Destination Guide

Destination: Chicago

It's a special town that shares the love of Frank Sinatra, the Blues Brothers and Michael Jordan, but Chicago is just that: special. From Wrigley Field to the Sears Tower (now called the Willis Tower), from the Lincoln Park Zoo to Soldier Field (home of the Bears), from the Chicago History Museum to the Navy Pier (the Midwest's top tourist destination, complete with a 150-foot Ferris Wheel), the Windy City offers something for the entire family.

And don't let its big-city reputation fool you. Chicago is even perfect for the nature lover. With 29 miles of lakefront paths, Chicago is one of the world's most walkable and beautiful cities. Here are some more numbers: 15 miles of bathing beaches, 36 annual parades, 19 miles of lakefront bicycle paths and 552 parks. Or ditch the hiking boots for skates: In the winter, popular tourist hub Millennium Park -- home to music, art, architecture and the mammoth, stainless-steel Cloud Gate sculpture -- offers ice skating to rival New York's famed Rockefeller Center.

Golfers will have a blast in Chicago, with its abundance and diversity of public golf courses. Cantigny Golf Course in nearby Wheaton offers 27 holes, including the signature ninth hole at the Lakeside course, which features a bunker in the shape of Dick Tracy. Also, don't miss: Orchard Valley in Aurora (former home to the Illinois Open), Pine Meadow Golf Club in Mundelein, former Senior Tour host Kemper Lakes Golf Club and the famed Cog Hill Golf Club, home to No. 4, nicknamed "Dubsdread."

Foodies will have a field day choosing between the 7,300 restaurants in Chicago, including some of the best in the world (the city boasts more AAA five-diamond restaurants than any other in the nation). Food fans will certainly recognize the names of local chefs, such as Charlie Trotter, Grant Achatz and Rick Bayless. Or ditch the silk tablecloths for a real Midwest tradition: Chicago-style pizza at the original Pizzeria Uno and Chicago-style hot dogs at Gold Coast Dogs. Art lovers won't want to leave. It's fitting that the city that is the birthplace of the famed Second City -- where comics such as Tina Fey, Steve Carrell, John Belushi and John Candy got their start -- would support more than 200 theaters and nearly 200 art galleries. With a climate that boasts warm summers and comfortable springs and falls, Chicago is not to be missed.

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Courses

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Blackhawk Trace Golf Club at Indian Lakes Resort - Island Course
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Bloomingdale $49
Bittersweet Golf Club
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Gurnee $27
East/North at Broken Arrow Golf Club
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Lockport $15 - $40
Blackhawk Trace Golf Club at Indian Lakes Resort - Woodland Course
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Bloomingdale $39
Golf Club of Illinois
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Algonquin $22
Saint Andrews Course at St. Andrews Golf & Country Club
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West Chicago $25
West/East at Arrowhead Golf Club Wheaton $67
Makray Memorial Golf Club
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Barrington $31
Tanna Farms Golf Club
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Geneva $25
Odyssey Golf Course
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Tinley Park $25
Schaumburg Golf Club - Tournament/Players Course
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Schaumburg $41
South/East at Broken Arrow Golf Club
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Lockport $26
South/East at Arrowhead Golf Club Wheaton $67
East at Countryside Golf Course
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Mundelein $29
Mission Hills Country Club
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Northbrook $17
Shepherd's Crook Golf Course
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Zion $25
Brae Loch Country Club
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Grayslake $25
Tamarack Golf Club
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Naperville $21
Deerfield Golf Club
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Riverwoods $29
Eaglewood Resort & Spa
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Itasca $25
Bonnie Brook Golf Course
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Waukegan $25
North/South at Broken Arrow Golf Club
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Lockport $15 - $40
South Course at Hickory Hills Country Club
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Hickory Hills $27
Schaumburg Golf Club - Players/Baer Course
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Schaumburg $35
West at White Pines Golf Course
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Bensenville $20
Stonewall Orchard Golf Club
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Grayslake $41
Deer Creek Golf Club
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University Park $20
Schaumburg Golf Club - Tournament/Baer Course
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Schaumburg $30
White Deer Run Golf Club
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Vernon Hills $59
Prairie Landing Golf Club
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West Chicago $30
Settler's Hill Golf Course
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Batavia $25
Gold at Green Garden Country Club
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Frankfort $22
Blackstone Golf Club
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Marengo $35
Bowes Creek Country Club
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Elgin $29
West/South at Arrowhead Golf Club Wheaton $67
Pheasant Run Resort
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Saint Charles $20
White/Blue at The Links at Carillon
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Plainfield $45
Ruffled Feathers Golf Club
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Lemont $35
Joe Jemsek Course at St. Andrews Golf & Country Club
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West Chicago $25
Blue/Red at The Links at Carillon
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Plainfield $18
West at Countryside Golf Course
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Mundelein $29
Red/White at The Links at Carillon
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Plainfield $30
Big Run Golf Club
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Lockport $33
Blackhawk Trace Golf Club at Indian Lakes Resort - Highland Course
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Bloomingdale $35
ThunderHawk Golf Course
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Beach Park $39
Klein Creek Golf Club
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Winfield $30
HeatherRidge Golf Club
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Gurnee $17
Bloomingdale Golf Club
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Bloomingdale $20
Fresh Meadow Golf Club
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Hillside $22
Sanctuary Golf Course
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New Lenox $28
Old Oak Country Club
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Lockport $30
Foxford Hills Golf Club
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Cary $17
Tuckaway Golf Course
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Crete $18
Nickol Knoll Golf Club
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Arlington Heights $7.5
Palos Hills Golf Club
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Palos Hills $9
Foss Park Golf Course
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North Chicago $27
University Golf Club & Conference Center
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Richton Park $23
Libertyville Golf Course
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Libertyville $13
Antioch Golf Club
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Antioch $20
Lake Bluff Golf Club
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Lake Bluff $28
Streamwood Oaks Golf Club
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Streamwood $18
Naperbrook Golf Course
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Plainfield $35
Glenwoodie Golf Course
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Glenwood $17
Arboretum Club
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Buffalo Grove $25
Shiloh Park Golf Course
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Zion $5.5
Pinecrest Golf & Country Club
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Huntley $28
Glendale Lakes Golf Club
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Glendale Heights $20
River Bend Golf Club
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Lisle $20
Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club
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Hoffman Estates $20
Grayslake Golf Course
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Grayslake $9
Prairie Bluff Golf Course
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Lockport $34
Meadows Golf Club
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Blue Island $17
Fox Bend Golf Course
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Oswego $25
Marengo Ridge Golf Club
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Marengo $10
Chalet Hills Golf Club
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Cary $26
Red at Gleneagles Country Club
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Lemont $17
Lincoln Oaks Golf Course
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Crete $15
Canal Shores Golf Course
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Evanston $10
Springbrook Golf Course
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Naperville $35
East at White Pines Golf Course
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Bensenville $20
Redtail Golf Club
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Crystal Lake $22
Whitetail Ridge Golf Club
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Yorkville $25
Mill Creek Golf Club
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Geneva $30
Blackberry Oaks Golf Club
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Bristol $19
Carriage Greens Country Club
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Darien $30
Cary Country Club
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Cary $27
Crystal Woods Golf Club
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Woodstock $21.5
Arlington Lakes Golf Club
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Arlington Heights $21
Village Greens of Woodridge Golf Course
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Woodridge $22
Woodbine Golf Course
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Lockport $16
Coyote Run Golf Course
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Flossmoor $32
Buffalo Grove Golf Club
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Buffalo Grove $21
Jackson Park Golf Club
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Chicago $22.02
North Course at Hickory Hills Country Club
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Hickory Hills $21
Oak Grove Golf Club
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Harvard $25
Midlane Championship Golf Resort
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Wadsworth $53
Meadowlark Golf Course
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Hinsdale $15
Bliss Creek Golf Course
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Sugar Grove $18
Phillips Park Golf Course
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Aurora $27
Executive Blue at Salt Creek Golf Club
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Wood Dale $20
Deer Path Golf Course
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Lake Forest $35
Wing Park Golf Course
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Elgin $15
Boughton Ridge Golf Course
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Bolingbrook $13
Hilldale Golf Club
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Hoffman Estates $25 - $50
Lakeside/Hillside at Cantigny Golf
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Wheaton $85
Woodruff Golf Course
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Joliet $25
Starboard at Harborside International Golf Center
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Chicago $49
Pitch & Putt Course at Mill Creek Golf Club Geneva $10
Western Acres Golf Course
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Glen Ellyn $11 - $18
Sunset Valley Golf Course
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Highland Park $45
Rob Roy Golf Course
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Prospect Heights $17
South at Silver Lake Country Club
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Orland Park $50
Highland Park Country Club
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Highland Park $29
Vernon Hills Golf Course
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Vernon Hills $23
Edgebrook Golf Course
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Chicago $10
Rolling Knolls Country Club
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Elgin $22
Bartlett Hills Golf Club
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Bartlett $25
Joe Louis "The Champ" Golf Course
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Riverdale $15
Walnut Greens Golf Course
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Schaumburg $6
Mt Prospect Golf Club
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Mount Prospect $25 - $41
Columbus Park Golf Course
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Chicago $12.84
Highland Woods Golf Course
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Hoffman Estates $20
Chick Evans Golf Course
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Morton Grove $15
Old Orchard Country Club
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Mount Prospect $30
Inwood Golf Course
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Joliet $25
Billy Caldwell Golf Course
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Chicago $25
North at Silver Lake Country Club
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Orland Park $50
Wedgewood Golf Course
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Joliet $25
Green Meadows Golf Course
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Westmont $9
Hughes Creek Golf Club
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Elburn $19
Villa Olivia Country Club
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Bartlett $20
Woodside/Lakeside at Cantigny Golf
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Wheaton $85
Lake Barrington Shores Golf Club
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Barrington $50
South Shore Golf Course
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Chicago $17.43
Whisper Creek Golf Club
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Huntley $19.99
Crane's Landing Golf Club
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Lincolnshire $25
River Oaks Golf Course
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Calumet City $10
Orchard Valley Golf Course
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Aurora $24.99
West Eighteen at Maple Meadows Golf Club
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Wood Dale $29
Water's Edge Golf Club
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Worth $25
Robert Black Golf Course
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Chicago $18.35
Regulation at Winnetka Golf Club
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Winnetka $23
Oak Brook Golf Club
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Oak Brook $27.5
Executive White at Salt Creek Golf Club
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Wood Dale $20
Blue at Green Garden Country Club
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Frankfort $33
White Mountain Golf Course
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Orland Park $10
Prairie Isle Golf Course
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Prairie Grove $31
Zigfield Troy Golf Range & Par 3
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Woodridge $7
Fox Valley Golf & Country Club
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North Aurora $23
Fox Run Golf Links
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Elk Grove Village $24
Hillside/Woodside at Cantigny Golf
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Wheaton $105
Indian Boundary Golf Course
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Chicago $20
Willow Crest Golf Club
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Oak Brook $38
Village Green Country Club
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Mundelein $26
Highlands of Elgin
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Elgin $39
Fox Lake Country Club
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Fox Lake $26
George W Dunne National Golf Course
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Oak Forest $25
Renwood Golf Course
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Round Lake $20
Marquette Park Golf Course
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Chicago $12 - $17
Bonnie Dundee Golf Club
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Carpentersville $25
White at Gleneagles Country Club
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Lemont $17
Bolingbrook Golf Club
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Bolingbrook $78
Royal Country Club of Long Grove
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Long Grove $75
Ravisloe Country Club
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Homewood $27
Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course
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Chicago $23.85
Oak Meadows Golf Course
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Addison $29
Randall Oaks Golf Club
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Dundee $27
Seven Bridges Golf Club
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Woodridge $45
Chapel Hill Country Club
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McHenry $27.5
Glen Flora Country Club Waukegan $70
Stonehenge Golf Club Barrington less than $50
Red/Blue at Butterfield Country Club Oak Brook $111
Sunset Ridge Country Club Northfield $50 - $100
Greenshire Golf Course Beach Park $9
Cedardell Golf Club Plano $24
Lake Park Golf Course Des Plaines $13
St. Charles Golf Club Saint Charles $134
Oak Park Country Club River Grove $105
Calumet Country Club Homewood $134
White/Blue at White Eagle Golf Club Naperville $80
Black Hawk Golf Club Saint Charles $91
Kemper Lakes Golf Club Lake Zurich N/A
Golf Vista Estates Golf Course Monee $7 - $12
Hinsdale Golf Club Clarendon Hills $113
Itasca Country Club Itasca $90
Red/White at Northmoor Country Club Highland Park $119
Graystone Golf Links Tinley Park $28
Stony Creek Golf Course Oak Lawn $39
Knollwood Club Lake Forest $107
Edgewood Valley Country Club La Grange $100
White/Red at Butterfield Country Club Oak Brook $111
Fort Sheridan Golf Course Fort Sheridan less than $50
River Forest Country Club Elmhurst $95
Ken-Loch Golf Links Lombard $13
McHenry Country Club McHenry $80
La Grange Country Club La Grange $120
Lake Shore Country Club Glencoe $75
Bob-O-Link Golf Club Highland Park $100
Elgin Country Club Elgin $119
Hunter Country Club Richmond $20
Ravinia Green Country Club Deerfield $100
Twin Lakes Golf Course Palatine $28
Hawthorn Woods Country Club Hawthorn Woods $90
Addison Golf Course Addison $10 - $15
North/South at Boulder Ridge Country Club Lake in the Hills $75
Royal Fox Country Club Saint Charles $112
Woodstock Country Club Woodstock $63
Royal Melbourne Long Grove $127
Barrington Hills Country Club Barrington $100
South/West at Boulder Ridge Country Club Lake in the Hills $75
Aurora Country Club Aurora $109
Idlewild Country Club Flossmoor $107
Palos Country Club Orland Park $16 - $18
Hickory Knoll Golf Course Lake Villa $11
East Nine at Maple Meadows Golf Club Wood Dale $15
#2 at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club Lemont $30.50 - $57.00
Old Elm Club Highland Park $85
Eagle Brook Country Club Geneva $98
Crystal Tree Golf & Country Club Orland Park $120
Youth Links at Cantigny Golf Wheaton $17
Onwentsia Club Lake Forest $100
Merit Club Libertyville $100
Glen View Club Golf N/A
Willow Glen Golf Course Great Lakes $48
Twin Lakes Golf Club Westmont $14
Terrace Hill Golf Course Algonquin $36
Indian Hill Club Winnetka $100
Square Links Golf Course Frankfort $10 - $12
Palatine Hills Golf Course Palatine $31 - $40
Midlothian Country Club Midlothian $105
Craig Woods Golf Course Woodstock $15
Port at Harborside International Golf Center Chicago $80
Blue/White at Northmoor Country Club Highland Park $119
White at Twin Orchard Country Club Long Grove $110
Downers Grove Golf Club Downers Grove $20
Red/White at White Eagle Golf Club Naperville $80
Nine Hole at Village Links of Glen Ellyn Glen Ellyn $19
Lincolnshire Country Club Crete $76
Flossmoor Country Club Flossmoor $90
#3 at Medinah Country Club Medinah $186
Geneva Golf Club Geneva $50
Anetsberger Golf Course Northbrook $12
Red at Twin Orchard Country Club Long Grove $110
South at Olympia Fields Country Club Olympia Fields $215 - $300
Crystal Highlands Lake in the Hills $12
Par-3 Children's at Sunset Ridge Country Club Northfield N/A
Links Course at Rich Harvest Farms Sugar Grove N/A
Park Ridge Country Club Park Ridge $107
Heritage Bluffs Golf Club Channahon $50
North Shore Country Club Glenview $145
Forest/Prairie at The Ivanhoe Club Mundelein $123
Glen Oak Country Club Glen Ellyn $116
Steeple Chase Golf Course Mundelein $32 - $49
Green Acres Country Club Northbrook $85
Cress Creek Country Club Naperville $97
Ridge Country Club Chicago $75
Glenview National 9 Golf Club Glenview $18
Blue at Boone Creek Golf Course McHenry $40
Prestwick Country Club Frankfort $107
Valley Green Golf Course North Aurora $35
Morris Country Club Morris $40
Rolling Hills at Silver Lake Country Club Orland Park $13 - $14
Exmoor Country Club Highland Park $90
Old Wayne Golf Course West Chicago $50
#2 at Medinah Country Club Medinah $91
Wynstone Golf Club North Barrington $125
Forest/Marsh at The Ivanhoe Club Mundelein $123
Glen Club Glenview $90 - $190
1st Nine at Black Sheep Golf Club Sugar Grove $80
Skokie Country Club Glencoe $135
Lake Zurich Golf Club Lake Zurich N/A
Stonebridge Country Club Aurora $117
Shoreacres Lake Bluff $80
Rolling Green Country Club Arlington Heights $89 - $124
Pine Meadow Golf Club Mundelein $85
3rd Nine at Black Sheep Golf Club Sugar Grove $80
Sugar Creek Golf Course Villa Park $19
Naperville Country Club Naperville $110
Flag Creek Golf Course Countryside $10 - $18
Blue/Red at Northmoor Country Club Highland Park $119
Prairie/Marsh at The Ivanhoe Club Mundelein $123
Blue/White at Butterfield Country Club Oak Brook $111
Tam O' Shanter Golf Course Niles $18
Beverly Country Club Chicago $110
Willow Run Golf Course Mokena $15.50 - $19.00
West/North at Boulder Ridge Country Club Lake in the Hills $75
Apple Orchard Golf Course Bartlett $12.50
Chicago Heights Park District East Golf Course Chicago Heights $14.00
Blue/Red at White Eagle Golf Club Naperville $80
2nd Nine at Black Sheep Golf Club Sugar Grove $80
Bull Valley Golf Club Woodstock $97
Fountain Hills Golf Club Alsip $7 - $17
Eighteen Hole at Sportsman's Country Club Northbrook $27 - $41
West Short at Broken Arrow Golf Club Lockport $12
Old Wayne Executive Golf Course West Chicago $19
Westmoreland Country Club Wilmette $130
Chicago Highlands Golf Club Westchester $100
Pottawatomie Golf Course Saint Charles $26
Briarwood Country Club Deerfield $55 - $110
Emerald at Green Garden Country Club Frankfort $20
Butler National Golf Club Oak Brook $325 - $360
Lakemoor Golf Course Lakemoor $28
Deer Valley Golf Course Big Rock $18
Willow Hill Golf Course Northbrook $12 - $18
Glencoe Golf Club Glencoe $23 - $29
Nine Hole at Sportsman's Country Club Northbrook $19 - $22
#3 at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club Lemont $12 - $37
Turnberry Country Club Crystal Lake $46 - $58
Evergreen Golf & Country Club Evergreen Park $35
Mistwood Golf Club Romeoville $59
Conway Farms Golf Club Lake Forest $250
Glenview Park Golf Club Glenview $20 - $39
Wolf Run Golf Course Aurora $28
Ridgemoor Country Club Chicago $114
Wilmette Golf Course Wilmette $32 - $50
#1 at Medinah Country Club Medinah $116
Bryn Mawr Country Club Lincolnwood $100
Leisure Village Golf Course Fox Lake N/A
Pistakee Country Club Volo $21
Weber Park Golf Course Skokie $10.00
Lockport Golf & Recreation Club Lockport $8
Biltmore Country Club Barrington $118
Riverside Golf Club North Riverside $96
Old Top Farm Golf Course Crystal Lake $22
Joliet Country Club Joliet $96
Inverness Golf Club Palatine $123
Red at Boone Creek Golf Course McHenry $28
#1 at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club Lemont $12 - $37
Balmoral Woods Country Club Crete $51
Ruth Lake Country Club Hinsdale $125
Mid - Iron Club Lemont $16
Crystal Lake Country Club Crystal Lake $90
Chicago Heights Park District West Golf Course Chicago Heights $14
Traditions at Chevy Chase Golf Club Wheeling $54
Barrington Park District Golf Course Barrington less than $50
Golf Center Par-3 Course Des Plaines $12
Par-3 at Winnetka Golf Club Winnetka $14
North at Olympia Fields Country Club Olympia Fields $215 - $300
Evanston Golf Club Skokie $125
Country Lakes Golf Club Naperville $40
Eighteen Hole at Village Links of Glen Ellyn Glen Ellyn $25 - $54
Valley Lo Club Glenview $23 - $50
Chicago Golf Club Wheaton $125
#4 at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club Lemont $100 - $155
Oak Hills Country Club Palos Heights $17
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