The Palatine Hills Golf Association (PHGA), has shaped over 40 years of golf at the Palatine Hills Golf Course, located at 512 W. Northwest Highway, Palatine. The goal of the association is to promote the game of golf along with fellowship and sportsmanship.
More than 130 men and women currently belong to the association. Longtime PHGA member Bob Doherty states, "Belonging to this great association is like belonging to my own 'country club,' at a premier, well-maintained public golf course. I can't believe the friends I have made and the camaraderie experienced over the years."
The PHGA consists of over 14 committees that organize events and activities throughout the golfing season. A few of the events offered include the Spring Scramble, weekend pot games, holiday potluck games, a member/relative event, monthly travel events, and the popular Takahashi Classic -- a two-person/two-ball event.
According to Mark Faruzzi, who first joined the association in 2013, "Last year was my first year as a member and I can't wait to get started this spring. The events are so much fun, and what a great group!"
Community and course-related service projects are another important aspect of the association. Projects include the 7th tee fountain, the Memorial Garden, and the Garden logo. These projects and services help promote the country club feel of both Palatine Hills and the association.
Golfers of varying experience levels are welcome to join the association; all players establish a USGA handicap under a well-managed system and compete with individuals with similar handicaps. Members can establish a foursome for Saturday or Sunday permanent tee times, become a substitute golfer for the permanent tee times, or just choose to participate in the association's many special events.
For information, visit www.phgagolf.com or contact Dan Stockwell, new member liaison, at (630) 240-6089.
Palatine Hills Golf Course is a facility of the Palatine Park District. The par 72 course has four sets of tees that provide a challenging yet enjoyable experience for golfers of all skill levels. The course layout requires golfers to use all the clubs in the bag during a round. The par 4 holes range in distance from 335 to 456 yards, and the par 3 holes range from 165 to 228 yards. In addition, players must contend with 29 bunkers and water that comes into play on 10 holes.
The mission of Palatine Park District is to provide a variety of safe, enjoyable and affordable parks and recreation facilities and activities that will enhance the quality of life by promoting good health and well-being for all residents and visitors of the Palatine Park District.
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