Looking for things to do in January in Chicago? Five Iron Golf, the nation’s leading indoor golf and entertainment experience, has opened its second Chicago location in your beloved Block 37! Reshaping modern golf culture in Chicago and beyond, Five Iron Golf offers a reimagined, high-tech, inclusive golf experience complete with a full-service bar and restaurant for both golfers and non-golfers alike.
Boasting a distinctive atmosphere that combines energy, playfulness, and comfort, the 11,000-square-foot space has something for everyone, including casual play, leagues, events, and private lessons. The new location features 11 TrackMan simulators with down-the-line and front-facing cameras installed in each bay, allowing everyone to practice and play like the pros with instant video analysis and virtual rounds on many of the world’s greatest courses.
“From the colorful murals on our walls to the events and experiences we host, every detail in every Five Iron location is purposefully tied back into our mission to make golf for everyone,” said Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer Nora Dunnan. “We are thrilled to expand to a new area of Chicago and be a part of reimagining The Loop’s culture with Block37.”
For Newbies & Golf Vets
If you’re like me, you’ve always found golfing somewhat intimidating. Well. Five Iron Golf changed my impression on golf once and for all with their friendly trainers, easy setup, and dynamic gaming options clearly designed for both golf enthusiastic and people who just enjoy swinging a club at a ball.
If you need some guidance to get started, don’t hesitate to ask one of the staff members. Their detailed, easy-to-understand introduction and hands-on demonstration will help you get started. Instructions include differences between clubs, how to part your feet, how to hold the club, and how to swing.
By default, you start with the learner’s simulation (single-shot simulations). Once ready, you can switch on other games at your heart’s content. Hardcore golf vets? You’ll find various courses with simulated wind conditions. Set up a solo game or create separate avatars and have a showdown with your friends. Not that much into golfing? There is a magic monster hunt game where you literally hit the monsters with your golf ball.
More Than Indoor Golf
Golf is not the only element Five Iron brings to the table. The venue will feature a full-service bar and restaurant, with a chef-inspired menu, craft cocktails, and local favorites on draft. The location will be a marvel of infectious energy, combining the brand’s unique mixture of golf, art, and entertainment, while inspiring local communities to connect within flexible event spaces and an urban backdrop.
Five Iron Golf’s tangible ambiance merges urban flair with premium golf performance offerings, highlighted by industry-leading technology, experienced teaching professionals available for private or group lessons, competitively priced membership, leagues, club storage, complimentary use of best-in-class clubs, and in-house club fitting services and repairs provided by The Fitting Lab.
Five Iron Golf originated in New York City in 2017 and has expanded to Chicago, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Pittsburgh, and Washington, D.C. with additional locations opening in Seattle, Boston, and Detroit in 2022.
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