Prairie Golf & Paddle Club Almost Ready

The Glenview National 9 Golf Course in The Glen (of Glenview, Illinois) has added a new 2600 sq ft clubhouse over the winter months.  I got a sneak preview this weekend, and I really mean “sneak”.  I was taking photos of the exterior of the new facility – which has NOT yet opened – when an employee came out an asked me what I was doing.  I explained that I am a local Realtor who blogs about The Glen regularly.  When he walked back inside…I followed him, much to his surprise.

The new clubhouse is beautiful and functional.  When opened (best guess, early May) it will have a pro shop, bar & grill area, fireplace, and event space.  An outdoor patio is also under construction.

The bigger news is the addition of four paddle tennis courts just outside of the clubhouse.  Paddle tennis is a cross between tennis and racquetball played in enclosed 60′ X 30′ courts.  These courts (and the clubhouse) are directly across the street (Lake Ave) from the north commons area of the Tower Crossing townhome development, which means it is also across the street from The Glen Club Championship Golf Course designed by Tom Fazio.  They are about one block from the western edge of the Cambridge development which has single family homes, townhomes, villas and duplexes.   In fact the course, clubhouse and paddle tennis courts are within a short walk of many Glen homes and within a few minutes drive from any home in The Glen.

Because of the addition of paddle tennis, the old name (Glenview National 9) is being replaced by a new name, Glenview Prairie Golf & Paddle Club.  From my brief, very unofficial tour of the new clubhouse I would say it’s about 95% done.  A few small things are still to be done inside, and I see that landscaping is missing a few items yet to plant.  If you would like more information about living in The Glen, please contact me at 847-401-1802.

Margaret Ludemann, resident of The Glen and Coldwell Banker Realtor