Of the 58 acres that make up River Bend Golf Course, nearly 10% lie within federally protected wetlands, which course architect William J. Spears incorporated into eight of the course's nine holes. When water isn't a concern, the par 36 course and its bent-grass tees, greens, and fairways challenge players to make decisions involving course management, club selection, and which divot to bring in to the office for show-and-tell. After a round of golf, visitors can enjoy a refreshing drink and Midwestern cuisine at Wheatstack, River Bend Golf Club's full-service restaurant, which features a stocked bar and raised deck overlooking the course.
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Since 1976, Tee Time Golf Range's PGA professional instructors have helped people shave strokes from their games on an outdoor driving range. Ultramodern mats anchor golfers as they grace Tee Time's well-manicured grass tees with golf balls plucked from a bucket or the throat pouch of a pelican. Always onsite, Tee Time's instructors can aid players in achieving the ideal arch for their swing or understanding the basics of swing mechanics during personalized lessons.
As the cartoon mascot for Miner Mike's Adventure Golf, Miner Mike has a pretty good gig, as far as the mining industry goes. Rather than scrounging precious minerals from underground tunnels, Miner Mike spends his days in the sun on an 18-hole mini-golf course that blends natural beauty with man-made accents. Packing this range of scenery into a small area, the course winds through whimsically designed greens landscaped with rocks and logs, as well as a waterfall, a waterwheel, and an old mining cart affixed to a track. Before or after rounds, players can replenish at a concession stand that serves hot pretzels, nachos, pizza, and ice cream to cool down especially hot putters.
By the Numbers: Village Greens of Woodridge
18-hole golf course
4 sets of tees
5,311 yards from the forward tees
6,638 yards from the back tees
71.2—the course rating from the back tees
121—the course slope from the back tees
8 water hazards, none of which is a discarded can of LaCroix
70 balls in a large driving-range bucket
Golfers are sure to love the course at Lost Mountain Adventure Golf in Woodridge.
What's a fine course without fine dining to accompany it? Be sure to pick up a tasty meal when you visit their great restaurant.
Tots are more than welcome to hang with their parents at this course.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.