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Go from O'Hare Airport to northern FPG courses in private vehicles

This photo is about planes, cars and golf courses.
This photo is about planes, cars and golf courses.
© 2014 Vernon Brookins

You may be an avid golfer who has sufficient income and time to play several golf courses in 50 states. If so, this article directs you on how to get from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport to Forest Preserve’s, five, northern, Cook County golf courses. These directions are for when you use private vehicles. (Flying into O’Hare airport, you will most likely rent a car.) A future article will give directions to Forest Preserve’s, remaining, five, Cook County golf courses.

Forest Preserve’s, northernmost golf course is Highland Woods Golf Course at 2775 N. Ela Road in Hoffman Estates. Going east on Interstate 190 from the airport, you should exit onto the northbound, Interstate 294 (Tri-State Tollway). A short distance up this Tollway, there is the Interstate 90 ramp; take this exit going northwest. Take Interstate 90 northwest to the Roselle Road exit. Go north on Roselle Road and turn left, going west, at Central Road. Turn right, going north at Ela Road. The golf course entrance is approximately ¼ mile on the right (east side) of Ela Road.

To go from O’Hare Airport to Chick Evans Golf Course, which is at 6145 N. Golf Road in Morton Grove, Ill., follow the aforementioned directions from the airport to Interstate 294 going north. Continue on northbound Interstate 294 to the Dempster Street, east exit (US Highway 14). (There is no exit at Golf Road.) Take Dempster east to Waukegan Road (Illinois Highway 43) and turn left (north). Continue north to Golf Road (Illinois Highway 58) where you will turn right (east). The golf course entrance is on the right about ½ mile.

Edgebrook Golf Course, which is at 6100B N. Central Avenue, Chicago, Ill. and Billy Caldwell Golf Course, which is at 6150 N. Caldwell Avenue, Chicago, Ill. are with ½ mile of each other. Leave the airport going east on Interstate 190. Interstate 190 will merge into Interstate 90, go east to Chicago. Exit at Harlem Avenue (Exit 81A) and go south. Turn left at West Higgins Road going southeast/east. Follow West Higgins Road until you reach Central Avenue, turn right going south. You get to Edgebrook by following Central Avenue past Caldwell Avenue for about ¼ mile; the golf course is on the right (west) side. To get to Caldwell Golf Course, turn left onto it from Central Avenue; the course is on the right about ¼ mile.

To get to Indian Boundary Golf Course (8600 W. Forest Preserve Drive, Chicago, Ill.), follow the above directions from the airport going to Edgebrook; however, you will exit at Cumberland Road (exit 79A-B, Illinois Highway 171) going south. Continue on Cumberland until Forest Preserve Drive (two or three miles), turn right going southwest. The golf course entrance is on the right just before Forest Preserve Drive ends at Belmont Avenue.