Without an instructor's outside opinion, golfers would never know about the hitch in their swing or the thousands of centipedes writhing on their backs. See things differently with this Groupon.
$59 for Five One-Hour Small-Group Golf Clinics ($175 Value)
During clinics, Bolingbrook Golf Club’s PGA-certified aces impart corrective advice and successful techniques to classes no larger than 10 pupils. When registering, students will be able to see what specific skill set upcoming lessons will cover, such as putting or short-game play. Clinics will be held on Friday at 9:30 a.m. or 5:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. from May through October. Pupils can sign up for particular time slots online, with registration available two weeks in advance.
Bolingbrook Golf Club
A stone-lined fountain mists in front of Bolingbrook Golf Club’s 76,000-square-foot clubhouse, foreshadowing the 18-hole golf course that teems with pristine water features. Designed by prolific design team Arthur Hills and Steve Forrest—whose footprint of original courses spans the globe—the 7,104-yard layout plays alongside seven lakes that impede passage on multiple holes, including a par 3 with a true island green that players can access only by footbridge or buoyant golf bag. A particularly challenging course with a par 5 that's 600 yards when played from the farthest tees, the layout levels the fairways for players of all abilities with five tee options. Alongside the course, PGA Master Teaching Professional Carl Rabito—who was named one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 instructors—oversees the club’s driving range and Rabito Golf Academy, using techniques rooted in biomechanics, physiology, and anatomy, which helps players nurture their relationships with each wood, wedge, or hard-hitting spatula. The space includes grass tee and short-game areas, with lights on for night practice through the end of September, and a driving range with bent grass tees, 65 hitting stations, and 12 target greens. A clubhouse with men’s and women’s locker rooms and a full-service restaurant is available to maximize comfort and convenience during visits to the club.
That restaurant, the Nest Bar & Grill, breathes out a nearly regal opulence in deep red carpeting and upholstery, rich wooden fixtures and furnishings, and a roaring fireplace with a tiny crown on top. It's the perfect place for a wedding, a bridal shower, a business meeting, or even just a hearty meal of gourmet cuisine. Those entrees include pork chops with peach-ginger chutney, baby back ribs in a bourbon barbecue sauce, and plump scallops doused in white wine and herb sauce.
Course at a Glance:
- Designed by Arthur Hills and Steve Forrest
- 18-hole, par-72 course
- Length of 7,104 yards from the farthest tees
- Course rating of 73.8 from the farthest tees
- Slope rating of 135 from the farthest tees
- Five tee options