Don’t put your golf clubs away just yet. Pottawatomie Golf Course is giving residents plenty of reason to keep golfing this winter.
Open through Dec. 23, golfing the 9-hole course this month has many benefits, including a more leisurely game with less crowds.
“Take a few clubs and enjoy golfing and strolling from hole-to-hole in a park-like setting including views of the Fox River,” said Ron Skubisz, golf course manager and PGA Golf Pro. “During this time of year, golfers are more patient and focused on playing for the enjoyment of the game, instead of their score. We encourage all golfers to make the most of the final month of the season.”
Golfers also are encouraged to take advantage of the reduced fees: $17 for 9-holes, seven days a week. And every Monday, golfers age 60 and older can play for $15 a round. For those playing with their grandchildren, they are an additional $14 per person. Or purchase a punch card for $90, for six rounds of golf. Multiple golfers can use the same punch card.
Even when the course closes for the season, golfing will continue with the Foresight GC Quad Launch golf simulator in the Pro Shop — open year-round. With 20 prestigious golf courses to choose from, you can travel the globe to work on fundamentals, performance and even test out new clubs.
Play nine holes, 18 holes or practice on the simulated driving range. The simulator helps improve your game by monitoring your performance via data on your ball and swing speed, carry, roll and distance, path, contact and more.
The simulator is open every day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fee for residents is $25 per hour; nonresidents, $30. Reservations may be taken up to seven days in advance. While the Pro Shop closes at 4 p.m., simulator reservations may be booked until 8 p.m. Any reservation for 3 p.m. or later must be made at least one day prior to the reservation.
Built in 1939 by renowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr., the Pottawatomie Golf Course was ranked 15th best 9-hole course in America, according to Golf World magazine in 2010. Additionally, Pottawatomie became the first 9-hole golf course internationally to receive the status as a certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary in 1997, and it has maintained its status ever since.
For more information, visit www.pottawatomiegc.com or call 630-584-8356.