Let's go golfing in Buffalo Grove, Long Grove, Mundelein and more!

Real Estate Sales Representative with Coldwell Banker Long Grove

Besides Real Estate, I can honestly say that golf is my passion.    When you work 12 hours a day like I do, the phone constantly ringing, it's necessary to give yourself time for a hobby or an outlet. Outlet malls are good... but for me golf is my favorite kind of outlet.     

Golf is the time that I'm able to spend time as close to nature as possible. I can experience lush green grass, beautiful flowers, trees, and wildlife.  While golfing, I have seen everything from herons to  llamas, and coyotes as well as a goose giving birth on the golf course.   Golf is the time I can laugh with my friends, and spend quality time  with my husband.  Golf is  also the time I can be without a phone, Lastly, golf is the time I even get some level of  exercise and have fun doing it.

The game is both challenging and frustrating at the same time.  If you get to know me, you will know that I love challenges.  Just like I enjoy finding the perfect home for each of my clients or selling a home in the shortest amount of time for the highest price, I love the challenge to develop the perfect, consistent swing. Unfortunately I'm far from that level now.  

For those of us who live in Buffalo Grove, Long Grove or a contiguous suburb, there are so many excellent courses to play golf within a 15 minute drive.     Although we have such a short golf season, its fun while it lasts.  Golfers from Chicago appreciate  every day  the sun is shining and the temperature is greater than 62 degrees.

I have a compiled a list of golf courses in the Northwest Suburbs within 15 minutes from Buffalo Grove. 

Public Golf Clubs

The Arboretum Club   is located at 401 Half Day Road in Buffalo Grove.  The course is lushly landscaped.  It is approximately 100 acres of rolling fairways, large varieties of trees and wildflowers.  My only advice when you play this course is to bring a lot of balls- there are a lot of water holes.

Arlington Lakes Golf Club is located at 1211 New Wilke Rd. in Arlington Heights  This course also has a lot of lakes and sand traps.  Their excellent design and manicured greens make for a quality golf course.

Buffalo Grove Golf Club   is located at 48 Raupp Blvd in Buffalo Grove is one of the finest municipal facilities in the area.  The course features bent grass greens and bluegrass fairways and tees. 

Country Side Golf Course   is located at 1 Pine Meadow Lane  in Mundelein.  The Prairie Course, with bent grass tees, wide-open greens and sand bunkers offers golfers a chance to challenge their game. The Traditional Course, with bent grass tees and tree-lined fairways, offers golfers scenic and challenging rounds of play.

Cranes Landing Golf Club   is located at 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire in the Marriott Resort.  Cranes Landing features scenic vistas of the Des Plaines River, tree- lined fairways and water challenges on 14 holes.

 Nickol Knoll Golf Course This golf course is located at 3800 N. Kennicott Ave in Arlington Heights.    If your kids need a place to play or you working on your short game, this is the place to visit in town.  All holes are par 3, but it is one of the most unique par-3 courses you will ever play. 

Old Orchard Country Club is located at 700 West Rand Road in  Mount Prospect.  It is one of the best-conditioned and challenging courses in the Chicago area. Old Orchard Country Club is a mature and challenging course with narrow fairways. The terrain is slightly rolling, and water hazards come into play on at least nine different occasions.

Pine Meadow Golf Course is located at 1 Pine Meadow Lane in  Mundelein.  Known as a fair test of golf skills for any golfer, Pine Meadow also has such picturesque beauty with its fairways lined with towering blue spruce, pines as well as wild life.

 Steeple Chase Golf Course is located at 200 N. Lavista in  Mundelein.   Steeple Chase is a wonderful Ken Killian design in a beautiful setting amid natural hills, lakes, woods, and wetlands. Scenic beauty, outstanding course conditions, and challenging greens will keep you coming back.

 Vernon Hills Golf Course  is located at    in Vernon Hills .  This golf course has been ranked as one of the Top Ten Best nine whole courses in the Chicago land area. The golf course features narrow fairways and small greens. The terrain is rolling with a creek that meanders into play on seven holes.

 White Deer Run   is located at 250 W. Gregg's Parkway  in Vernon Hills.   Built on the famed Cuneo Estate in Vernon Hills, White Deer Run Golf Club offers the essential ingredients to an enjoyable day on the golf course. With 240 acres of rolling terrain and picturesque lakes, the golf course offers a fair challenge for any skill level. White Deer Run has generous landing areas off the tee, and immaculately groomed bent grass greens and fairways, perfect for your round of golf!


Private Golf Courses

Hawthorn Woods Country Club   This private country club is located at Four Turnbury Court in Hawthorn Woods carved along Lake County's rolling countryside.   This 7,100-yard championship golf course incorporates bent grass fairways and greens with enhanced wetlands, meandering streams and towering pine and elm trees


Hillcrest Country Club is located at 3217 R. F. D.  in Long Grove,  Sixty-three strategic bunkers, out-of-bounds on every hole, water in-play on eight holes and thousands of mature trees assure you'll have to work for a low score.  Yet, the golf course has a magical, almost mystical power to bring about a state of peaceful tranquility, no matter how a well or poorly one's round is progressing.  Since I am a member here, if you buy or sell a home with me, I will invite you for a wonderful day at  this very  challenging course! 


Kemper Lakes Golf Club is located at24000 N. Old McHenry Road in  Kildeer,   It has been recognized as one of the finest pure private golf facilities in the country.  Kemper Lakes has played host to some of golf's greatest players and most prestigious events, including the 1989 PGA Championship, six Senior PGA Tour events, four Grand Slam of Golf events and the USGA Women's Amateur Championship.

Ivanhoe Golf Club  is located at  28846 N Thorngate Dr. in  Mundelein.   Ivanhoe is unique in the Midwest featuring a rare 27-hole course made up of three separate 9-hole environments --- Forest, Marsh, and Prairie. Each 9-hole course's distinguishing surroundings and personality provide a new experience every time you play.

Royal Melbourne is located at 4700 Royal Melbourne Drive in Long Grove.   With an 18-hole parin course carved into the surrounding wetlands, ponds, prairies and trees, Royal Melbourne combines the beauty of sport with the beauty of nature. Members not only get to experience the challenge of the game the way it was meant to be played, but they get to do so in a lushly landscaped world inhabited by deer, swans, hawks and other local wildlife.

Twin Orchard Country Club is located at 22353 Old McHenry Rd |in  Long Grove       This club has two 18-hole golf courses with rolling fairways boasting magnificent views of Northern Lake County from some of the highest tees and greens in the area. In addition, an ongoing multi-million dollar golf course renovation program including the installation of a state of the art irrigation system was undertaken to ensure both courses maintain excellent playability, pleasing design and appropriate level of challenge for both men and lady golfers of varying handicaps

If you want more information regarding specific real estate sales in the Buffalo Grove, Long Grove, and Lincolnshire area, please do not hesitate to call me at 847-602-5435 or email me at info@buffalogrovehomes.com   I am available 24/7 to make appointments!




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The above blog post was written by Judy Greenberg.


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Bob Stewart
ActiveRain - Seattle, WA
ActiveRain Ambassador

I'm glad it's raining here right now or I would be grabbing my clubs and hitting the course for a late 9 holes after reading this :-)

May 13, 2008 01:19 PM #1
Kelly Sibilsky
Licensed Through Referral Connection, LTD. - Lake Zurich, IL

Nice list...a subject I know nothing about! Great localism content, Judy.

May 13, 2008 02:08 PM #2
Lisa Ryan
Callaway Henderson Sotheby's International Realty - Montgomery, NJ
Selling Princeton,West Windsor and Montgomery Town

Wow~ you guys love your golf.  Very impressive list of area golf clubs!  I only golfed once and my Dad's comment was that I don't take direction well. 

May 13, 2008 03:17 PM #3
Judy Greenberg
Coldwell Banker Long Grove - Buffalo Grove, IL
Coldwell Banker - Buffalo Grove - Long Grove Homes

Bob- I know what you mean... I'm  glad it rains sometimes so I can get some work done.  Sorry, but I won't be blogging as much when the weather gets nice here.  Its a short season.

Kelly- You have an adorable dog to walk- I have no dog( thanks to my husband) but I have golf.

Lisa- Its a hard sport, sometimes very frustrating- but worth it!

May 13, 2008 04:08 PM #4
No Longer Active
Real Estate - Fallon, MT

My progression from the miniature golf course has only gone as far as the driving range a few times.  Coordinating schedules with friends and having rigid tee times makes it seem like a frustrating activity... Not to mention the small fortune in start-up costs for clubs and those wild plaid outfits.... :-)

May 13, 2008 11:46 PM #5
Daniel J. Brudnok, REALTOR
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach, REALTORS - Exton - PA License #RS-225179-L / Delaware License #RS-0025038 - Downingtown, PA


Some nice looking course's......and I agree, out on the golf course while frustrating is time I would not trade to be working......funny thing, when I am with a client it is just as much fun and dosen't feel like work.

May 14, 2008 12:36 AM #6
Judy Greenberg
Coldwell Banker Long Grove - Buffalo Grove, IL
Coldwell Banker - Buffalo Grove - Long Grove Homes

Dan Cummings, yes but once you are out there, there's nothing like it.   Anyways, I don't wear plaid!

Dan Brudnok, thanks for visiting and when you visit this area, give me a call and I will take you to my favorite course.

May 14, 2008 01:08 AM #7
Mara Hawks
First Realty Auburn - Auburn, AL
Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL

Really nice, Judy, a wonderful list! There are so many courses around the Auburn area (including my front yard!). I will make a list. thank you for the well-organized post that was fun to read!

May 14, 2008 02:31 PM #8
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Judy, I remember times visiting the Chicago area people starting up their swings in late February sometime on courses that still had snow covering the ground. While I am not an accomplished golfer like you mentioned you are, I like the nature side of it, the socializing, and the competition. If only I could learn to drive the ball more straight. I need lessons. I am pretty good at the putting side so when we play shotgun I pull up the team on the final strokes on a hole.

May 14, 2008 02:35 PM #9
Dave Woodson
Dave Woodson - Chesterton, IN
Not the Average Agent

Sam Clemons said once, "golf is a good walk rined."  I used to live a Grayslake, I played a couple of the courses mentioned

May 16, 2008 04:51 PM #10
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