GOLF NOW! Chicago News

We at GOLF NOW! Chicago would like to thank you for your continued support during the year. As we head into our 13th year of business in 2015, we will continue to provide exciting news and events as well as great golf courses to enjoy! 

We hope you had a fabulous golf season and experienced many of the wonderful golf courses in the Chicagoland area as well as a few of our featured golf getaways and "stay and play" packages for your summer or fall golf vacations. 

Among the best values in Chicagoland golf, the GolfVisions Player's Pass offers a package of rounds and greens fees at GolfVisions' courses encircling Chicagoland and in central Florida, all at a fantastic price point. Player's Pass holders also receive a preferred rate all season long that trumps the prime-season specials offered at those courses. The 2015 edition of the GolfVisions Player's Pass will debut Black Friday at the lowest price of the season. Visit and click on the Player's Pass link to register with their database to receive all the details regarding this special promotion. What a great holiday gift idea for the golf fanatic in your family!!

Stop in at the upcoming Illiana Golf Merchandise Sale November 21-23 at Balmoral Woods for savings on clothing, equipment and everything golf from more than 15 local golf clubs and courses! Over 70% savings on many items!

GOLF INDOORS THIS WINTER -----------------------------------------------------

Practice Your Golf Swing All Winter Long

McQ's Sports Dome opened for the season November 1, and is Chicagoland's premiere indoor golf facility featuring 50 hitting stations, a 900 square foot putting green and an additional chipping area all inside a 60,000 square foot fully-heated dome!

Between shots, take a load off your feet and relax at high-top tables while watching one of their many large high-definition televisions. Also, enjoy full food and drink service directly at your mat from McQ's Sports Bar! The Dome opens daily at 8am.

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Work On Your Golf Game At Glenwoodie

This is Glenwoodie's newest amenity -- their Indoor "Foresight Golf Simulator" (the Official Launch Monitor of the PGA) that will give golfers an opportunity to work on their golf game year-round.

Inquire at Glenwoodie's Pro Shop for leagues, permanent and individual tee times, outings and tournaments, lessons and club fittings. Enjoy Glenwoodie's full bar and grill while you play! Visit for rates and more information.

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Enjoy a Golf Membership at Eaglewood Resort and Spa 

Membership at Eaglewood Resort and Spa in Itasca, IL has its privileges! Enjoy unlimited golf and cart with a $2,750 Seasonal Pass. Add a spouse for $1,250 or a child for $400. You'll find exciting course improvements in 2015 including new bunker redesign and new sand added, tree removal for better playability and much more. View the link below for complete details.

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The Latest News from Balmoral Woods

As is Balmoral Woods' usual practice, Superintendent Nick McCraw will not be aerifying the greens this fall. Nick has practiced this in the spring rather than fall to ensure better conditions all year long.

Tips from Bill Abrams: As anyone who has traveled to a warm climate in the winter knows, Bermuda grass can cause havoc with your short game. In preparation for any trips you may take south this winter, this video will address how to approach these gnarly lies with consistency and control.

Why is the best place to book your tee time?

At, Prairie Landing in West Chicago, IL utilizes a dynamic pricing model which provides many different rates each day. The varying price structure allows you the option to choose the time and rate which works best for you. This strategy lets them offer you the best rate and is available 24 hours per day. These rates are only available online and not offered by phone or in person. These rates can be booked on their desktop website or on the go on your mobile device.

SNEAK PEEK AT 2015 --------------------------------------------------------------

Mark your calendars for two Chicagoland golf shows coming up. GOLF NOW! Chicago will have a booth at both shows with some amazing weekend getaway packages and premier golf foursomes for you to enter to win. Hope to see you there!

Tinley Park Golf Expo - February 6-8, 2015

Tinley Park Convention Center - At Tinley Park's 2nd annual show you'll find free demos and clinics, free one-to-one golf instruction by PGA professionals, a large demo area to try out new clubs, skills contests and more.

Chicago Golf Show - February 27-March 1, 2015

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont - At the biggest golf show in the Midwest you can try out the latest clubs, take lessons from PGA professionals, find special bargains you'll only find at the Chicago Golf Show and lots more.

Another Chance To Win A "Dream Golf Giveaway"

Congratulations to Chuck Mauder of Schererville, IN for winning our last Dream Golf Giveaway. Now it's your turn! Visit to 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! Winner to be selected March 31, 2015.

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

Innsbrook Country Club

Veterans' Golf Outing
Turkey Shoot
November 17, 2014
Check-in / Breakfast 7:30am, Shotgun 9am
Odyssey Golf Foundation
Tinley Park, IL

Innsbrook Country Club

Illiana Golf Sale
November 21-23, 2014
Balmoral Woods CC
Crete, IL

15 area clubs' products under one roof

THANKSGIVING FEASTS  -------------------------------------------------

Innsbrook Country Club

Thanksgiving Feast Special
Lost Marsh Restaurant
Hammond, IN
Call 219-228-2526 for reservations.

Thanksgiving Buffet
White Hawk CC
Crown Point, IN
Call 219-661-1300 for reservations.

Thanksgiving Champagne Brunch
Eaglewood Resort
Itasca, IL
Call 630-694-5942 for reservations.


Breakfasts with Santa
December 13, 2014
White Hawk CC
Crown Point, IN
Eaglewood Resort
Itasca, IL

Christmas Feast
December 25, 2014
Eaglewood Resort
Itasca, IL

New Year's Eve Party
December 31, 2014
White Hawk CC
Crown Point, IN

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