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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Schaumburg Golf Club - Players/Baer Course
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Schaumburg $34.95
Village Green Country Club
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Mundelein $16
Schaumburg Golf Club - Tournament/Players Course
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Schaumburg $34.95
Chalet Hills Golf Club
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Cary $25
North/South at Broken Arrow Golf Club
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Lockport $18
Mission Hills Country Club
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Northbrook $10
Chapel Hill Country Club
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McHenry $20
Bonnie Brook Golf Course
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Waukegan $30
Palatine Hills Golf Course
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Palatine $29
Gold at Green Garden Country Club
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Frankfort $23
Carriage Greens Country Club
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Darien $18
Big Run Golf Club
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Lockport $38
Bittersweet Golf Club
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Gurnee $23
South Course at Hickory Hills Country Club
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Hickory Hills $21
South/East at Broken Arrow Golf Club
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Lockport $18
Deer Creek Golf Club
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University Park $22
Deerfield Golf Club
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Riverwoods $14
East/North at Broken Arrow Golf Club
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Lockport $18
Stony Creek Golf Course
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Oak Lawn $20
West/East at Arrowhead Golf Club
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Wheaton $62
Oak Grove Golf Club
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Harvard $18
Joe Jemsek Course at St. Andrews Golf & Country Club
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West Chicago $19
Oak Brook Golf Club
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Oak Brook $35
Prairie Landing Golf Club
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West Chicago $30.5
South/East at Arrowhead Golf Club
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Wheaton $62
Mt Prospect Golf Club
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Mount Prospect $25
Makray Memorial Golf Club
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Barrington $47
Foxford Hills Golf Club
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Cary $25.99
Inwood Golf Course
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Joliet $20
Stonewall Orchard Golf Club
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Grayslake $35
East at White Pines Golf Course
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Bensenville $22
Settler's Hill Golf Course
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Batavia $23
Wedgewood Golf Course
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Joliet $23
Woodruff Golf Course
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Joliet $13
Schaumburg Golf Club - Tournament/Baer Course
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Schaumburg $34.95
West/South at Arrowhead Golf Club
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Wheaton $62
Saint Andrews Course at St. Andrews Golf & Country Club
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West Chicago $21.95
Blackstone Golf Club
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Marengo $33
Fox Run Golf Links
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Elk Grove Village $26
Eaglewood Resort & Spa
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Itasca $26
Shepherd's Crook Golf Course
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Zion $16
West at White Pines Golf Course
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Bensenville $22
Glenview Park Golf Club
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Glenview $30
Ravisloe Country Club
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Homewood $31
Winnetka Golf Club
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Winnetka $26
Bartlett Hills Golf Club
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Bartlett $29
Highlands of Elgin
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Elgin $31.5
Tanna Farms Golf Club
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Geneva $22
Klein Creek Golf Club
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Winfield $33
Pheasant Run Resort
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Saint Charles $29
Odyssey Golf Course
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Tinley Park $15
Golf Club of Illinois
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Algonquin $25
White/Blue at The Links at Carillon
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Plainfield $24
Meadowlark Golf Course
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Hinsdale $18
Prairie Isle Golf Course
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Crystal Lake $23
Robert Black Golf Course
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Chicago $17
Highland Woods Golf Course
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Hoffman Estates $24
Arlington Lakes Golf Club
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Arlington Heights $5
Phillips Park Golf Course
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Aurora $33
Lake Bluff Golf Club
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Lake Bluff $27
Villa Olivia Country Club
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Bartlett $15
Lincoln Oaks Golf Course
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Crete $15
Arboretum Club
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Buffalo Grove $23
Whisper Creek Golf Club
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Huntley $20
Bowes Creek Country Club
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Elgin $34
#2 at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club
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Lemont $41
Pine Meadow Golf Club
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Mundelein $39.5
Wing Park Golf Course
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Elgin $12
East 9 at Sportsman's Country Club
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Northbrook $24
Turnberry Country Club
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Crystal Lake $35
Willow Crest Golf Club
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Oak Brook $40
Prairie Bluff Golf Course
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Crest Hill $26
Village Greens of Woodridge Golf Course
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Woodridge $22
Midlane Championship Golf Resort
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Wadsworth $21.25
Crane's Landing Golf Club
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Lincolnshire $59
White Deer Run Golf Club Vernon Hills $39 - $76
Bonnie Dundee Golf Club
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Carpentersville $15
Oak Hills Country Club
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Palos Heights $10
Water's Edge Golf Club
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Worth $21
Billy Caldwell Golf Course
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Chicago $15
Lake Barrington Shores Golf Club Barrington $70
Executive White at Salt Creek Golf Club
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Wood Dale $10
Rob Roy Golf Course
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Prospect Heights $17
Starboard at Harborside International Golf Center
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Chicago $33
Buffalo Grove Golf Club
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Buffalo Grove $22
Woodside/Lakeside at Cantigny Golf
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Wheaton $66
Antioch Golf Club
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Antioch $21
Grayslake Golf Course
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Grayslake $5
Heritage Bluffs Golf Club
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Channahon $27
Chick Evans Golf Course
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Morton Grove $21
Shiloh Park Golf Course
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Zion $12
Glendale Lakes Golf Club
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Glendale Heights $22
Walnut Greens Golf Course
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Schaumburg $5
Columbus Park Golf Course
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Chicago $13.25
George W Dunne National Golf Course
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Oak Forest $21
Orchard Valley Golf Course
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Aurora $19
Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club
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Hoffman Estates $20
Blue at Green Garden Country Club
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Frankfort $18
Fountain Hills Golf Club
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Alsip $12
Meadows Golf Club
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Blue Island $14
Bolingbrook Golf Club
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Bolingbrook $44
White at Gleneagles Country Club
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Lemont $14
The Preserve at Oak Meadows Addison $55 - $75
Prairie Course at Boone Creek Golf Club
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McHenry $19.65
Vernon Hills Golf Course
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Vernon Hills $10
Zigfield Troy Golf Range & Par 3
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Woodridge $7
Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course
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Chicago $20.65
Old Oak Country Club
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Homer Glen $26
White Mountain Golf Course
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Orland Park $7
Glenview Prairie Club
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Glenview $20
North at Silver Lake Country Club
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Orland Park $14
Green Meadows Golf Course
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Westmont $7
Redtail Golf Club
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Crystal Lake $18
#1 at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club
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Lemont $22
Valley Course at Boone Creek Golf Club
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McHenry $19.65
Nickol Knoll Golf Club
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Arlington Heights $7
Crystal Woods Golf Club
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Woodstock $24
Flag Creek Golf Course
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Countryside $12
Randall Oaks Golf Club
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West Dundee $20
South at Silver Lake Country Club
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Orland Park $14
Tamarack Golf Club
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Naperville $17
Sunset Valley Golf Course
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Highland Park $20
Balmoral Woods Country Club
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Crete $28
Pitch & Putt Course at Mill Creek Golf Club Geneva $10
Bloomingdale Golf Club
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Bloomingdale $16
Streamwood Oaks Golf Club
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Streamwood $13
#4 at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club
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Lemont $100
Old Orchard Country Club
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Mount Prospect $29
Canal Shores Golf Course
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Evanston $8
Rolling Knolls Country Club Elgin $22
River Bend Golf Club
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Lisle $18
Ruffled Feathers Golf Club
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Lemont $34
Tuckaway Golf Course
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Crete $14
Marengo Ridge Golf Club
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Marengo $13
Jackson Park Golf Club
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Chicago $21
Highland Park Country Club
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Highland Park $29
Whitetail Ridge Golf Club
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Yorkville $30
Chevy Chase Country Club
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Wheeling $32
Golf Center Par-3 Course
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Des Plaines $13
Indian Boundary Golf Course
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Chicago $18
Blackberry Oaks Golf Club
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Bristol $20
Springbrook Golf Course
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Naperville $25.65
Coyote Run Golf Course
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Flossmoor $20
Blue/Red at The Links at Carillon
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Plainfield $24
South Shore Golf Course
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Chicago $13.25
Sanctuary Golf Course
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New Lenox $26
Bliss Creek Golf Course
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Sugar Grove $25
Seven Bridges Golf Club
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Woodridge $57
Executive Blue at Salt Creek Golf Club
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Wood Dale $10
Boughton Ridge Golf Course
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Bolingbrook $12
Foss Park Golf Course
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North Chicago $17
Fox Bend Golf Course
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Oswego $18
Red at Gleneagles Country Club
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Lemont $20
HeatherRidge Golf Club
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Gurnee $12
Lakeside/Hillside at Cantigny Golf
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Wheaton $66
Port at Harborside International Golf Center
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Chicago $63
North Course at Hickory Hills Country Club
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Hickory Hills $12
Red/White at The Links at Carillon
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Plainfield $24
Creekside Course at Boone Creek Golf Club
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McHenry $19.65
West Eighteen at Maple Meadows Golf Club
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Wood Dale $24
Classic 18 at Sportsman's Country Club
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Northbrook $22
Deer Path Golf Course
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Lake Forest $33.3
Mill Creek Golf Club
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Geneva $16
Naperbrook Golf Course
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Plainfield $16
Palos Hills Golf Club
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Palos Hills $12
Hughes Creek Golf Club
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Elburn $16
Fresh Meadow Golf Club
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Hillside $15
Hilldale Golf Club
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Hoffman Estates $24
Cary Country Club
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Cary $20
Renwood Golf Course Round Lake $21 - $38
Hillside/Woodside at Cantigny Golf
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Wheaton $66
#3 at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club
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Lemont $22
Edgebrook Golf Course
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Chicago $20
University Park Golf Club
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Richton Park $23
Joe Louis "The Champ" Golf Course
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Riverdale $21
Rolling Hills at Silver Lake Country Club
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Orland Park $12
River Oaks Golf Course
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Calumet City $17
Steeple Chase Golf Course
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Mundelein $38
Fox Lake Country Club
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Fox Lake $19
Marquette Park Golf Course
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Chicago $13.25
#1 at Medinah Country Club Medinah $116
Knollwood Club Lake Forest $107
Red at Twin Orchard Country Club Long Grove $110
Lake Zurich Golf Club Lake Zurich N/A
Stonebridge Country Club Aurora $117
Chicago Highlands Golf Club Westchester $100
Par-3 Children's at Sunset Ridge Country Club Northfield N/A
Par-3 at Winnetka Golf Club
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Winnetka $13
Idlewild Country Club Flossmoor $107
Downers Grove Golf Club Downers Grove $20
Ridgemoor Country Club Chicago $114
Anetsberger Golf Course Northbrook $13
West Short at Broken Arrow Golf Club Lockport $12
West/North at Boulder Ridge Country Club Lake in the Hills $75
Biltmore Country Club Barrington $106 - $118
Merit Club Libertyville $100
McHenry Country Club McHenry $80
Oak Park Country Club River Grove $105
West Golf Course at Chicago Heights Park District Chicago Heights $12.00 - $14.00
Eagle Brook Country Club Geneva $98
Calumet Country Club Homewood $134
Rolling Green Country Club Arlington Heights $89 - $124
Bryn Mawr Country Club Lincolnwood $100
Eighteen Hole at Village Links of Glen Ellyn Glen Ellyn $25 - $54
Exmoor Country Club Highland Park $90
Hickory Knoll Golf Course Lake Villa $11
Barrington Park District Golf Course Barrington $8 - $10
Prestwick Country Club Frankfort $107
Geneva Golf Club Geneva $50
Red/White at Northmoor Country Club Highland Park $119
Blue/White at Butterfield Country Club Oak Brook $111
Ridge Country Club Chicago $95 - $105
Links Course at Rich Harvest Farms Sugar Grove N/A
Glen Flora Country Club Waukegan $70
Ravinia Green Country Club Deerfield $81 - $100
Red/White at White Eagle Golf Club Naperville $80
Red/Blue at Butterfield Country Club Oak Brook $111
Cress Creek Country Club Naperville $97 - $110
Valley Green Golf Course North Aurora $23
Prairie at Countryside Golf Club Mundelein $23 - $42
Prairie/Marsh at The Ivanhoe Club Ivanhoe $123
Barrington Hills Country Club Barrington $100
Naperville Country Club Naperville $110
White/Blue at White Eagle Golf Club Naperville $80
Wynstone Golf Club North Barrington $125
Skokie Country Club Glencoe $135
Twin Lakes Golf Course Palatine $28
River Forest Country Club Elmhurst $95
Blue/Red at White Eagle Golf Club Naperville $80
The Grove Country Club Long Grove $60 - $75
Evanston Golf Club Skokie $125
Deer Valley Golf Course Big Rock $18
La Grange Country Club La Grange $120
Lake Park Golf Course Des Plaines $13
Ruth Lake Country Club Hinsdale $125
Palos Country Club Orland Park $16 - $18
Royal Melbourne Long Grove $127
Apple Orchard Golf Course Bartlett $12.50
2nd Nine at Black Sheep Golf Club Sugar Grove $80
Lake Shore Country Club Glencoe $75
Glen Club Glenview $90 - $190
Forest/Prairie at The Ivanhoe Club Ivanhoe $123
Midlothian Country Club Midlothian $105
Pinecrest Golf & Country Club Huntley $20 - $42
Pistakee Country Club Volo $22
Sugar Creek Golf Course Villa Park $19
Blue/Red at Northmoor Country Club Highland Park $119
Kemper Lakes Golf Club Kildeer $130
Itasca Country Club Itasca $90
Mid - Iron Club Lemont $16
Beverly Country Club Chicago $110 - $120
Crystal Tree Golf & Country Club Orland Park $120
Indian Hill Club Winnetka $100
Briarwood Country Club Deerfield $55 - $110
Mistwood Golf Club Romeoville $59
Onwentsia Club Lake Forest $100
Square Links Golf Course Frankfort $10 - $20
#2 at Medinah Country Club Medinah $91
Aurora Country Club Aurora $109
Golf Vista Estates Golf Course Monee $7 - $12
Hawthorn Woods Country Club Hawthorn Woods $90
Elgin Country Club Elgin $119
Bull Valley Golf Club Woodstock $97
Morris Country Club Morris $40
Old Wayne Golf Course West Chicago $50
White/Red at Butterfield Country Club Oak Brook $111
Addison Links & Tees Addison $10 - $15
Edgewood Valley Country Club La Grange $100
Leisure Village Golf Course Fox Lake N/A
Forest/Marsh at The Ivanhoe Club Ivanhoe $123
Nine Hole at Village Links of Glen Ellyn Glen Ellyn $19
North Shore Country Club Glenview $145
Youth Links at Cantigny Golf Wheaton $17
Tam O' Shanter Golf Course Niles $18
Crystal Lake Country Club Crystal Lake $90
Old Top Farm Golf Course Crystal Lake $16
North/South at Boulder Ridge Country Club Lake in the Hills $75
Woodstock Country Club Woodstock $63
Royal Fox Country Club Saint Charles $112
Greenshire Golf Course Beach Park $9
Lakemoor Golf Course Lakemoor $28
Willow Glen Golf Course Great Lakes $31
Chicago Golf Club Wheaton $125
Lincolnshire Country Club Crete $76
Glen View Club Golf N/A
Conway Farms Golf Club Lake Forest $250
Blue/White at Northmoor Country Club Highland Park $119
Glen Oak Country Club Glen Ellyn $116
Stonehenge Golf Club Barrington less than $50
North at Olympia Fields Country Club Olympia Fields $215 - $300
South at Olympia Fields Country Club Olympia Fields $215 - $300
East Golf Course at Chicago Heights Park District Chicago Heights $12.00 - $14.00
Traditional at Countryside Golf Club Mundelein $23 - $42
Bob-O-Link Golf Club Highland Park $100
1st Nine at Black Sheep Golf Club Sugar Grove $80
Willow Run Golf Course Mokena $15.50 - $19.00
Western Acres Golf Course Lombard $11 - $18
3rd Nine at Black Sheep Golf Club Sugar Grove $80
Inverness Golf Club Palatine $123
Joliet Country Club Joliet $75
Old Elm Club Highland Park $85
Flossmoor Country Club Flossmoor $90
St. Charles Golf Club Saint Charles $134
#3 at Medinah Country Club Medinah $186
Sunset Ridge Country Club Northfield N/A
South/West at Boulder Ridge Country Club Lake in the Hills $75
Emerald at Green Garden Country Club Frankfort $20
Craig Woods Golf Course Woodstock $15 - $24
Willow Hill Golf Course Northbrook $12 - $18
Old Wayne Executive Golf Course West Chicago $19
Terrace Hill Golf Course Algonquin $36
Riverside Golf Club North Riverside $96
Brae Loch Country Club Grayslake $19 - $23
Park Ridge Country Club Park Ridge $107
Pottawatomie Golf Course Saint Charles $10 - $15
Weber Park Golf Course Skokie $12
Hinsdale Golf Club Clarendon Hills $113
ThunderHawk Golf Course Beach Park $35 - $52
Royal Hawk Golf Club Saint Charles $91
Glenwoodie Golf Course Glenwood $14 - $18
Butler National Golf Club Oak Brook $325 - $360
Twin Lakes Golf Club Westmont $14
Wilmette Golf Course Wilmette $15 - $38
Cedardell Golf Club Plano $12 - $15
White at Twin Orchard Country Club Long Grove $110
Glencoe Golf Club Glencoe $23 - $30
Shoreacres Lake Bluff $80
Lockport Golf Club Lockport $8
Westmoreland Country Club Wilmette $130
Valley Lo Club Glenview $23 - $50
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