The Arlington Heights Park District and Nickol Knoll Golf Club are celebrating Chicago Bears legend and former Arlington Heights resident, Walter Payton’s birthday, on the weekend of July 23rd by offering a special foursome discount for the price of three.
The celebration named, “Hit the Holes with Three Fore” will be held the weekend of July 23rd-25th to celebrate Sweetness’ birthday on July 25th. A foursome special will be available all weekend to those reserving tee times for 39 dollars, instead of the typical 52 dollars.
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.
Nickol Knoll Golf Club is located on the north side of Arlington Heights and is a unique par 3 course consisting of 1,163 yards, including three holes featuring vertical-drop tee shots and two uphill shots to the green. On a clear day, golfers can often see the Chicago skyline near where Payton did much of his damage to NFL defenses in his illustrious career.
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 one of the best running backs of all time and certainly the best Chicago Bear of all time.
To honor this great Chicago Bears player and former Arlington Heights resident contact Nickol Knoll Golf Club at 847-590-6050, to reserve a tee time and celebrate the legacy of Three Fore.