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Bittersweet Golf Club

Bittersweet Golf Club in Gurnee, IL

COVID-19 Update 4/1/20: 

Illinois Governor Pritzker has announced an extension of the stay-at-home order through April 30th, 2020.

Executive Order 20-10 requires all non-essential businesses and operations to cease all activities except for minimum basic operations.

Per the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity the following question and answer:

Can golf courses stay open?
No; recreational sports businesses including golf courses are not considered essential businesses under the executive order.

Therefore, Bittersweet will remain closed for play through April 30th, 2020. Per the Executive Order, we are permitted to continue golf course maintenance and essential business activities, so please be assured that we will be ready to welcome golfers as soon as the stay-at-home order is lifted.

All of your Bittersweet staff and the entire GolfVisions team look forward to seeing our golfers back on the links soon. Stay home and stay healthy!

Bittersweet Golf Club is an 18-hole championship course located in Gurnee, IL, well known as home to both shopping and entertainment destinations. A scenic course, Bittersweet is rich in natural beauty. The landscape features mature hardwood trees, vibrant wetlands, a 100-year-old sage meadow, native prairies, wildflowers and an abundance of natural wildlife. This public course is very much on par with the conditions and feel of a private country club.

Bittersweet is an apt name for a breathtaking course that poses a serious test of shot-making savvy for avid, experienced golfers wishing to test their skills...who define FUN as the utmost challenge. At Bittersweet, however, FUN is available to all golfers. The choice is truly yours, as multiple tee placements allow recreational golfers, even newcomers to the game, to find an appropriate and friendly level of challenge. And impeccable bentgrass playing surfaces are a great equalizer for the abundant water, sand and wetlands.

Our driving range and new practice area is the perfect place to hone your swing or take lessons from a knowledgeable golf professional. Bittersweet's 19th hole, featuring an indoor grill room and outdoor patio seating, is among the finest in the north suburbs. A fabulous track, all the amenities and our terrific location just minutes from the Tri-State Tollway make Bittersweet a natural venue for your corporate or charitable outing, or other special event.

Bittersweet's Spring Fling originally scheduled for Saturday, April 25th, 2020 will be rescheduled and possibly reformatted. Please check this page later in April for further details.


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