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FORE! FABULOUS GOLFING IN ILLINOIS THIS SUMMER

 

Tee off this summer by visiting one of the Illinois’ 700 golf courses and resorts.  Whatever standard your golfing ability, Illinois is a great place both to learn or brush up on your golfing skills.

If spectating is more your kind of sport then why not combine your holiday with a trip to watch The Advil Western Open 2000 at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club, Lemont, IL between 3rd – 9th July.  Cog Hill’s Course No. 4 is ranked 40th among America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses and has provided exciting finishes and thrilling golf as the site of Chicago’s only PGA TOUR championship.  Come and see Tiger Woods, defend his 1999 victory at Cog Hill.

Golfers can take this opportunity to visit one of the many luxury resorts Illinois has to offer.  For Example, the Willow Crest Golf Club is situated in the 150 acre Oak Brook Hill Resort, on the outskirts of Chicago and has a variety of facilities to offer.  This include an 18-hole championship golf course, three restaurants, tennis courts, swimming pool, health and fitness centre as well as a 24-hour business and conference facility.  If you are travelling with a non-golfer the hotel is perfectly located for shopping, conveniently situated next to two of the best shopping centres in Illinois; the Woodfield Centre and Oak Brook Shopping Centre.

Leaving the Chicago area and venturing approximately two and a half hours into Northwest Illinois is the 6,800 acre Eagle Ridge Inn Resort near the historical town of Galena.  There are four golf courses here, the three 18 hole courses are all award winning and noted for the spectacular views of the lake and surrounding rocky buffs and hilly terrain.  There is also a 9-hole course which maybe more suitable for those who are learning to play.  Other activities at Eagle Ridge Inn include boating and fishing on the 220 acre Lake Galena, tennis courts, swimming pools and fitness centre and of course hiking in the surrounding countryside.

Longshot Holidays, the leading UK golf operator is featuring two Illinois resorts in its 2000 Best Golf Under The Sun brochure and will provide tailor made packages for the ideal trip for you.  Oak Brook Hills Hotel and Resort and Indian Lakes Resort are both situated in the leafy Western suburbs of Chicago, about 30 minutes from Chicago O’Hare Airport.  The flight from London to Chicago is only 7 hours so it is really just a quick hop for the perfect golfing holiday.