Directions to the ACP Benefit Dinner at Flossmoor Country Club
1441 South Western, Flossmoor, Illinois 60422
Telephone of the Club: (708) 799-4700
(If it had a number, Flossmoor Road would be 191st Street, in the grid system of
the city of Chicago. The club entrance is a half mile south
of Flossmoor Road, a half mile north of Vollmer Road. If it had a number, Vollmer Road would be 199th Street.)
Just south of Chicago, on Western Avenue, the
Flossmoor Country Club hosts the benefit again this year. A reception
begins at 6 p.m.; dinner, at 7 p.m., when the chime sounds.
Here are directions to get
to the Flossmoor Country Club.
From the western suburbs of Chicago, you go south on I-294, the Tri-State Tollway. After you pass the 147th Street interchange, get in the right lane and keep your eyes peeled for the next exit, on the right. After a short distance, you will see an exit sign for I-57, southbound. Take that exit. There is no hopper for cash and no cash lanes. You have to pay with I-Pass ($.75) or with a credit card, online, within the next month ($1.50). Go south on I-57 to Vollmer Road. Exit eastbound on Vollmer Road. Pass Cicero, the nearby major intersection. Continue on Vollmer.
If you are coming from the city of Chicago, south on the Dan Ryan
Expressway, just after 95th, you can continue south to the right, on I-
57. Continue to Vollmer Road, where you exit eastbound.
Continue on Vollmer to Western, where you turn left (north).
Flossmoor Country Club is on the right (east) side of Western, about
half a mile north.
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Another way to go is more direct but a bit more
complex. This is the route described in the photos on these pages.
On the Dan Ryan, just after 95th, you turn left at the split
and continue south (left) on the Bishop Ford Expressway. Ten
minutes later, just after 159th, get over in the right lane. You soon
exit westbound to the Tri-State Expressway, I-294, from the right
lane. You then exit at Halsted (Route 1), in the right lane,
passing through a toll booth, going straight, then immediately right in
the cloverleaf, in order to go south. You continue on Halsted, south, to
Ridge Road, 183rd, or 187th, as you wish. Go right (west) to
Dixie Highway. Turn left (south) to Flossmoor Road. At the light, go
right (west) on Flossmoor Road to Western. Turn left (south) on Western;
proceed 2500 feet south. The entrance to Flossmoor Country Club is on
the left as you go south. That entrance is flanked with
foliage; it's easy to miss. Go slow.
Alternatively, if you
are going south on the Tri-State Expressway (I-294), immediately
after 159th, get over in the right lane; you will see a sign with
the words "Dixie Highway" over on the right. The sign will have an
arrow, pointing down to the right lane. You then stay in
the right lane, slowing down as you continue east. You will
probably stop at Dixie Highway; then you turn RIGHT, that is,
south. Do not turn left.
You continue south on Dixie
Highway, through the intersection with traffic lights,
passing Balagio's restaurant on the left. You continue
with Dixie Highway as it swerves a bit to the east. As the street
descends, you put on your left turn signal and make a left turn when
Dixie Highway turns to the left, east, under the viaduct.
Immediately upon exiting the viaduct, you make a right turn, to the
south, on Harwood. Just continue south on Harwood, as it becomes
Western. After the intersection with Flossmoor Road, the entrance
to Flossmoor Country Club is on the left, the east side of the street,
about 2500 feet to the south. That entrance is flanked with foliage;
it's easy to miss. Go slow.
As You Enter Flossmoor Country ClubAs you go up the drive, you will see a large parking lot to the left.
Drive up to the front door of the building straight ahead and pull in. As you see, this front doorway is well roofed, so that you can easily disembark, even in inclement weather.
Here is your Mapquest map to the Flossmoor Country Club Mapquest. There, you can even get street-by-street directions, to make your driving as easy as possible.
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Here are some photos for your journey to the Flossmoor Country Club.
If you are coming from the western suburbs, from the Tri-State Expressway, southbound, follow the left column of photos.
you are coming from Chicago, for example, from the Dan Ryan Expressway,
the Bishop Ford, and the Tri-State, westbound, or from Indiana,
follow the right column, immediately below.
If you are driving
south on I-294, the Tri-State Expressway, you will pass through a toll
booth or an I-Pass lane at 159th. Immediately, get over to the
right lane. The entire expressway system will turn now to the
left, the east. You must be in the right lane, in order to exit
right away, southbound, to Dixie Highway.
are on your way to the Flossmoor Country Club. Here, from the right
lane, you have exited I-294, the Tri-State Tollway, at Dixie Highway.
You are now eastbound on the exit ramp.|
are driving south on the Bishop Ford Expressway, I-394. After ten
minutes, you pass under a bridge at the 159th Street overpass. In the
next few moments, you see as many as four sets of green signs. You want
to get in the right lane and proceed to "294 North Tollway Wisconsin."
You won't really be going north; the wording of the sign refers to the
general direction of I-294. Actually, you will soon be going west, from
the right lane.|
|You are approaching Dixie Highway, straight ahead. At the light, you will turn right, that is, south.|
are now westbound on the Tri-State Expressway, I-294. You are in the
right lane, approaching the toll booth just before Halsted. It would be
convenient for you to be in the second lane from the right, the lane in
the middle. The toll is 30 cents, if you are paying in cash and do not
have a transponder.|
175th, on the left, on the southeast corner, you see Balagio's
Restaurant. Go through the intersection and continue south, more or
less, on Dixie Highway. The roadway curves a bit to the east. |
you are in the lane second from the right, just continue straight
ahead. You will now take the left fork, "Route 1 SOUTH: Halsted St Next
Balagio's Restaurant, you are still on Dixie Highway. Now, you are
going down a slight incline. You slow down and signal a left turn. Up
ahead, following the red truck, you turn left, in order to follow Dixie
Highway, under the viaduct. You see a green sign, "Dixie Highway," with
an arrow pointing to the left.|
from the right lane, you immediately take this exit, to get on Halsted,
southbound. As part of the cloverleaf, your lane will curve to the
right, 270 degrees.|
|Exiting the viaduct, you immediately turn right, south, on Harwood Avenue.|
Harwood will soon be transformed into Western Avenue; just stay on Harwood.
are southbound now, on Halsted (Route 1), in the right lane. You are
approaching 183rd Street, where you will turn right. Notice the White
Castle to your right.|
on Harwood, you intersect with Ridge Road in downtown Homewood. The
Metra station is on your right. Continue south, straight ahead.|
|Westbound on 183rd, you are now approaching Dixie Highway, where you will turn left, south.|
that on your right, at the northeast corner of the intersection, is a
Family Video store.)
To your left, on the southeast corner, is a bank. Turn left at the
still on Harwood, you are in the middle lane. At 183rd, you see the
Blueberry Hill Restaurant on the right. Continue through the
intersection, straight ahead. After another half mile, at 187th, Harwood
will become Western. You are only a few minutes away.|
you are still on 183rd, about to make your left turn, from the left
turn lane. You see the USBank on the southwest corner, just
behind the left-turning SUV.|
are southbound on Dixie Highway, in the right lane. You are now
approaching Flossmoor Road, where you will turn right, west. Notice the
white picket fence on the right.|
is the actual intersection with Flossmoor Road, with a traffic light.
On the left is a driveway to the Idlewild Country Club. Ignore it. Turn
right, that is, west, on Flossmoor Road.|
|You are now westbound on Flossmoor Road, in the left lane. The neighborhood is residential.|
Up ahead is Western, where you will turn left.
are now in the left turn lane, westbound on Flossmoor Road. You are
approaching the intersection with Western, where there is a traffic
light and a protected left turn.|
have reached the intersection with Western. Because of many trees and
bushes, as you see, this street is easy to miss. Turn left, that is
have just come through the intersection with Flossmoor Road. Your
destination, the Flossmoor Country Club, is 2500 feet south of this
However, on your left you notice first one
driveway, then, another, to "Golfview Manor." Ignore both of these
driveways and continue southbound on Western.
passing both "Golfview Manor" driveways and a longer stretch of woods,
on the left, you see the entrance to the Flossmoor Country Club.|
|Yes, that's it. You now recognize the entrance to the Flossmoor Country Club. Turn east, into the driveway.|
|Here is the front entrance to the main building of the Flossmoor Country Club.|
|Here is a view of the golf course, looking north, from the main parking lot.|
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