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

This is the quadtych for the southern, Forest Preserve golf courses article.
This is the quadtych for the southern, Forest Preserve golf courses article.
© 2014 Vernon Brookins

This article is about going from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport to southern, Forest Preserve golf courses using private vehicles. The southern, Cook County, Forest Preserve Golf courses are Burnham Woods, George W. Dunne National, Joe Louis “The Champ”, Meadowlark and River Oaks. The north-south line is Chicago’s Madison Street.

To get to Meadowlark Golf Course, which is the northernmost and westernmost of the south, Forest Preserve golf courses at 11599 31st Street in Hinsdale, Ill., driving golfers should take Interstate 190 east to Interstate 294 south toward Indiana. They should continue on Interstate 294 to the Cermak Road exit (22nd Street), where they should go east. At Wolf Road, which is a short distance away, they should turn right, going south. At 31st Street, they should turn right again (going west), and go about ½ mile to Meadowlark’s entrance. It will be on the southern side of 31st Street.

To get to Joe Louis “The Champ” Golf Course, which is at 13100 S. Halsted Street, Riverdale, Ill., driving golfers should leave O’Hare Airport going east on Interstate 190. They should take Interstate 294 (Tri-State Tollway) south toward Indiana. After going approximately 25 miles, they should exit going east at 127th Street (Burr Oak Avenue). Drivers should continue east on Burr Oak Avenue to Halsted Street (US Highway 1). At Halsted Street, they should turn right, going south. After crossing the bridge, the golf course’s entrance will be on the right (western side) after the first street.

From O’Hare Airport to George W. Dunne National Golf Course, which is at 16310 S. Central Avenue in Oak Forest, Ill., driving golfers should take Interstate 190 to Interstate 294 south. They should continue on I-294 for approximately 36 miles to 159th Street (US Highway 6), where they should exit going west. After approximately one mile, they should turn left at Central Avenue and go south for ½ mile. The golf course’s entrance will be on their right.

From O’Hare Airport to River Oaks Golf Course, which is at 1 Park Avenue, Calumet City, Ill., driving golfers should follow the aforementioned directions to 159th Street (US Highway 6). However, they should go east instead of west at this exit. They should continue east on 159th Street, past Interstate 94. River Oaks Golf Course’s entrance will be on the right approximately ¼ mile after crossing I-94.

From O’Hare Airport to Burnham Woods Golf Course, which is at 14201 S. Burnham Avenue, Burnham, Ill., driving golfers should follow the aforementioned directions to River Oaks Golf Course, except that when they reach Interstate 94, they should get on this interstate and go north. Going north (west) on Interstate 94, they should exit at the next ramp, which is Sibley Boulevard (147th Street.), going east. They should continue east on Sibley Boulevard for two-three miles until they reach Burnham Avenue where they should turn left (north). After going north on Burnham Avenue, up and over the overpass, for approximately ¾ mile, they will see the golf course’s entrance on the right.