Golfing in the Chicago area is superb in the summer and fall. There are many outstanding golf courses in the area. Hilton Chicago / Oak Brook Hills Resort located in Oakbrook, Illinois is conveniently located for your stay. Nearby activities for the entire family include exploring the world-class Morton Arboretum, shopping at the famous Oakbrook Center mall, featuring 160 upscale stores, dining and entertainment, Chicago’s famous museums, the Brookfield Zoo, or taking in a game at one of Chicago’s great sports teams. The 348 rooms and 38 suites are complemented with outstanding meeting and event space, state of the art exercise facilities, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and multiple dining options. With this Chicago golf vacation, you can choose from the following eight championship courses, or contact us to customize your vacation to your course selection.
The Scottish links-style course of Prairie Landing Golf Club in West Chicago only has trees in play on four holes. Designer Robert Trent Jones Jr’s philosophy enables golfers of all skill levels to have an enjoyable test of golf. The course’s character is unique in the Chicago area, derived from the skillful blending of earthwork contours, innovative bunkering, waterways and wetlands, and dramatic sweeps of native grasses. “Golf Digest” rated Prairie Landing as the 25th “Best in State’ course for 1997-98.
Bolingbrook Golf Club in Bolingbrook – Opened in 2002, it has quickly become recognized as one of the top municipal courses in the country. Named one of the “Top Ten You Can Play” by Golf Magazine, it is one of only two Arthur Hills-designs in Illinois. Among its unique features is a 600-yard par five and a par three with an island green.
The Glen Club in Glenview – Voted the 2008 “Best Public Golf Course in Illinois” by Golf Magazine you will be more than impressed by this golf course and its services. World renowned golf architect Tom Fazio transformed the Glenview Naval Air Station into an 18 – hole masterpiece worthy of hosting a Nationwide Tour event. Established in 2001, The Glen Club will test every aspect of your game throughout its 7,100 yard layout. Aces on this track won’t come easy as the par 3’s were voted “Best Par 3’s in Illinois” by Sports Illustrated.
Orchard Valley in Aurora is one of Chicagoland’s best public courses, Orchard Valley was ranked in 2010 as the “6th Best Public Course in Illinois” by GOLF Magazine. A true championship layout featuring wetlands, lakes, roughs, water hazards, waterfalls and more. Golf Digest ranks Orchard Valley with 4-1/2 Stars.
The Village Links in Glen Ellyn has long been recognized as a championship golf course having hosted 25 Western Open Qualifiers and scores of qualifiers for national USGA championships. The course was completely renovated in 2004, rebuilding every tee, green, fairway and bunker while retaining the essence of the original layout. This latest upgrade, which in addition to the expanded clubhouse also includes an enlarged driving range, gives golfers something exciting to enjoy for years to come.
Whisper Creek in Huntley was designed by PGA Tour Hall of Famer Billy Casper who said it best, “I am proud to say we have accomplished our goals of developing a superior golf complex by incorporating our three key ingredients – Playability, Flexibility and Beauty. Whisper Creek has it all.” Managed by Billy Casper Golf, players will enjoy first rate course conditions, service with a smile and 5-star golf at a price to fit any budget.
Surrounding the Hilton Chicago Oak Brook Hills Resort, Willow Crest Golf Club is home to several noted professional and amateur golf events and offers quality playing conditions on its 18-hole, par 70 championship golf course. Designed by architect Dick Nugent, the course features manicured bent grass fairways, well bunkered greens and an abundance of water. The course offers multiple teeing areas accommodating golfers of all experience levels and tops out at 6,433 yards with a slope of 132.
Finally, I would include in this listing the Port and Starboard Courses at Harborside International Golf Center in Chicago. Both courses are links-style. There is water that comes into play and many very deep sand bunkers in keeping with the links tradition. “GOLFWEEK” selected the Port Course 100th among “America’s 100 Best Modern Courses” for 1999. The signature hole is #15 on the Port Course, a 216-yard, par 3, which is in the shape of an anchor.
The Chicagoland Championship Golf Package includes:
- 3 nights double occupancy accommodations @ Hilton Chicago Oak
- Brook Hills Resort
- 3 rounds of golf at your choice of area courses, including golf cart
- Guaranteed tee-times
- Minivan car rental with unlimited miles during your stay
- Golf Course selections include: The Glen Club, Willow Crest, Whisper Creek, Village Links Bolingbrook , Orchard Valley Prairie Landing, and the Port and Starboard Courses at Harborside International
Cost per golfer:
High Season (from 5/15 to 9/15): From $715
Shoulder Season (from 4/1 to 5/14 and 9/16 to 10/31) from $639