Best In Class; Big Run Turns 90, Glen Club Reopens, Evans Scholars New Site & More!
Our June newsletter continues to focus on the good in the world and one of those being the sport of golf! Every day you get out to play a round of golf, it’s a new beginning. A chance at a better score, better shots and bonding with friends all while social distancing. With many other events and sporting activities on hold, it’s also time to forget the world’s problems for a few hours and enjoy being in nature on a beautiful golf course! Things right now continue to be challenging, but the sun will continue to shine and each day we all have a chance to make a positive difference in the world.

Speaking of golf and incredible golf courses to play right now, we want to share with you an insightful article written by golf writer, Mike May, on his recent experience at French Lick Resort.
French Lick’s Pete Dye Course: You Must See It To Believe It!
By Mike May

French Lick’s Pete Dye Course is truly in a category unto itself, there’s nothing like it, and it has no peers in the world of golf.  Those are three ways to describe The Pete Dye Course …

In 2019, the French Lick Resort was selected among the Editors’ Choice Award by Golf Digest as one of the Best Golf Resorts in the Midwest and, most recently, its Pete Dye and Donald Ross courses were ranked among the publication’s list of America's 100 Greatest Public Courses . The Pete Dye Course moved up two spots to No. 17 on the list and the Donald Ross Course was ranked No. 99. And, The Pete Dye Course is ranked #1 in Indiana on GolfWeek’s “Best Courses You Can Play” list.
Big Run Golf Club Turns 90 This Season!
Golf has new beginnings and it also has past memories and years of history. This year, excitement is brewing at Big Run Golf Club as they celebrate their 90th golf season ! Yes, Big Run is definitely open for play and they would like to invite you to come try their challenging layout that is made up of great elevation changes and 100-year-old oak trees spread throughout the golf course, not to mention Long Run Creek that meanders the entire property coming into play on several of the holes. 

Word on the street had been that Big Run was sold, or they were closed, but this could not be further from the truth according to Big Run’s PGA Golf Professional/General Manager, Bill Roper. Bill tells us, “We are OPEN and operating a normal golf schedule according to state guidelines. The truth of the matter is we are currently in the process of be annexed into the Village of Lockport as we speak, and this could take some time. This information is what has spurred the RUMORS in regard to our being sold or closing.”

Big Run continues to offer a fantastic round of golf along with great promotions to its golfers. “Customer Appreciation Days” every Monday and Tuesday is one of their most popular promotions that runs from May through October.  Give them a call to check out rates, book a tee time, and take advantage of their special rates on Mondays and Tuesdays!  If you haven’t played Big Run, we at GOLF NOW! Chicago encourage you to check it out … it’s one of a kind and worth the trip to play it this summer!
The Glen Club Gears Up For Its Grand Re-Opening !
The Glen Club, Chicagoland’s premier golf destination is gearing up for its Grand Re-Opening, as Illinois continues to open more businesses and services throughout the state. Located at the former site of the Glenview Naval Air Station, The Glen Club sits at the heart of a 195-acre refuge that features rolling terrain, dramatic elevation changes, tranquil lakes, meandering streams and stunning vistas, including the Chicago skyline in the distance.

The Glen Club will begin taking reservations for its 21-room hotel on July 1st while being in compliance with all State and CDC guidelines. Currently you can dine on the patio or order curbside takeout, book tee times for your foursome with carts. Soon you’ll be able to make your hotel reservations for a complete stay, play, dine and getaway weekend!
What Golfers Are Saying About The Sanctuary Golf Course ---  Will County’s Amen Corner!
“Great Layout”
“Well-Maintained Course”
“Very Friendly, Helpful Staff” 
“Excellent Practice Facility” 
“Good Mix of Challenging & Relaxed Holes”

Just a few of many accolades golfers are saying about The Sanctuary Golf Course . Designed by noted architect, Steve Halberg, this stunning hidden gem offers 4 sets of tees from over 6,900 yards, winding through a mixture of short and tall prairie grasses, towering tree groves and beautiful wetlands. Tees, fairways and greens are all bent grass, and water will challenge your skill on 14 of the 18 holes. For those who want a challenging golfing experience at a great price, there are few better choices than The Sanctuary, anywhere! 

The Sanctuary is one of the best golfing values in Chicagoland!  
Easy Access From Downtown Chicago, Off I-355
Stay, Play & Get Away At Harbor Shores Resort
Looking for the perfect getaway this summer that has fantastic golf, luxury accommodations, scenic water views and delectable dining options? Harbor Shores Resort is the all-around resort destination, that is an easy drive … no planes or trains, just a quick road trip for a family getaway or a “stay, play & dine” golf weekend!   Harbor Shores Golf Course is super excited as they celebrate their 10-year anniversary this season! So come out for a round of golf or stay for the entire weekend—with your complete safety in mind!
Woodlands Course At Whittaker Has New Management And A Lot Of New Things Happening!
Come and experience the “new” Woodlands Course at Whittaker , located in New Buffalo, Michigan just a minute or two over the state line of Michigan off Interstate 94. A lot of changes are taking place as we speak and to start the season off, they brought in a new grounds staff, and under KemperSports general management the customer experience will be new and modernized from booking through playing. Opened on June 8th is the brand-new bar & grill ( The Captain’s Pour House ) that now offers enhanced food and beverage options that accompanies their beautifully remodeled scenic patio overlooking the 18th green. The KemperSports Management team will also be overseeing their events to provide a truly unique experience for weddings, banquets etc. For more information, visit .
Evans Scholars Announces New Site For 2020 Invitational
The Western Golf Association is thrilled to announce that the 2020 Evans Scholars Invitational, set for September 9-13, will be held at Chicago Highlands Club in Westchester, Illinois.

Conducted by the Western Golf Association, the Evans Scholars Invitational will be the first professional championship hosted by Chicago Highlands. Designed by world-renowned architect Arthur Hills, the unique layout features elevation changes of over 80 feet, dramatic views of the Chicago skyline, and a style that is reminiscent of a modernized links course in Scotland.

Originally scheduled for May, the ESI was postponed to September due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The WGA will continue to monitor the evolving situation and follow the advice and guidelines set by state and local officials. Their top priority continues to be the safety of all involved.
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