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Go from Midway Airport to northern, FPG courses in private vehicles

Behind five, FPG golf courses there is a plane and traffic.
Behind five, FPG golf courses there is a plane and traffic.
© 2014 Vernon Brookins

The northern, Forest Preserve Golf courses are Billy Caldwell, Chick Evans, Edgebrook, Highland Woods and Indian Boundary. (Chicago’s Madison Street is the north-south dividing line.) Midway Airport is between Cicero Avenue and Central Avenue, and between 55th Street and 63rd Street. Private vehicles are rental cars.

To get to Billy Caldwell Golf Course (This golf course is at 6150 N. Caldwell Avenue in Chicago, Ill.), driving golfers should take Cicero Avenue (Illinois 50) north for 14 miles to Peterson Avenue. They should turn left, going west, onto Peterson Avenue. After crossing over Interstate 94, Peterson Avenue becomes Caldwell Avenue (US 14). The golf course’s entrance is ¼ mile on the left.

To get to Chick Evans Golf Course (This golf course is at 6145 N. Golf Road in Morton Grove, Ill.), driving golfers should take Cicero Avenue (Illinois 50) north for approximately 19 miles until they get to Golf Road. (Cicero Avenue becomes Skokie Boulevard after crossing Devon Avenue, but it is still Illinois 50.) At Golf Road, they should turn left, going west over I-94, and past Harms Road. The course’s entrance is ½ mile on the left (south side).

From Midway to Edgebrook Golf Course (This course is at 6100B N. Central Avenue in Chicago, Ill.), driving golfers should follow the directions as if going to Billy Caldwell Golf Course, but instead of turning left from Cicero Avenue onto Caldwell Avenue, they should turn left onto Elston Avenue, which is before Caldwell Avenue, and approximately 13 miles from Midway. Continuing northwest on Elston Avenue for one mile, drivers should turn right, going north, at Central Avenue. The course’s entrance is ½ mile on the left.

From Midway to Highland Woods Golf Course (This course is at 2775 N. Ela Road in Hoffman Estates, Ill.), driving golfers should take Cicero Avenue north to Interstate 290, where they should enter the expressway going west. They should continue on westbound I-290 past I-294. Near Lake Street at Exit 7, I-290 continues north, drivers should stay on I-290! When drivers get to the Northwest Tollway (I-90), they should enter it and go northwest. At the next exit, which is Roselle Road, they should exit and go north to Central Road. Turning left at Central Road, and going west for approximately ½ mile will put them at Ela Road where they should turn right (going north). The golf course entrance is ¼ mile on the right.

From Midway to Indian Boundary Golf Course (This course is at 8600 N. Forest Preserve Avenue in Chicago, Ill.), driving golfers should take Cicero Avenue north to Belmont Avenue. (It’s approximately 11 miles.) At Belmont Avenue, they should turn left going west. They should continue along Belmont Avenue until they reach Cumberland Avenue where they should turn right, going north. The next, main road from Cumberland Avenue is Forest Preserve Drive where they should turn left (going southwest). The course entrance is approximately ¼ mile on the right.