Discover Stellar Facilities in Williamson County, Illinois

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Williamson County, Illinois

With expansive scenic trails, vibrant downtown shopping and numerous family friendly activities, Williamson County, Illinois offers something for everyone. Their venues stand out as premier destinations for sports and more. Buoyed by true southern Illinois charm and hospitality, and conveniently located off of Interstate 57, Williamson County has numerous hotels, outstanding dining establishments and ample shopping.

Golfing is a particular delight in Williamson County, offering many stellar clubs and courses such as those at Kokopelli and Crab Orchard. There’s certainly more than golf to be had here though, being centered around Crab Orchard Lake. This gorgeous 43,890-acre National Wildlife Refuge for outdoor adventure, recreation and conservation provides ample opportunities for boating, hunting, fishing, hiking, biking and more.

Centered around Crab Orchard Lake, this 43,890-acre National Wildlife Refuge is a premier destination for outdoor adventure, recreation, and conservation. Home to a wide array of flora, fauna, and wildlife, Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge also features pristine lakes and waterfalls. There are also ample opportunities for camping, boating, hunting, fishing, camping, picnicking, swimming, hiking, biking, and more. The premier dining and entertainment venue in Illinois, Walker’s Bluff is a luxurious resort offering breathtaking scenery, gourmet cuisines, and numerous venues offering remarkable events both indoors and outdoors.

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Find Your Perfect Williamson County Facility

Facility Spotlight

Rent One Park

Sports Covered: Baseball

Featuring 3,400 chair seats and lawn capacity of 2,000, this state-of-the-art facility also boasts an HD video board, two picnic gardens, concessions, 14 suites, and a 300-capacity banquet facility. The park has hosted the Colt World Series, the Ohio Valley Conference, college and high school sporting events, rodeos and concerts.

Kokopelli Golf Club

Sports Covered: Golf

Kokopelli Golf Club is ranked among the best in the nation for high quality, affordable courses. In addition to the challenging, but friendly, par 72, 6,716-yard course, members enjoy a full-service pro shop, professional instructors, and eight acre practice facility, golf simulator and a newly remodeled event center. The club house restaurant, The Turn at Kokopelli features signature drinks and mouth-watering culinary delights.

Crab Orchard Golf Club

Sports Covered: Golf

Since opening in 1959, Crab Orchard Golf Club has proven to be an enjoyable place to play for golfers of all ages and abilities with its focus on being a family friendly environment. The 18-hole, par 70 layout features excellent greens and lush fairways on its 6,240 yards of play. The club also offers a driving range, club rentals and repairs, a recently renovated Pro Shop, locker rooms, and banquet facilities that can accommodate 140 people.

The Hub Rec Center

HUB Recreation Center

Sports Covered: Fitness

There is something for everyone at the HUB Recreation Center, the place where health and happiness meet. Bring the whole family to have fun while staying active, by taking advantage of aquatic features including full-size and kiddie pools, a three-story water slide, lazy river, and hot tub. Get a workout out on the track, courts, utilize the state-of-art fitness equipment, join a sports program, or take a fitness class. Daily passes and memberships are both available.

Black Diamond Pickleball Complex

Sports Covered: Pickleball

Opening in September of 2019, the Black Diamond Pickleball Complex is the first of its kind in Southern Illinois, featuring six outdoor, color-themed, lighted courts. 

Pharaoh’s Way Disc Golf

Sports Covered: Disc Golf

Located in Pyramid Park, this 18-hole disc golf course winds throughout the park, around baseball fields, and through the woods for an enjoyable, scenic challenge for people of all ages. Professionally designed by Gateway Disc Sports and built in 2016, the course features concrete tee pads and permanent chain-link targets. 

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