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If you plopped Lick Creek Golf Course into a major metropolitan area, it could be a hoity-toity private club. But be grateful that it is not, because the muni atmosphere only adds to the fun of this course located in Pekin, just outside Peoria.
The TPC Deere Run is the venue of the John Deere Classic, the PGA Tour event that is held every year the week before the British Open. The rest of the year, recreational golfers of all skill levels can play where the pros play for about $75, and it's worth every dime (and then some).
Although ground was actually broken at Fyre Lake Golf Club in Sherrard several years ago, ownership woes and a national economic collapse delayed the opening until 2013. But the Nicklaus Design course was worth the wait.
We asked Local Golf Advisor Bryan Tweed about where to play golf around Chicago. See which courses he say you should play on your next visit to the Windy City.
The Quad Cities -- Moline and Rock Island, Illinois, and Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa -- boast a fascinating history and surprising diversity of family friendly activities. And the area's golf courses are among the most accessible, affordable and enjoyable in the nation.
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