Illinois holds a diverse collection of public and private courses and includes some true gems like the Bolingbrook Golf Club in Bolingbrook. Complete with a true island green, par-3 and a 600-yard !!! par-5.The Chicago area is well-known for having a multitude of excellent public courses. Chicago golf courses which are open to the public are an excellent option for those who are looking for an affordable golfing option.
The Chicago Park District alone has six courses, three driving ranges, two miniature golf courses and three learning centers. For $15 ($25 for non-residents), you can buy a player’s Advantage card that provides a discount on greens fees, range balls, and merchandise as well as preferential treatment when it comes to making Chicago tee times. In Bloomington, the Prairie Vista Golf Course is long and water-filled - but fair and forgiving as well. Greens fees stay under $30 and a three-course combo pack is reasonably priced for area residents and serious duffers.