While it's easier for golfers to book an 18-hole round during the winter months, they usually get stuck waiting days for the snowmen ahead of them to finally tee off. Practice your swing in warmer weather with today's Groupon to The Players Club of Chicago, located about 20 miles from Chicago in Justice. Choose between the following options:
- For $50, you get a 30-day unlimited practice membership, including unlimited range balls (a $100 value).
- For $6, you get an large bucket of range balls (a $12 value).
The Players Club of Chicago's in-season and off-season oasis lets golfers tune up their swing on one of its 55 grass hitting stations crafted with country-club-quality grass. Kick off a 30-day unlimited practice membership by honing in your short game or sharpening your off-the-tee drive so that it doesn't perpetually hit nearby presidential convoys. Members get an unlimited supply of range balls at the driving range, ideal for practicing as many different shots as they like or trying out a new set of hole-in-one dance celebrations. With the second option, you can spray a large bucket of range balls over 26 acres of well-lit terrain, while unseasonably cold golfers can tee-off from one of the 17 mats found in the heated driving canopy.
The club's PGA professionals include owner Mike Mandakas, with 10 years' experience as a golf professional at elite private country clubs such as Olympia Fields and Medinah, Mike Harrigan, who has played in eight Western Open tournaments, and Brian Vaisnoras, who served as head golf professional at Spring Lake Golf Club.
Chicago Players Club
The 26-acre facility just 20 minutes from downtown encompasses a sprawling driving range with 60 total hitting stations including 30 mats, 17 covered and heated hitting bays, a 3,500 square foot putting green, two short game areas, and seven target greens. Adjacent to the range, golfers can hone their game around the green at the short game range, which will soon include a bunker to build sandcastle memorials to all of the golf balls lost in battle to course hazards. The entire complex is open year-round and lighted for after-hours practice.
Though golfers can find ample opportunities to improve their skills at the facility through solo practice, the Chicago Players Club can make practice sessions even more effective with advice from a staff of veteran PGA Teaching Professionals. The staff includes decorated PGA pros Mike Mandakas, the owner who has been a golf professional at the elite Olympia Fields, Desert Mountain, and Medinah Country Clubs, Mike Harrigan, who played in eight Western Open PGA Tournaments and was the Illinois PGA Pro and Teacher of the Year in 1995, Jim "Doc" Suttie, the number one ranked teaching professional in Illinois, and Brian Vaisnoras, who has worked a variety of Professional instructor positions on the east coast. The staff offers lessons for players of all ages and abilities, as well as club-fitting services to ensure golfers and their equipment are emotionally compatible.