White Hawk and Glenwoodie

The boys played White Hawk, Crown Point, IN and Glenwoodie, a local course in Glenwood, IL. The rain has been a positive factor for course conditions for the most part, although rounds are down substantially this season. There are deals for most of the public courses such that even a person on a limited income can play once a week.

White Hawk cost only $29 for 18 holes with an "instant" online coupon for $10. There are four nine hole courses and three of them are in great condition: Red, Black and Gray. The guys played Gray and then Silver, which was needs a lot of work. It obviously gets the least maintenance and suffers from crew abuse. Regular players know about the Silver course and choose to play two of the other three or one of the others twice for 18 holes. Info is available at WHITE HAWK, IN

Glenwoodie is a mature course about 40 minutes from Chicago's southside and the home course for Mount Carmel High School. The guys have played this course many times, but this Tuesday was the last time they will probably play it together for the foreseeable future.

The course is in good condition, the greens are moderately fast and the new clubhouse looks like it will be a crowd pleaser when it's done. Federal stimulus money was obtained for this project and I hope it pays off. Greenfees are negotiable but the website has it all at GLENWOODIE GC.