Revive That Old Time Feeling at Fox Bend

Oswego’s Fox Bend Golf Course is a layout that purists will enjoy playing. The 6,890-yard, par-72 is a traditional test of shot-making ability decorated with mature trees, plush fairways and receptive greens.

Owned and operated by the Oswegoland Park District, Fox Bend is fair, affordable and formidable.The layout contains 34 bunkers and water comes into play on 11 holes. A canopy of 100-year-old oaks and willows tower overhead like relics of a different era as you traverse the landscape.

“It’s picturesque,” said general manager Brad Doyle. “On quite a few courses the trees aren’t mature, and that isn’t the case here. At Fox Bend, when you finish the round, you’ll remember the holes you play.”

A brisk pace of play allows the golfer to develop a rhythm at Fox Bend – a luxury many courses don’t afford.

“It’s a very nice course, in great shape with an interesting variety of holes,” commented a golfer who recently tackled the municipal track. “It’s not in a housing development, which is a plus. This is really just a well-managed course. Expected pace of play is four hours or less, and they keep people on track.”

The course has welcomed a number of distinguished tournaments - three Illinois Opens, the Illinois PGA Championship, Western Open qualifying and a 2010 USGA Junior-Am qualifier.

Fox Bend has aged like a world-class wine, growing as a course and as part of the community since its debut in 1967. The golf course was a groundbreaking project built by Brent Wadsworth, owner of the Wadsworth Construction Company. He used the course as an outdoor showroom for his golf course construction business.

Oswegoland Park District and neighboring Fox Valley Park District residents enjoy resident rates and all golfers enjoy reasonable daily rates at one of the western suburbs premier golf courses. Weekday rates, weekend rates, twilight rates and specials are available online at www.foxbendgolfcourse.com.

Tee times can be reserved 30 days in advance for Monday-Friday, 10 days in advance for Saturday and Sunday, or 14 days in advance for holidays. You can book your tee time online or by calling the pro shop at (630) 554-3939.

Amenities
Complementing the course is a fully stocked pro shop featuring a wide selection of brand name equipment, apparel and golf accessories for any golfing need. Stop by before your round or while looking for the perfect gift for the golfer in your life.

Fox Bend gift cards are also available at the pro shop and can be purchased in any denomination. Fox Bend features practice greens and a driving range for those looking for a quick warm-up before their round or a place to polish their skills. The putting greens are open to all golfers at no charge, and we offer several options for those interested in fine tuning their skills on the driving range.

Lessons
The professional staff at Fox Bend has extensive teaching experience and offer clinics as well as individual and group lessons to those looking to improve their game. Clinics and lessons are available to golfers of all skill levels and ages. Information and registration for golf clinics can be found online at www.oswegolandparkdistrict.org. If you are interested in group or private lessons, call (630) 554-3939.

Dine at Pearce’s
Overlooking the beautiful fairways at Fox Bend is Pearce’s restaurant. Pearce’s is open to golfers and non-golfers, and offers great food, a friendly atmosphere, and the best view in Oswego! Open for lunch and dinner, Pearce’s features eclectic appetizers, signature drinks and weekly specials. To view Pearce’s menu visit www.foxbendgolfcourse.com.

Visit Fox Bend
Fox Bend is conveniently located at 3516 Route 34 in Oswego, Illinois and is accessible by both Interstate 88 and Interstate 55.

For more information on Fox Bend and Pearce’s visit www.foxbendgolfcourse.com or call 630.554.3939. 24 chicago.golfersguide.com 2011 issue 2 2011 issue 2 chicago.golfersguide.com 25 Revive That Old Time Feeling at Fox Bend

 

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