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Golf

On top of its first-rate recreational amenities, Flossmoor is revered for its pristine, masterfully designed golf courses. The area’s golfing heritage dates back to the turn of the century with the founding of the Homewood (now Flossmoor) Country Club. One of the most celebrated private country clubs in the nation, the Flossmoor Country Club course was originally designed utilizing the area’s natural surroundings to create challenging holes placed among natural rolling terrain, towering trees and the winding Butterfield Creek. The beauty and reputation of the course continues to attract golfers from all over the U.S. The club has played host to numerous local, state and national golf tournaments, including the 2006 U.S. Open Qualifying, 2003 U.S. Amateur Qualifying and the 2002 Illinois Junior Golf Association Tournament of Champions. What’s more, the club also offers many family-oriented activities including swimming and tennis.

Coyote Run Golf Course—a facility of the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District—is a beautifully designed 18-hole, par-71, 6,478-yard public course that will test the skill level of all golfers. Coyote Run has three tee boxes on each hole with bent-grass fairways, tees and greens. The courteous and professional staff at Coyote Run specializes in planning golf outings for any size group. Lessons, leagues and clinics are offered at the course from April through November. Newer golfers and young kids can learn on the three-hole practice course, and all golfers can take a swing at the lighted driving range. Everyone can enjoy the indoor pro shop and dining at the onsite Northwoods Restaurant, open year-round! Coyote Run is Flossmoor’s premium, public golf course that is open to all.

Olympia Fields Country Club has been host to a number of golf events, including the 2003 U.S. Open. The club has also received plenty of highly regarded recognitions. In fact, Olympia Fields Country Club’s Championship North Course is rated number 16 in the state of Illinois by Golf Digest, and number 42 in its National 100 list.

Through the years, some of the greatest names in golf have played its challenging courses, including Jack Nicklaus, Sam Snead, Chick Evans and Walter Hagan.

The club’s 110,000-square-foot clubhouse is one of the largest in the world, boasting a number of amenities for guests to enjoy including the winsome Candlelight Dining Room, 30 gorgeous guest rooms, swimming pools, clay-surfaced tennis courts and fitness areas complete with locker facilities.

2008 officially marked Idlewild Country Club's 100th anniversary! Established in 1908, Idlewild Country Club, which was headed by Fred Newman (Idlewild's first president) and designed by Al Naylor in 1908, features 18 holes that challenge generations of golfers at all levels of play. Originally, the location recommended by Naylor was the property, which ultimately became the Beverly Country Club. The founding fathers, however, thought this was too near the city and wanted a day in the country when taking an outing. And so it came to pass that Flossmoor became its home.

Nestled in secluded surroundings, Idlewild's golf course offers beauty and challenges to players of all skill levels. The club has welcomed thousands of golfers to play its challenging tree-

lined course. Idlewild also offers the very best in country club amenities including four outdoor tennis courts, adult and children's swimming pools, and elegant dining/banquet facilities. In 2003, Idlewild completed a grand $2.5 million project to renovate its clubhouse in order to make the country club more than just a place to play golf. Members now enjoy spacious and new amenity areas.

Idlewild members also enjoy year-round use of two city clubs, the Union League Club of Chicago and Lakeshore Athletic Clubs. The club began as a haven for city golfers hence "City to Country" and enjoyed getting away. Now, it is presently known for a "Country to City" club! The Board of Directors and members look forward to continuing the fine historical traditions and a mix of new ideas as Idlewild evolves for another 100 years!

The Calumet Country Club’s golf course in Homewood is one of the few Donald Ross-designed courses remaining in the metropolitan area. Founded in 1901, the Calumet Country Club is more than just a golf course. The club also offers a fine clubhouse facility, a newly renovated ballroom, a variety of private meeting and entertaining areas, as well as a new swimming pool.

Ravisloe Country Club, located in Homewood, has been a significant part of the Homewood-Flossmoor community for more than 90 years. Formed in 1901 by a spirited group of friends that wished to bring the great game of golf to the Chicago Southland, Ravisloe was built on farmland owned by the Ravisloot family. Today, Ravisloe is recognized as one of the most exquisite golf courses in the area.

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