Best Golf Shops In Chicago

October 4, 2010 1:19 PM

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The months spent on the greens are short around Chicago, but when the weather allows for tee time, Chicago has a variety of golf specialty stores to meet your sporting needs. The best golf shops in Chicago go the extra mile to help customers make the most of the region’s short golf season.
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Ace Pro Golf Shop

3559 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 463-8333

Unlike massive sporting goods shops, Ace Pro Golf Shop provides an approachable shop staffed with a knowledgeable sales staff. In addition to a wide assortment of clubs, bags and other accessories that you can shop for in person, Ace Pro Golf Shop also has a helpful Web site, offers e-mail specials and staffs a customer service number to answer any of your equipment questions.

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Monty Levenson Golf Professional

3372 W. Devon Avenue
Lincolnwood, IL 60712
(847) 674-9760

Unpretentious, straightforward and with a no-frills ambience, Monty Levenson Golf Pro Shop in the North Park neighborhood has been one of the best golf shops in Chicago since the store first opened in 1950. Shoppers will find a wide selection of clubs, clothing and other golf equipment, plus an extensive array of clearance items for those looking to score great deals.

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Charles J. Klees Golf Shop

10436 S. Western Avenue
Chicago, IL 60643
(773) 233-4000

Charles J. Klees Golf Shop has been selling golf equipment in Chicago’s Beverly neighborhood since 1910. The shop offers custom club fitting and club selection, as well as the option to trade or purchase used clubs. Their extensive Web site allows you to peruse the store’s inventory before stepping foot in the shop. They also offer in-store sales, which you can preview online.

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Proline Golf

925 W. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622

With an extensive selection of golf products, Proline Golf in Chicago’s River West neighborhood, is conveniently located near downtown Chicago. Proline Golf not only offers clothing and equipment, but also a golf repair facility, complete with a full-time staff of knowledgeable experts. Peruse their ample selection online for a preview of what you might expect to find when you visit the store.

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Harborside International Golf Center

11001 S. Doty Avenue East
Chicago, IL 60628
(312) 782-7837

If you’re looking for an opportunity to hit the green and grab a few golfing accessories in the process, the Harborside International Golf Center, located on the south side of Chicago, allows you to both play and stock up on supplies. Harborside offers practice facilities and lessons, as well as a restaurant to grab a bite to eat after teeing off.

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2782 N. Clybourn Avenue, Bldg. C
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 281-1494

Located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, Golfsmith is a one-stop shop for all your golfing needs. Their staff is well-informed, and you can research products yourself on the store’s extensive Web site, which offers views and descriptions of everything from golf clubs and apparel, to high-tech gadgets such as rangefinders. You can also search for deals by looking through their outlet selection online.

By Gretchen Salois

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