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Use public transportation going from O'Hare Airport to northern, FPG courses

The center graphic is symbolic for all putting greens with organic shapes.
The center graphic is symbolic for all putting greens with organic shapes.
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Chicago-land public transportation includes commuter trains and buses: CTA, Metra and Pace. Pace buses have more extensive, suburban coverage than the CTA has. Metra commuter trains run less frequently than Pace buses or CTA’s buses and trains. Northern, FPG (Forest Preserve Golf) courses are those (five) that are north of Chicago’s Madison Street.

Public transportation from O’Hare to Highland Woods Golf Course (This golf course is at 2775 N. Ela Road in Hoffman Estates, Ill.) requires taking CTA’s Blue Line train to the Rosemont Station. At the Rosemont Station, riders should take the 606 Pace Bus to Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg. Since there is no public transportation to Highland Woods Golf Course, golfers will need to take a taxi to the course (five miles).

From O’Hare to Chick Evans (This course is at 6145 N. Golf Road in Morton Grove, Ill.), golfers should take CTA’s Blue Line train toward the city, and disembark at the Harlem station. From there, they should take the Pace 423 bus north on Harlem Avenue to Golf Road where they should transfer to the Pace 208 bus going east on Golf Road. After two miles, golfers should disembark at Overlook Drive and walk 100 feet east to the course’s entrance, which is on the right side.

From 0’Hare to Edgebrook Golf Course (Edgebrook Golf Course is at 6100B N. Central Avenue in Chicago.), golfers should take CTA’s Blue Line train toward the city, and disembark at the Jefferson Park station. At this station, they can take CTA’s 85A bus or Pace’s #225 bus north on Central Avenue. They should disembark on the right at the bus stop right before the forest preserve begins. They will need to walk west across Central Avenue to the course’s entrance.

From O’Hare to Billy Caldwell Golf Course (This course is at 6150 N. Caldwell Avenue in Chicago.), golfers should follow the aforementioned directions as if going to Edgebrook Golf Course except they should disembark at Caldwell Avenue. They would then take CTA’s #84 bus east for ¼ mile, and disembark at the bus stop which is right in front of the golf course.

From O’Hare to Indian Boundary Golf Course (This course is at 8600 W. Forest Preserve Drive in Chicago.), golfers should take CTA’s Blue Line train toward the city, and exit at Cumberland Avenue. At Cumberland, they should take Pace’s #331 bus south to Forest Preserve Drive. After disembarking at Forest Preserve Drive, they will need to walk southwest on Forest Preserve Drive for ½ mile to the course’s entrance.