bolingbrook

$175 $59

PGA professionals lead group clinics on a variety of topics, getting players ready for rounds on 7,104 yd. course with a true-island green

Up to 71% Off Round of Golf and Pitching Wedge

Bolingbrook Golf Club

$305 $89

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Designed by Arthur Hills and Steve Forrest, course challenges players with seven lakes and a true island green; includes pitching wedge

Up to 64% Off at Michael Camastro Golf Academy

Bolingbrook Sports Dome

$130 $65

During private or group lessons golfers learn the basics of the game and polish existing skills with the guidance of a PGA professional

48% Off Sports Camp

Aurora

$25 $13

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44% Off Martial Arts

Aurora

$90 $50

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75% Off at Brown's DragonFire Martial Arts

Downtown Aurora

$120 $30

Isshin-ryu karate classes focus on physical and mental strength

Up to Half Off Golf Practice at Chicago Players Club

Justice

$12 $6

Lighted, 26-acre complex features driving range and golf academy with grass, mats, heated covered tees, and two short game areas

55% Off Junior Lesson at Dynamic Golf Institute

Riverwoods

$110 $49

45-minute junior golf lesson includes golfer interview, multi angle video swing analysis, and video recap email

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At his two gyms in Bloomingdale and Rockford, Elite Defense Systems' chief instructor Matt Numrich leads practical, defense-oriented classes focused on jeet kune do, the hybrid martial art and philosophical system developed in 1965 by Bruce Lee. Jeet kune do focuses on efficiency and personal development, guiding students through a mixture of more than two dozen arts.

Though Elite Defense Systems offers one-on-one training, group lessons for men, women, and children are recommended for their sense of community, their varied sparring partners, and their chances for students to combine into a five-piece battle robot. Including Matt, the gyms have a staff of only three instructors and three assistants, allowing for a closer student-teacher relationship.

215 E Lake St.
Bloomingdale,
Illinois
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

With today's first option, two club-wielders can loop the 6,200-yard links of Phillips Park Golf Course, an 18-hole grassy monolith first braved in the mid-1920s. Bisect wide-open fairways with a well-struck drive on the club's front nine, a links-style layout advantageous for long hitters who can evade strategically placed sand-traps and roaming fairway trolls. The hilly back-nine places a higher premium on orb-mashing precision with tighter, tree-lined fairways and picturesque water hazards. Phillips Park employees will help ward off putt-defying hunger pangs with a complimentary hot dog and chips (a $6.50 value), and both divoteers will be granted a small bucket of range balls (an $8 value) to warm up before the round or use as eyeball facsimiles to terrorize gullible children at the next local carnival.

1N333 Pleasant Hill Rd
Winfield,
IL
US

Slice-prone swings and inconsistent putting strokes meet their demise at Green Valley Golf Range, where guests crush golf balls at an 80-station driving range and sends putts through a tricky mini-golf course. The range boasts towering lights and 20 covered, heated hitting stalls to furnish practice at night, during inclement weather, and through the eternal ice age of the future. The practice facility—which also encompasses a putting green, chipping area, and sand trap—replaces its golf balls every year, ensuring quality equipment for players' enjoyment. The practice facility also houses a virtual golf entertainment experience that allows golfers to play I-tee golf games in which they can compete on courses around the world.

A lighthouse, a pint-sized car, and other old-fashioned obstacles await players at the mini-golf course, a circuit best conquered with laser-like focus attained with the help of Green Valley's complimentary coffee. Clubbers can replenish energy stores zapped after a long day of practice or bench-pressing their driver with a soft-serve ice-cream cone, a slice of Rosati's pizza, or a hot dog, all of which are sold in the Green Valley Ice Cream Shoppe.

26W101 Lake St
Hanover Park,
IL
US

At Two Seasons Cycle & Ski, the 7,000-square-foot store stays well stocked with gear, apparel, and accessories to prepare customers for outdoor adventures any time of the year. Men, women, and youngsters can peruse racks full of snowboarding gear by major brands such as Burton and K2 Snowboards and skiing merchandise from top brands including Atomic and Völkl Skis, or call upon Dr. Robert S. Steinberg, podiatrist, for help with finding a properly fitting ski boot. When the ski lifts stop running and snowmen melt back into lifeguards, skiers can put away their gear in favor of the extensive inventory of bicycles and accessories by brands such as Shimano, Cannondale, Trek, and Schwinn.

1818 Irving Park Rd
Hanover Park,
IL
US

In the winter, it looks as though an alien spacecraft has touched down at Links & Tees Golf Facility. Within this futuristic structure—actually an inflatable golf dome whose three layers trap heat—PGA professionals teach lessons and golfers practice their snow-clearing swings. This impressive indoor facility—along with an outdoor driving range that boasts more than 50 hitting stations, a 10,000-square foot putting green, and a 5,000-square foot chipping green—has repeatedly landed Links & Tees among Golf Range Magazine's Top 100 Golf Practice Facilities.

After warming up at the range, golfers can take to the tees and bentgrass fairways of a nine-hole executive course, where three ponds snatch up balls and a smattering of sand bunkers tempt hungry golfers to stop and dig for clams. They can also head for Putter’s Peak, an 18-hole miniature-golf course where tiki statues line fairways, the rumble of a Lilliputian waterfall fills the air, and putters must venture into the dark depths of a cave. After either a miniature or executive round of golf, visitors can pull off the plate armor that protects against mis-aimed balls, put down their clubs, and pick up a hot dog or pizza at the 4,000-square-foot clubhouse.

Course at a Glance:

  • Nine-hole, par-27 course
  • Length of 1,709 yards
  • Course rating of 35.5
  • Slope rating of 113
  • Link to course layout

900 W Lake St
Addison,
IL
US