Autobahn Country Club Joliet

3795 South Patterson Road Joliet, IL
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Unique in the upper Midwest, Autobahn Country Club has a racecourse instead of a golf course. The North Circuit has nine turns and is 1.46 miles long; beginner-friendly while fun and challenging for the experienced driver. The South Circuit has 15 turns, 2.1 miles long with a 2000 foot long straight; technical, one never gets this quite right, it keeps you coming back for more. Combine both circuits for 3.56 miles of fun in a safe, controlled environment.

There is a beautiful clubhouse, meeting rooms, dining areas, and food that's not to be missed. So join us for the day and we'll treat you to lunch!


Autobahn Country Club is located south of I-80 and east of I-55, south of downtown Joliet. From I-80, exit #132 for IL Rt-53 south. Continue 2.0 miles south of the traffic light at Laraway Rd, right turn on Millsdale Rd (look for Autobahn signs). Take Millsdale west, cross the railroad, up the new bridge to three-way stop sign; right at stop sign to Autobahn's main entrance. Time from Exit 132 to Autobahn main entrance is about 10 minutes. Stop at the Speedway gas station on IL-53 for a full tank on your way in, fuel is available on site at Autobahn, but it's better to begin with a full tank (you'll need it).

Joliet, IL and area supporting Autobahn Country Club
Joliet now has a population of over 145,000, is the state's fourth-largest city, according to a special census in 2007, and remains one of the fastest-growing cities in Illinois and in the United States. The new population numbers show that Joliet has become a destination city. Millions of people visit Joliet each year to check out the two casinos, NASCAR track, NHRA dragstrip, baseball stadium, water park, library, and museum; and let's not forget our destination: Autobahn Country Club.

Joliet, IL area Hotels

Fairfield Inn Joliet South
(9.2 miles, 13 minutes) 1501 Riverboat Center Dr. Joliet, IL

Phone: 815.741.3499

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Smoke free
Continental breakfast complimentary
Wireless available
Business services
$100 – $140 rates

Harrahs Joliet Casino and Hotel
(7.0 miles, 12 minutes) 151 N. Joliet St. Joliet, IL.

Phone: 800.HARRAHS

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Refrigerators in-room
Wireless internet $11.80
Fitness center
Rialto Square Theatre 2 block walk
$100 room rate

Empress Casino and Hotel
(7.8 miles, 11 minutes) 2300 Empress Dr. Joliet, IL


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In addition to standard rooms and suites Empress offers a unique RV Resort, with water and electric hook-ups, laundry and other facilities.

Town Place Suites Joliet South
(9.2 miles, 13 minutes) 1515 Riverboat Center Dr. Joliet, IL

Phone: 815.741.2400

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Smoke-free policy
Complimentary wireless internet
Fully-equipped kitchens with microwave, refrigerator and stove
Indoor pool, whirlpool and 24-hour fitness center
$110 – $150 rates

Comfort Inn South
(7.4 miles, 11 minutes) 135 S. Larkin Ave. Joliet, IL 60436-1245

Phone: 815.744.1770

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Wireless internet
Pet friendly, $30 fee each
Truck parking
Indoor pool
$90 – $95 rate

Red Roof Inns
(7.2 miles, 10 minutes) 1750 McDonough St. Joliet, IL

Phone: 815.741.2304

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Bob Evan's family restaurant next door, other national restaurant brands close by
Pet friendly
Wireless internet available
$50 – $70 rates

Hampton Inn Hotel
(9.2 miles, 13 minutes) 1521 Riverboat Center Dr. Joliet, IL

Phone: 815.725.2424

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Smoke-free policy
Complimentary breakfast
Business center
Fitness room
Complimentary wireless
$109 rate

Holiday Inn Joliet Conference Center
(7.1 miles, 10 minutes) 411 S. Larkin Ave. Joliet, IL 60436

Phone: 815.729.2000

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Business center
Fitness room
Complimentary wireless
Pet friendly
$98 – $120

Joliet, IL Area Restaurants


Al's Steakhouse
1990 W Jefferson St.
Joliet, IL

Outback Steakhouse
3241 Chicagoland Circle
Joliet, IL 60431

Texas Road House
3151 Tonti Dr.
Joliet, IL 60431

Lone Star Steakhouse
2705 Plainfield Rd.
Joliet, IL 60435


2400 W Jefferson St.
Joliet, IL 60435

1444 N Larkin Ave.
Joliet, IL 60435

Bob Evans
1866 Jefferson
Joliet, IL 60436

Cracker Barrel
1511 Riverboat Center
Joliet, IL 60431

Red Lobster
2950 Plainfield Rd.
Joliet, IL 60435

Bar & Grill

Heroes West Sports Bar
1530 Commerce Dr.
Joliet, IL 60431

From their website: Heroes West has all kinds of entertainment from your favorite area cover bands, broadcasted sports events on our 30 high definition flat-screen TVs, special pay-per-view sporting events, sports tournaments, original music & more.

Fine Dining

Syl's Restaurant
829 Moen Ave,
Rockdale, IL 60436
From their website: Fine dining featuring prime steaks, fresh seafood, pasta, and ribs. Romantic setting.

2755 Black Road
Joliet, IL 60435
From their website: Fine Italian dining featuring a cigar bar and banquet facilities.


David's Pasta
2006 W Jefferson St.
Joliet, IL 60435
From their website: Southern Italian restaurant featuring homemade lasagna and sauces; chicken, veal and steak.


Mr. B's
23956 Rt. 53 South
Elwood, IL 60421
(2.1 miles, 3 minutes from Autobahn only if Millsdale Rd is open. Otherwise around the block: left departing Autobahn, right on Laraway Rd, right on IL Rt. 53 South, two long blocks and just past Millsdale Rd)

From their website: Racing themed dining Located on historic Rt. 66 just minutes from Chicagoland Speedway (and Autobahn Country Club). Variety of foods: soups, sandwiches, burgers, salads, ribs, meatloaf, pizza, pasta, full bar and daily specials. Take out available.

Public Landing Restaurant
200 W Eighth St.
Joliet, IL 60441
From their website: Friendly atmosphere, modern American cuisine.


Cool Creations
937 S Hamilton St.
Joliet, IL 60441

From their website: Ice cream parlor specializing in homemade hard ice creams, cookies, brownies, and other desserts.

Joliet, IL Area Recreation and Shopping:

Splash Station Water Park
(7.2 miles, 10 minutes) 2780 Channahon Rd. (US Rt. 6) Joliet, IL 60436

Phone: 815.741.7275

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From their website: Joliet Splash Station is a family water park with a variety of water attractions geared towards children. Splash Station waterpark offers the Midwest's only six-lane racing mat slide, body slides, tube slides, lazy river, and a 250,000-gallon zero-depth kiddie pool.

Operating from early June through mid-August, open Sun – Thurs 11 AM – 6 PM, Fri – Sat 11 AM – 8 PM. Admission for non-residents (2008 data) Adult: $12, Child (under 48"tall) $8, Seniors receive $1 discount. Very young children may be free, the website contains a typo, call for details.


The Promenade Bolingbrook
(28.9 miles, 34 minutes)
631 E Boughton Rd.
Bolilngbrook, IL 60440

Biggest, best-est mall in the area; shopping and dining, what more could you ask?

Joliet JackHammers
(7.2 miles, 12 minutes)
Silver Cross Field
1 Mayor Art Schultz Drive
Joliet, IL 60432

A Professional baseball team; member of the Northern League, not affiliated with Major League Baseball; from the 2002 season to the present, the JackHammers have played their home games at Silver Cross Field which holds 6,016 people. There is a general admission lawn area where people may bring folding chairs or blankets. There are no outfield seats. Near downtown Joliet, lots of free parking. $10, $7, $5 tickets.

Dellwood Park
18th St. and Lawrence Ave.
Lockport, IL

156 acres with playgrounds, bandshell, soccer and baseball fields, plus an indoor pool.

Pilcher Park Nature Center
2501 Highland Park Dr.
Joliet, IL

Hiking, biking, cross country trails, and special events.