White Pines Golf Club - A Chicago Classic

White Pines Golf ClubMore than 80 years after the first 18-hole golf course was constructed at White Pines Golf Club & Banquets, the facility literally remains near and dear to the heart of Chicagoans. Providing the public golfer 36 holes to experience, a terrific location convenient to downtown (30 minutes) and O’Hare International Airport (10 minutes) and a tremendous array of amenities, White Pines is popular and practical.

The dual championship courses, East and West, weave through a thicket of trees and around a series of water features.

White Pines is a classic Chicagoland layout where those who’ve been trapped in their houses during winter’s most chilling days can experience spring golf at its best.

Originally built in 1928/29 by Jack Doray Sr., who was one of the founding members of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, White Pines was retooled from 1977-79.

The modernization didn’t take away from the Bensenville club’s old-time charm – greens of assorted size, pinched tree-lined fairways and strategic hazards. With the West Course maxing out at 6,624 yards and the East Course only measuring 6,371 yards, White Pines allows golfers to get around in four hours or less.

The heavily-wooded areas that define the course place a premium on accuracy, and those who can shape shots and keep the ball moving on the intended line should have success here.

Both courses are consistently kept in outstanding condition, and golfers routinely rate White Pines a fantastic value that exceeds expectations.

“The price for what you got was really great,” said one recent visitor. “I’ve paid nearly twice as much for not nearly twice as good. Excellent bargain and a great golf course. I’ll be going back numerous times.”

“My experience at White Pines was better than expected,” said another golfer. “Excellent conditions and friendly service. The beer cart girl was great. It’s a great value for the money. I would recommend it.”

“Twilight prices are great,” commented a third recent visitor. “The staff is very friendly. This is one of the best deals for a park district course close to the city, and it’s in better shape than most comparatively-priced courses.”

White Pines Golf Dome

When weather allows, White Pines remains open year-round. In case of inclement conditions, the golf course is home to the White Pines Golf Dome. Maintaining a constant temperature of approximately 64 degrees even on the coldest winter days, The Dome is open Nov. 1 through May 1.

The Dome measures 300 feet wide, 300 feet long and 100 feet tall. It’s considered one of the world’s premier indoor golf facilities. The Dome offers the following: three large target greens surrounded by two bunkers each, a 45-foot long contoured putting green, six suspended hitting targets for practicing your accuracy and 50 hitting tees on two levels and a state-of-the-art virtual golf simulator. Lessons are also available from a team of experienced PGA Professionals.

White Pines Golf Club

White Pines Practice Range

White Pines Golf Club has a full-service public driving range with two practice putting greens. The range is open seven days a week from dawn until dusk.

White Pines PGA Professionals are always on hand to give you their undivided attention, or you can sign up for group lessons. Hitting bays feature grass and mat turf.

Golf Outings and Special Events

White Pines has also been successfully organizing a variety of golf outings for more than 50 years. The club’s recently-remodeled banquet room provides the perfect setting for a wedding reception, anniversary party, bridal shower or golf tournament.

For more information on outing packages, visit www.whitepinesgolf.com or call Ginger Swalve at (630) 766-0304.

Owned and operated by the Bensenville Park District, White Pines Golf Club & Banquets is continually improving services and expanding its facilities to better accommodate its guests. For the latest news, golf rates, a tour of the facility’s golf courses, golf specials and outing/event information, visit www.whitepinesgolf.com.

 

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