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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White Deer Run Golf Club
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Vernon Hills $49
Schaumburg Golf Club - Tournament/Baer Course
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Schaumburg $41
Joe Jemsek Course at St. Andrews Golf & Country Club
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West Chicago $27
Eaglewood Resort & Spa
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Itasca $25
Ruffled Feathers Golf Club
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Lemont $35
Bowes Creek Country Club
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Elgin $39
South/East at Broken Arrow Golf Club
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Lockport $26
North/South at Broken Arrow Golf Club
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Lockport $15 - $40
Pheasant Run Resort
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Saint Charles $25
Mission Hills Country Club
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Northbrook $29
Makray Memorial Golf Club
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Barrington $31
Shepherd's Crook Golf Course
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Zion $25
Bonnie Brook Golf Course
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Waukegan $28
Bittersweet Golf Club
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Gurnee $30
West/South at Arrowhead Golf Club Wheaton $67
Schaumburg Golf Club - Tournament/Players Course
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Schaumburg $35
Klein Creek Golf Club
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Winfield $35
Tanna Farms Golf Club
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Geneva $25
East at Countryside Golf Course
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Mundelein $36
South/East at Arrowhead Golf Club Wheaton $67
Deerfield Golf Club
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Riverwoods $33
Red/White at The Links at Carillon
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Plainfield $29
West/East at Arrowhead Golf Club Wheaton $67
Golf Club of Illinois
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Algonquin $26
Blackstone Golf Club
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Marengo $40
Blackhawk Trace Golf Club at Indian Lakes Resort - Woodland Course
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Bloomingdale $39
Saint Andrews Course at St. Andrews Golf & Country Club
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West Chicago $28
Brae Loch Country Club
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Grayslake $29
West at Countryside Golf Course
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Mundelein $26 - $30
Odyssey Golf Course
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Tinley Park $25
Big Run Golf Club
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Lockport $39
Stonewall Orchard Golf Club
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Grayslake $53
White/Blue at The Links at Carillon
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Plainfield $55
Blue/Red at The Links at Carillon
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Plainfield $18
Tamarack Golf Club
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Naperville $27
Blackhawk Trace Golf Club at Indian Lakes Resort - Island Course
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Bloomingdale $41
ThunderHawk Golf Course
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Beach Park $47
West at White Pines Golf Course
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Bensenville $20
Prairie Landing Golf Club
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West Chicago $30
Deer Creek Golf Club
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University Park $20
Settler's Hill Golf Course
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Batavia $19
East/North at Broken Arrow Golf Club
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Lockport $15 - $40
Schaumburg Golf Club - Players/Baer Course
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Schaumburg $41
Blackhawk Trace Golf Club at Indian Lakes Resort - Highland Course
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Bloomingdale $39
Foss Park Golf Course
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North Chicago $25
Canal Shores Golf Course
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Evanston $10
Old Oak Country Club
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Lockport $32
Plum Tree National Golf Club
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Harvard $47
Shiloh Park Golf Course
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Zion $16
East at White Pines Golf Course
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Bensenville $20
Red at Gleneagles Country Club
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Lemont $19
Redtail Golf Club
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Crystal Lake $20
Meadows Golf Club
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Blue Island $21
River Bend Golf Club
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Lisle $22
Sanctuary Golf Course
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New Lenox $35
Arlington Lakes Golf Club
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Arlington Heights $21
Fresh Meadow Golf Club
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Hillside $22
Whitetail Ridge Golf Club
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Yorkville $30
Glendale Lakes Golf Club
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Glendale Heights $25
Cary Country Club
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Cary $27
Lake Bluff Golf Club
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Lake Bluff $28
Fox Bend Golf Course
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Oswego $25
Tuckaway Golf Course
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Crete $18
Glenwoodie Golf Course
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Glenwood $20
Blackberry Oaks Golf Club
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Bristol $20
Palos Hills Golf Club
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Palos Hills $9
Lincoln Oaks Golf Course
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Crete $26
Bloomingdale Golf Club
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Bloomingdale $23
Libertyville Golf Course
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Libertyville $13
Buffalo Grove Golf Club
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Buffalo Grove $22
Arboretum Club
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Buffalo Grove $26
University Golf Club & Conference Center
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Richton Park $23
Woodbine Golf Course
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Lockport $15
Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club
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Hoffman Estates $35
Marengo Ridge Golf Club
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Marengo $15
Village Greens of Woodridge Golf Course
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Woodridge $19.99
Carriage Greens Country Club
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Darien $29
Antioch Golf Club
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Antioch $20
HeatherRidge Golf Club
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Gurnee $15
Crystal Woods Golf Club
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Woodstock $28
Coyote Run Golf Course
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Flossmoor $35
Prairie Bluff Golf Course
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Lockport $36
Nickol Knoll Golf Club
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Arlington Heights $7.5
Foxford Hills Golf Club
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Cary $17
Pinecrest Golf & Country Club
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Huntley $25
Naperbrook Golf Course
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Plainfield $33
Grayslake Golf Course
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Grayslake $12
Chalet Hills Golf Club
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Cary $25
Streamwood Oaks Golf Club
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Streamwood $20
Mill Creek Golf Club
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Geneva $27
Springbrook Golf Course
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Naperville $33
Marquette Park Golf Course
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Chicago $12 - $17
Woodruff Golf Course
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Joliet $32
Starboard at Harborside International Golf Center
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Chicago $55
South Shore Golf Course
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Chicago $17.43
Oak Grove Golf Club
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Harvard $26.5
Executive White at Salt Creek Golf Club
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Wood Dale $20
Whisper Creek Golf Club
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Huntley $19.99
Wedgewood Golf Course
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Joliet $24
Sunset Valley Golf Course
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Highland Park $34
Vernon Hills Golf Course
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Vernon Hills $23
Regulation at Winnetka Golf Club
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Winnetka $29
Western Acres Golf Course
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Glen Ellyn $11 - $18
Highland Woods Golf Course
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Hoffman Estates $24.99
Executive Blue at Salt Creek Golf Club
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Wood Dale $20
River Oaks Golf Course
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Calumet City $19.99
Woodside/Lakeside at Cantigny Golf
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Wheaton $75
Bartlett Hills Golf Club
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Bartlett $31
Midlane Championship Golf Resort
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Wadsworth $53
Deer Path Golf Course
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Lake Forest $30
Renwood Golf Course
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Round Lake $20
Ravisloe Country Club
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Homewood $18
Green Meadows Golf Course
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Westmont $10
Hughes Creek Golf Club
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Elburn $24
Prairie Isle Golf Course
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Prairie Grove $31
Fox Valley Golf & Country Club
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North Aurora $26
Rob Roy Golf Course
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Prospect Heights $17
Phillips Park Golf Course
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Aurora $27
Edgebrook Golf Course
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Chicago $19.99
Old Orchard Country Club
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Mount Prospect $30
West Eighteen at Maple Meadows Golf Club
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Wood Dale $29
Oak Brook Golf Club
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Oak Brook $27.5
Bonnie Dundee Golf Club
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Carpentersville $26.5
Mt Prospect Golf Club
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Mount Prospect $25 - $41
Gold at Green Garden Country Club
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Frankfort $21
Royal Country Club of Long Grove
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Long Grove $75
Randall Oaks Golf Club
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Dundee $32
Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course
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Chicago $23.85
Zigfield Troy Golf Range & Par 3
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Woodridge $7
George W Dunne National Golf Course
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Oak Forest $21.99
Robert Black Golf Course
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Chicago $18.35
Bliss Creek Golf Course
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Sugar Grove $18
Seven Bridges Golf Club
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Woodridge $55
Oak Meadows Golf Course
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Addison $36
Meadowlark Golf Course
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Hinsdale $17.99
Village Green Country Club
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Mundelein $27.5
Indian Boundary Golf Course
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Chicago $14.99
Lake Barrington Shores Golf Club
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Barrington $60
Walnut Greens Golf Course
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Schaumburg $5
Lakeside/Hillside at Cantigny Golf
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Wheaton $85
Hillside/Woodside at Cantigny Golf
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Wheaton $80
Wing Park Golf Course
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Elgin $15
Chick Evans Golf Course
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Morton Grove $19.99
Pitch & Putt Course at Mill Creek Golf Club Geneva $10
Hilldale Golf Club
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Hoffman Estates $28
Water's Edge Golf Club
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Worth $20
White at Gleneagles Country Club
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Lemont $19
Columbus Park Golf Course
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Chicago $12.84
Orchard Valley Golf Course
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Aurora $25
Billy Caldwell Golf Course
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Chicago $19.99
Highlands of Elgin
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Elgin $39
Inwood Golf Course
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Joliet $20
Fox Lake Country Club
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Fox Lake $26
Villa Olivia Country Club
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Bartlett $20
Willow Crest Golf Club
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Oak Brook $45
Rolling Knolls Country Club
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Elgin $22
Highland Park Country Club
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Highland Park $29
Bolingbrook Golf Club
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Bolingbrook $40
Joe Louis "The Champ" Golf Course
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Riverdale $14.99
Fox Run Golf Links
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Elk Grove Village $30
Chapel Hill Country Club
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McHenry $25.5
Jackson Park Golf Club
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Chicago $22.02
Boughton Ridge Golf Course
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Bolingbrook $13
White Mountain Golf Course
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Orland Park $10
Crane's Landing Golf Club
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Lincolnshire $30
Royal Melbourne Long Grove $127
Conway Farms Golf Club Lake Forest $250
Lincolnshire Country Club Crete $76
Prairie/Marsh at The Ivanhoe Club Mundelein $123
Fountain Hills Golf Club Alsip $7 - $17
Indian Hill Club Winnetka $100
Joliet Country Club Joliet $96
Palos Country Club Orland Park $16 - $18
Nine Hole at Village Links of Glen Ellyn Glen Ellyn $19
Blue/White at Butterfield Country Club Oak Brook $111
Red/Blue at Butterfield Country Club Oak Brook $111
Emerald at Green Garden Country Club Frankfort $20
Willow Run Golf Course Mokena $15.50 - $19.00
Pine Meadow Golf Club Mundelein $85
Butler National Golf Club Oak Brook $325 - $360
Chicago Heights Park District East Golf Course Chicago Heights $14.00
Blue at Boone Creek Golf Course McHenry $40
Park Ridge Country Club Park Ridge $107
Crystal Highlands Lake in the Hills $12
White/Red at Butterfield Country Club Oak Brook $111
Ridge Country Club Chicago $75
Twin Lakes Golf Club Westmont $14
#2 at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club Lemont $30.50 - $57.00
Exmoor Country Club Highland Park $90
Cedardell Golf Club Plano $24
Stonehenge Golf Club Barrington less than $50
Onwentsia Club Lake Forest $100
Blue/Red at White Eagle Golf Club Naperville $80
#3 at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club Lemont $12 - $37
Oak Hills Country Club Palos Heights $17
West Short at Broken Arrow Golf Club Lockport $12
Green Acres Country Club Northbrook $85
Craig Woods Golf Course Woodstock $15
Itasca Country Club Itasca $90
Glen Oak Country Club Glen Ellyn $116
Black Hawk Golf Club Saint Charles $91
South/West at Boulder Ridge Country Club Lake in the Hills $75
Lake Zurich Golf Club Lake Zurich N/A
Par-3 Children's at Sunset Ridge Country Club Northfield N/A
Fort Sheridan Golf Course Fort Sheridan less than $50
Calumet Country Club Homewood $134
North Course at Hickory Hills Country Club Hickory Hills $25
Morris Country Club Morris $40
Shoreacres Lake Bluff $80
Glenview Park Golf Club Glenview $20 - $39
Barrington Hills Country Club Barrington $100
Beverly Country Club Chicago $110
Pottawatomie Golf Course Saint Charles $26
Tam O' Shanter Golf Course Niles $18
Lakemoor Golf Course Lakemoor $28
Greenshire Golf Course Beach Park $9
Turnberry Country Club Crystal Lake $46 - $58
Red/White at Northmoor Country Club Highland Park $119
Flag Creek Golf Course Countryside $10 - $18
Eighteen Hole at Village Links of Glen Ellyn Glen Ellyn $25 - $54
Naperville Country Club Naperville $110
#2 at Medinah Country Club Medinah $91
Chicago Golf Club Wheaton $125
Riverside Golf Club North Riverside $96
Eighteen Hole at Sportsman's Country Club Northbrook $27 - $41
Aurora Country Club Aurora $109
Red at Twin Orchard Country Club Long Grove $110
Addison Golf Course Addison $10 - $15
Blue/White at Northmoor Country Club Highland Park $119
Knollwood Club Lake Forest $107
Red/White at White Eagle Golf Club Naperville $80
Old Wayne Golf Course West Chicago $50
Old Elm Club Highland Park $85
Glen Flora Country Club Waukegan $70
Deer Valley Golf Course Big Rock $18
Red at Boone Creek Golf Course McHenry $28
Youth Links at Cantigny Golf Wheaton $17
Mistwood Golf Club Romeoville $59
Prestwick Country Club Frankfort $107
Downers Grove Golf Club Downers Grove $20
Weber Park Golf Course Skokie $10.00
Crystal Lake Country Club Crystal Lake $90
Geneva Golf Club Geneva $50
Stony Creek Golf Course Oak Lawn $39
Ravinia Green Country Club Deerfield $100
Par-3 at Winnetka Golf Club Winnetka $14
McHenry Country Club McHenry $80
Evanston Golf Club Skokie $125
Pistakee Country Club Volo $21
Willow Hill Golf Course Northbrook $12 - $18
Wolf Run Golf Course Aurora $28
Heritage Bluffs Golf Club Channahon $50
Idlewild Country Club Flossmoor $107
St. Charles Golf Club Saint Charles $134
Briarwood Country Club Deerfield $55 - $110
Chicago Highlands Golf Club Westchester $100
White/Blue at White Eagle Golf Club Naperville $80
Lockport Golf & Recreation Club Lockport $8
Hawthorn Woods Country Club Hawthorn Woods $90
North/South at Boulder Ridge Country Club Lake in the Hills $75
Apple Orchard Golf Course Bartlett $12.50
Crystal Tree Golf & Country Club Orland Park $120
Blue/Red at Northmoor Country Club Highland Park $119
Wynstone Golf Club North Barrington $125
West/North at Boulder Ridge Country Club Lake in the Hills $75
Lake Park Golf Course Des Plaines $13
#4 at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club Lemont $100 - $155
North at Silver Lake Country Club Orland Park $16 - $27
Traditions at Chevy Chase Golf Club Wheeling $54
Willow Glen Golf Course Great Lakes $48
Ridgemoor Country Club Chicago $114
Blue at Green Garden Country Club Frankfort $25 - $30
Hinsdale Golf Club Clarendon Hills $113
Cress Creek Country Club Naperville $97
East Nine at Maple Meadows Golf Club Wood Dale $15
Glen Club Glenview $90 - $190
Elgin Country Club Elgin $119
Inverness Golf Club Palatine $123
2nd Nine at Black Sheep Golf Club Sugar Grove $80
Bob-O-Link Golf Club Highland Park $100
Valley Lo Club Glenview $23 - $50
Mid - Iron Club Lemont $16
Square Links Golf Course Frankfort $10 - $12
La Grange Country Club La Grange $120
North at Olympia Fields Country Club Olympia Fields $215 - $300
Glen View Club Golf N/A
Sugar Creek Golf Course Villa Park $19
Bryn Mawr Country Club Lincolnwood $100
South Course at Hickory Hills Country Club Hickory Hills $30 - $40
3rd Nine at Black Sheep Golf Club Sugar Grove $80
Rolling Hills at Silver Lake Country Club Orland Park $13
Stonebridge Country Club Aurora $117
Nine Hole at Sportsman's Country Club Northbrook $19 - $22
Old Top Farm Golf Course Crystal Lake $22
Westmoreland Country Club Wilmette $130
Old Wayne Executive Golf Course West Chicago $19
Links Course at Rich Harvest Farms Sugar Grove N/A
Rolling Green Country Club Arlington Heights $89 - $124
Flossmoor Country Club Flossmoor $90
Hunter Country Club Richmond $20
Sunset Ridge Country Club Northfield $50 - $100
Forest/Marsh at The Ivanhoe Club Mundelein $123
Bull Valley Golf Club Woodstock $97
Merit Club Libertyville $100
River Forest Country Club Elmhurst $95
Golf Center Par-3 Course Des Plaines $12
Midlothian Country Club Midlothian $105
Twin Lakes Golf Course Palatine $28
Ruth Lake Country Club Hinsdale $125
#1 at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club Lemont $12 - $37
South at Silver Lake Country Club Orland Park $16 - $27
Glenview National 9 Golf Club Glenview $18
1st Nine at Black Sheep Golf Club Sugar Grove $80
Skokie Country Club Glencoe $135
Terrace Hill Golf Course Algonquin $36
Port at Harborside International Golf Center Chicago $80
Hickory Knoll Golf Course Lake Villa $11
Forest/Prairie at The Ivanhoe Club Mundelein $123
Anetsberger Golf Course Northbrook $12
Eagle Brook Country Club Geneva $98
Royal Fox Country Club Saint Charles $112
Country Lakes Golf Club Naperville $40
Golf Vista Estates Golf Course Monee $7 - $12
Biltmore Country Club Barrington $118
Ken-Loch Golf Links Lombard $13
North Shore Country Club Glenview $145
Chicago Heights Park District West Golf Course Chicago Heights $14
South at Olympia Fields Country Club Olympia Fields $215 - $300
Glencoe Golf Club Glencoe $23 - $29
Lake Shore Country Club Glencoe $75
Balmoral Woods Country Club Crete $51
Valley Green Golf Course North Aurora $35
Edgewood Valley Country Club La Grange $100
Palatine Hills Golf Course Palatine $31 - $40
Barrington Park District Golf Course Barrington less than $50
#1 at Medinah Country Club Medinah $116
Wilmette Golf Course Wilmette $32 - $50
Leisure Village Golf Course Fox Lake N/A
Woodstock Country Club Woodstock $63
Kemper Lakes Golf Club Lake Zurich N/A
Oak Park Country Club River Grove $105
White at Twin Orchard Country Club Long Grove $110
#3 at Medinah Country Club Medinah $186
Evergreen Golf & Country Club Evergreen Park $35
Steeple Chase Golf Course Mundelein $32 - $49
Graystone Golf Links Tinley Park $28
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