“GOLF AROUND CHICAGO”
Ladies and gentlemen…start your putters! “Golf Around Chicago” is
celebrating its tenth anniversary with new holes, new challenges, and new
opportunities for fun. The popular miniature golf experience, proceeds from
which benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago, will run from Friday,
March 11 through Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at Navy Pier’s beautiful Crystal
To date, nearly 150,000 people have teed off at this whimsical 18-hole
course, which celebrates Chicago’s landmarks, buildings and culture. This year,
five brand new holes have been added, allowing golfers to step back in time to
the flappers and speakeasies of the Roaring ‘20s, putt through the faces that
adorn the futuristic Crown Fountain at Millennium Park, or enjoy the here and
now at one of the course’s other unique challenges.
In addition, the return of previous years’ favorite holes means that players
can once again make their way through the Chicago Stock Yards, go for a spin
down Wacker Drive, and honor the work of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater
Chicago on a hole celebrating the accomplishments of individuals with epilepsy
As in years past, the 2005 Golf Around Chicago holes have been designed and
built by the Chicago area’s top architects and construction companies, all of
whom contributed their time and efforts.
Golf Around Chicago’s course hours will be 10:00 am to 10:00 pm Monday
through Friday, 10:00 am to 11:00 pm Saturdays, and 10:00 am to 7:00 pm Sundays.
Admission is $6.75 for adults, and $5.25 for children under the age of 12. On
weekends, nine-hole play will be available at a reduced rate.
All proceeds from “Golf Around Chicago” benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of
Greater Chicago, which provides a full range of counseling, case management, and
advocacy services to people with epilepsy and their families. The Foundation
serves 43 counties in Northeastern and Central Illinois, and is an independent
affiliate of the national Epilepsy Foundation. Approximately 100,000 people with
epilepsy live in the area served by the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater