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"You guys are all about golf."

We really appreciate the above quote. And while we feel strongly that our food service and other amenities are right up there with our golf, we understand the sentiment. The quote is not attributed to any one person – we hear that all the time. Thank you!

Our course is one of most well-maintained in the area, giving it a “country club” feel. Open daily Dawn to Dusk.

Golfers surely appreciate the attention-to-detail we put into the course. Our modern layout features 118 bunkers and 22 lakes, with water coming into play on 15 of the 18 holes. Our greens, constructed to USGA specifications, are large and rolling, featuring A-4 bentgrass. Fairways and tees are generous, contoured L-93 bentgrass.

The property is particularly beautiful in the fall months, when the abundance of tree species display a variety of vivid color, and when the bentgrass thrives. This course closes in early December, and re-opens in Spring. Aeration to the greens takes place in early October; fairway/tee aeration in mid-to-late September, all accomplished with little to no interruption to your enjoyment of your rounds.

You can't beat this public golf course. Village Links dominates any western suburbs public course! Prices are reasonable, and the place is well maintained. The fairways are really nice on the 9 hole course, and the 18 hole course is even better!

— Tiffany P., Lombard

In 2004, Garrett Gill, son of our original architect, designed a complete renovation of the 18-hole course.

While much of the original routing was retained, every hole is notably different. Every green, tee, fairway and sand bunker was rebuilt. Sixteen water hazards were repositioned; 400 trees were removed to allow the addition of 300 yards from the back tees.

The biggest change was the new championship greens — larger, faster and more challenging than the original greens.

The new greens give golfers a sense of the modern championship conditions routinely found on the PGA Tour, and the added challenge helps golfers improve their game. Typically three clubs deep, the new greens require more thoughtful approach shots. While the intricate putting contours can be treacherous, the smooth A-4 bentgrass putting surfaces make it easier to sink long putts.

One of the best courses in the area. It's well designed and well maintained with a friendly staff, newly expanded restaurant, and reasonable prices. The 18-hole course is especially challenging with large, tiered greens. Both the 18 and 9 are beautifully landscaped with picture-postcard vistas throughout. Nice extras are a spacious range and a free practice facility with two greens and a bunker.

— Jim H., Glen Ellyn

Our top-rated 7,200-yard championship 18-hole course has long been recognized as one of the elite layouts in the Midwest.

The course has hosted more than 40 top tournaments and qualifyings, including the 1986 Illinois Open Championship, 25 Western Open Qualifiers and five U.S. Open Sectional Qualifiers.

The regulation length 9-hole course was the front nine of the original 18-hole layout and is ideal for casual play.

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  • Village Links Amateur

    Format: Individuals play 18 holes of stroke play. Male golfers will play from the white tees, female golfers from the red tees. Players will be flighted by handicap into 6 groups. The lowest 4 gross scores from Saturday and the lowest 4 gross scores from Sunday in each flight will qualify for the matchplay tournament.

    Eligibility: Any golfer who holds a CDGA handicap and either a Resident Card or VIP Card.

    Qualifier Tee Times: Players golfing in the Permanent Tee Times between 5:30 AM and 11:00 AM. Players outside of the Permanent Tee Times will play beginning immediately after the permanent times.

    Sign Up: Players in the Permanent Tee Times sign up on the 1st tee. Players outside of the Permanent Tee Times must sign up by April 24th at 5:00 PM.

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  • 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.