Geneticists created golf courses by crossbreeding Scottish hillsides with vast deserts in an effort to re-create the habitat of the elusive bunker gnome. Benefit from brazen breeding with today’s Groupon at Willow Hill Golf Course in Northbrook. Choose between two options:
For $50, you get $100 worth of driving range balls.
For $140, you get a two- to three-hour golf evaluation (a $360 value). Set on 87 acres with views of Chicago’s skyline, Willow Hill provides a stunning scenic backdrop for club-swinging enthusiasts and putt aficionados. The all-grass driving range boasts 40 stations for customer enjoyment. Those looking for specific instruction will benefit from the savory wisdom morsels of instructor Billy Knilans as he goes over putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play, and performs a full-swing video analysis. Unlike borrowing a fellow student's textbook to find lewd mathematical proofs scrawled in the margins, Willow Hill graciously lends out pristine clubs for lessons at no additional charge.
Three Yelpers give Willow Hill Golf Course an average of four stars:
- 8-10 stories in the air and you get 360-degree views - even the skyline. Uneven terrain makes for a fun round. – Cassie B., Yelp
Willow Hill Golf Course
The nine holes of Willow Hill Golf Course sprawl across 87 grassy acres before the scenic backdrop of the Chicago skyline. The par 35 course conjures up visions of the early days of golf with a Scottish links-style design winding for 2,895 yards through low rolling hills and dense rough, left high to punish errant shots and provide cover for napping golfers mid-game. Before or after a round, players can work on finesse around the greens at the 100-yard short-game practice area, or hone their hacks on the driving range, where all 40 stations mimic strokes off the fairway with grass hitting surfaces.
Course at a Glance:
- 9-hole, par 35 course
- Total length of 2,895 yards from the back tees
- Course rating of 34.2 from the back tees
- Course slope of 118 from the back tees
- Three sets of tees per hole