Gleneagles Country Club – White/Woodlands Course

Over the weekend, I ventured for a round at Gleneagles Country Club in Lemont, Illinois, located approximately 25 miles southwest of downtown Chicago. Founded in 1924, Gleneagles was originally a private club known as Twin Eagles. In 1951, the McNulty family purchased the course and made it open to the public. Gleneagles is home to two 18-hole championship courses: the 6,045 yard Red/Lakes course and the 6,252 yard White/Woodlands course. Both courses were designed by Charles Maddox, who has also designed many public and private courses in the Illinois and Indiana area, including all three courses at Silver Lake Country Club in Orland Park, Illinois.

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Harborside International Golf Center – Starboard Course

A weekday round of golf is pretty rare for me. So when I get a chance to get away from the office early, I take advantage of the opportunity. I felt the best way to take advantage of this was to play a round a Harborside International Golf Center, which is located in Chicago, about 15 miles south of downtown Chicago. Harborside, which opened in 1995, is home to two 18-hole courses: the 7,104 yard Starboard Course and the 7,164 yard Port course.

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George W. Dunne National Golf Course

A couple weeks ago, I joined many, many members of the Chicago Co-Ed Golf Meetup Group for a round at George W. Dunne National Golf Course in Oak Forest, Illinois, located approximately 25 miles south of downtown Chicago. George Dunne is part of the Forest Preserve Golf courses, which operates ten golf courses throughout Chicagoland (including Edgebrook, Joe Louis, Chick Evans, Billy Caldwell, Indian Boundary, River Oaks, and Meadowlark, seven other courses I have played so far).

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Green Meadows Golf Club

For the second 9-hole round of the day, I headed to Green Meadows Golf Club in Westmont, Illinois, located approximately 25 miles southwest of downtown Chicago. Green Meadows, which opened in 1990, is owned by the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, which also owns Oak Meadows Golf Club (an 18-hole course) in Addison and Maple Meadows Golf Club (an 18-hole and 9-hole course) in Wood Dale. I played Oak Meadows in April of 2011, and the 18-hole course at Maple Meadows in October of 2009.

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Mid-Iron Golf Club

This weekend, I once again played two 9-hole courses back-to-back. For the first round, I went to Mid-Iron Golf Club in Lemont, Illinois, located approximately 25 miles southwest of downtown Chicago. The course opened in 1985, and is locally owned. Mid-Iron is more of a practice facility than a standard course. The facility does have a driving range, which I think is more commonly used than the course. The course features six par-3 and no par-5 holes for a total par of 30 at a length of 1,597 yards (less than 100 yards longer than the 1,500 yard short course cutoff).

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