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indoor driving ranges in chicago area

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anyone have any that they like. Usually i take the winter off, but i have a golf trip to Austin in early January that I want to make sure my ballstriking is good for.
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Re: indoor driving ranges in chicago area

I only know of a few.. as I'm from the Northwest burbs..

White Pines Golf Dome - Bensenville. These guys pinoeered the golf dome business. Great guys here as well.

Addison Links and Tees - Addison. Newer dome, better looking targets, never crazy busy.

Ditka's Sports Complex - Bolingbrook. Stepped foot in there once just to have a look. Looked great.

Poplar Creek - Hoffman Estates. I know they used to have a decent dome, but not sure if they still put it up or not. Worth a call.

There is also on in Oswego out by Aurora.. not sure where you're from, but.. that's available too.

Hope this helps..
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Re: indoor driving ranges in chicago area

thanks... i'll probably swing by White Pines tonight.
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In Desplaines they have an outdoor range but all the stalls are heated, so at least you can see your whole ball flight, and stay warm also
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Anyone join Golf Nation in Palatine? A buddy of mine told me about it. Sounds like a cool concept. Golfnation.us is the web site. I wish it was closer to me.
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Originally Posted by redi630 View Post
Anyone join Golf Nation in Palatine? A buddy of mine told me about it. Sounds like a cool concept. Golfnation.us is the web site. I wish it was closer to me.
I live right next to the place, but IMO the membership dues are a little pricey for what you get.
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Re: indoor driving ranges in chicago area

I live far south of Chicago, thought originally from Orland Park. I'm in Bloomington and we have a heated outdoor range, 300 to the net...and there's an indoor golf center that has those projected virtual courses. They work pretty well for the most part, but the short game and putting is far more difficult than on a real course.
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Which one did you like the best? And why?
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I went to the one in Des Plaines, the Golf Center last winter. Outdoors with heated tee boxes. But you still have to dress warmly. I used lightweight layered clothing to stay warm with out affecting my swing. Not much wind that day so it wasn't too bad.

There's a couple indoor places but they usually no more than 100yds so you don't get true ball flight.

If the wind is low, the outdoor range in Des Plaines, The Golf Center, is the way to go.
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I was thinking about joining the winter golf league here. It sounds like what you are thinking about. I can't imagine how chipping and putting actually works however.

http://www.golfbigc.com/owsegoBogies/courses.php

I think they have one in Bloomington near kehanra99

Anyone tried this ?
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Re: indoor driving ranges in chicago area

Originally Posted by dbornack View Post

There is also on in Oswego out by Aurora.. not sure where you're from, but.. that's available too.
Info on this one -

http://chicagofun.com//sportzone/index.html


I think Cog Hill has an outdoor rangee with heated Tees
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Re: indoor driving ranges in chicago area

Originally Posted by sam004 View Post
They're closed on the weekends and close at 4:30 during the week. I might check it out while i'm on vacation.

I've heard good things about Boggies Indoor Golf Club too. The drive is too far for me though.
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Sorry, I am little late to post this. Could have used this about 2 months ago.

http://www.chicagolandgolf.com/winterfacilities.html


Who here can taste that spring and that outdoor golf is around the corner for
us golfers up north ? Jonesing to play some real golf !
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Re: indoor driving ranges in chicago area

thanks... i'll probably swing by White Pines tonight. ..........
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I would try Salt Creek in Woodale outdoor driving range in Chicago, that has heaters. Really a nice area and the mats are almost like real grass for your iron shots. 10 bucks I think for all the balls you can hit between 12-6. Weekdays only i think?
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