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COURSE REVIEW - WIND SWEPT LINKS DEFINES PRAIRIE BLUFF
Prairie Bluff may not be in the conversation of top Windy City prairie links courses, but should it be?  Click Here for my thoughts on this solid southwest suburban track... 

COURSE REVIEW - AMENITY RICH BOLINGBROOK PROVIDES PRIVATE CLUB EXPERIENCE
This prairie links layout was once open farmland, but is the Hills-Forrest design worth the drive and price? Click Here for the skinny on this upscale southwest suburban facility...

EAGLEWOOD SHORT ON DISTANCE, LONG ON CHARACTER
The resort course in Itasca barely crosses 6,000 yards, but the par 72 layout called "The Little Green Menace" is no pushover.  Click Here to find out why a trip to Eaglewood is worthwhile...

SMT EVENTS ADDS THE SPICE TO LOCAL GOLF OUTINGS
SMT Events has helped organizations raise over $6 million since 2009 by increasing the fun factor at local golf outings.  Click Here to read all about SMT and its founder, PGA pro Mike Tait...

MEN'S CLUB AT VILLAGE GREENS OF WOODRIDGE BUILT ON "BAND OF BROTHERS" BOND
The Men's Club at VGW has been in continuous operation since 1961, making it one of the oldest at a public course in the Windy City.  Click Here to find the story behind its successful run...

CRANE'S LANDING POSITIONED TO BE NORTH SUBURBAN VALUE DESTINATION
The course at the Lincolnshire Marriott has scaled back green fees in 2017, making the George Fazio design all the more enticing for area public golfers.  Click Here to read about the changes at the Landing...

SIGHTS AND SOUNDS FROM THE 2018 CHICAGOLAND GOLF SHOWS
I spent a day each at the 3 Chicagoland Golf Shows in February, a great way to get the buzz on all things golf for the upcoming season.  Click Here for my spin on the good, the better and the brst of the shows...

IS THIS REALLY ILLINOIS? EAGLE RIDGE SOARS IN SCENIC GALENA - The vast Eagle Ridge resort in Galena is only 3 hours from Chicago but a world away.  Click Here to see why this 63 hole golf mecca is well worth the drive to the northwest corner of Illinois...

A thousand holes was the goal and a thousand it was, including 772 in the vibrant landscape of Windy City Public Golf.  Click Here to read all about my journeys through Chicagoland golf and points beyond... 

SIMPLE STEPS TO MINIMIZE EARLY SEASON INJURIES - Mr Z talked to a trio of fitness experts to get some tips on how to avoid those early season aches and pains from a winter of inactivity.  Click Here to read the simple and logical advice to stay on the course and keep your swing in sync...


COG HILL OFFERS TWILIGHT RATE ON #4COURSE IN 2014
A new twilight rate will be available for golfers on the #4 course at Cog Hill, the iconic Dubsdread.  Click Here to read the details of the discount...
  HHI OFFERS RELIEF FOR WINTER WEARY WINDY CITY GOLFERS Hilton Head Island is a world class golf escape for cabin fevered Windy City golfers.  Mr Z visited this top eared golf area (he loved it!); Click Here to see why, plus a full review of the golfing opportunities on HHI and the surrounding area...

UNDERAPPRECIATED TEE TIME INTERVAL KEY FACTOR IN PACE OF PLAY 
Mr Z brushed off his stats book and looked at the relationship between green fees and tee time intervals at metro Chicago courses, and reviewed several that have increased the spacing in an effort to enhance the customer experience.  Click Here to read an in depth analysis of tee times in the Windy City...  

LET'S PLAY TWO! 36 HOLES OF GREAT WINDY CITY GOLF ON A BUDGET
To borrow a famous phrase from a Chicago sports legend, playing 2 rounds of golf on a beautiful summer weekday in the Windy City is a great alternative to a day at work.  Click Here to view some of the best combo's, all for under $90 and within a short drive (less than 30 minutes) of one another, with plenty of time for lunch in between...


* VILLAGE OF HOMER GLEN PURCHASES WOODBINE
* COG HILL OFFERS TWILIGHT RATE ON #4 COURSE IN 2014
* MISTWOOD RECEIVES GOLF MAGAZINE AWARD
* MR Z's 2013 GOLF YEAR IN REVIEW (JAN 2014)
* FINAL THOUGHTS ON THE 2014 GOLF SHOWS (MAR 2014)

* WINDY CITY GOLFERS BRAVE COLD, SNOW TO ATTEND TINLEY PARK GOLF EXPO (FEB 2014)
* HAPPY HOUR AT VILLAGE LINKS ALL ABOUT THE GOLF (JUNE 2013)
* MR Z's 2013 COURSES TO PLAY LIST (May 2013)
* Crowds Flock to Tinley and Rosemont Golf Shows (March 2013)
* Golf Shows Heat Up Long Winter (February 2013)
* Thoughts on the 2012 Golf Season (January 2013)
* R.I.P. Evergreen Golf Club (October 2012)
* Mr Z Turns 55, Senior Discounts Await!! (August 2012)
* 10 Most impressive College Golf Courses (July 2012)
* Mr Z's Course Play List for 2012 (May 2012)
* Pine Meadow Reduces Rates for 2012 (April 2012)
* Settler's Hill Opening Delayed Until Early May (April 2012)
* Thoughts on the 2012 Chicago Golf Show (February 2012)
* The Essence of Golf - A Poem (February 2012)
* Big Changes at Silver Lakes in 2012 (April 2012)

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I am a life long Chicagoan and an avid golfer (or as much as my wife will let me!). And I am also a closet journalist who needed an outlet, so I decided to write reviews of the golf courses that I've played over the years in Chicago. Plus I've added detailed information on each course to help my fellow public golfers find the ones that best fits their skill level and budgets. So, read the reviews and use the comments to either give me a big "thumbs up" or tell me I'm full of crap, check out the courses and other pages, and let me know what you think... Mr Z