MISTWOOD & MCQ’S THE BUILDING CONTINUES

DSC03646 Links and tees dome DSDSC03493 Ready to rock DSNew_GRAA_Logo DS  Links & Tee’s Golf Dome 880 West Lake Street in Addison. Open today from 8 AM to 10 PM, fee’s start at just $12 for 30 minutes. Grab a lesson from the teaching team of Molly Baney, John Elliot Jr., Eric Ilic, Ronnie Martin, Sarah Pesavento, or Bill Wadden. Call (630)-233-7275 or visit Addisonparks.org online for more details about special events, or junior or senior dome discounts at the dome.

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BY: RORY SPEARS, Editor & Director of Content at the Mistwood Performance Center. Follow Rory on FB, Linkedin, & Twitter @GogBlogGuy

The outdoor golf season might be shut down for the moment with the very cold temperatures we have outside. But it won’t be long before the spring days are here and outdoor summer golf returns.

While golfers are keeping warm in the area domes like Links & Tee’s in Addison, the White Pines Golf Dome in Bensenville, the Buffalo Grove Golf and Sports Facility, and MCQ’s in Bolingbrook. The work is continuing at the facilities of McWethy Golf for all-year round golf fun.

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Mistwood Golf Club and MCQ’s Dome owner Jim McWethy keeps improving his golf facilities.

He just doesn’t quit and he doesn’t stand still either and that is great thing for Chicago area golfers. Burr Ridge businessman Jim McWethy hasn’t listened to the critics who wondered about his investment at the Mistwood Golf Club in Romeoville, then he kept moving forward and right into neighboring Bolingbrook when he bought up the facility formerly known at the “Ditka Dome” and turned it into the quickly growing and increasingly popular MCQ’s dome.

A few years back McWethy launched a three-phased plan to renovate Mistwood. Phase one was to redo the golf course, McWethy hired Michigan based architect Ray Hearn to come back and renovate the golf course Hearn designed in the 1990’s. Reviews have been nothing short of outstanding. Over 25,000 rounds of golf got played at Mistwood in 2014, even with a late opening from bad weather in the spring. The Phil Kosin Illinois Women’s Open was a success in late July.

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Jim McWethy with 2014 Phil Kosin Illinois Women’s Open Champion Emily Collins.

Phase two of the renovation plan was to take a small practice area, and turn that around into a Performance Center. The range area got bigger and better while the performance building rose from the rubble and became the talk of teaching professionals all over the Chicago area.

The putting green went from small to tournament size, and the food and beverage area became big enough to handle outings the size of a double-shotgun. There might not be a place in the windy city where golfers can turn around and walk just a few feet from the hitting line to grab their favorite beverage at the bar.

DSC02635 Mistwood performance center bar DS DSC00850range balls line DS      DSC02609 Mistwood learning Center new picture DS DSC02629 Dan Phillips in club repair DS      The Mistwood Performance Center is turning in quite a performance in the time since it has opened. Top Left Performance Center Bar, Top Right the Mat-Line behind the natural grass hitting area. Bottom Left front view with putting green, Bottom Right, pro Dan Phillips works in the club repair area.

Phase three of the renovation of Mistwood, is the building of the new state-of-the art clubhouse.

DSC03941 Mistwood Ch 3 DS DSC03942 Mistwood Ch 4 DS DSC03944 Mistwood Ch 6 DS DSC03949 Mistwood Ch 11 DS  The new clubhouse work continues. Top L-R Between the buildings is the patio view, the main body work continues. Bottom L-R course view from the bar and restaurant, course view from the banquet area.

Changes to the original design will push the planned July opening back into late August or very early September. Either way the final renovation phase of Mistwood will knock the head covers off your clubs when it’s finished. Hang on to your caps and visors too.

MCQ’s Dome In Bolingbrook. Being an official Blackhawks bar hasn’t hurt MCQ’s growth, and neither has the OTB parlor. In addition to being a premier indoor golf facility, the MCQ’s bar with the top-notch BBQ menu is starting to pack in the crowds. But that hasn’t stopped McWethy from expanding.

DSC03603 it is dome season DS  DSC03957 MCQ's dome hitting area DS  The MCQ’s Dome in Bolingbrook has become the place to be. Golfers are filling up the dome all winter long.

DSC03952 MCQ's front side work DS DSC03954 MCQ's inside work area DS front  The Off Track Betting area is getting expanded, make your plans to be there for the Kentucky Derby Day in early May.

DSC03955 MCQ's backside work area DS DSC03951 MCQ's backside work DS The backside of MCQ’s is growing as well. More indoor space as well as an outdoor area for the warm days, will be opening this summer.

Golfers it’s your choice. But if your out in the area of Romeoville or Bolingbrook Jim McWethy is inviting you to bring your golf clubs, your taste buds, and knowledge of the horses and put them all into play at Mistwood and MCQ’s. Both places are becoming the place to be when in the southwest suburbs, go enjoy yourself today MCQ’s. While Mistwood will be open in less than 60 days.

For more information on Mistwood Golf Club call (815)-254-3333 or visit Mistwoodgc.com, on Mcq’s Dome see mcqsdome.com. or call (630)-739-7600.

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About Rory Spears

Rory spent over 8 years growing up working at Rob Roy Golf Club in Prospect Hts.IL, then two years at Chevy Chase in Wheeling. He has covered golf in Chicago since 1986. Rory was one of the initial members of WSCR all-sports radio Chicago and covered golf there for 5 seasons, before moving on to work for ESPN/Sportsticker and ESPN Radio. In addition to hosting Golfers on Golf Radio on WNDZ Am 750 Chicago, he writes for both Chicagoland Golf and the Chicago District (CDGA) Magazine. Rory has played over 460 courses in 37 states, and rates golf courses. He does golf course management and communications consulting, in the golf industry.