Located just west of downtown Chicago, and nestled among the serene surroundings of Oak Brook, Illinois, we find one of the finest golf resorts in the greater Chicago area. The Hilton Chicago Oak Brook Hills Resort and Conference Center is an enigma, a jewel of a resort that offers what has to the ideal destination, not just for golfers, but corporate meetings, getaways, golf trips, weddings and social events, and the list goes on. With 386 rooms and suites complemented by an extensive meeting and event facility, state of the art exercise facilities, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and multiple dining options, you tell me?
Is it not the ideal spot for Chicagoans to get away from it all? I think so.
The resort is set upon some 150 lush acres, and the award-winning Willow Crest Golf Club compliments one of the best venues of its kind in the mid-west. Better yet, aside from providing a test of your skill, the Oak Brook golf course is also a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, beset with beautiful lakes, and stunning scenery.
But don’t run away with the idea that you’ll parked way out in the boonies. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Just a few miles away are Brookfield Zoo, Morton Arboretum, Chicagoland Speedway and Oak Brook Shopping Center featuring 160 upscale stores, and more dining and entertainment options than you could handle in a moth, let alone a week. Dozens of well-known restaurants and casual eateries are nearby and convenient to guests wanting to venture out for the evening. Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, Midway Airport and downtown Chicago are all within 30 minutes of the hotel.
The Hilton Chicago Oak Brook Hills Resort and Conference Center is typical of the Hilton brand: an upscale, luxurious, and superbly put together complex that highlights Hilton’s commitment to the game and its followers. More and more, the Hilton brand is turning to golf to attract not only vacationing players, but also for the corporate planner. With its on-site 18-hole championship golf course at Willow Brook Golf Club, 36 meeting rooms and 42,500 sq ft of total meeting space, along with 348 guest rooms and 38 suites, the Oak Brook Hills Hilton Resort ranks among the best that Chicago has to offer.
The Hilton Chicago Oak Brook Hills Resort and Conference Center's Willow Crest Golf Club is located right on the property. The 18-hole layout designed by the inimitable Richard P. Nugent, plays a tough 6,397 yards from the back tees. The par 70 tract has a course rating of 70.9 and a slope of 130. Back in the day, when the resort was a Marriott property, the golf course was named Marriott Golf Property of the year in 2009. With a par of only 70, you'll find it plays a lot longer. Narrow fairways, tight landing areas, bunkers scattered seemingly at random, and with water in play on 13 of the 18 holes, it offers an enjoyable day out and a test of your skills.
For sure the placements of the bunkers will lull the unwary into a false sense of security, and with many of the greens offering a deceptively open approach, you’d better be prepared for the unexpected.
The Hilton Chicago Oak Brook Hills Resort and Conference Center offers 384 guest rooms and suites. Coffee/tea makers and minibars are offered along with flat screen televisions, premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms feature bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Rooms are also equipped with high-speed internet, irons/ironing boards and clock radios.
· Dining: Tin Cup Bar & Grille, B. Restaurant, B. Cafe, Noonan's Patio
· Willow Crest golf course.
· An indoor pool, a sauna, a fitness facility, and tennis courts.
· Full-service business center
· High-speed, wireless internet
· 36 meeting rooms and 42,500 sq ft of total meeting space<.ul>
The Hilton Chicago Oak Brook Hills Resort and Conference Center, 3500 Midwest Road, Oak Brook, Illinois 60523; Call 630-850-5555, or visit the Oak Brook Website.
How to Get There:
The Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort is located in Oak Brook off I 294 - 19 miles south of O'Hare International Airport. Depending upon the state of the traffic, it's a drive of about 30 minutes.
Oak Brook, Illinois, is 18 miles from downtown Chicago and O'Hare International Airport (ORD), with easy access to I-88, I-290 and Chicago's Metra Rail system O'Hare International Airport