Is the White Pines Golf Dome heated ?
Yes the dome is fully heated and environmentally controlled. The dome maintains a constant temperature, between 62 - 70 degrees even on the coldest winter days. Even during the coldest days and nights you will be warm with a sweater or light jacket.
Are there discounts available for senior and junior golfers ?
Yes, discounts are available for both Senior and Junior Golfers. See the rates section of this web site for more details
Does the dome serve food and drinks ?
Yes, the dome does offer snacks, hot & cold drinks, sandwiches and beer.
Can I hit my driver in the dome ?
Yes, the dome is 100 yards long to the center and 118 yards from corner to corner. The dome is long enough to see if you are hooking or slicing the ball. There is a net in the back of the dome and on the ceiling that will protect the dome from golf balls. Because the dome is so tall very few balls will hit the ceiling. The dome is the 2nd largest in the country and the largest in the Chicagoland area.
When do you open or close for the season ?
The dome usually opens on November 1st and is taken down around May 2nd.
Does it get crowded ?
The busiest times for the dome are on weekends between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. beginning in late January and continuing to early March. During these times there may be a short wait usually lasting no more than 15 minutes.
Do you take reservations ?
Reservations are not accepted for the driving range. Reservations are strongly encouraged for the golf simulator.
Is it dark inside ?
The Dome is made of a highly translucent material. Consequently it is extremely bright and cheerful inside even when the weather is slightly overcast. Plants flourish in this tropical-like environment. Over 20,000 watts of light illuminate the dome in the evening, turning nighttime into day.
How long has the dome been here ?
The White Pines Golf Dome was first installed in December of 1991. A new dome was then built and opened in December 1997.
Do you sell gift certificates?
Yes, gift certificates are available. Over the phone we require a major credit card and we will be happy to mail it out to you the next day.
Can the dome be rented out for parties ?
The dome has been rented for 100's of parties ranging from cub scout troops to corporate parties. Catering is available and clubhouse seating for over 400 is available at the White Pines Golf Course Clubhouse. Most parties range from 15 to 50 people. Different competitive events can be arranged including long drive competitions, hole in one contests, and closest to the pin competitions. Group instruction from one of our PGA professionals can also be provided. The golf simulator is very popular for outings and can be used by large groups at one time.
Why is the dome better than outdoor driving ranges that are heated ?
There are many reasons! First it is always warm and comfortable and you won't have to wear several layers of clothes or a winter coat and gloves to stay warm. It hurts your golf swing to practice with too much clothes on! Second, it is never windy so you can see how you are hitting the ball without the effects of the wind. We also have hitting targets suspended from the ceiling which greatly help a golfer work on ball trajectory. Also, balls and golf mats are warm which takes away some of the shock which may occur by hitting outside. Additionally, golf lessons can be videotaped with the latest in video equipment which is not available outside the dome.
Can I watch my favorite sporting event there ?
Yes! We have four televisions located throughout the dome and snack bar which are usually tuned to the Golf Channel but change if a major sporting event is on.
Where is the dome located ?
The dome is located at 500 West Jefferson Ave, Bensenville, IL 60106. For directions check map below or call us at 630-766-0304.
How do I bookmark the White Pines Golf Dome ?
From Interstate 290, exit north on Route 83 to the first stop light (Third Ave). Turn right (east) two stop signs to dome.
From Kennedy (I90), travel towards O'Hare Airport and turn south on Mannheim Rd. Turn right (west) on Irving Park Rd 3 miles to York Rd. Turn left (south) on York Rd 1 mile to Jefferson. Turn right (west) on Jefferson 1 stop sign to dome.
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