Thanks fairwaynut!fairwaynut;n8895010 said:Hey Brassie
There are a number of courses here in the area, that would fit the bill. St. Andrews is good either the #1 course or the Joe Jemsek are good. Hilldale is a great course, have played there many times over the years. Also for your consideration would be Bloomingdale Golf course and Bartlet Hills. You might also enjoy the Eaglewood Resort course. The Highlands of Elgin is a better course and is a links style course.
I was completely unaware of Bloomingdale and Eaglewood. Just looked both of them up online and both look great for how I want to restart by easing back into it, without playing monster penal courses right out of the gate. I know I'm going to be a bit wayward at first and want to still enjoy being out finding my way again, without being punished too much. For about 15 years when I lived in south FL, I played between a 6, to an 8 hdcp on courses with 135 - 145 Slope. I'm much older now and haven't played in 15 years... so I'm trying to figure out what kind of a swing and game I can realistically have now.
Good to know Hilldale is great... it is very close to me. I've been to the range there and it is ok but very minimal. The practice putting green is better. They've got no practice bunkers, so I've yet to hit any bunker shots. Are the practice facilities better at St Andrews? IIRC, they seem to boast that on their website.
The other day I spotted the Highlands course in this thread and looked it up. It looks great! And as soon as I can get some consistency in my game, I will definitely give that one a try.
How is the Cary course? or how about the Schaumburg course?
I appreciate your inputs!