Golf in North Aurora

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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Winter Whiskey and Wine Event on December 18 for One or Two at Bolingbrook Golf Club (Up to 48% Off)

Bolingbrook Golf Club

Bolingbrook

The event includes a tasting of six whiskies, homemade sliders and pasta, live music from the Walk-Ins, and raffle tickets

$125 $69

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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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Indoor Golf Lessons from Kyle Rich Golf Academy at Bogies Indoor Golf Club (Up to 61% Off). Three Options.

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 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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Simulation Session for Two or Four at Golfer's Edge (Up to 66% Off). Four Options Available.

Golfer's Edge

Lombard

Simulator displays a realistic golf course for both practice and stroke play

$40 $19

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18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Prairie Bluff Public Golf Course (Up to 50% Off)

Prairie Bluff Public Golf Course

Lockport

Rounds for two or four on a par-72, bent-grass course stretches across nearly 240 acres with 10 water hazards and 40+ bunkers

$120 $65

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18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Sycamore Golf Club (Up to 63% Off). Four Options Available.

Sycamore Golf Club

Sycamore

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

$176 $65

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4, 6, or 10 Bags of Driving-Range Balls at Marengo Ridge Golf Club (50% 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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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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18-Hole Round of Golf and Cart Rental for Two or Four at Old Orchard Country Club (58% Off)

Old Orchard Country Club

Mount Prospect

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

$156 $67

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Golfsmith's online and in-store showrooms house an almost endless list of golf gear for men, women, and children alike. Clubs, balls, and accessories from brands such as TaylorMade, MacGregor, and Callaway give players precise control over their game, and polos and long-sleeved shirts from Nike and Snake Eyes garb players in course-appropriate attire now that tuxedo T-shirts no longer qualify. Along with the extensive collection of equipment and golf bags, Golfsmith also carries GPS systems to give players a high-tech edge.

4302 E New York St
Aurora,
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.

4302 East New York Street
Aurora,
IL
US

Breezes drift east off the Fox River and through the tree lines of Pottawatomie Golf Course, a spectacular layout recognized by Golf World as the No. 15 nine-hole course in America in 2010. The course traces its roots back to 1939, when legendary course architect Robert Trent Jones Sr. capitalized on the area's natural splendor to design a course that originally charged golfers a quarter to play and was best conquered by clubs made from stale baguettes.

Recently, the par 35 course has been the subject of a vigorous renovation, including efforts to reshape greens and preserve native habitats for the deer, foxes, and egrets that populate the grounds. These conservation efforts were rewarded in 1997, when Pottawatomie Golf Course became the first nine-hole course recognized as a fully certified sanctuary by Audubon International.

The course's picturesque conditions are on full display at the par-four third hole, where a curving fairway vanishes into the river and golfers must launch approach shots onto a water-surrounded green. After a day of fore-hollering fun, golfers can peruse the pro shop for the latest gear and clubs to replace irons that ran away to chase dreams of one day growing into a cell-phone tower.

Course at a Glance: * Designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. * Nine-hole, par 35 course * Length of 3,007 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating of 34.9 from the farthest tees * Slope rating of 122 from the farthest tees * Bent-grass greens, blue-grass fairways * Scorecard

845 North 2nd Avenue
St. Charles,
IL
US

The kinetic whoosh of powerful swings welcomes patrons to Bogies Indoor Golf Club, which fosters year-round golf training with its professional staff, constructive lessons, and Full Swing golf simulators. Guests can defy seasonal conditions with midwinter rounds at 1 of more than 60 virtual courses, which convincingly emulate the coastal gusts of St. Andrews' Old Course, the unforgiving fairways of Pinehurst No. 2, and the displaced sunbathers of Pebble Beach. Outside the immersive realm of the course simulators, plush seating and a gallery of high-definition TVs keep patrons tethered to their cozy reality in a full-service restaurant that keeps appetites at bay.

1501 Mitchell Dr
Oswego,
IL
US

The 18-hole, par 72 Fox Bend Golf Course spans 6,890 yards of kempt fairways and rolling greens to form a well-maintained grassy monolith that has played host to three Illinois Opens and a 2010 USGA qualifier. Throughout the lush links, mature trees frame short-grass corridors peppered with a total of 34 sand traps and frequent water hazards that complicate each spheroid's passage onto slick, boldly contoured greens. Take a virtual course tour to begin preparing for the 175-yard shot needed to clear the par 3 15th's deep bunker fortifications while still landing the ball on the hole's relatively shallow green. Hone your fairway wood game to set up an eagle putt on Fox Bend's signature par-5 fifth hole, where bold duffers reckon with a watery ravine that sits right in front of the green and subsists on the souls of mishit orbs.

3516 US Highway 34
Oswego,
IL
US

Today's Groupon gets you and a golf buddy 18 holes on the difficult Tamarack Golf Course in Naperville for only $50. Each Groupon is good for two people to play an 18-hole round together, so get a pair and a foursome together to hit the lynx for the price of a 2.6-some (meaning it's up to a 62% discount—weekday rounds are $55, weekends are $65). 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 Tamarack's well-groomed fairways, and refusing to grant your compadres mulligans. The satisfaction of a well-played hole is amplified by one's sadistic enjoyment of your partner's three-shot adventure in the woodsy rough.

24032 Royal Worlington Drive
Naperville,
IL
US