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    Practice & Lessons

The Village Links is now on winter hours. The driving range is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM to hit from the artificial turf mats. The grass tee, practice greens, and warm-up putting greens are closed.

We offer the finest practice facilities in the area. Our practice facilities are open to the public, with 40 grass hitting stations, three putting greens, and secluded chipping, putting and bunker area.

  • Short Game
  • Lessons
  • Junior Program
  • Adult Beginners
  • Private Lessons
  • Short Game

    We offer two putting greens, one near each of the first tees of the 9-hole and 18-hole courses.

    There is also a larger putting/chipping green, located a few hundred yards from the Clubhouse, near the parking lot. This area is set off in relative seclusion, and also has a smaller green with a bunker for chipping/sand practice.

    The short game practice area is free of charge and players use their own practice balls. These greens, chipping areas and bunker are maintained to the same quality as the golf course. All practice facilities open and close the same as the 18 hole course, seasonally.

    Our grass tees are consistently the first in the area to open in the spring.

  • Lessons

    You never stop learning, in life or on the golf course! Here at The Village Links of Glen Ellyn, we have everything you need to learn the game of golf so that you can enjoy rounds and not panic over how you’ll play.

    We have six PGA Member professionals on-staff to offer instruction. Our Guests can virtually get a lesson almost any time. Three of the Professionals use various video equipment as part of their instruction.

    In addition to our six Member professionals, we have one Apprentice professional who, under the guidance of the Head Golf Professional, teach junior camps, adult group lessons and some private instruction.

  • Junior Program

    We consider ourselves “keepers of the flame” when it comes to promoting the grand game of golf to the next generation.

    Junior lessons for boys and girls are offered in half and full day golf camps. Half day camps are geared towards beginning juniors with little or no experience. All day camps are for juniors with some golf experience looking to improve their game.

  • Adult Beginners

    Group lessons for adult beginners are offered in three 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.

  • Private Lessons

    Private lessons are the best way to develop your game. Lessons are available by appointment throughout the season.

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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.