Golf in Lake Forest

$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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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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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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$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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18-Hole Round of Golf for One, Two, or Four Including Cart and Range Balls (Up to 50% Off)

Blackhawk Trace Golf Club

Indian Lakes Resort

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

$99 $54

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18 Holes of Golf for Two or Four with Cart Rental at Bristol Oaks Golf Club (Up to 46% Off)

Bristol Oaks Golf Club

Bristol Oaks Golf Club and Banquet Center

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

$96 $54

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One or Two Golf Lessons and Practice Sessions at My Chicago Golf (Up to 56% Off)

My Chicago Golf

Central Chicago

During 60-minute lessons, golf instructors evaluate swing on video before students practice indoors on a simulator

$148 $70

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One or Two One-Hour Golf Lessons or Three 45-Minute Group Lessons at Chicago Style Golf (Up to 83% Off)

Chicago Style Golf

West Town

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

$126 $21

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Two or Three 60-Minute Indoor Golf Lessons or Services at Golf in Motion (Up to 88% Off)

Golf in Motion

Multiple Locations

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

$240 $29

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Three or Five Private Indoor Golf Lessons at Proline Golf (Up to 60% Off)

Proline Golf

Central Chicago

Work on your golf game inside a former microbrewery

$240 $99

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One, Two, or Three 60-Minute Indoor Golf Lessons at Gabe Rios Golf (Up to 69% Off)

Gabe Rios Golf

Chicago

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

$125 $45

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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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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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Select Local Merchants

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

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

Sheltered within the picturesque expanse of the Lake County Forest Preserves, Countryside Golf Club gives players a choice between two courses that roll through scenic terrain certified as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. Before taking to either course, golfers can tee off on the driving range, where 30 hitting stations are trimmed with natural turf and synthetic grass grown fresh each season from seedlings of recycled sneakers. The club’s Prairie course and Traditional course are each marked by unique terrain features and challenges. The Prairie course is the longer of the two and eschews trees for wispy shrubbery and open vistas. It demands both hearty drives and accurate approach shots to greens hugged by sand bunkers and unemployed yetis. Through slightly shorter, the Traditional course tasks players with striking precise tee shots from bentgrass tee boxes overlooking tree-lined fairways.

20800 W Hawley St
Mundelein,
IL
US

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

The nine holes of Willow Hill Golf Course sprawl across 87 grassy acres before the scenic backdrop of the Chicago skyline. The par 35 course conjures up visions of the early days of golf with a Scottish links-style design winding for 2,895 yards through low rolling hills and dense rough, left high to punish errant shots and provide cover for napping golfers mid-game. Before or after a round, players can work on finesse around the greens at the 100-yard short-game practice area, or hone their hacks on the driving range, where all 40 stations mimic strokes off the fairway with grass hitting surfaces.

Course at a Glance: * 9-hole, par 35 course * Total length of 2,895 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 34.2 from the back tees * Course slope of 118 from the back tees * Three sets of tees per hole

1350 Willow Rd
Northbrook,
IL
US

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