Your Midwest Dream Golf Getaway – Check Out What’s Waiting For You!

Now is the time to lock in your dream Midwest golf getaway in West Lafayette! Located between Indianapolis and Chicago, West Lafayette is the ideal golf destination offering world class golf and lodging for affordable prices. Choose from 5 golf courses and 5 lodging options to create your custom stay and play package. Course options include 2 Pete Dye courses and a Hale Irwin design course. Choose from our highly rated contemporary Inn option or well-known Hilton and Marriott brand hotels. There is a Home of Purdue stay and play package for everyone.…continue reading →

Love Blackthorn Golf? Now Call It Home!

From the moment golfers step up to the first tee at Blackthorn Golf Club, until well after their round of championship golf is completed, they enjoy resort-style service. The Irish-cottage style clubhouse and 18-hole course, designed by Dr. Michael Hudzan, is set upon a rolling wooded site of 226 acres. Broad fairways, framed by 94 bunkers, wetlands, ponds, and native prairie grasses,  lead to subtly contoured and swept-up bent grass greens. Located just 90 minutes from downtown Chicago and home for the past nine (9) years to the Four Winds Invitational/LPGA Symetra Tour,…continue reading →

French Lick’s Pete Dye Course: You Must See It To Believe It

By Mike May It truly is in a category unto itself, there’s nothing like it, and it has no peers in the world of golf. Those are three ways to describe The Pete Dye Course (8670 West State Road 56, French Lick; 812-936-8062) at the French Lick Resort in French Lick, Indiana. The 10th green at The Pete Dye Course in French Lick -- with the Hoosier National Forest in the background. The Pete Dye Course’s most obvious features are its three man-made lakes and the fact that it has been built on…continue reading →

Championship Golf Is Here! 40th U.S. Senior Open

Championship season is upon us as the world’s greatest golfers get set to tee it up for the 40th U.S. Senior Open at The Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame, June 24-30th. See your favorites like Fred Couples, Bernhard Langer, Tom Watson, Retief Goosen, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Vijay Singh, and 2018 winner David Toms as they compete for the coveted Francis D. Ouimet Memorial Trophy. (more…)

Another Inkster, Johnson duel at The Legends Championship?

By Len Ziehm [caption id="attachment_1362" align="alignnone" width="584"]Practicing at The Legends Championship The storm is coming, but Legends’ players kept on practicing after their rounds at Pete Dye Course.[/caption] FRENCH LICK, Ind. - Becky Iverson started fast, Juli Inkster finished strong and Trish Johnson’s consistency was critical. In the end they shared the lead after Saturday’s first round of The Legends Championship on the Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resort. Rounds started off both the Nos. 1 and 10 tees after afternoon rains entered the weather forecast and the last players putted out before the weather turned bad. (more…)

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! ** NORTH/NORTHWEST ** 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. (more…)

Here’s what’s new from some of our favorite travel destinations

[caption id="attachment_1241" align="alignnone" width="584"]Ziehm at LaCosta California’s famed LaCosta was one of our favorite stops during our coast to coast golf tour.[/caption] Len Ziehm on GolfBy Len Ziehm Our latest, extended travels to golf destinations are over now, and they were unprecedented. We were basically on the road for six months - from Oct. 1 to April 10 - and made visits to destinations in Nebraska, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California. Mississippi, Louisiana, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia and Indiana. We covered about 14,000 miles on this all-driving odyssey and hit 18 destinations with a lengthy stay in Winter Haven, FL., in between - a period during which we tested a number of golf facilities in the Orlando area. All were chronicled in my reports and Joy’s photos. (more…)

Save some green with the best deals of the season at the Chicago Golf Show

Chicagoland area golfers know the Chicago Golf Show February 26-28, 2016 is the only place to get everything you need for your first tee time of the season!

GOLF NOW! Chicago will again be offering fabulous golf prizes to win at our booth #1009 -- compliments of our partners! Discover the prizes below:

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Here and there: French Lick dominates in hosting senior majors

Len Ziehm on GolfBy Len Ziehm Dave Harner, director of golf at the French Lick Resort in southern Indiana, looked for a big event to spotlight the stunning Pete Dye Course when it opened for play in 2009. He ended up establishing the premier event for the LPGA’s Legends Tour – the only 54-hole event on the circuit for women professionals 45 and over. The first Legends Championship was played in 2013 on the Dye-designed layout built on one of the highest points in the Hoosier state. That event quickly became something special, as the Legends Hall of Fame opened the same week as the tournament in the historically-rich West Baden Springs Hotel nearby. And that wasn’t all. (more…)

Valparaiso Parks’ Courses to Host Open House

March means spring, and spring means golf! To kick off what promises to be an exciting 2015 season for both Forest Park and Creekside golf courses, the City of Valparaiso’s Parks and Recreation Department will host a season-pass drive and open house from 11am-3pm on Saturday, March 21 at Forest Park. Area golfers are invited to enjoy chili and snacks, compete in a putting contest (weather permitting) and learn what’s new in Valparaiso golf this year, including a streamlined rate structure. Incentives will be available for all golfers purchasing season passes that day,…continue reading →
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