Golf in Gages Lake

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

Dynamic Golf Institute

Dynamic Golf Institute

$90 $39

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

18 Holes of Golf for Two or Four with Cart Rental at Bristol Oaks Golf Club (Up to 38% Off)

Bristol Oaks Golf Club

Bristol Oaks Golf Club and Banquet Center

$96 $60

18-hole, par 72 course lined with mature trees and dotted with water hazards

Two or Four Single-Day Admissions for One Person at Golf Nation (Up to 58% Off)

Golf Nation

Palatine

$30 $15

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

Nine-Hole Round of Golf with Optional Cart Rental for Two or Four at Willow Hill Golf Course (Up to 55% Off)

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

18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart, Hot Dogs, and Beer at Mission Hills Country Club (Up to 59% Off)

Mission Hills Country Club

Northfield

$154 $69

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

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

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

Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart at Hilldale Golf Club (Up to 57% Off)

Hilldale Golf Club

Hoffman Estates

$128 $55

Par 71 course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., features plenty of hazards to keep things interesting

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

Marengo Ridge Golf Club

Marengo

$30 $15

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

18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart Rental at Salt Creek Golf Club in Wood Dale (Up to 51% Off)

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

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

30- or 60-Minute Private Golf Lesson at Sugar Grove Golf Center (Up to 53% Off)

Sugar Grove Golf Center

Sugar Grove

$40 $20

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

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

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

Robinson Golf academy

Lake Geneva

$75 $35

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

18-Hole Round of Golf for Two at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

Lake Geneva

$218 $109

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Play one of two spectacular 18-hole championship courses listed on _Condé Nast Traveler_’s list of top 10 Northern U.S. golf resorts

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

$90 $39

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

Select Local Merchants

Bittersweet Golf Club’s 18-hole course winds through mature hardwoods and the brambly grasses of native wetlands, supporting the ecosystem that continues to thrive around the former bird sanctuary. Recent renovations have made the Bittersweet course more playable, a personality shift that earned it the Daily Herald’s 2010 Readers' Choice Award as well as several dates with a local soccer field. The course still retains many of its score-mangling qualities, as evidenced by the presence of water hazards on all but one hole, including two ponds that line the sides of the narrow fairway on the ninth hole, appropriately dubbed “Slim.” Bent-grass greens await clubbers at the opposite end of every tee, sporting a slick surface that can complicate even simple putts. To get golfers in shape for the demanding links, Bittersweet’s pro shop and staff of PGA instructors outfit clients with the skills, apparel, and divot-tool implants needed to hunt pins with confidence.

875 Almond Rd
Gurnee,
IL
US

Having opened in 1974, Foss Park Golf Club embarks on its fifth decade of challenging golfers to demonstrate long drives and precise approaches on its 18-hole course. The layout arcs across a grassy patch dotted with ponds, a stream, and clusters of trees, all of which aim to keep golfers as far away from the par of 72 as possible. Rather than lifting weights in an effort blast shots directly through tree trunks, golfers can learn to work shots around obstacles with some time on the lighted grass-tee driving range or a lesson with PGA head pro Gabe Monroe.

Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Total length of 6,839 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 71.9 from the back tees * Course slope of 126 from the back tees * Four sets of tees per hole

3124 Argonne Dr
North Chicago,
IL
US

Bristol Oaks Golf Club opened in 1964. That same year, Gary Player set a course record that stands to this day. Though it's probably impossible to match one of the game's greatest players shot-for-shot, golfers can still give it their best while working around the 18-hole, par 72 course. Along the way, they'll encounter fairways lined with mature trees, as well as water hazards that come into play on three holes. Away from the course, golfers can also get some practice in on a large chipping area, a putting green, and a driving range outfitted with lights in case anyone puts out the sun with an errant shot.

Course at a Glance * 18-hole, par 72 course * Total of 6,431 yards from the tips * Four tees per hole * Scorecard

16801 75th St
Bristol,
WI
US

Bent-grass fairways and pristine greens connect across 6,484 yards to form Sunset Valley Golf Course’s 18-hole, par-72 course. A stream runs diagonally throughout much of the course, which is made navigable by a series of bridges golfers can cross on foot, astride a peppy golf cart, or on the backs of caddies training to be models for rugby shorts. Golfers must give their clubs a pep talk for occasional high-pressure shots, as water hazards come into play on nine holes and bunkers loom throughout the layout. A staff of PGA professionals presides over the pro shop, ready to schedule lessons to remedy chronic slices and manage the delicate egos of short irons. Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par-72 course * Length of 6,484 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating of 71.8 from the farthest tees * Slope rating of 131 from the farthest tees * Three tee options * View scorecard

1390 Sunset Rd
Highland Park,
IL
US

Like a massive white bubble hovering over the earth, the domed roof of the Highland Park Field House covers 52,000 square feet of field turf that hosts soccer games, lacrosse drills, and golf strokes. The facility is a privately funded not-for-profit aimed at serving local high schools and other organizations who can use the space for recreational leagues and practice.

Open soccer pickup games occur five nights a week, and the field transforms into an indoor golf range on weekdays. Whether it’s used for instructional lessons or invisible boomerang throwing practice, the range gives a place for sports enthusiasts to practice year-round regardless of the weather outside.

2205 Skokie Valley Rd
Highland Park,
IL
US

Some consider golf a slow sport, perhaps even antiquated. But Golf Nation brings the traditional pastime into the modern age with the most contemporary technology and tools, including true-roll indoor putting and chipping greens. Golfers can also read up on the latest golf-training materials, perfect their game at true-roll indoor putting greens and multiple chipping short game areas; an indoor bunker area made of real sand ideal for green and fairway side shots; or they can venture outside for driving-range practice from heated bays.

With 25,000 square feet of space, Golf Nation also houses a fitness club stocked with quality cardio equipment and extra space for group yoga and spin classes. A caf? and lounge claims the remainder of the space, brimming with the aromas of healthy food and sound of convivial chatter.

399 N Quentin Rd
Palatine,
IL
US