Attention-seeking infants and Carrollian creations aside, humankind has long avoided falling into holes. Today's Groupon glorifies subterranean exploration: for $27, you get 18 holes of golf, including golf-cart rental (up to a $61 value), from Silver Lake Country Club, located in Orland Park.
Silver Lake Country Club's two 18-hole golf courses date back to the glory days of Presidents Calvin Coolidge and Herbert "J. Edgar" Hoover, with the North Course offering 6,600 yards of long lanes and the South Course boasting 6,000 yards of narrow fairways and hazard-ridden greens. Endowed with flower gardens and computerized irrigation systems, both courses can expertly best players with their beauty or renegade sprinklers at any given moment. The club's eco-efforts have also earned recognition from the National Audubon Society. Strap an arsenal of blacksmith-crafted irons and woods to the rented golf cart (up to a $16 value) and set out for 18 holes ($45 on weekends and holidays, $37 on weekdays) on either course.
About a half hour from downtown Chicago, Silver Lake Country Club is a welcome respite from the random lightning storms consistently igniting the daytime skies of the Windy City. Check Silver Lake Country Club's tee times for availability. This Groupon is not valid on weekends before 10 a.m.
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Silver Lake Country Club
Comprised of two championship-length 18-hole courses and a 9-hole executive layout, Silver Lake Country Club unfurls across rolling terrain dotted with ponds and streams. The longest of the three courses, the North Course offers relatively open fairways for those who prefer to belt the ball with their driver or tow a small aircraft behind their golf cart. At the South Course, water hazards loom on 12 holes, including the treacherous par-3 ninth hole, where tee shots must travel 236 yards and clear a pond in order to reach the green in one.
The Rolling Hills Course presents seven par-3s and two par-4s in a 1,587-yard layout that incorporates a stream that intervenes through most of the course. Before taking on the golf course of their choice, golfers can warm up swings and teach breathing exercises to nervous irons at the driving range, which offers both natural-grass and turf hitting stalls and a short-game practice area.
14700 S 82nd Ave.
Orland Park, Illinois 60462Get Directions