Nettle Creek Is One of Chicago's Finest

By Ray Brewer, Contributor

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CHICAGO - Serving the community is the sign of true character.

Even though donating time and services aren't always easy, the sacrifices are without a doubt rewarding in the long run.

You see this theory with prominent athletes and celebrities as well as various church and school groups.

The folks at Chicago's Nettle Creek Country Club are making sure they have a positive impact in the community.

Besides providing golf, the club follows the philosophy of making residents a top priority.

"We always give back to the community," the course's head pro Scott Ammer said. "If you don't give back, then they won't give to you."

This privately owned course has taken the area's youth under its wing as they are host course to several state junior golf tournaments. It's not everyday a youngster gets a crack at a top-notch golf facility like Nettle Creek.

The course was ranked as a top-35 Chicagoland golf course recently by a local golf publication and prides itself in having natural grasses and a natural habitat frame.

"We have 18-holes of championship style links with beautiful grass from tee to green," Ammer said. "We have large greens which are very fair to the golfer."

These greens mostly help the average golfer, but they can also be a thorn in one's side.

"The greens give you larger targets to shot at from the fairway," Ammer said. "But it is easy to three-putt if you a 100-foot putt."

Ammer says the price and condition of his course makes it a must.

"It's the best conditioned in Chicago," he confidently said. "An unbelievable value. We have people traveling from the Gold Cost to play on the weekends. You can play 18 in under four and ½ hours."

After 3:30 p.m. on the weekdays 18 holes with a cart is only $27 and on weekends and holidays with a cart is just $44.

Ray Brewer, Contributor

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