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How to Pick the Perfect Karaoke Song

Published on February 26th, 2021

"If you’re a regular over at the Sandtrap Bar & Grill (our restaurant in the Darien, Illinois area), you probably already know that we host karaoke nights every Wednesday. We welcome people of all experience levels to join in on the fun! Karaoke can be a great way to blow off steam, come together, and enjoy an evening out. But—for those without much singing experience—it can also be a nerve-wracking experience! Today, we’re offering some tips that will help you break out of your comfort zone with confidence. You don’t have to be Mariah Carey or Frank Sinatra to be a karaoke star. All it takes to be great at karaoke is a little bit of preparation and heart! 1.… Read More


3 Reasons Why You Should Visit Our Virtual Links

Published on January 27th, 2021

"Carriage Greens is home to a beautiful 18-hole golf course, banquet event spaces, and a lively on-site bar & grill. When the weather turns for the worse, we have golfers covered: our Virtural Links are open for practice and play! Our golf simulators are powered by E6 and Flightscope, meaning that you’ll get dependable results based on advanced in-game physics. Of course, virtual golfing isn’t exactly the same as booking an outing to play golf in the Chicago suburbs. Though there are some things about virtual golf that are lacking, we can think of three reasons why you should give it a serious try! 1. Predictable weather conditions In the Midwest, we really have to be prepared for every kind… Read More


How to Tell if You’re Using the Right Golf Clubs

Published on December 21st, 2020

"Our country club in Darien, IL sees many visitors looking to improve their game with private golf lessons. One of the first things our golf instructor, Lou Ramadini, will typically look for is whether or not a person is using the right golf equipment. Today, we'll be talking through some tips that can help you assess your set of clubs at home. The Perfect Golf Clubs Will... Align with your swing speed Maximize your distance Fit naturally in your grip Shaft Length and Flexibility The 'shaft' is the section of the golf club which connects the grip to the club head. Most clubs are made with graphite shafts. Your height will be the major determining factor in the length of… Read More


Tips for Planning the Perfect Engagement Party

Published on November 16th, 2020

"For most of us, the day we marry is one of the most important days of our entire life. But running a close second is the day of our engagement, when a proposal is made and accepted, and a couple begins planning their future life together. Whether yours seems near or far, there’s no reason not to plan ahead! Tips from Carriage Greens C.C. Your engagement is often something you want to share and celebrate with your friends, and if you do, here are four basic tips for planning the perfect engagement party. Pick a location – When making plans for your engagement party, it is our hope that you’ll think first of Carriage Greens and our superb Lemont, IL… Read More


How Golf Lessons Can Improve Your Game

Published on October 20th, 2020

"Are you thinking about tee times near Chicago, IL and wondering if golf lessons can improve your game? The answer from Lou Ramadani, PGA General Manager & Director of Golf at Carriage Greens, is a resounding “yes,” whatever your level of play. Beginning Golfers If you’re a beginner or thinking about taking up golf, you should definitely take lessons to avoid developing habits that will negatively affect your game. And the longer you continue these habits, the harder they are to break. Take, for example, the grip. It’s probably the most important thing to have right but by far the hardest thing in golf to change. For beginning golfers, Lou will walk you through the fundamentals of the game, including… Read More


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