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Bittersweet Golf Club

Bittersweet Golf Club in Gurnee, IL

FALL IS FABULOUS AT THE SWEET! To create a safer environment for our guests and staff, masks are required for guests in and around the clubhouse at all times, whether checking in for golf, ordering food and beverages, using the restroom, etc. We ask that golfers/guests practice social distancing at all times among members of their group, between groups and with our staff. Thank you for your cooperation and patronage.
Bittersweet Golf Club is an 18-hole championship course located in Gurnee, IL, well known as home to entertainment, shopping and dining 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.

Friday Burger Nights have concluded for the season and will resume in Spring 2021. Thank you for your support!


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