Heritage Oaks Golf Club Named #1 Public Driving Range by Chicago Golf Report

  • The newly renovated Practice Range at Heritage Oaks features TrackMan Technology.

    The newly renovated Practice Range at Heritage Oaks features TrackMan Technology. Courtesy of Northbrook Park District

Updated 4/26/2022 9:22 AM

Northbrook Park District's Heritage Oaks Golf Club has been awarded the title of Chicago's #1 Public Course Driving Range by Chicago Golf Report, labeled an honor by Director of Golf Operations Greg Baron who also said the entire staff is "tremendously grateful" for the recognition.

After almost two full seasons of construction, Heritage Oaks re-opened in August 2021, making 2022 its first full year of operations following course renovations and new clubhouse construction that started in December 2019. The award-winning driving range has welcomed a steady flow of golfers since opening for the season on March 16.


The Practice Range at Heritage Oaks features TrackMan technology, six target greens, Titleist Tour practice range balls and Real Feel Golf Mats. Part of what makes Heritage Oaks' driving range so popular is its TrackMan technology, allowing each shot to be traced using doppler radar. The free downloadable app tracks eight key data points including carry, ball speed, launch angle, side distance, total distance, height, launch direction and distance from the pin. In addition to analyzing shots, TrackMan also hosts a variety of engaging and fun interactive games that will help improve the golf game with friendly competition. Heritage Oaks is proud to be the first driving range with a complete installation of TrackMan technology in Illinois.

Chicago Golf Report calls Heritage Oaks' Driving Range, "everybody's everything at an affordable price," whether they came to "warm-up before a round, or to engage in a serious practice session, or brought the family for fun and games."

After almost two seasons of construction and long hours making sure the facilities and programming were above standards, the title is certainly appreciated by the hard-working staff at Heritage Oaks Golf Club.

Baron wanted to thank "the Northbrook Community for informing us that the Practice Range is a top priority for investment, as well as the Board of Park Commissioners who were in full support of the redevelopment. A special thank you also goes out to our Architect Rick Jacobson, the staff at TrackMan, and the renovation Project Team."

For more information about Heritage Oaks Golf Club, visit heritageoaksgc.com or call (847) 291-2351.

Established in 1927, Northbrook Park District's Mission is to enhance the community by providing outstanding services, parks and facilities through environmental, social and financial stewardship.

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