Take a Tour of Local Illinois Golf Courses As a peacefully remote vacation oasis, there are countless ways to enjoy rest and recreation in Utica, IL. Golf courses dot the landscape in every direction, beckoning players of all experience levels to grab a set of clubs and tee-up. Some less than 10 minutes away, others deeper into Chicagoland, each offers a different experience to savor. Here are a few of our favorites:\rSeneca’s Oak Ridge Golf Club658 East US Highway 6LaSalle, IL 61301$15-$32Not five miles from our resort, the natural beauty of this 18-hole course will take your breath way. Measuring a total of 6,900 yards, oak trees tower over the fairways, with five lakes, 49 sand traps, and a trickling creek throughout, it’s a great stop on any Illinois golf tour.\rSouth Bluff Country Club229 N. 2550th RoadPeru, IL 61354$15-$20Choose between 9 and 18 holes in the quiet escape of nearby Peru, IL.\rDayton Ridge Golf Club3076 E. 18th RoadOttawa, IL 61350Equally famous as their fun 9-hole course, the Clubhouse Pub & Grille by the 9th hole is a destination of its own. Perfect for post-play drinks and dining, specials include their legendary Taco Tuesdays (11am-8pm), and finger-licking Wing Fling Thursdays (11am-8pm).\rSpring Creek Golf Course286 Spring Creek DriveSpring Valley, IL 61362$13-$39Boasting four of the toughest holes in the area, this award-winning course has been voted the “Illinois Valley’s First Choice in Golf Courses” for nine years running.\rNettle Creek Country Club5355 Saratoga RoadMorris, IL 60450$15-$36Widely considered among the best courses in the prairies of Chicagoland, they’re motto is “Every club gets a workout here” – meaning you’ll want to bring you're A-game.