Though both provide exercise, require skill, and take place on groomed green grass, golf differs from football due to its players' willingness to face competitors mounted on motorized carts. Engage in friendly competition with today's Groupon: for $35, you get 18 holes of golf for two, including cart rental, at Hickory Hills Golf Club (up to a $100 value).
With cleats traversing its greens for nearly a century, Hickory Hills Golf Club is home to 18 challenging holes framed by flourishing arbors. Golfing duos can zip around the par 71 course on a shared gas-powered cart, easily transporting clubs from tee to tee or away from packs of lost frisbee golfers. Once ready to fully retire from the putting playground, ball-projectile artists can sample some of the other delights of Hickory Hills' country club, feasting at the restaurant or checking swing form against the mannequins in the pro shop.
Hickory Hills Golf Club
If the sun is shining, then the Hickory Hills Golf Club's greens are open. The club welcomes players 365 days a year to drive through the more than 7,400 total yards of fairways that make up their 18-hole championship and 9-hole executive courses. Golfers drive carts along a chain of manicured links that date back to 1915, the year the seedlings from Woodrow Wilson's "Plant-a-Golf Course" program began sprouting flagpoles.
Courses at a Glance
- 18-hole, par 71 course
- Total length of 5,928 yards
- Course rating of 67.9 from the back tees
- Course slope of 116 from the back tees
- 9-hole, par 30 course
- Total length of 1,560 yards from the back tees
8201 W 95th St.
Hickory Hills, Illinois 60457