The Yard in Peoria is a fantastic indoor sports practice complex that is providing nearly 60,000 sq. ft. of practice space on artificial turf. The center accommodates field rentals and numerous clinics and lessons both individual athletes and sports teams of all skill levels and all ages.
The Yard is a unique facility that includes a regulation-sized youth baseball/softball indoor field, a regulation-sized baseball indoor field, regulation-sized pitching and batting cages, as well as a standard soccer field.
The Yard is providing rental accommodation for all sorts of individual athletes and sports teams that want to be able to practice regardless of the season’s weather conditions. The Yard also offers a conference room that features video and audio equipment and spaces for business or sports meetings or events like wedding and birthday parties.
The Yard, 1503 W Altorfer Dr, Peoria, Illinois 61615, Ph: (309) 839.0434
The Peoria Golf Learning Center & Academy
The Peoria Golf Learning Center & Academy is a is a year-round golf practice facility. It is located on Radnor Road, right across from the Kellogg Golf Course. The golf course’s driving range includes warmed hitting stations for comfort during the winter months and various hole layouts so the players have a chance for simulating their course shots during practice.
Golfers have the option to play from the center’s all-weather golf tees or from the center’s well-maintained grass hitting sites. For shorter game practice, players can use putting greens, chipping greens, and USGA-approved 9-holes skills course. There is also an indoor putting green with hitting nets, as well as a full-service Golf pro-shop. For some interesting Illinois facts, click here.
The Golf Learning Ctr. & Academy, 7815 N Radnor Rd, Peoria, Illinois 61615, Ph: (309) 690.7162
Kellogg Golf Course-Peoria
Kellogg Golf Course is affiliated with Peoria’s Park District. This is a 6,400 yard, 18 hole golf course featuring smoothly bent greens and grass fairways, sand bunkers, and beautiful trees, a perfect setting for testing the skills low to medium handicap golf players. Kellogg offers a fine putting green as well as a full-service pro golf shop and snacks are also available.
Kellogg Golf Course, 7716 Radnor Rd, Peoria, Illinois 61615, Ph: (309) 691.0293
Chapel Hill Golf Course & Event Center
Chapel Hill Golf Course is an 18 hole golf course that’s open to the public. The golf and event venue is located in north-central Illinois, a little southeast of Princeton.
Chapel Hill traces its roots back to the BVCC (Bureau Valley Country Club, a once private golf course that’s steeped in history and tradition that go all the way back to 1909, where it started out as a simple and humble stop on the Inter-Urban railway line between Bureau Junction and Princeton.
Chapel Hill Golf Course & Event Center, 12927 County Rd 26, Princeton, Illinois 61356, Ph: (815)-879.6531
Bunker Links is an 18-hole, Par 71 golf course that’s found in the north end of Lincoln Park in Galesburg, Illinois (Knox County).
Bunker Links was founded in 1924 and laid out and developed by a few local golf sports enthusiasts. The City of Galesburg owns and operates Bunker Links and the golf course is offering an affordable, accessible, and wonderful recreation option to all Galesburg residents and their guests. If you are in the area in August, don’t forget to check out Peoria’s Irish Fest. From Princeton, it’s just a short drive to Peoria.
Bunker Links Golf Course, 3500 Lincoln Park Dr, Galesburg, Illinois 61401, Ph: (309) 344.1818
Crane Creek Golf Course offers 18 holes in a wonderful setting in Mason County, Illinois. The golf course is nestled just outside the town of Kilbourne in a wooded area. Crane Creek is among Mason County’s most scenic gems. It is a truly challenging course set in a peaceful and serene environment and the beautiful golf course will offer you excitement and playability that are so inviting that you’ll always want to come back again. You will enjoy the course’s beautiful ponds, mature trees, bent grass fairways, sand traps, as well as its smooth greens.
The course offers five sets of tees that range from almost 5260 to 7400 yards and players of all sorts of skill levels will have a great time here. Crane Creek is just about one hour’s drive away from Central Illinois’major cities so for golfers who want to enjoy a fine golf getaway, Crane Creek is well worth the short drive. While in the area, you may as well visit Abraham Lincoln’s hometown, os Springfield, Illinois’ State Capital.
Crane Creek Golf Course, 24205 E CR 700 N, Kilbourne, Illinois 62655, Ph: (309) 538.9141