For golfers who also love baseball, Chicago and St. Louis, the primary business and tourist destinations of the American Mid-West, offer the opportunity to tee off at top local courses before attending a Cubs, White Sox or Cardinals game.
Within an hour’s drive of Chicago are several gems, including George W. Dunne National, located about 51 kilometres from Wrigley Field (35 kilometres from U.S. Cellular Field). Golf Digest rates the tree-lined layout, located next to a forest preserve, one of the top public-play tracks in the United States.
Another well-treed and popular option is Highlands Woods Golf Course, a flat but picturesque course next to the Paul Douglas Forest Preserve, 42 kilometres from Wrigley Field and 53 kilometres from U.S. Cellular Field.
On a budget or pressed for time? The nine-hole Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course sits alongside Lake Michigan, just three kilometres from Wrigley Field. The weekend rate for nine holes is $27 without a cart.
In St. Louis, home of the Cardinals and new Busch Stadium, an ideal option is Gateway National Golf Links, located across the mighty Mississippi River only 11 kilometres from the ballpark. The links-style layout offers wonderful views of downtown St. Louis.
Also ideal for visitors is Wolf Hollow Golf Club, set on hilly terrain on the border of Missouri Wine Country, 72 kilometres from Busch Stadium.
Want a challenge? Then tee it up at Woodlands Golf Club, 52 kilometres from Busch Stadium, a course featuring sudden dips in elevation as well as a creek that twists through 15 of the 18 holes.
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