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Whether you are looking to keep that golf swing in shape during the off-season, honing your driving skills during the week, or are just hoping to work on your short game, the Golf Center Des Plaines is fully equipped to serve all your golfing needs. Available to golfers since 2000, this unique golf destination is open 365 days a year, rain or shine, in warm weather or on snowy winter days—welcoming golfers of every skill level to perfect all aspects of their game under one roof.

Golf Range Magazine consistently ranks the Golf Center Des Plaines among the Top 100 Ranges in America. Stretching over 40 acres, the facility is comprised of three tiers with 80 heated and covered driving bays, ideal for year-round practice. The state-of-the-art computerized and automated tee-up system is a great feature found at the Center. It allows golfers to set their own tee height, up to a full two inches for those hitting with the largest clubs. Plus, each ball pops up automatically, eliminating the need to bend over to place each one—a feature that helps to not only hold the swing position from shot to shot, but to also support the back. With over 300 yards of beautifully targeted outdoor landing area, golfers are able to track the full flight of every drive.

New visitors will be greeted by the Center’s friendly and knowledgeable staff, who will set up each newcomer with a reloadable Range Card. This card allows golfers to bypass the front desk and head straight for the automated range. Each station is equipped with a small computer, where golfers simply scan their card to begin hitting. Only the balls used are deducted from the card, enabling golfers to use the desired number of balls during each practice session.

The Golf Center’s lighted range keeps its doors open until at least 10 p.m. throughout the year, and until midnight during the summer months. In addition to the modern range, the facility features 12 grass practice tees for the 300-yard range, along with a separate 1.5-acre short game area where golfers practice pitching shots from 60 yards and in. The short game area offers a low all-day fee, inviting golfers to practice before work, at lunch and after dinner all for one fee.

Accompanying the driving range and short game areas is a well-maintained 9-hole, par 3 golf course, designed by renowned local architect Rick Jacobs. Playable in 1.5 hours, the challenging course is furnished with holes ranging from 80 to 200 yards, complete with a variety of hazards that include a lake, hills, prairie grass and berms. With lights illuminating the course, golfers can play until midnight during the summertime.

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