Golf in Andersonville

Up to 50% Off Golf in Evanston

Canal Shores

Evanston

$50 $25

Challenging greens and a short, 4,000 yd. layout characterize this par 60, family-friendly course that runs along North Shore Channel

Up to 69% Off 60-Minute Indoor Golf Lessons

Gabe Rios Golf

Chicago

$125 $45

Relaxed and enjoyable golf lessons unfold inside hitting bay with Foresight launch monitor, V1 Golf video analysis, and two televisions

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Golf in Motion

Multiple Locations

$240 $29

Golfers choose 2 or 3 video lessons, including swing evaluations and putting lessons

Up to 77% Off Golf Lessons

Chicago Style Golf

West Town

$126 $29

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Boutique golf shop offers private and group golf lessons that improve a golfer's swing

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Willow Hill Golf Course

Glenview

$44 $20

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

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Gil Davis Golf

Marquette Park

$115 $39

Fundamentals form the centerpiece of a teaching philosophy espoused by Gil Davis, an alumni of ESPN Golf Schools

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Chain Reflex Fitness

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

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Mission Hills Country Club

Northfield

$158 $55

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Clusters of thick forest and intersecting waterways line the fairways of this mature course open since 1926

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Chicago Players Club

Justice

$100 $50

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

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Salt Creek Golf Club

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

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Silver Lake Country Club

Orland Park

$870 $189

VIP package includes 10 rounds at a 9-hole executive course, 5 group lessons, 10 buckets of range balls, and a hybrid golf club

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Ben Mutz Golf

George W. Dunne National Golf Course

$240 $40

Golf professional calls on more than 25 years of teaching experience to analyze clients' swings and help them improve their skills

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FOSS PARK GOLF CLUB

North Chicago

$116 $49

Public course that stretches across an 18-hole, par 72 layout with an illuminated driving range

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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 57% Off Indoor Golf Lessons

Kyle Rich Golf Academy at Bogies Indoor Golf Club

Downers Grove

$90 $39

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

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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

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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

Up to 75% Off Golf Lessons

Michael Camastro Golf Academy

Multiple Locations

$285 $70

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

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Sugar Grove Golf Center

Sugar Grove

$40 $20

Professional instructor Ed Hildebrand teaches private lessons conducted at a lighted driving range

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Deer Valley Golf Club

Deer Grove

$78 $45

Sculpted into the rolling landscape, 6,415-yard course features bluegrass fairways and four sets of bent grass tees

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Nowadays you can use golf as an excuse to get away from family game nights, family meetings, or family golf getaways. Escape excruciating moments with today's Groupon: for $96, you get a round of golf with golf cart rental at six Chicago Park District Golf courses (a $191 value). The courses include Robert A. Black, Sydney R. Marovitz, Columbus Park, Jackson Park, Marquette Park, and South Shore.

2045 W Pratt Blvd
Chicago,
IL
US

Using James Pugliese's 20-year-tested six-step program, The Better Golf Academy deploys mobile putting pedagogues to educate aspiring child and adult golfers in the basics of club swinging at the driving range of their choice. During private, 30-minute golf lessons, instructors dismantle students' swings into separate parts—including grip, setup, backswing, downswing, and impact—before reconstructing them into fluid ball-smacking strokes. In addition to teaching basic rules and etiquette, lessons focus on the putting, pitching, and chipping required of successful short games, which are played by people with shorter necks. The Better Golf Academy supplies all necessary equipment, including range balls and clubs, so that students don't needlessly sprain a set of salad tongs.

2045 West Pratt Boulevard
Chicago,
IL
US

Play Golf and Tennis's instructors help students hone forehands and chips throughout the year. Aspirant tennis players and golfers improve their game at the Diversey Driving Range and the Hamlin Park tennis courts in the summer, and on Mars in the event of a planetary evacuation. Players learn either sport under the direction of renowned golf and tennis professional Ron Carroll, or work on executing perfect turns in a nonfunctioning golf cart with instructor-supplied engine noises.

3600 North Recreation Drive
Chicago,
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.

2847 N Halsted St
Chicago,
IL
US

The nations premier personal fitness training firm. Known for getting celebs like Diane Sawyer in the best shape of their lives. We offer in-home and in-studio personal training as well as our Cardio-Free Studio group classes.

2669 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

Several years ago, during a filming of WTTW's Wild Chicago, Novelty Golf & Games owner Craig's brother stood next to a 10-foot fiberglass chicken and lamented, “This is the world’s loneliest chicken.” Its match had recently been stolen, and every fiberglass fox in the city had a solid alibi.

Shortly after the taping, a viewer called in with a tip: he’d seen the missing hen roosting in a backyard, clearly visible from the window of the Brown Line train. Boarding the "L" himself, Craig confirmed the spotting, and soon enough, the Loneliest Chicken's counterpart was on its way back home in the bed of a pickup truck.

Thus reunited, the two chickens stand proudly today over the 36 mini-golf holes at Novelty Golf & Games, along with the full menagerie of bears, elephants, mermaids, circus seals, and dinosaurs that the course has accumulated over the years. Some of the attractions are as old as the course itself, including a 15-foot fiberglass shoe hand-built over a chicken-wire frame. While the statues are often replicated, Craig and his staff continue to design new obstacles the only way they know how, often sharing margaritas as they sketch their designs on cocktail napkins. “We change things,” they say, “but not for the sake of change.”

The course—celebrating its 65th anniversary—has always been a place of innovation. In the 1960s, Craig's mother opened an onsite restaurant and promoted the rabbit statue on the 14th hole to head doorman, earning the eatery its perennial nickname, “Bunny Hutch.” Throughout the years, the family has also acquired popular games, including four pinball machines, Dance Dance Revolution, an authentic photo booth, and a 1950s metal-stamping machine. Though they welcome each new addition, they strive to maintain the course’s classic appeal, insisting that “you can’t improve on perfection.”

On the same token, you can't just sit idly by when perfection flies the coop.

3650 W Devon Ave
Lincolnwood,
IL
US

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