From budget-friendly golf courses to luxurious golf clubs, the options are plentiful when it comes to golfing in Chicago. Even during the off-season, there are plenty of places to golf in Chicago. Just try one of these indoor facilities for year-round playing. Plan your next golf outing or group event with this roundup.
CHICAGO PARK DISTRICT GOLF COURSES
Columbus Park Golf Course (5701 W. Jackson Blvd.)
Just 10 minutes from the Loop, this immaculate links style golf course boasts wide-open fairways, pristine greens and welcoming staff. Even novice golfers will be able to enjoy a round on this par 35 layout.
Diversey Driving Range (141 W. Diversey Pkwy.)
A picturesque range located just off of Lake Shore Drive in the heart of Chicago, this driving range boasts a convenient location ideal for an easy outing. For those looking to have a bit of casual fun, an 18-hole miniature golf course is adjacent to the driving range, located in beautiful Lincoln Park.
Douglas Park Golf Course (1401 S. Sacramento Dr.)
With a three-hole learning course touting artificial greens and tees, a putting green, hitting nets and an 18-hole miniature golf course, this spot is perfect for clients looking to improve their golfing skills or just enjoy a little time in the sun.
Jackson Park Golf Course (63rd Street and Lakeshore Drive)
Book a game at this historic 18-hole course, where mature hardwood trees flank the fairways and greens, making it easier for players to get accurate shots. The Cecil A. Partee clubhouse is an ideal spot for your next golf outing.
Marquette Park Golf Course (6700 S. Kedzie Ave.)
Manicured greens, spacious fairways, strategically placed lagoons-you'll find all this at this challenging, 9-hole golf course located on the southwest side of the city of Chicago. Visitors can get in some practice at the full-size grass practice facility, which includes a driving range, two chipping and short game greens, and a regulation size putting green.
Robert A. Black (2045 W. Pratt Blvd.)
Designed by the renowned course architect Dick Nugent, this beautiful par 33 layout features immaculate greens and well-bunkered fairways, offering a challenge to even the most experienced player.
South Shore (7059 E. S. Shore Ave.)
This former private club is now open to the public, offering panoramic views of Lake Michigan and an ideal site for group outings, with its on-site banquet facilities. The par 33 course features tree-lined fairways and small greens.
Sydney R. Marovitz (3600 N. Recreation Dr.)
Ranking among the most challenging courses of the Chicago Park District collection, this par 36 course boasts tight greens, numerous bunkers and championship length.
Visitors will love the scenic views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline.
Cog Hill Golf & Country Club (12294 Archer Ave., Lemont)
This privately owned golf club is open to the public and located just 30 miles southwest of Chicago. Perfect for accommodating large group outings, the facility includes four 18-hole golf courses, a driving range, learning center, golf shops, an on-site restaurant and a 280-seat banquet facility.
Harborside International Golf Center (11001 S. Doty Ave. E.)
With two extraordinary courses designed by renowned architect Dick Nugent, this championship style golfing destination combines rugged appeal, sculpted fairways and manicured greens. For visitors looking to enjoy the tradition of links style golf, Harborside is an obvious choice, located just minutes from the downtown Loop area.
Ruffled Feathers Golf Club (One Pete Dye Dr., Lemont)
As the only Pete and P.B. Dye designed golf course in the state, this championship golf course offers 18 challenging holes, strategically placed bunkers, water elements, contoured greens and sculpted fairways. Players will enjoy the tranquil surroundings, located just 30 minutes from downtown.
Catalyst Golf Performance (1315 W. Concord Pl.)
Visitors looking to improve their golfing skills will find every level of assistance needed at this training facility. From ultra-realistic golf simulators to swing coaching to mental performance coaching, this comprehensive golf center takes players to the next level.
East Bank Club (500 N. Kingsbury St.)
With five hitting stations offering a range of 90 feet, golfers can follow the beginning of their ball flight. This indoor golfing facility also includes a putting area, a sand bunker and an elevated and contoured green for chipping and pitching. Want to plan a group outing? Book one of the many group classes led by a PGA-certified professional.
Fairways (1141 W. Armitage)
Part bar and restaurant, part indoor golfing facility, Fairways is an ideal spot for private parties and group events. The exclusive, reservations-only golf lounge comes with stocked mini-bars and flat screens in each HD golf simulator, plus guests can fill up on creative contemporary American food and craft beers in between rounds.
Partner in Golf/Golfer's Paradise (1841 N. Major Ave.)
Book a private golf room at the exclusive, appointment-only Golfer's Paradise, where top-notch simulators provide players with access to more than 35 courses from around the world. Professional PGA teachers also can provide additional assistance and coaching.
Play 18 (17 N. Wabash #3)
This indoor golfing destination in the heart of the Loop provides PGA Tour Simulators and personal Driving Bays, as well as upscale amenities such as a spacious locker-room, full bar and a lounge.