Playing golf in Orland Park

The course is just challenging enough and the grounds crew keeps it well-maintained

Before moving to Orland Park, I would golf once or twice during the summer. My new area is often referred to as the “World’s Golf Center.” The locals claim there is over a thousand golf holes within a fifteen-mile radius of the village. Having access to a diversity of well-maintained and nearby courses has rejuvenated my interest in golf. Although the weather in Orland Park is often cold, snowy, windy and rainy, I manage to find plenty of opportunities to get out on the course. I start booking tee times as soon as the snow melts in April. One of my favorites is Oak Hills Country Club. Although the course is only nine-holes, it’s a good challenge. There are narrow fairways, plenty of hazards and tricky greens. The landscape is beautifully manicured and the staff is friendly and helpful. They have a great pro shop. Initially, I was a bit concerned about the condition of the parking lot. I learned that the parking lot is owned and neglected by the adjacent restaurant, which is not affiliated with the golf course. Surprisingly enough, the resaturant has good food. Another favorite is the George W.Dunne National Golf Course. I sometimes go there simply for the driving ranges. I also appreciate the classic design of the course. The greens are huge with an abundance of beautiful views, creating an old-school country club feel. The course is just challenging enough and the grounds crew keeps it well-maintained. I’ve played the George W.Dunne National Golf Course in the fall, well beyond the recommended golf season for Orland Park weather and when most other venues were closed. The course was in great condition.


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