Golf in Illinois

Up to 70% Off Lessons from Gil Davis Golf

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

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

Up to 88% Off Golf Lessons at Golf in Motion

Golf in Motion

Multiple Locations

$240 $29

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

Up to 88% Off Golf Lessons at Golf in Motion

Golf in Motion

Multiple Locations

$240 $29

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

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

Up to 69% Off Golf at Mission Hills Country Club

Mission Hills Country Club

Northfield

$158 $55

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

Up to 63% Of Round of Golf for Two or Four

Sycamore Golf Club

Sycamore

$176 $65

Built in 1923, immaculately maintained course beckons golfers down emerald alleyways nestled along the Kishwaukee River

Up to 63% Of Round of Golf for Two or Four

Sycamore Golf Club

Sycamore

$176 $65

Built in 1923, immaculately maintained course beckons golfers down emerald alleyways nestled along the Kishwaukee River

Up to 43% Off at Deer Valley Golf Club

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

The Rockford PRO/AM – Up to 50% Off Admission

The Rockford PRO/AM

Northeast

$20 $11

Golf pro Kenny Perry makes his 11th appearance in a pro/am tournament at Forest Hills Country Club; proceeds go to four different charities

The Rockford PRO/AM – Up to 50% Off Admission

The Rockford PRO/AM

Northeast

$20 $11

Golf pro Kenny Perry makes his 11th appearance in a pro/am tournament at Forest Hills Country Club; proceeds go to four different charities

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TourBound Golf Academy fosters score-shaving improvement for golfers of all abilities with the latest PGA Tour simulators and professional instructors. The immense screens of simulators line the walls, vividly bringing to life the verdant landscapes of 50 of the world's most famous courses. To allow for realistic play, the highly detailed simulator experience takes into account factors such as wind currents, ball spin, and excessively sweaty palms to inform the outcome of each swing. Offering a more hands-on kind of swing sprucing, the academy offers sessions with the TourBound robot, which can correct common swing imbalances, such as having too steep a backswing or failing to transfer body weight through the swing. The long arms of the robot physically guide hands through the proper motions, giving players a feel for the proper technique while making sarcastic remarks about human mortality.

For those looking for less structured practice, the academy also offers hitting bays that foster rote swing mechanics. Between time spent peering into the murky depths of their golf swing, guests can relax amid plush leather seats and spacious locker room.

17 N Wabash Ave.
Chicago,
Illinois
US

At 6,732 yards in length, Elliot Golf Course is the second-longest stretch of fairways in the Rockford Park District's lineup. Opened in 1968, the 18-hole championship course peppers water hazards and sand bunkers among its towering trees and rolling terrain. Between rounds, players can practice launching balls into orbit at the on-site driving range.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Total length of 6,732 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 72.5 from the back tees
  • Course slope of 129 from the back tees
  • Four sets of tees per hole
888 South Lyford Road
Rockford,
IL
US

Champion Golf equips golfers of all skill levels with master-crafted clubs, with an arsenal of handmade woods, wedges, irons, and drivers. Two separate series arm athletes for skillful play on the course, with the Pro series built based on years of testing, and the Legend series, which is suitable even for entry-level players.

2001 Rodeo Dr.
Bolingbrook,
IL
US

Golf with friends is the best kind of bonding. There's nothing like being out in the open air, hearing the wind blow through the beautiful old trees lining the fairways, and refusing to grant your compadres a mulligan. The satisfaction of a well-played hole is amplified by the amusement you get from your partner's three-shot spectacle in the woodsy rough. Today's Groupon gets you and a friend 18 holes with cart at River Oaks Golf Course for $40 (up to a $88 value, depending on the day you go). Your Groupon is good for any time Monday through Friday and after noon on weekends.

2775 Ela Road
Hoffman Estates,
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.

3035 North Hoyne Avenue
Chicago,
IL
US

Golf professional Ben Mutz pioneered his signature method of golf instruction in 1987 and continues to shower pupils with nuggets of knowledge honed from years of teaching the game. The incisive ace has penned multiple instructional tomes, including one titled The Five Objectives of a Successful Golf Swing. Ben tailors the curriculum to the golfletic needs of his charges, from smoothing out putting strokes to teaching newcomers the relative advantages that distinguish a 9 iron from a car antenna. Lessons are typically held one-on-one or in small groups to ensure individualized attention.

141 West Diversey Parkway
Chicago,
IL
US

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