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    Awards & Recognition

Check out our special programs
They’re special to us, and we hope they’re special to you.

Like you, we have a few “pet projects” here at The Village Links of Glen Ellyn.

Please take a look at some of our special programs.

Legends of the Links

In 1992, the Glen Ellyn Recreation Commission created a program to honor individuals who had made unique contributions to the Village Links of Glen Ellyn. This program was titled "Legends of the Links". Ed Posh was the inaugural "legend". Ed was inducted into the "Legends of the Links" in 1992, on the 25th Anniversary of the opening of the golf course.

Since then, several others have been recognized for their role in the history of the Village Links. Each member of the "Legends of the Links" has a plaque that hangs in the Village Links clubhouse. The list of Legends includes:

  • Ed Posh - 1992
  • Lee Hesterman - 1994
  • George Winchell - 1995
  • David Gill - 1995
  • Bill Galligan - 1995
  • Bob Becker - 1995
  • Keith Nicolls - 1995
  • Ted Sokolis - 1995
  • Marge Faulkner - 1998
  • Dave Glod - 2002
  • Doug Pinns - 2002
  • Roger Warren - 2002
  • Matthew Pekarek - 2015

The Recreation Commission periodically adds new individuals to the "Legends of the Links". Letters of nomination should include the accomplishments that one feels merits consideration as a "Legend of the Links". Letters of nominations can be addressed to the Glen Ellyn Recreation Commission, 485 Winchell Way, Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137.

Conservation and the Environment

The Village Links is an environmental leader in the golf industry.

The Village Links is committed to environmental stewardship. We participate in projects to enhance wildlife habitat, protect natural resources and preserve environmental quality. We encourage others to do the same.

  • The Village Links Conservation in Action
    Our maintenance programs are designed to protect the environment. Our conservation efforts improve habitat for a variety of desirable wildlife.
  • Public Outreach
    The Village Links shares it's environmental efforts with the community and encourages interested residents to improve the habitat and environment in their own backyard.
  • Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses (ACSP)
    The Village Links is a member of the ACSP. The program is sponsored by Audubon International and the United States Golf Association. The Village Links joined the ACSP in 1991 and was designated a "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary " in 1993. The Village Links was the first public golf course in the United States to achieve the certification milestone.
  • Partnerships
    The Village Links teams up with organizations and businesses with similar environmental goals.
  • Awards
    The Village Links is recognized for achieving environmental success.

The Ed Posh Scholarship Fund

The Ed Posh Scholarship Fund is a private organization established by Village Links golfers to honor Ed Posh while helping deserving students pursue their education. Ed Posh was the Village Links' first Head Golf Professional. He retired after the 1995 golf season.

The Scholarship Shootout is the program's primary fund raising event. The Shootout is an 18-hole double shotgun start, followed by a gala dinner party. The Shootout is held on the third Friday of July.

Donations can be sent to the Ed Posh / Village Links Scholarship Fund, Inc., 485 Winchell Way, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, 60137. The Ed Posh / Village Links Scholarship Fund, Inc. is a Not For Profit Corporation registered in the State of Illinois. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

An Ed Posh Scholarship provides $5,000 in tutition assistance and can be renewed for up to four years, giving each scholarship a potential value of $16,000. Through 2022, the Fund has provided over $1,000,000 in tuition assistance to deserving local students.

Scholarships are awarded to students from the Village Links community who have demonstrated scholastic aptitude and achievement, activities, character and need. Scholarship Applications can be obtained at the Village Links clubhouse or downloaded at www.edposhscholarship.com. Completed applications are due February 28.

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  • Permanent Times

    The Village Links offers weekend permanent starting times from early April until the end of August. Tee Times begin at 5:30 AM and are assigned by lottery. To qualify for the lottery drawing, foursomes had to pay all fees by 5:00 PM on Sunday, March 3rd, 2024. The drawing took place in the Blue Heron Room on Wednesday, March 6th @ 7:30 PM.

  • Junior Camps

    The Village Links Junior Lesson Program offers a choice of Half Day Junior Golf Camps and All Day Junior Golf Camps. Half Day and All Day Junior Golf Camps are single day packages for boys and girls ages 8 & Up. We recommend that juniors with little or no experience start in Half Day Junior Golf Camps. All Day Junior Golf Camps are limited to the first 12 juniors to register and Half Day Junior Golf Camps are limited to the first 14 juniors to register.

  • Summer Junior League

    Our summer junior golf league is designed to bring a “Little League” atmosphere to the game of golf. With teams of boys and girls, age 8 to 13, the league provides a structured environment for young golfers to compete and have fun! This is a great way to get – and keep – kids involved in the game!

    Registration will begin on February 3rd and run until May 1st. There will be space for 96 players. As in previous years, any players registered over the limit may be accepted as substitute players not assigned to any team.

  • Adult Group Lessons

    Evening Group Lessons for Adult Beginners are offered in 3 concentrated 60-minute sessions. The lessons cover the basic concepts of the game of golf. Students will be taught the fundamentals of full shots, chipping, putting, and sand shots. They will be taught how to practice these shots on their own. Each class will be limited to 6 students and all classes will be conducted by the Village Links Golf Professional staff. The cost is $89 for the three lesson series.

  • Resident Cards

    Residents of Incorporated Glen Ellyn may apply for a resident card for $20 annually ($10 before March 15), and receive discounts of up to 35% off regular rates, can book tee times 29 days in advance after 2:00 PM, as well as have six guest passes per year.

    The guest rate is available Monday through Thursday on the 18-hole course before 9:00 AM and is $45, one dollar more than the regular resident rate.

  • VIP Cards

    Frequent golfers who are not residents of Glen Ellyn are encouraged to purchase a VIP card for the season. Besides a 20% discount on non-resident green fees, VIP members also receive a 10% discount on regularly priced pro shop merchandise.