Mt. Prospect Golf Club

The first round for the 2013 golf season takes me to Mt. Prospect Golf Club in Mt. Prospect, Illinois, approximately 23 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. The club is the only golf course that belongs to the Mt. Prospect Park District. The course was originally built as a private course when it opened in 1929. The course features four par-3 and three par-5 holes for a total par of 71 at a length of 6,309 yards from the back tees.

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Goals for the 2013 Golf Season

Golf season is upon us, so it’s time to set the goals for 2013. Here they are: Break 90 – Once again I’m starting with this. I got really close to meeting this last season, so I think it’s time to knock this off the list this season. Score an average of 100 – I’m rolling this goal over from last season to this season. This number was going down over the years (115 in 2009, 110 in 2010, 105 in 2011, and 100 in 2012), but at some time it’s bound to level off.

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Year in Review: 2012

Let’s get right to it… On to my year in review for the 2012 golf season. Statistics 30 total rounds of golf played on both 9-hole and 18-hole courses, which includes 4 replays. 5 rounds played at 9-hole courses (well, one of those is actually half of an 18). 25 rounds played at 18-hole courses. 25 new courses played: 2 field-trip courses and 23 courses that count toward the goal (checking my math… the tracker shows 75 courses completed: 3 in 2008, 6 in 2009, 20 in 2010, 23 in 2011, and 23 in 2012) Best 18-hole round: 92 (22 over par) at Woodbine Golf Course Worst 18-hole round: 117 (46 over par) at St.

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Glenmary Country Club [Field Trip]

A round of golf in December doesn’t come too often in this part of the country, especially if you want to play without needing to wear a thick coat. This round, though, wasn’t in the Chicagoland area, but instead in Louisville, Kentucky at Glenmary Country Club (funny enough though, the temperatures turned out to be better in Chicago that particular weekend). Glenmary is located approximately 15 miles southwest of downtown Louisville.

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Deer Creek Golf Club

It’s not very often you can play a round of golf in Chicago near the end of November, at least, not without needing to wear a heavy jacket. Taking advantage of the cool weather, I headed to the southern suburbs of Chicago to Deer Creek Golf Club. Deer Creek is located in University Park, Illinois, approximately 35 miles south of downtown Chicago, which is really close to the southern edge of the project circle.

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