Foursomes and Carts Starting May 29. Make your Tee Time Now!

We are extremely pleased to announce the following golf guidelines have been approved by the DCEO and will go into effect beginning Friday, May 29:

  • Foursomes
  • 10-minute tee time intervals
  • Golf carts are permitted for individual use or family groups (same household)
  • Driving ranges, practice ranges, chipping greens, and putting greens are permitted with capacity restrictions
  • Outdoor golf lessons will be available for individuals and groups of 10 or less, including the golf instructor(s)
  • Pro Shop will reopen and comply with the retail guidelines
  • Beverage carts will be available on the course
  • Food and beverage service will be available for takeaway to be enjoyed on the patio or on the course (indoor dining is closed)
  • Restrooms in the Clubhouse will be open

PHASE 3 MODIFICATIONS

As we move into phase 3 of the state ordinance we want to assure you that the health and safety of our guests and staff is our top priority. We take pride in our clean and safe facilities.  We are proactively taking steps to ensure the health and safety of everyone that sets foot on our property.
Current actions include:
  • Following CDC recommendations and guidelines DGGC will be requiring all guests and staff to wear a face mask when entering the clubhouse. Masks do not need to be worn on the golf course during the round.
  • Routine cleaning, sanitation, and disinfection of all locations, especially commonly touched surfaces, will be done frequently throughout the day.
  • Hand sanitizer use will be encouraged and readily available to all customers.
  • Modifications to bathroom stalls to minimize contact have been done.
  • Plastic sneeze guards have been installed to create a barrier between the guest and staff during checkout.
  • All golf carts and pull carts will be thoroughly sanitized after each use. Disinfectant will be applied to all contact areas of carts.
  • Instructors will be required to wear a mask anytime they come within six feet of a student.
  • Foursomes with 10 minute tee time intervals to create spacing between tee times and diminish backups on the course.
  • Gas carts available with single riders – members of the same household will be allowed to ride together.
  • Driving range capacity has been diminished to create additional spacing between guests.
  • Indoor seating has been removed from the clubhouse with additional outdoor seating being added spaced out for social distancing.
We ask that players follow these guidelines when on the course:
  • Leave the pin in the cup. A small device has been attached to the bottom of the flag stick to assist in the removal of your golf ball from the hole. You will be able to use your putter to extract the ball eliminating contact.
  • Please rake any bunkers with your feet or club. To minimize contact, rakes will not be in the bunkers. Feel free to place your ball in the bunker for a good lie, or take a free drop outside of the bunker.
  • When your round has concluded, please return any golf or pull carts to their designated area to be cleaned. Please throw away any trash left in the cart – this includes scorecard, pencil, tees, etc. Thank you!
  • Remember social distancing practices and stand six feet away from your playing partners at all times. So, no more handshakes at the 18th green. No high-fives or even fist bumps after a great shot or a birdie. Maybe a bow, salute or a thumbs-up instead.

Please click to view all the details from the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO)

COVID-19 Golf Rules & Modifications

Please help us remain open for play by adhering to the following COVID-19 rules and modifications established by Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order and the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity.

PHASE 3 MODIFICATIONS

As we move into phase 3 of the state ordinance we want to assure you that the health and safety of our guests and staff is our top priority. We take pride in our clean and safe facilities.  We are proactively taking steps to ensure the health and safety of everyone that sets foot on our property.
Current actions include:
  • Following CDC recommendations and guidelines DGGC will be requiring all guests and staff to wear a face mask when entering the clubhouse. Masks do not need to be worn on the golf course during the round.
  • Routine cleaning, sanitation, and disinfection of all locations, especially commonly touched surfaces, will be done frequently throughout the day.
  • Hand sanitizer use will be encouraged and readily available to all customers.
  • Modifications to bathroom stalls to minimize contact have been done.
  • Plastic sneeze guards have been installed to create a barrier between the guest and staff during checkout.
  • All golf carts and pull carts will be thoroughly sanitized after each use. Disinfectant will be applied to all contact areas of carts.
  • Instructors will be required to wear a mask anytime they come within six feet of a student.
  • Foursomes with 10 minute tee time intervals to create spacing between tee times and diminish backups on the course.
  • Gas carts available with single riders – members of the same household will be allowed to ride together.
  • Driving range capacity has been diminished to create additional spacing between guests.
  • Indoor seating has been removed from the clubhouse with additional outdoor seating being added spaced out for social distancing.
We ask that players follow these guidelines when on the course:
  • Leave the pin in the cup. A small device has been attached to the bottom of the flag stick to assist in the removal of your golf ball from the hole. You will be able to use your putter to extract the ball eliminating contact.
  • Please rake any bunkers with your feet or club. To minimize contact, rakes will not be in the bunkers. Feel free to place your ball in the bunker for a good lie, or take a free drop outside of the bunker.
  • When your round has concluded, please return any golf or pull carts to their designated area to be cleaned. Please throw away any trash left in the cart – this includes scorecard, pencil, tees, etc. Thank you!
  • Remember social distancing practices and stand six feet away from your playing partners at all times. So, no more handshakes at the 18th green. No high-fives or even fist bumps after a great shot or a birdie. Maybe a bow, salute or a thumbs-up instead.

Please click to view all the details from the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO)


Tee Time Reservations & Payments:

  • Tee time reservations and payments must be made online at downersgrovegolfclub.org. (Reservations open starting April 28)
  • Players shall be grouped in twosomes.
  • Resident rates will apply to all players:
    • $20 Monday to Thursday
    • $22 Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Senior rate is available Monday to Thursday. After reserving online at regular rate, call 630.963.1306 to have your payment adjusted.
  • Tee times are scheduled 15 minutes apart to prevent groups from gathering at first tee.

Course Modifications:

  • Arrive at the first tee no more than 5 minutes before your scheduled tee time.
  • No golf carts may be used on course, except for individuals with a physical disability or physical limitations (proof required via Persons with Disabilities Certification Parking Placard).
  • Only privately-owned pull carts may be utilized.
  • Driving range and putting greens will remain closed.
  • Clubhouse and Pro Shop will remain closed.
  • Food and beverage service is unavailable.
  • Portlets will be available near the 6th green; cleaning will occur once an hour.
  • No benches or tables will be available.
  • Cups will be elevated.

Player Restrictions:

  • Any players with any symptoms of COVID-19, should not play.
  • In addition, any players from a household with someone with symptoms of COVID-19 should not play.
  • Golfers must walk and carry own clubs; no caddies.
  • Bring your own supply of balls, tees, ball markers, and any other equipment needed to play golf.
  • Adhere to social distancing on tees, greens, and throughout the course and parking lot. Congregating is prohibited.
  • Golfers should pick up their own ball.
  • Handle your own scorecard.
  • Bring your own water/sports drink, towel and snack. No outside alcohol permitted.
  • Do not use the public drinking fountain or ball cleaner.
  • Leave the flag in place while putting.
  • Sort out the sand in the bunker with a club.
  • Put on your golf shoes at your vehicle.
  • Bring hand sanitizer with you and use during your round and at the end.
  • No handshakes at the beginning or end of the round.

On Thursday, March 26, we received additional clarification regarding golf course operations as it relates to the Stay at Home Order. Unfortunately, this means that the Downers Grove Golf Club and driving range will be CLOSED now through April 7 (at a minimum). The Golf Club will not be open for dog walking or any recreational use during this time.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we do our best to provide updates and adhere to the guidelines set by the State of Illinois in regards to the Stay at Home Order.

GOLF UPDATE: March 25

DOWNERS GROVE GOLF CLUB IS REOPENING ON MARCH 26!

After receiving clarification from the Governor’s Office regarding the “stay at home” order as it relates to golf courses, the Downers Grove Golf Club will be OPEN STARTING MARCH 26 depending on weather conditions. This includes the driving range and shelter. Updated FAQ regarding “Stay at Home” order

SCHEDULE A TEE TIME

 

OPEN WITH LIMITED OPERATIONS DUE TO COVID-19
Downers Grove Golf Club is taking precautions to keep our guests safe:

  • Credit card transactions only (no cash).
  • The Clubhouse will be closed (no restrooms available) including food and beverage service.
  • No carts available; walking only.
  • Longer tee time intervals to create increased social distancing between golfers.
  • We are asking all golfers to leave the pin in the cup to limit contact.
  • Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes are available.

We are asking those who visit the Downers Grove Golf Club to practice the following recommendations provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help prevent the transmission of COVID-19:
Stay home when you are sick.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • For more information, visit cdc.gov.

🎁 Give the gift of golf this holiday season! All golf merchandise is marked down in the Clubhouse. Golf course gift cards and driving range cards also make a great gift and can be purchased online at https://www.downersgrovegolfclub.org/online-store/.

On Monday, Nov. 4, Downers Grove Golf Club will begin offering a special fall golf rate of just $13! Take advantage of this discounted rate through the end of the 2019 season!

Reserve a tee time

 

CLUBHOUSE EXTERIOR IMPROVEMENTS
Oct. 31 – Nov. 22
The Clubhouse will receive the following improvements:
New roof • Exterior paint
We apologize for the inconvenience.

Golf Camps at the Downers Grove Golf Club provide an environment where young golfers of all abilities can play, have fun and improve their golf skills. Check out Smart Smart Golf for ages 3-4, Little Linkers for ages 5-7, Junior Aces for ages 8-14 and High School Prep Camp for ages 12-18.

Start Smart Golf
Parents, let our certified golf professionals show you how to teach your youngster the game of golf with positive reinforcement, FUN activities and exciting equipment! Learn how to develop your child’s motor skills, ball sense and feel for the golf swing using the driving range and practice green. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. Make-ups will not be accommodated for missed days.
Age: 3-4 Fee: $45

Little Linkers Golf Camp
Our certified golf professionals and their staff introduce young children to the game of golf by teaching solid fundamentals while emphasizing golf techniques and swing mechanics. Each session meets three days on the driving range and practice green. Golfers should bring their own clubs if they have access to a set; a limited number of loaner clubs are available to be shared. Practice balls, USGA rules book and camp T-shirt are included in the cost of the camp. Make-ups will not be accommodated for missed days.
Age: 5-7 Fee: $60

Junior Aces Golf Camp
Our certified golf professionals help junior golfers develop the confidence, independence and focus needed for the great game of golf. Grouped by age and ability, instruction will include the basics of the golf swing, etiquette, woods, irons and the short game. Camps meet Monday to Friday for 45 minutes. Each weekly session includes an evening of supervised course play on the Friday of that session at 6:30pm. We ask that golfers bring their own clubs if they have access to a set, if not a limited number of loaner clubs are available to be shared. Practice balls, USGA rules book and camp T-shirt are included in the cost of the camp. Make-ups will not be accommodated for missed days.
Age: 8-14 Fee: $110

High School Prep Camp
This high school camp is a six-hour group lesson that takes place over three days and concludes with a nine-hole playing lesson on the fourth day! Our golf professionals touch on every aspect of the game and tailor the class to the needs of every golfer. This is the perfect lead up to the high school season! Golfers should have their own clubs.
Make-ups will not be accommodated for missed days.
Age: 12-18 Fee: $175

The new Teesnap point-of-sale system will require the Golf Club to issue new gift cards to golfers with existing Downers Grove Park District gift cards. Stop by the Clubhouse this Saturday and Sunday (March 23 and 24) from 9 am to 3 pm to swap your old gift card for a new Downers Grove Golf Club gift card (balances will be transferred). As a thank you, golfers will receive a FREE medium bucket of balls for the driving range.

Just in time for the 2019 golf season, the Downers Grove Park District has partnered with Teesnap, a golf course management system, to provide golfers at the Downers Grove Golf Club with an improved visitor experience. This web-based solution includes an all-new, mobile-friendly website as well as an improved onsite point-of-sale system. The new website features easy navigation, search engine optimization, an integrated tee time reservation solution and online store.

Golfers can visit downersgrovegolfclub.org to explore the unique history and recreational opportunities offered at the Downers Grove Golf Club. Information regarding lessons, leagues, tournaments, events and programs is available at the click of a button. Interactive elements including a course flyover and drone footage of the new driving range shelter highlight the spectacular scenery of this challenging and historic course.

Through the online booking system, golfers can easily view available tee times, reserve spots for multiple players and pay in advance. The online store offers gift cards and range cards for purchase in addition to packages for private golf lessons with our Golf Professionals.

Sally Hayduck, Superintendent of Customer Service at the Downers Grove Park District, is thrilled that the Teesnap management system will also improve onsite customer service at the golf course.

“The system will result in a quicker golfer check-in process at our Starter Station as well as a more efficient point-of -sale experience in our Clubhouse,” said Hayduck. “In addition, the system will assist the course in data collection and provide the ability to email golfers special offers and promotions to enhance their experience.”

The course at the Downers Grove Golf Club is now open for the 2019 season (weather permitting). On chilly or raining spring days, golfers can hit a few balls under the new heated driving range shelter. Buckets of balls can be purchased at the range shelter for as little as $6.