GOLF NOW! Chicago Fall News

The months of September and October are some of the best months for golf. The air is cooler, the leaves are starting to turn color, and super golf specials are abundant.

Also, some of the most anticipated golf tournaments take place in the fall months. Get ready for the Ryder Cup in late September. Golf does not get any more exciting than watching Team USA go head-to-head with Team Europe! Check out Tom Watson's 3 Captain Picks just announced!

Or, sign up for one of the many upcoming golf events and give back to the sport that does so much good for so many. The Freedom Golf Association event is hosting its 2nd annual fundraiser at Cog Hill on September 15 and is a great way to give back to kids who want to golf and need our help.

Lastly, don't forget to enter our Dream Golf Giveaway Promotion. One lucky winner will win 10 rounds of fabulous Chicagoland golf at Orchard Valley, George Dunne National and other fabulous Billy Casper Golf Courses. Enter now for a chance to win this great promotion. The winner will be chosen on September 20!

Final Three Spots on U.S. Ryder Cup Team Announced

U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Tom Watson announced the final three members of the 12-man team on Tuesday in New York. Joining the team will be Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan, and Webb Simpson.

Nine automatic berths on the U.S. Ryder Cup Team were secured following the conclusion of the 96th PGA Championship. The Americans clinching a spot on the team that will compete against Europe in the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Perthshire, Scotland are: Five-time major champion Phil Mickelson, two-time Masters Champion Bubba Watson, 2003 U.S. Open Champion Jim Furyk, 2007 Masters Champion Zach Johnson, and PGA Tour stars Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar, Jordan Spieth, Jimmy Walker and Patrick Reed.

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Clubhouse Demolition Has Begun At Mistwood Golf Club

Over the past few years, Mistwood Golf Club has been developing a new standard of excellence, excitement, and entertainment for Chicagoland golf. As they look towards the future, 2015 will bring about a brand new clubhouse full of amenities and space to accommodate golfers, outings, banquets, and weddings!

To make room for the new facility, their existing clubhouse is being demolished. Click here to watch a LIVE feed of the demolition and check out the exciting artist renderings of the new facility.

Although clubhouse construction has begun, the course will maintain normal operation. Click here to book a tee time online or call (815) 254-3333.

Eaglewood Resort Reconditions Golf Course

New Renovations Restore Course to Outstanding Quality

The grass may not always be greener on the other side, but the newly renovated Eaglewood Resort and Spa golf course certainly is. The wooded, scenic Eaglewood 18-hole Golf Course, located 35 miles west of Chicago in Itasca, Ill., is back to excellent condition with lush fairways that promote outstanding play for even the most discriminating golfers.

After multiple years of renovation, the newly reconditioned Golf Club at Eaglewood marks a return to the quality and playability of years past. Stately 100-year-old oak trees frame the lush, green fairways that reward players with accurate fairway play thanks to lower height cut of grass. The green collars have also been transitioned over the past year to become a part of the greens, giving the player more opportunity to take advantage of scoring.

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End Of Summer Golf Specials

In case you missed your chance to golf Labor Day weekend, a number of GolfVisions golf courses have specials running this weekend to celebrate the end of summer. Click on each of the golf courses below for a list of specials:
Longwood Golf Course, Crete, IL - $35 Weekends
Nettle Creek Country Club, Morris, IL - $45 Weekends / $35 after 12pm
Bonnie Brook Golf Couse, Waukegan, IL - Weekends ranging from $30 to $45

There Is Still Time To Enter Our "Dream Golf Giveaway"

Visit and register for a chance to win two rounds of golf at each of the following fabulous Chicago area golf courses: Orchard Valley, George Dunne National, Whisper Creek, Water's Edge and Sydney Marovitz!

THE LATEST FROM OUR BLOG ----------------------------------------------------

Countdown Is On For Par-3 National Team Tourney

By Len Ziehm
The northern Michigan community of Gaylord has 17 golf courses, all of them quite good. It's one of the best places you can go if you're looking for a golf-getaway destination. I should know. I've probably visited the area 10 times over the last two decades.

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Second International Crown Should Be Bigger Than The First

By Len Ziehm
The LPGA's first International Crown competition ended less than a week ago and already preparations are well underway for the second staging, in July of 2016 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove.

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Course Review - Downer's Grove Golf Course

By Jim Zuccarelli
After turning from Haddow Avenue into the parking lot of the Downers Grove Golf Club, it quickly became apparent that this course is extremely proud of its important link to American golf history.

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Asian Watch Party Was Vital For International Crown's Future

By Len Ziehm
The first International Crown concludes Sunday at Caves Valley, in Owings Mills, Md., but a Saturday gathering that wasn't held anywhere near the course will have a more direct bearing on how the event plays out at Rich Harvest Farms in 2016.

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Cog Hill #4 Lives Up To The "Dubsdread" Reputation

By Jim Zuccarelli
I felt a touch of nervous excitement as I stood on the 1st tee at Cog Hill #4, the fearsome "Dubsdread" course that has hosted 20 PGA tour events since 1991. 

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UPCOMING EVENTS -------------------------------------------------------------------

Innsbrook Country Club

PGA Tour Superstore Ladies' Night
September 8, 2014
from 6pm to 9pm, Ladies' Night will feature
 equipment and apparel vendors, wine tasting, free 10 minute lessons, prizes and clinics. Save 10% on ladies apparel with the coupon here.

Jim Larson Golf Classic
Prairie Landing's PGA Head Golf Professional, Jim Larson, recently passed away. Help support the Larson family at the Jim Larson Golf Classic September 15, 2014 at Prairie Landing in West Chicago
. IL.

BMW Championship
September 4-7, 2014
Cherry Hills Country Club
Cherry Hills Village, CO

The First Tee Golf Outing
September 5, 2014
Glenwoodie Golf Club
Glenwood, IL

Freedom Golf Association Outing
September 15, 2014
Cog Hill Golf and
Country Club
Lemont, IL

Wedding Expo
September 16, 2014
Glenwoodie Golf Club
Glenwood, IL

Ryder Cup
September 23-28, 2014
PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles
Perthshire, Scotland

October 4, 2014
Downtown Square
Crown Point, IN

Fall Senior Championship
October 11-12, 2014
Balmoral Woods
Crete, IL

Hickory Heritage Classic
October 18, 2014
Mistwood Golf Club
Romeoville, IL

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