Think You Know the Best of the Cultural Mile? | Chicago Golf Guide

26 February 2017

With Grant Park and Lake Michigan as your front yard, 1000M’s neighborhood offers virtually endless outdoor possibilities. And if you’re a golfer, you’re in luck… Hop on a Divvy or take your own bike through the park and up the Lake Shore trail a few miles north to Chicago Park District’s Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course. Located at Waveland, this 9-hole course is a hidden sanctuary, offering amazing views of the lake, Montrose Harbor and the city skyline.

Taking the trail a few miles south will lead you to an even more robust lakeside treasure: South Shore Golf Course. (And with plans in the works to unite the South Shore Golf Course with nearby Jackson Park to create a PGA-grade course designed by Tiger Woods, things only get better.)

And if you crave a break from the urban course, venture out to the suburbs for a better drive. 1000M is conveniently located near Lake Shore Drive, the Eisenhower (I-290) and the Dan Ryan (I-90) Expressways, so getting out of the city is a breeze. From the Wabash-Avenue garage entrance of 1000M, the famous Medinah Country Club is an easy 30-40 minute drive west on I-290. This country club, designed by Tom Bendelow, the “Johnny Appleseed of American Golf,” frequently hosts major championships including the US Open, PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup.

Other easily accessible state-of-the-art courses include Chicago Golf Course (Wheaton, IL), Butler National Golf Course (Oak Brook), Olympia Fields Country Club (Olympia Fields, IL), Shoreacres (Lake Bluff, IL), Rich Harvest Links (Sugar Grove, IL), Cog Hill Golf and Country Club (Lemont, IL), Beverly Country Club (Chicago, IL), Flossmoor Country Club (Flossmoor, IL) and Cantigny Golf Course (Wheaton, IL).