Arlington Lakes has upped its game to improve yours

Arlington Lakes Golf Club carts

Anita M. Pacheco, Superintendent of Marketing and Communications
Arlington Heights Park District

Located in the heart of the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, Arlington Lakes Golf Club boasts a rich tradition of being the kind of golf course people love to call home. The Arlington Lakes Golf Club has undergone an extensive renovation and its new features and trends have re-awakened the 36-year old municipal golf course, which once served as a Nike Missile Base.

The NEW Arlington Lakes Golf Club’s, 90-acres course offers something for every golfer. The course features strategically placed, fescue edged bunkers that bring a natural look to the course. Living up to its name, water comes into play on nine of the holes. You will find its design will truly test your skills as a golfer. Continue reading

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Life. Liberty. And the pursuit of great golf.

GolfVisions 4th of July

July 4th falls on a Monday this year, which means a bona fide 3-day weekend to celebrate life, liberty and the pursuit of great golf! Throughout the GolfVisions Chicagoland family of courses, we are offering plenty of (Yankee Doodle) Dandy specials to enhance your celebration. Please click on course name below to view offers for that course and book online through the facility website.

Or call the course to reserve your tee time!

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Foxford Hills Golf Club, Cary, IL
18 distinctly spectacular holes amidst an atmosphere that evokes Carolina resort golf, close to home in the NW suburbs. 847-639-0400. Continue reading

A new look for golf instruction at Grand Traverse

Mark Hill Grand Traverse Golf Academy

Mark Hill believes the most effective golf instruction is done on the course.

Len Ziehm on GolfBy Len Ziehm

ACME, Michigan – The structural changes at Grand Traverse were made last year when owners of the 30-year old resort spent $7 million to renovate the tower that is the facility’s centerpiece.

Grand Traverse has three courses on its 1,400 acres and the resort features 660 rooms, diverse restaurants and lounges and 49,000 square feet of dedicated meeting space, unique shops, health club and spa, children’s center and beach club. Last year’s upgrades were – most understandingly – very well received and they’ll keep Grand Traverse in the forefront of U.S. golf destinations for many years to come.

That was last year, this is now. Continue reading

A big change is coming at Michigan’s Inn at Bay Harbor

The Inn at Bay Harbor is undergoing a three-stage renovation that will make it even more upscale.

The Inn at Bay Harbor is undergoing a three-stage renovation that will make it even more upscale.

Len Ziehm on GolfBy Len Ziehm

BAY HARBOR, Michigan – This is anniversary time for Boyne Golf, the biggest golf course conglomerate in the Midwest. It has 10 courses among its three northern Michigan resorts and two are celebrating milestones in 2016.

The Heather course at Boyne Highlands – the Robert Trent Jones Sr. design that got the golf boom started in the area – is marking its 50th season and the most upscale of the Boyne layouts – Bay Harbor – is marking its 20th season. Continue reading

Your PGA Club Pro: Facts, Fallacies, Function and Family

Steve Dell, PGA and Family

Left to Right: PGA Class-A Professional Steve Dell, his wife, Shellie, and their dog, Gracie.

Contributed by Michelle Zaberdac, freelance correspondent

As the PGA of America turns 100 years old, avid golfers have likely seen many changes in the game, at their home course, within its staff and in the industry as a whole. Have you ever thought about what goes into running a club? Have you ever envisioned being a club pro as a “dream job?” I recently had the opportunity to sit down and chat with 25-year veteran, PGA Class-A Professional Steve Dell, about his career and how it all came together for him.

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