Highland Park’s Exmoor Country Club to host 2018 Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship

The 2018 Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship will be played at Exmoor Country Club in Highland Park, Illinois, July 11-15, marking the first time since 1997 that one of the five senior major championships has been held in the greater Chicago area. Conducted by the WGA and PGA TOUR Champions, the event will feature a roster of all-time greats in golf, including past Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS champions Jay Haas, Fred Couples, Kenny Perry, Bernhard Langer and 2017 champion Scott McCarron. Other well-known stars expected to compete at Exmoor include Vijay Singh, John Daly, Colin…continue reading →

GOLF NOW! Chicago Celebrates 15 Years In Delivering Excellence!

This year we are excited to be celebrating our 15th year in delivering excellence!   We are so grateful for all the support and loyalty we have received over the years from our advertisers, sponsors and golf friends.   Our passion is golf and helping to enhance the sport of golf for others.  Our philosophy has always been to deliver more to our customers than we promise. In looking back over the years, the idea of producing a high-end golf guide was never in the picture.  We started with a crazy idea of developing a…continue reading →

Championship Southside Golf Course’s Mission Focused on Supporting Veterans and Special Needs Individuals

The Odyssey Golf Foundation, formerly The Odyssey Country Club golf course in Tinley Park, has become a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization donated and dedicated to providing the therapeutic and recreational benefits of golf to Veterans, Active Military and Special Needs Individuals of all ages. The course, open to the public, uses the revenue it generates from golf greens fees, outings, sponsorships and donations to deliver its programs and services to its beneficiaries. Beginning their fourth year, the Foundation has already provided over 15,000 rounds of golf to veterans, as well as instructional golf sessions…continue reading →

2019 US Senior Open Championship

The U.S. Senior Open Championship, conducted by the United States Golf Association (USGA), will return to the Chicagoland area for the first time in more than two decades when The Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame hosts June 24-30, 2019. The U.S. Senior Open has been hosted on many of the country’s most renowned venues including area courses Medinah Country Club and Olympia Fields Country Club. “The USGA is proud to partner with the University of Notre Dame, an institution whose national and international student body is reflective of the 156-player field in…continue reading →

Making A Difference Through Golf

Since 1999, The First Tee of Hammond has been making a difference in the lives of youth in and around Hammond. The First Tee’s curriculum integrates golf instruction with core values, life skills, healthy habits, and fun. The First Tee of Hammond is now The First Tee of Lake County; a change that reflects their commitment to all children in Lake County. By expanding programming to include Wicker Memorial Park, Palmira, Youche Country Club, and White Hawk, as well as growing offerings at their home location at Lost Marsh in Hammond, The First…continue reading →

Good golf is more than just another attraction in the buzzing Daytona Beach area

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida – It might be difficult to look at Daytona Beach as a golf destination but — without question — you should. Admittedly the self-proclaimed “World’s Most Famous Beach’’ is the main attraction in the Volusia County area. Or maybe it’s the Daytona International Speedway, the recently renovated world’s largest motor sports stadium and the site of the annual Daytona 500. Golf, though, is very much a part of the Daytona scene as well. After all, it is the headquarters of the Ladies Professional Golf Association. LPGA International has two courses…continue reading →

It Ziems to Me: Florida’s Historic Coast courses offer variety, affordability

By Len Ziehm PALM COAST, FL. - Our three-month stay in this ocean-side community between St. Augustine and Daytona Beach was much different than our previous three winters, spent in Sarasota, Naples and Port St. Lucie. In this case, "different" means generally better golf-wise with one notable exception. We played lots of golf in cold (50 degrees), windy weather, and that's something we rarely faced in the other, more southerly stops. (more…)

No private golf club in Florida matches up with The Legacy

By Len Ziehm PORT ST. LUCIE, Florida – The Legacy may be the most intriguing course in golf-rich Florida. Located in a community that has five 18-holers in close proximity to each other, The Legacy – the only private course among the five — has been around for 32 years and has hosted local qualifiers for many U.S. Opens and other national tournaments. Its designers carry a highly respected name in course architecture circles and its most progressive 82-year old owner has made upgrades that make his club both special and unique. Still,…continue reading →

No private golf club in Florida matches up with The Legacy

[caption id="attachment_1390" align="alignnone" width="584"]Bob Foisie's The Legacy Bob Foisie’s The Legacy offers many activities that other Florida golf clubs don’t.[/caption] By Len Ziehm PORT ST. LUCIE, Florida – The Legacy may be the most intriguing course in golf-rich Florida. Located in a community that has five 18-holers in close proximity to each other, The Legacy – the only private course among the five — has been around for 32 years and has hosted local qualifiers for many U.S. Opens and other national tournaments. Its designers carry a highly respected name in course architecture circles and its most progressive 82-year old owner has made upgrades that make his club both special and unique. (more…)

Re-opening of Dye Course underscores progress made at PGA Golf Club

[caption id="attachment_1383" align="alignnone" width="584"]PGA Golf Club Pete Dye course Pete Dye’s bunkers were the talk of the day at the re-opening of the Dye Course at PGA Golf Club.[/caption] By Len Ziehm PORT ST. LUCIE, Florida – The PGA Golf Club is the winter home of the PGA of America’s 28,000 members. It’s also one of just two facilities in America that the PGA operates, the other being Valhalla – the organization’s premier tournament venue in Louisville, Ky. PGA Golf Club, with its four 18-hole courses plus a six-hole short course and elaborate learning center, is one of the nation’s top golf resorts. That’s why this week’s re-opening of its Dye Course will have an immediate impact on the game nation-wide. Visitors, both from all parts of the U.S. as well as other countries, will soon be arriving here with a new, most attractive playing option. (more…)