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Nickol Knoll Golf Course

Nickol Knoll Golf Club

Nickol Knoll Golf Club

Built on 56 acres, there are three holes featuring vertical drop tee shots and three holes boasting uphill shots to the green. Famous Chicago Bear Walter Payton used this site for his daily exercise routine hence the aptly named, “Paytons Hill” on the 3rd tee! On a clear day you can see the Chicago skyline! The path encompasses the golf course and the park.

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Nickol Knoll will open for the season on Saturday, April 13. Call 847-590-6050 to make your tee time reservation.

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Payton Hill

In preparation for many of Walter’s thirteen hall of fame seasons he trained at what is now dubbed “Payton’s Hill.” The hill, previously a part of the Arlington Heights land fill that the golf course replaced, often forced Walter to dodge trash and small tree and shrub growth on his way up and down the hill. Payton’s Hill, now a part of Nickol Knoll golf club, was dedicated in 2000 by the Park District to honor Walter and his accomplishments.

While some of Walter’s records have been broken, including the NFL career rushing record by Emmitt Smith and the single game rushing record multiple times, Walter is still considered one of the best running backs of all time and will have his place in the hearts of Bear fans!

Golf Shop & Snack Bar

Golf Shop

The Golf shop at Nickol Knoll Golf Club carries all the most popular brands of golf balls and gloves as well as junior sets and other golf merchandise at great prices.

Also, if you are in the market for a new set of clubs, we have trained and certified PGA Professionals on staff that can get you a set that fits your game and your needs within your budget.

Snack Bar and Clubhouse

You’ll find the clubhouse view at Nickol Knoll very scenic and inviting for an after round refreshment and snack. We carry all your favorites at great prices.

Also, while you are in the clubhouse, the Walter Payton memorabilia is a must see. Check out some of the great pictures and collectibles of the Bear Hall Fame in the clubhouse on top of the Walter Payton’s Hill he used to train on.

Nickol Knoll Golf Club Features & Amenities

  • Ball Field
  • Bike/Walk Path
  • Golf Course 9 Hole
  • Maintenance Service Center
  • Park
  • Parking Lot
  • Public Restrooms
  • Special Use
  • WiFi
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