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Joining a Chicago area club/associate membership

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I'm considering joining a Chicago area club through an Associate/Junior membership (I'm 33 y/o). I'm hoping to get some advice from the group on a club to join that is a good commute from Downtown where I work and live, has tennis/paddle if possible, and is a reasonable price to join. Any social activities at the club is a bonus as well.<br />
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My research has me looking at these clubs, but open to others. Biggest thing is I want to use the club a lot during summer so the shorter the commute is key.<br />
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Ridgemoor CC<br />
Oak Park CC<br />
Bryn Mawr CC<br />
Ridge CC<br />
Beverly CC<br />
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Let me know any thoughts you have, thank you!
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  • oldpalchampoldpalchamp Members  1258WRX Points: 187Posts: 1,258 Platinum Tees
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    Beverly CC is one of the best golf courses in the area! An older Donald Ross gem that is home to lots of good players. As far as other amenities, the pool was condemned a few years ago and there are no plans to reopen it. I've been there a few times and don't remember tennis courts. It is primarily a golf club, and usually with a full membership.
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  • jsheljshel Members  672WRX Points: 120Posts: 672 Golden Tee
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    Just sent you a DM.
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    I agree with whatever Shelman says. Likely involving Olympia!!
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  • Cubsfan44Cubsfan44 Members  2WRX Points: 25Posts: 2 Starters
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    Consider Flossmoor CC. Great course, great deals and a solid contingent of young fun members from the city. <br />
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    PM if you’d like more details.
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    Medinah?
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  • smith851smith851 Members  375WRX Points: 37Handicap: 1Posts: 375 Greens
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    Tyler Rae, a solid architect and Ross historian, is in the process of restoring Beverly CC. Only going to get better<br />
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    he did an awesome job with Barton Hills CC in Michigan and Skokie CC before the Western Am
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  • TadWPJTadWPJ Unregistered  292WRX Points: 2Handicap: 6Posts: 292 Bunkers
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    Cubsfan44 wrote:
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    Consider Flossmoor CC. Great course, great deals and a solid contingent of young fun members from the city.<br />
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    PM if you'd like more details.<br />
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    Couldn't agree more. Flossmoor is the firmest and fastest course I've played on clay. It is drastically underrated imo
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    TadWPJ wrote:
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    Cubsfan44 wrote:
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    Consider Flossmoor CC. Great course, great deals and a solid contingent of young fun members from the city.<br />
    <br />
    PM if you'd like more details.<br />
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    Couldn't agree more. Flossmoor is the firmest and fastest course I've played on clay. It is drastically underrated imo<br />
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    I can't go against Shelman, but you really should also look at Flossmoor too. Amazing set of greens, and the firm and fast conditions are top notch.<br />
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    MM
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  • tjl1292tjl1292 Members  4WRX Points: 0Posts: 4
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    In the same boat. Live in West Loop and looking for a club that has a good weekend game. <br />
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    Played golf in college and am currently around scratch. Any suggestions would be awesome!
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  • Schley Schley Love ya don't tell ya enough! Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaMembers  1518WRX Points: 305Handicap: 12.3Posts: 1,518 Platinum Tees
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    smith851 wrote:
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    Tyler Rae, a solid architect and Ross historian, is in the process of restoring Beverly CC. Only going to get better<br />
    <br />
    he did an awesome job with Barton Hills CC in Michigan and Skokie CC before the Western Am<br />
    <br />
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    Now? Or planned? Is the course down?
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  • LeroysettleLeroysettle Members  19WRX Points: 64Posts: 19 Bunkers
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    Of the 5 you listed Beverly hands down. Flossmoor a little farther commute but it won’t disappoint. If you take the train the clubhouse attendant will pick you up and take you back. Flossmoor should also be less expensive than Beverly.
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  • smith851smith851 Members  375WRX Points: 37Handicap: 1Posts: 375 Greens
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    Schley wrote:
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    smith851 wrote:
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    Tyler Rae, a solid architect and Ross historian, is in the process of restoring Beverly CC. Only going to get better<br />
    <br />
    he did an awesome job with Barton Hills CC in Michigan and Skokie CC before the Western Am<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Now? Or planned? Is the course down?<br />
    <br />
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    currently ongoing right now, not sure how its effecting currently playing options. he was just the guest on The Fried Egg podcast and spoke about it
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    tjl1292 wrote:
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    In the same boat. Live in West Loop and looking for a club that has a good weekend game. <br />
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    Played golf in college and am currently around scratch. Any suggestions would be awesome!<br />
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    Did you decide on a course? Planning for next season and would love to hear what you found.
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  • Schley Schley Love ya don't tell ya enough! Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaMembers  1518WRX Points: 305Handicap: 12.3Posts: 1,518 Platinum Tees
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    I really like OFCC and many use the train stop right outside the club to walk in. 40 minutes from the loop by train. 2 very tough courses however, so you have to like a challenge to play as your daily.
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  • Buckeye13Buckeye13 Chicago, ILMembers  1WRX Points: 10Posts: 1 Starters
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    I'm going to be 28 in October and I currently live in Lincoln Park (really close to i-90). Was curious as to what associate memberships would be best for me. Would prefer to be somewhere in the North Suburbs, but would contemplate a drive to Olympia FIelds, Flossmoor CC, etc. I have heard that Olympia Fields have run some pretty good deals for associate members in the past, but I have not seen anything concrete as far as to what initiation fees would be. Any help would be appreciated!

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  • airwalker309airwalker309 Members  4WRX Points: 32Posts: 4 Starters
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    Buckeye, if you PM me I'm happy to provide information about Flossmoor. I joined as an associate last year.

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  • cwb01391cwb01391 Members  1WRX Points: 7Posts: 1 Starters
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    @Buckeye13 Curious if you ended up joining Flossmoor? 29 and looking to join a club as well. Flossmoor has been recommended a few times.

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  • JaoffoJaoffo Members  5WRX Points: 6Handicap: my abilityPosts: 5 Bunkers
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    I sent you a PM

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  • Schley Schley Love ya don't tell ya enough! Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaMembers  1518WRX Points: 305Handicap: 12.3Posts: 1,518 Platinum Tees
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    Have had a couple phone calls discussing Chicago / south side club options and happy to help.

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