While dads get many hugs and thank-you’s all year long, Father’s Day is when we collectively celebrate Dad. This Father’s Day—June 17, 2018—we’re helping you treat your Dad with a selection of ideas that are playful, delicious, and possibly on his wish-list.
Book a tee time and take Dad out for a round of golf. Carlyle Lake Golf Club is known for its great greens, and has a clubhouse that begs for another round after the game. Or head over to Bent Oak Golf Course in Breese and enjoy nine holes with pretty views along the way.
Carlyle Lake Golf Club
11717 State Route 127, Carlyle, IL
Sunday green fees, $20/9 holes
Bent Oak Golf Course
1725 South Broadway, Breese, IL
Sunday green fees, $22/9 holes; $29/18 holes
Spend the day boating with Dad on Carlyle Lake, and finish with dinner on the deck of The Fishhouse. There’s nothing like it on a nice summer night!
13551 Dam East Access Road, Carlyle, IL
Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Treat your own master of the grill to a “Do It Yourself BBQ,” courtesy of A Fine Swine. Order online for the packet of hand-trimmed, dry-rubbed, slow-smoked brisket, spare ribs or chicken. Just 15 minutes of prep and you’re serving Dad a superb dinner! Prefer to take Dad out for dinner? Wheelan’s Barbecue Shack has slow smoked pork and brisket that are always a big hit.
A Fine Swine
423 West Hanover Street, West Baden, IL
Monday – Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wheelan’s Barbecue Shack
491 Fairfax Street, Carlyle, IL
Thursday – Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Pick up a six-pack of Excel beer. The local company makes a super-hoppy East Side IPA that’s ideal for summer. Or treat Dad to Excel Ski Original. The sparkling citrus soda is an all-time favorite for a reason—it’s really good!
Give Dad a new toy. Whether he likes to tinker in the shed, dig in the dirt, or build mini masterpieces, you can’t go wrong with a new tool from Mannhard Hardware & Gifts. It’s the longtime go-to place for a whole range of items.
219 West Broadway, Trenton, IL
Monday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; closed Sundays
To all the Dads in Clinton County: Happy Father’s Day!