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June 2016 Newsletter
Tickets On Sale For 2017 U.S. Open At Erin Hills
Erin Hills - US Open 2017

 


Tickets On Sale For 2017 U.S. Open At Erin Hills

Erin, Wisconsin

Tickets for the 2017 U.S. Open Championship at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis., are now available for purchase. The 117th U.S. Open Championship, scheduled for June 15-18, will be the first in Wisconsin and the first in the Midwest since 2003 at Olympia Fields (Ill.) Country Club. It will also be the sixth publicly accessible course to host the championship.

"Bringing the U.S. Open Championship to Wisconsin gives us another opportunity to inspire new audiences to love the game," said Mike Davis, executive director/CEO of the USGA. "There is a wonderful feel to Erin Hills, both completely connected to its natural environment and challenging, with architectural nuances that entice players to be creative and competitive."
An array of daily and multi-day package ticket options for the 117th U.S. Open, with prices starting at $50 for daily gallery tickets and $100 for package options.

Next year's championship promises to generate strong interest within an area known for exceptional golf and an energetic fan base, and purchasing tickets early is highly suggested.

Tickets orders will only be accepted on USGA websites at usopen.com or www.usga.org/tickets. Questions can be directed to ticketquestions@usga.org or by calling 1-800-698-0661.

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Golf and Stay at Erin Hills
Erin Hills

Golf and Stay at Erin Hills

Erin, Wisconsin

Shaped by glaciers thousands of years ago, Erin Hills is looking forward to hosting the U.S. Open in 2017, the first time our national championship will be contested in Wisconsin.

The minimalist, championship course is one of just six public-access courses to host the U.S. Open. In addition to its 18 holes, there is a variety of overnight lodging (ranging from single rooms to four bedroom/four bathroom cottages).

Now taking tee times and lodging reservations for the 2016 and 2017 seasons, Erin Hills, in an unprecedented move, will not open for public play in 2017 until after the U.S. Open in June. Therefore, 2016 is the last opportunity to play before the game's best tackle the course.

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Featured South Carolina Golf Destination
Barefoot Golf Vacations

Featured South Carolina Golf Destination

Barefoot Golf Vacations

Book your dream golf vacation with Barefoot Golf Vacations. With access to over 90 area courses, including the Barefoot Resort courses, they offer some of the best Myrtle Beach Golf Deals in the entire area. Barefoot Golf Vacations is the "official" package company of "The Barefoot Experience" Myrtle Beach Golf Package. They are recognized as having one of the best all-inclusive golf packages myrtle beach has to offer. Located adjacent to the main clubhouse the "on-site" golf package company offers all types of golf packages myrtle beach including the popular Barefoot Resort Golf Packages.

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Featured Golf Resort: Lake Geneva, WI
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

 


Featured Golf Resort: Lake Geneva, WI

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

Golf is good. Make it Grand at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva. A popular destination for golfers all over the Midwest, this luxury resort features two stellar courses, each one distinct in its design and offering a unique challenge.

The Brute is a stunning American classic - part beauty, part beast, and a true test of championship golf. One of the longest and most challenging courses in the Midwest, The Brute's bold design entices experienced pros and casual golfers alike.

Meanwhile, The Highlands harkens to the hills of Northern Scotland with its picturesque landscape and links-style layout. The course was originally designed by Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus, and transformed in 1996 by Bob Cupp.

Both courses offer an opportunity to win $10,000 in the Grand Geneva Hole-in-One Challenge. It's just $5 to enter at check-in, and if you sink an ace on select holes, you'll be leaving the green with a cool 10 grand. Learn more at GrandGenevaGolf.com.

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Your Golf Vacation Guide to Carbondale, Illinois
Crab Orchard Golf Course

Your Golf Vacation Guide to Carbondale, Illinois

One of the great aspects of Midwestern golf is you do not need to travel to a Big Ten school in a populous area to find a thrilling and affordable golf destination. Carbondale, IL, population 26,000 is home to the Salukis of Southern Illinois University and a handful of top-line golf courses. I recently had the chance to interview Jordan Wren, Sales and Administrative Coordinator of the Carbondale Tourism Department, and he was kind enough to answer the below questions regarding Carbondale's growing golf industry.

Please Discuss the Top Golf Courses in Your Area and Why They are Must-Plays?
Within the city proper of Carbondale resides Hickory Ridge Golf Course, an upscale municipal course that has been serving the area since 1994. The golf course boasts the title of being the finest public layout between the Gateway City and Memphis. It is a superb course that features immaculate conditions and no home sites throughout the 6,863 yard layout.

As the home course for local high school golf teams and Southern Illinois University, Hickory Ridge Golf Course has played host to nearly every important local tournament for the past 20 years. What really sets the William J. Spear design apart from other courses in the area is its ability to never get boring or old. For more information on Hickory Ridge Golf Course visit their website at www.hickoryridgegolf.org.

Carbondale's next must-play golf course is Crab Orchard Golf Course, located in Carterville. Crab Orchard perfectly walks the tightrope of being fair while challenging thanks to the placement of towering oak trees and water hazards throughout the 6,508 yard track. The course benefits in many ways being located near a large university receiving a fair amount of traffic from both students and faculty golfers. Crab Orchard also hosts numerous golf team events and outings for university causes. For more information on Crab Orchard Golf Course visit their website at www.craborchardgolfclub.com.

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Oak Terrace Resort and Spa
Oak Terrace Resort and Spa

Oak Terrace Resort and Spa

Pana, IL

Oak Terrace Golf Course at Oak Terrace Resort and Spa, located in Pana, Illinois, is less than a two-hour drive from St. Louis and Peoria, and four hours south of Chicago. We provide golfers from far and wide the opportunity to experience one of downstate Illinois' finest courses! The hallmark of this golf course is its wooded terrain, rolling hills and prairie lands. The front nine is a links style course with negotiation of water hazards while the back nine cuts through mature woodlands, challenging players with rolling fairways and water hazards. Multiple tee locations make this course enjoyable for all golfers from the champion to the novice player. "The Shotmaker's Mile" is a stretch of holes on the back nine through the woods with water, dog-legs and risk reward holes. You'll love to hate it, and hate to love it!

Oak Terrace offers not only an 18 hole golf course but also lodging in our hotel, townhomes, or luxury villas. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Mulligan's Bar and Grille. We also have a full service day spa, LakeView Spa that offers massages, facials, pedicures, manicures and more! You won't be disappointed with a trip to Oak Terrace this July and August!

Take advantage of our July Stay and Play package! 1 Night of Lodging in The Inn hotel and 1 Round of Golf for ONLY $93/person Weekdays and $116/person Weekends (tax and resort fee not included)!

Package Includes:
- Complimentary Fitness Center membership during your stay
- Complimentary in room & common area wireless internet
- Complimentary use of indoor & outdoor pool
- Hot breakfast buffet every night of your stay.

Call for dates available. Must book within 7 days. Tee times must be made in advance. Not valid with any other preferred pricing offer. Not valid with existing reservations. Rate does not include taxes or resort fees. Rates based on double occupancy at the Inn. Upgrades to condos available at additional cost. Mention JUL1&1WD & JUL1&1WE when booking. Reservations can be made on a first come first serve space available basis.

Call 800-577-7598 and mention CHICAGOGOLF JULY SPECIAL when booking!

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Lakeview Hills Golf Resort
Walter Hagen visits Lakeview Hills Golf Resort

Lakeview Hills Golf Resort

Lexington, MI

Lakeview Hills Golf Resort didn't start out as a resort or a championship style course, in 1928 we were a 9 hole golf course that the locals loved to play. Then in 1933, a golfing legend came to play a round. Walter Hagen became very family with the original 9 holes and encouraged the 2nd 9 holes to be designed.

Throughout the 30's and 40's, Hagen hosted exhibition matches at Lakeview Hills Golf Resort and became great friends with the locals.

In 1978, the golf course was overgrown and in need of major TLC. That is when the current owners purchased the golf course and began dreaming about the potential. Throughout the years, Lakeview Hills grew. We now offer our guests 36 Holes of challenging yet fun golf, onsite lodging, bowling and restaurant with banquet facilities to accommodate any size party from 2 to 350.

Come for the day or for a stay and play package!

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