Roll Call “Chicago” (Part 1)

Abbey springs is ok. It they removed 1,000’s of trees and made the greens bigger it would be a lot cooler. It’s an old classic parkland overgrown resort course.

There’s really good land movement tho.

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Preach

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Crazy to think, with the deforestation of the Amazon rain forests, that golf courses could be the solution.

I think a lot of the greens were redone if I remember going through their updates correctly.

But yes, you are correct. I think only McHenry has a worse tree problem.

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Good morning everyone. I’m Nick, new to the refuge, very excited about the upcoming golf season, definitely looking for a golf community here in Chicago. I’m a strapped boy at heart, grew up on the munis of northern VA. Been here in Chicago for a long while. Marovitz is my go to; early morning pre-work tee times. Pumped to find a NLU crowd to try to get involved with. I’ll be following along and seeing where I might be able to jump in. A true watch-this-space.

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Jump on in! Lots of first timers coming out.

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One of the best par 3 courses in the midwest on property there as well

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We have a Thursday morning league that’s been just a gas.

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Yeah I live on Delavan Lake. Hawk’s View is a lot of fun. Geneva National is great. Lake Lawn is ok and Delbrook is also ok. Abbey Springs just got redone so that would be cool to see as well. Here’s my rankings. Depends on your price point as well, I know Geneva National, Abbey Springs, and Grand Geneva are $125+ on the weekends, while the other courses are around $75. Hawk’s View Par 3 is a nice addition as well. Best value on this list would probably be Hawk’s View, as Lake Lawn, Delbrook, and Evergreen are much lower tier but each offer 27 holes for flexibility.

  1. GN Player
  2. GN Trevino
  3. GG Highlands
  4. GN Palmer
  5. Hawk’s View
  6. Abbey Springs
  7. GG Brute
  8. Lake Lawn (shoutout breakfast burritos)
  9. Delbrook/Evergreen (Delbrook has great food, and Evergreen just got new owners)
  10. Country Club Estates (because it is only 9 holes)
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Nice! I’ll hop on the sub list and try to sneak in when I see an opening.

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Mt P. Sunday Crew- looks like we’re rained out.

Plan B?

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Just saw that email. I’m sick of crappy weather… weather seems to have hit mostly north so I’m taking a look at courses on the southside

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I am interested in contingency plans.

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A little Orland park golf?

Down for any ideas.

I don’t know anything about silver lake but it’s certainly an option.

There’s also some noonish 4somes available at that bridge course for $65

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Just a tough scene on the phone notifications to get texted and multiple emails that golf was cancelled :upside_down_face:

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Silver lakes is pretty standard nothing flashy but always does the trick and I love their bar

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Booking a 9:48 at silver lakes north course to walk with @rmbartell

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@Setwilli and myself are booking the 1150 tee time at Seven Bridges, there are 2 spots available. Book through their website for $65.

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