Free Family Golf in Lake County {2016}

Now’s the the perfect time to take your favorite little golfers out for a round of golf at a Lake County golf course. Whether they are regulars on the course, or would just love to tag along with mom or dad in the cart, Lake County offers many opportunities for young golfers to experience the game for FREE.
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Now through September 4th, Lake County Forest Preserve golf courses, Countryside Golf Club in Mundelein, Brae Loch Golf Club in Grayslake and Thunderhawk Golf Club in Beach Park offer a FREE round of golf for up to two kids with one paying adult. You can take advantage of this incredible offer any time of day Monday through Friday and on the weekends after 4:00 p.m.

You can also take advantage of a similar opportunity at park district courses such as Steeple Chase Golf Club in Mundelein. Steeple Chase offers one FREE junior golfer for each paying adult seven days a week after 4:00: p.m. As with all golf courses, be sure to call ahead and secure your tee time.

And, if you want your kids to experience the excitement of a professional golf tournament, youth age 17 and younger are admitted to the grounds and/or International Pavilion FREE with an adult with the same paying ticket, at the LPGA UL International Crown , July 19-24, 2016, at the Merit Club in Libertyville. Active, retired, and reserve military members and their dependents also are admitted FREE with a valid ID.

If you are a golf fan like myself, or new to the game, this is a fantastic opportunity for kids to experience the course and learn more about golf. My oldest son Jordan is now nine and we started going out on the course when he was five. At first, he was a fan of cruising in the golf cart, grabbing a hot dog in the clubhouse, and practicing his putting. Now he has graduated to hitting shots on the course and we’re excited that his little brother Danny now joins us on the cart and takes on his former role. Thanks to the Lake County Forest Preserve Courses, these two guys can join me and I only have to pay for my round of golf!
 Lake County Golf Courses that offer Free Kids Golf:

Several private clubs have upcoming Family Golf Nights that offer free or reduced golfing as well as other family friendly activities. Be sure to check them out:

  • July 8, August 12, Family Golf Nights Chevy Chase Country Club, Wheeling. Bring the entire family for a fun night of golf. Fee includes golf for four, cart, putting contest, and post-round meal. $50 per family .
  • July 31, August 28 and September 11, 5:00 p.m. Family Golf Day, Sunset Valley Golf Course, Highland Park. Event is FREE but reservations are required, call 847-432-7140 on the Thursday prior to each play day to reserve your spot. These spots will go fast!
  •  July 31, August 28 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Family Golf Day at Renwood, Renwood Golf Course, Round Lake Beach $5 admission (per person) includes a bucket of range balls, 3 holes of golf, beverage, and 15 minute lesson.
  • August 4 and 12 Family Glow Ball, Chevy Chase Country Club, Wheeling. Start the evening with a BBQ dinner of either grilled hot dog or burger, chips, soda, and dessert; craft beer available for purchase. At 8:30 pm, hit the links with glow balls. Root beer floats are available after the round. $10 per person or $40 per family.

Where does your family play golf with kids? Let us know in the comments section.


About Chad Vincent 25 Articles
Chad is a Mundelein dad who loves to stay active and on the move with his two super-hero sons, Jordan and Danny, and his energetic wife, Jen. He’s a K-8 physical education teacher at Bannockburn School by day and a crazed fan of the NIU Huskies, Chicago Bears and Chicago Bulls by night. He also keeps busy by discovering new parks with his family, teeing it up at local golf courses and making frequent visits to Chipotle. You can follow Chad on Twitter at @c23v and @bulldogsmove

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