Gull Lake View Golf Club Brings a New Golf Experience to Southwest Michigan

Gull Lake View & Renaissance Golf Design

Left to right- Brian Schneider (Renaissance), Bill Johnson (VP, Gull Lake View), Charles Scott (CEO, Gull Lake View), Jon Scott (President, Gull Lake View), Eric Iverson (Renaissance), Brian Slawnik (Renaissance), Don Placek (Renaissance) not pictured.

Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort – known by golfers throughout the Midwest as a top stay and play venue – will be adding to the fun for all levels of golfers in 2016.

It will open a new golf course on one of highest spots in Kalamazoo County with amazing views all around the course and vistas that rival those of northern Michigan or the mountains of Carolina.

Traverse City-based Renaissance Golf Design will shape what has been tentatively dubbed Stoatin Brae (which means Grand Hill in Scottish Gaelic), adding to the 90 holes of memorable golf, practice facilities, restaurants and overnight lodging owned and operated by the Scott family at Gull Lake View Golf Club in Augusta, Mich. Continue reading

Top 70 Tour Players Return to BMW Championship!

BMW Championship - Round ThreeFor the second time in three years, the Western Golf Association will bring a star-studded field of the PGA TOUR’s best to Chicago’s North Shore for the 2015 BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest.

Tickets can be ordered online at: or by phone at 847-724-4600. Daily tournament round tickets start at $50 with weekly badges priced at $125. The 2015 BMW Championship will be played Sept. 14-20. Continue reading

World Golf Hall of Fame Elite Return to Encompass!

Bernhard Langer Encompass2015 Encompass Championship
North Shore Country Club, Glenview, Illinois
July 6-12, 2015                                                                       

The 2015 Encompass Championship returns for the third year with its unique Pro-Am format to North Shore Country Club and the greater Chicago area on July 6-12. This unique and fun Pro-Am format will be played during the first two rounds of competition on Friday and Saturday pairing all 81 Champions Tour professionals with celebrities and amateurs. Sunday’s final round will see Champions Tour professionals competing for the individual title and the $1.9 million dollar purse. Continue reading

Spring is a Great Time to Play Top Windy City Courses

By Jim Zuccarelli

There’s been a few starts and stops to the Spring of 2015 golf season, but it finally looks like the milder weather is here to stay.  Here’s a sample of courses at every corner of Chicagoland, from super expensive to moderately priced, offering sizable savings from in-season green fees thru April into early May.  Rates can change without notice, so check your favorite layouts for the most current fees: Continue reading

Golf Course at Marquette Park a Vintage City Option

By Jim Zuccarelli

Marquette Park 3rd HoleThe golfing options within the city of Chicago are surprisingly limited, with only 144 holes of public access golf available to the 2.7 million citizens. By contrast, my current hometown of Lemont (population 16,000) has 126 holes inside its borders. I grew up just 2 blocks beyond the west edge of the city in Oak Lawn, and one of the courses I frequented as a teenager was the 9 holes at Marquette Park. This layout at 67th & Kedzie is the southwest side outpost of the 63 holes currently operated by the Chicago Park District. Continue reading