One great thing about playing golf in Chicago is that you can always find deals on rounds of golf. Over the last six months or so, I’ve been lucky to find a lot of deals, whether through deal-of-the-day websites or from coupons from the Chicago Golf Show. So, here’s a quick look-ahead about some of the courses I will be playing:

  • The Links of Carillon (Plainfield, IL) – One of my first coupons to expire (June 1st). It looks like a nice, open course, and is made up of three 9-hole courses.
  • Tuckaway Golf Club (Crete, IL) – I think I tried to play this course last year, but never got around to it. It looks like a really beautiful course, with a lot of trees surrounding the fairways.
  • Pheasant Run Resort (St. Charles, IL) – A golf course on a resort. It has to be good!
  • Carriage Greens Golf Course (Darien, IL) – One of my last coupons to expire. Looks to be a nice, flat, open course.
  • Ravisloe Country Club (Homewood, IL) – I’m excited to play this course, because I know people who work there, or have worked there in the past. I keep hearing good things about Ravisloe.
  • Makray Memorial Golf Club (Barrington, IL) – This is another course I tried to play last year, but ran out of time. Hopefully I’ll have time to play the course with the coupon I have, which expires at the end of May.
  • Crystal Tree Country Club (Orland Park, IL) – This will actually be my first round at a private course. A club member is graciously inviting me on for a round. I can’t wait!
  • South Shore Golf Course (Chicago, IL) – One of the first 9-hole courses scheduled. This should be a good warm-up for the 2011 season.
  • Buffalo Grove Golf Club (Buffalo Grove, IL) – This is a scheduled outing with the meet-up group… always a good time!
  • Meadowlark Golf Course (Hinsdale, IL) – Another 9-hole course (one of two 9-hole courses that is part of the Forest Preserve Golf courses).
  • Downers Grove Golf Course (Downers Grove, IL) – Another scheduled outing with the meet-up group.
  • Flagg Creek Golf Course (Countryside, IL) – I’ve heard a lot about this 9-hole course. I’m looking forward to playing it.
  • Highland Woods Golf Course (Hoffman Estates, IL) – Once again, another scheduled outing with the meet-up group. We’re hitting a lot of courses!
  • George Dunne Golf Course (Oak Forest, IL) – And another scheduled outing with the meet-up group.

Wow… That’s 14 courses already planned, and not to mention any other rounds I might pick up in between. At this rate, I might be able to hit the 50 mark on the number of courses completed in the project.