OUT ILLINOIS STYLE!
is the ultimate golfer's paradise this summer. Boasting 700 golf
courses and resorts on a par with the world's best (with 200 in
the Chicago area alone), golf in Illinois is already a favourite
with expoerts nad amateurs alike.
9-15 will place Illinois firmly in the golfing spotlight when the
81st PGA championship tees off at hte Medinah Country Club, Medinah,
approximately 35 miles from the centre of Chicago. Golf pros from
all ove rhte world will be gathering to compete in this prestigious
tournament to win the chesished Wannamaker trophy. Defending champion
Vijay Singh will of course be prsent hoping to retain his fifth
playing rather than spectating is more your ball game, your best
starting point would be Chicago's Cook COunty which has been ranked
5th in the United States by the National Golf Federation due to
its 121 public golf courses. Chicago has 12 city golf courses including
the Harbourside International Golf Centre, boasting two 18-hole
championship Scottish Links style courses, and the Family Golf Centre:
a unique par-e course located right in the heart of hte city.
into the Chicago suburbs, are two resorts offering a whole host
of facilities both on and off the green. The Indian Lakes Resort,
in Bloomingdale, ad the Willow Crest Golf Club, at the 150-acre
luxury Oak Brook Hills Resort in Oak Brook are conveniently located
next to two of the best shopping malls in Illinois: the Woodfield
Shopping Centre and the Oak Brook Shopping Centre respectively.
Both with 18-hole courses, luxury accommodation and fitness centre,
jacuzzis and saunas, these reosrts include all the ingredients for
the perfect holiday.
Chicago, the golfing options are endless. With more courses than
there are days in the year, goflers are spoilt for choice! In this
beautiful historic town of Galena, the 6,800 acre Eagle Ride Inn
and Resort is famed for its narrow fairways adn picturesque tree-lined
landscaping. C onsistently ranked by top golfing magazines, this
fabulous resort has something for everyone, and non-golfers will
delight in the horse-riding, swimming, fitness facilities, hiking
trails, tennis courts, boating, fishing and restaurants also available.
Golf Holidays, the leading UK golf operator, is featuring two Illinois
resorts in its 1999 "Best Golf Under the Sun" brochure.
Oak Brook Hills Hotel & Restaurant and Indian Lakes Reort are
both situated in leafy western suburbs of Chicago, about 30 minutes
price at Oak Brook Hills is £895 per person for 7 nights sharing
a double room, return flights London/Chicago O'Hare and reutrn airport
transfers by limousine. Golf at the resort's Willow Crest costs
£49 pre round including a shared cart.
Lakes Resort has two on-site courses and a 7 night package with
return flights and limio transfers starts from £655 per person.
Golf on the East and West course can be booked for £32 per
round including shared cart.
more informaiton call the Illinois Bureau of Tourism & Film
Brochure Line on 0181 668 4465 or visit their website at