Visit Elgin, Illinois

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Sports & Play

Apple Orchard Golf Course is a nine hole, par three, public course located at 692 W. Stearns Rd. about 3/4 mile east of Route 59 on Stearns Road. Other features include a clubhouse equipped with snacks, beverages, beer, restrooms, golf accessories and indoor/outdoor sitting areas. Rental golf clubs and pull carts are available for a slight fee.

In 1982 the Village of Bartlett committed to a complete renovation of the facility that included the addition and reshaping of bunkers, a new practice range complete with grass tees and a short game area, and the addition of state of the art irrigation system. A conversion to bent grass fairways and the redesign’s of greens #1, 3, 4 and 5 were completed in the fall of 2002 making Bartlett Hills one of the finest golf courses in the area.

Book your next tee-time. 

Winter Skiing at Villa Olivia or Golfing in the Spring, Banquet Facilities, Bartlett Aquatic Center.

Grab your clubs and take a swing at Better Shots Golf Center.

Bonnie Dundee is located at the intersection of Routes 68 and 25 in Carpentersville. A classic style golf course designed in the early 1920s, with a moderate mix of trees and bunkering. Long par fours to elevated greens are part of Bonnie’s trademark.

The public golf club at Bowes Creek offers a unique “member-for-a-day” rate (instead of greens fees) as well as annual memberships.
Amenities include:

Porter’s Pub, an English-style restaurant and bar
first-class banquet facility
full practice area, complete with an elevated, 30-station driving range
putting and chipping greens
private lesson tees
fully-equipped proshop
multipurpose clubhouse

To learn more about the Bowes Creek Country Club golf course, visit their website at www.bowescreekcc.com.

From award-winning golf course to open parks, City of Elgin Parks & Recreation has something for everyone.

Disc golf is one of today’s fastest growing sports! Disc golf is similar to regular golf; however, instead of using golf clubs and balls aiming for a hole, disc golf players use golf discs and aim for a disc pole hole, a pole extending up from the ground with chains and a basket where the disc lands. The object of the game is to complete each hole in the fewest number of throws, starting from a tee area and finishing at the disc pole hole. Players start at “hole” one and complete the course in order, playing through to the last hold. The player with lowest total cumulative score wins.

Disc golf is one of the best lifetime fitness sports. It is easy to learn, a healthy activity, and accessible to people of all ages and fitness levels. If you can throw a Frisbee and you like to have fun, you can play disc golf. Bring your own equipment: there is no charge to play! Hours are from dawn to dusk daily. The disc golf course is located in the back of the park, north of the Community Shelter.

Curves is a facility specially for women featuring a complete total body workout in 30 minutes.  #CurvesStrong

For the golfer with only a couple of hours to spare, Elgin’s Wing Park golf course is a classic yet, sporty nine-hole golf course. Established in 1908, it is the oldest nine-hole municipal golf course. This superior golf course offers something for everyone. Holes are regulation in length and the green size is small, typical of a Victorian period course.

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Escapade 360 is Elgin’s premier escape room. Located approximately 35 miles west of Chicago, Escapade 360 is the perfect complement to a night out, before or after dinner or drinks. Our family-friendly themes are fun and safe for guests ages 12 and up, and your group is sure to be talking about your experience for days afterward. Come experience a journey from the everyday!

Goat Yoga at Reverse the Curse Farm allows you the opportunity to be one with nature, one with goats, and one with your soul. We are a unique farm in that we sit on the edge of a beautiful wetland full of a variety of birds and other wildlife that provide a beautiful chorus of sounds from sunrise to sunset.  Only five minutes from the farm are great places to eat, grab coffee, and enjoy micro-brew beer. Located less than an hour outside of Chicago, we are an easy drive from I-90 (exit on Randall Rd. or Route 47) or Route 20.

Heartland Voices consists of professional and professionally trained singers from the greater Northern Illinois area who are committed to excellence in choral music performance.

Formed in 1999, this critically acclaimed ensemble came together to expand their love of music, to perform challenging and diverse literature, to offer their talents as guest artists for symphonies and other organizations, and to establish a strong community service component with an emphasis on educational outreach programming. They have been regularly featured as guest artists for the Illinois Chamber Symphony and the DuPage Opera Theatre.

Heartland Voices has performed at weddings, masses, nursing homes, local schools, and has joined with the Community Crisis Center, Boys and Girls Clubs, Mother Goose, the Resident Police of Elgin, Sherman Health Systems and the Larkin Center for community service projects. In October 2001, Heartland Voices was honored to join an elite number of ensembles when they performed for the Illinois Chapter of the American Choral Director’s association, and were honored with an invitation to perform at Carnegie Hall in April 2002.

Now in their seventeenth season, Heartland Voices continues to expand their repertoire and their love of music, while striving to set the highest standard for performance and professionalism.

HoverPark provides fall-proof training, timed race tracks, ramps, and various hoverboard obstacle courses. 15,000 square feet of awesome for all ages!

Dundee Township Park District is committed to providing quality park areas, facilities and services for the present and future benefit and enjoyment of our entire community.

For more information visit our website: www.dtpd.org

Rakow Center
665 Barrington Ave. Carpentersville, IL 60110
(847) 428-7131 x1101

Randall Oaks Recreation Center
500 N. Randall Rd. West Dundee, IL 60118
(847) 428-7131 x4260

Leafs Ice Centre is a sports complex located in West Dundee, IL. Come in or check us out online at leafsicecentre.com. The Leafs Ice Centre is a state of the art ice facility located 5 minutes off of I-90. With 3 NHL size rinks, an off-ice training centre and a studio rink that can be used for private lessons, goalie training or small birthday parties. The Leafs Ice Centre is considered a one of kind ice facility.

Our Off-Ice Facility, Pinnacle Sports Development, offers programs for all levels of hockey, figure skating, and sports conditioning. Pinnacle Sports Development is committed to taking your game to the next level by successfully preparing you for your next competition.

Lifezone360 is a destination for friends and family who enjoy moving, relaxing and celebrating together.

Our first facility is in West Dundee, IL (northwest Chicago suburbs) and boasts 2 large indoor soccer fields, 2 futsal courts, multi-sport practice fields and a functional fitness area.

Group programs include soccer & lacrosse leagues for all ages and field rentals for virtually any indoor sport.

If you have an upcoming birthday party, corporate event or get together, we have thousands of square feet of party space available for you to book.

MEGA is known for its family, friendly environment as well as our dedication to providing quality instruction in the sport of gymnastics. We take pride in teaching kids at all skill levels the fundamentals of gymnastics as well as advanced skills for competitive gymnasts.

ohmMother Yoga is a yoga studio in West Dundee, IL proud to offer Prenatal Yoga, Fertility Yoga, Women’s Yoga, Baby Yoga, Tot Yoga, Kids Yoga and Mother + Baby Yoga.

We are Chicagoland’s premier paintball theme park! Located under 40 minutes West of Chicago, we are housed within the historic Santa’s Village Amusement Park that you all remember from our childhoods. Now share new memories with your family and friends at our state of the art paintball theme park, modeled after the most popular video games like Call of Duty and Modern Warfare with our movie quality sets! Always upgrading our facilities, we now offer Airsoft and Laser Tag parties and walk on play as well!

Panic Escape Room is more than just a game of logic; it’s a collaborative problem-solving experience. Sure, there are certainly portions of the game that will require the use of puzzle-cracking strategies, but it is the way the team works together that saves precious time on the clock. A team of puzzle masters will not necessarily translate to success – you need to be a team that works together!

Downtown Elgin’s exclusive boxing gym provides training in Olympic style boxing, as well as Insanity, Yoga, Muay Thai, Jiu Jitsu, Strength & Conditioning and Personal Training. With programs designed for men, women and children of all fitness levels, everyone will experience an unmatched workout while perfecting their fighting skills.

18-hole championship golf course offers an unrivaled level of service that caters to your every need. It’s an experience sure to leave you with your own story to tell.

Multiple teeing areas to accommodate all skill levels
Full length practice facility with target greens
A fully stocked Pro Shop with top quality golf apparel and equipment
PGA Professional staff
2 family friendly par 3 short courses
Banquets, weddings, and special events for up to 200 people

Creating a community of people that focus on health and wellness through yoga, personal training, massage therapy and holistic healing practices.

 

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Different styles of yoga including Alignment Based Vinyasa, Anusara, Vinyasa, Yin, Therapeutic, Restorative, and our specialized Sama Flow classes.

Personal and Small Group Training, Fitness classes including Strength and Conditioning, Metabolic Interval, and Suspension Training (TRX).

Massage and Holistic Health Services including Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, and Aromatherapy Massage, Reiki, Holistic Health Coaching Programs and 90 Day Transformation Challenges.

Workshops for all levels of Yoga Practitioners, Holistic Health, and Wellness Partners (Naturopatic Doctors, Spa Partners, Chefs, Bakers, etc).

The original nine holes flow over beautiful rolling terrain, creating a diverse collection of holes.

The new nine holes reclaim an old stone quarry, and take maximum advantage of the unique and dramatic landforms that were left behind, including a twelve acre quarry lake. Four holes hug the top of the bluff thirty to forty feet above the water providing golfers with incredible views and numerous shot options on each hole.

The collection of eighteen holes now provides golfers with an adventure through a variety of unique golf holes in a beautiful setting.

The prairie style clubhouse features an expanded golf shop, locker rooms, event rooms with expansive ceilings and a full scale food and beverage operations. Enjoy dining at the Grumpy Goat Tavern and experience stunning golf course views. The facility also features a lighted practice facility offering bent grass tees, 30 hitting stations, short game area and a 9,000 sq. ft putting green.

 

#12  “Best New Courses in America” – GolfWeek Magazine 2013
#2 in Illinois “Best Courses You Can Play”– GolfWeek Magazine 2014
#1 “Municipal Course in Illinois & #8 in America”– GolfWeek Magazine 2014

The Underground Retrocade’s mission is to transport players back to their original arcade experience using the correct cabinets, controls, and displays.

Vida is a family owned studio that focuses on bringing balance to the body, mind, and spirit. We would like to share a space where every individual can feel safe in a warm, friendly, inviting environment. At Vida we believe that staying fit and exercising regularly are vital components to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. We have created Vida to cater to the Elgin community and surrounding suburbs. Everybody is welcome at Vida, no matter their fitness background.

Yoga in downtown Elgin!

The Villa Olivia Golf Course is a challenging Championship course filled with mature trees, rolling hills, and beautiful landscaping. This 18-hole course features 6,510 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 73, a course rating of 72.4, and a slope rating of 124.

Serosun Farms; a Premier Luxury Home Agrihood Community! Serosun Farms is conveniently located in beautiful Hampshire, Illinois. Serosun Farms was founded by 2 local business owners and lovers of nature whose goal was to protect the farm and the surrounding land from being developed and to preserve the beautiful natural areas that are so rapidly being destroyed. They purchased the 400-plus acres of stunning land and proceeded to restore the area to it’s original perfect natural state. The community has been Organic for over 10 years allowing indigenous plants, flowers, nature and wildlife to be brought back to life and thrive!

Over 70% of the land at Serosun has been Conserved and will never be built upon. Conservation of nature and creating a Sustainable, Healthful and Eco-conscious community are the principle values at Serosun Farms. Now Serosun Farms has opened up this amazing community for Residency! If you are looking for a unique home and an amazing lifestyle, look no further! Serosun Farms home sites are all a generous 1 Acre of land, each lot offering its’ own amazing views and unique landscape.

Residents can truly create their ‘dream home’ and partner with one of Serosun Farms top builders to bring their vision to life! All homes are custom built while incorporating the latest in sustainable building, Green technology and unique home features. Amenities abound as residents will also have full access to all 400 acres of glorious land and nature, 8 miles and counting of walking/riding trails, a World-class Equestrian Center, On-site Farm and Market with 2018/19 plans for a Farm to Table Restaurant, Green Day Spa, Community Pool, Artisan Village & so much more!  Visit the website for more information.

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