The Great Indoors: A Comprehensive List of Winter Golf Facilities in the Chicago Area
Chicagoland Indoor Golf Chicago
859 West EndCourt
Vernon Hills, Il 60061
On Route 60 ( Town Line Rd ) about 1 1/2 miles west of the intersection of Route 60 and Milwaukee Ave.
Four golf Simulators and standard driving nets available and putting green
Indoor Golf Links of America
16356 104th Ave. Orland Park
Seven golf simulators, driving nets, sand bunker and practice green
Crystal Lake Golf Learning Center
4418 Buhl Rd., near Crystal Lake
Two golf simulators; 12 heated bays for full swing practice hitting to five outdoor targets; also available are practice nets and putting green.
Des Plaines Golf Center
853 N. River Rd.
This is the ultimate golf driving range, with a triple-decker of outdoor, heated bays, three target greens and pneumatic devices that automatically tee each golf ball. Also, indoors there is a golf simulator and putting green.
Double Eagle Golf Practice Center
8500 W. 79th St.
Seven days a week 9-5pm
This is an outdoor facility with heated/covered stalls where you can see the full flight of your ball as far out as 265 yards. Youll find a chipping green, sand bunker and six targets to shoot to. Lessons are available.
Hoffman Estates Golf Dome
1450 Poplar Creek Dr.
An air supported golf dome covers 32 hitting stations into a 65 yard long fairway. The inside temperature is maintained between 65-70 degrees. There is also practice putting green.
Midlanes Green to Tee Golf Dome
2205 Skokie Valley Road
Highland Park, Illinois
Mon-Fri 9-9pm Sat-Sun 7-6pm
This is brand new. It opened in November 2000 with 77 yards of hitting area, putting green and practice sand bunker. Breakfast and lunch are offered daily and arcade games and pool are also available. Golf professionals are on site for lessons.
3443 Dundee Rd.
Located at Sportsman C.C. There are 32 stations to hit balls in this domed bubble and two putting greens. Instruction is available also.
White Pines Golf Dome
500 Jefferson St.
Located at White Pines Golf Course, this is a double decker dome with 35 stations on ground level and 15 more upstairs. The dome is 100 feet high and 100 yards long and wide. There is a putting greens and a golf simulator; also professional instruction is available.
880 W. Lake St.
There are 45 stations in this dome that stretches to 85 yards in length. Special rates for senior and ladies on weekdays.
Golf Dome at Salt Creek
701 W. Thorndale
This is another double decker dome with a total of 46 stations, a putting green and sand bunker, There are PGA professionals available for private instruction.
Ultimate Sports Dome
100 Business Route 30
Mon - Friday 9am - 4:30pm
Driving range 90 yards deep/target pins/puttin green. Lessons are available.
World Golf Dome
8900 S. 77th Ave.
This is one of the newest facilities in Chicago with 46 tees on two levels, and a putting and chipping green. A pro shop and restaurant round out the amenities.
Special Mention for City Dwellers While most indoor ranges are in the suburbs, don't despair if you live east of Western Avenue, there are in-town places for you:
Family Golf Center
221 N. Columbus Dr.
This real in-city range has heated and covered tees. And if the winds off Lake Michigan blow too hard there's a cozy bar and grill right next to the pro-shop. They never close says Laura Taylor, marketing manager.
Diversey Driving Range
141 W. Diversey at the Lake
This Chicago Park District facility, managed by Kemper Golf Mgmt. has a two tiered range with 40 covered stations, with 10 that are heated. It will be open weather permitting.
East Bank Club
500 N. Kingsbury
It's not generally known that the members only East Bank Club has an indoor range, but it's there, tucked behind the basketball court. But if you have a friend who is a member you might be able to use this 50-yard long range and the tiny sand bunker. The main bar and lounge has to be the best winter 19th hole in the city. Fore!
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