Summer is in full-swing here at the Northbrook Park District and our golf courses are some of Northshore’s premiere destinations for golf. In fact, Sportsman’s County Club was voted Best Public Driving Range by the 22nd Century Media’s North Shore Choice Awards! Sportsman’s Country Club is also a certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary for its achievements in environmental sustainability. In addition to being award-winning, our golf facilities offer something for all ages and abilities.
A destination for North Shore golfers since 1931, Sportsman’s Country Club offers 27 holes of golf (the Classic 18 and East 9), a lighted practice range with 33 stalls, a miniature golf course, three putting greens, a golf shop and a clubhouse dining room.
The Classic 18 is a par 70 course with outstanding bunkering, undulating greens and receives a high level of service and maintenance providing a more enjoyable game of strategy and skill.
The East 9 is a full-length, nine-hole course, ideal for a quick visit when time is limited. Sportsman’s also is home to the Northbrook Golf Academy, which offers group instruction and private lessons from PGA members and assistants.
Tee Time Reservations
Tee time reservations are available one week in advance through Sportsman’s website. If you prefer, you can call 847-291-2351, ext. 1. A credit card is required to guarantee a reservation, but cancellations are permitted with 24 hours notice.
Sportsman’s Practice Range
An automatic ball dispenser, easy-to-see targets, new range balls, plush hitting mats, and energy-efficient lighting for evening practice allow for an exceptional practice experience. Our ball dispenser offers convenient selection of basket sizes and accepts most major credit cards and prepaid range cards; golfers can also purchase a PIN code from the golf shop or range cashier.
Basket sizes and pricing:
- Warm-up $5 for 30 balls
- Medium $7 for 50 balls
- Large $9 for 80 balls
- Jumbo $16 for 160 balls
Mini-Golf at Sportsman’s Country Club
Our 18-hole mini-golf course offers a fun activity for all ages and skill levels. See our events calendar for special events and holiday tournaments.
- Youth $5
- Adult $6
Celebrate any occasion with a game of mini-golf at Sportsman’s Country Club. All ages can enjoy the challenges and friendly competition of an outdoor party. Catering is available through our food service provider Rocco Vino’s Inc. Enjoy the mini-golf course all to yourself for up to 2 hours for 20-50 guests. Facility rental include tables, chairs and mini-golf equipment rentals. Reservations are required.
Sportsman’s Golf Shop, Custom Clubfitting and Repair
Sportsman’s golf shop offers a full selection of equipment, apparel, and accessories from leading brands such as Titleist, TaylorMade, and Ping.
Our professional staff can help year-round with custom clubfitting, using our TrackMan® Doppler Radar system. Our industry-leading technology measures club and ball speed, launch angle, and spin rate to assure a proper fit for your game. Contact a member of our staff to book an appointment for custom fitting for woods, irons and wedges or a driver optimization.
Clubhouse Dining Room/Parties
During the golf season, Sportsman’s dining room and patio offer casual dining for golfers and the public. The clubhouse is available for private parties, meetings and gatherings.
The room holds up to 75 people. Summer availability is limited to evenings. Our experienced restaurant contractor, Rocco Vino’s, can take care of all your needs.
The Anetsberger Golf Course is a fun, short course offering nine holes from 100 to 190 yards which represents a new type of affordable, easier-to-play facility. The Park District considers the course an important component of its golf program, serving seniors trying to stay active as well as young families moving into the village. An afternoon at the course can provide a family bonding experience, creating memories that will last a lifetime.The holes have short tees with their own tee markers and yardages to allow beginners, young players and seniors a chance to play an easier setup. Next to the first tee is a short game practice area, where players can warm up before their rounds. Two practice sand bunkers surround a large putting green, and a one-acre fairway is available for practicing pitch shots from up to 50 yards from the green.
Alongside the course, the Techny Prairie Center offers a golf shop and registration, a patio/sitting area, vending machines and restrooms. Golfers can play on a first-come, first-served basis, without the need for tee times. Although motorized carts are not used, pull carts are available.
Tee Time Reservations
Tee time reservations are available by calling 847-291-2971 or just stop in to play!
Youth and Adult Golf Instruction
The PGA Professionals of the Northbrook Golf Academy are dedicated to helping you improve your skills and enjoyment of the game. With a step-by-step approach, our instruction guides and develops players from beginners through recreational level golfers. View our Autumn Guide to learn more about Golf Instruction Programs.