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$11 for $20 Worth of Driving-Range Balls at Green Valley Golf Range

Green Valley Golf Range

Bloomingdale

Year-round driving range features 80 large stalls, 20 of which are covered and heated for winter practice sessions

$20 $11

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Nine Holes of Golf for Two or Four with Cart Rental at River Bend Golf Club (Up to 39% Off)

River Bend Golf Club

Lisle

58 acres of bent-grass tees, greens, and fairways weave through federally protected wetlands, which come into play on eight of nine holes

$49 $31

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$285 for Three 30-Minute Private Golf Lessons at Michael Camastro Golf Academy (Up to $285 Value)

Michael Camastro Golf Academy

Multiple Locations

PGA teaching pro and his staff of aces groom untidy swings in private lessons with video swing analysis

$285 $70

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One or Two Private 45-Minute Golf Lessons at Robinson Golf Academy (Up to 57% Off)

Robinson Golf Academy

Lake Geneva

A high-tech simulator analyzes swings for accuracy and distance during 45-minute lessons that include golf drills for home practice

$75 $35

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One or Two Private Indoor Golf Lessons from Kyle Rich Golf Academy at Bogies Indoor Golf Club (Up to 57% Off)

Kyle Rich Golf Academy at Bogies Indoor Golf Club

Downers Grove

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

$90 $39

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18-Hole Round of Golf and Cart Rental for Two or Four at Old Orchard Country Club (50% Off)

Old Orchard Country Club

Mount Prospect

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

$156 $78

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1-Month Practice Membership for 1 or 2 or Junior Practice Membership at Chicago Players Club (Up to 55% Value)

Chicago Players Club

Justice

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

$100 $50

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9 or 18 Holes of Golf with Cart Rental for Two or Four at The Links at Carillon (Up to 50% Off)

The Links at Carillon

Plainfield

Three nine-hole courses challenge golfers with beautiful bent-grass fairways, large greens, and signature Gauntlet hole on White Course

$52 $30

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One or Three Golf Fitness Sessions with Nike Golf-Performance Specialist at Chain Reflex Fitness (Up to 78% Off)

Chain Reflex Fitness

Northbrook

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

$150 $49

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4, 6, or 10 Bags of Driving-Range Balls at Marengo Ridge Golf Club (Half Off)

Marengo Ridge Golf Club

Marengo

20-stall practice range features target greens at 100, 150, and 200 yards

$30 $15

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$39 for a 30-Minute Comprehensive Lesson and Swing Evaluation at Dynamic Golf Institute ($90 Value)

Dynamic Golf Institute

Dynamic Golf Institute

Instructor analyzes the student’s swing and customizes the lesson to individual needs, abilities, and goals

$90 $39

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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

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

Staffed by experienced golfing professionals and computers who’ve sworn allegiance to the three laws of golfing robotics, GolfTEC’s motion sensors and high-speed cameras monitor swings and break down each individual’s form on a high-definition video display. Sensors chirp with approval whenever they detect the perfect stroke or an especially witty golfing joke. GolfTEC’s certified personal coaches will point out flaws and strengths while providing golfers with tips on how to permanently improve their game from tee to green.

18W100 22nd St
Oakbrook Terrace,
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

Since 1976, Riedy's Tee Time Golf Range's PGA professional instructors have helped people shave strokes from their games on an outdoor driving range. Ultramodern mats anchor golfers as they grace Riedy’s well-manicured grass tees with golf balls plucked from a bucket or the throat pouch of a pelican. Always onsite, Reidy’s instructors can aid players in achieving the ideal arch for their swing or understanding the basics of swing mechanics during personalized lessons.

1400 Maple Ave
Lisle,
IL
US

Of the 58 acres that make up River Bend Golf Course, nearly 10% lie within federally protected wetlands, which course architect William J. Spears incorporated into eight of the course's nine holes. When water isn't a concern, the par 36 course and its bent-grass tees, greens, and fairways challenge players to make decisions involving course management, club selection, and which divot to bring in to the office for show-and-tell.

5900 S Route 53
Lisle,
IL
US