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September 2013

Top Story: Village Links of Glen Ellyn: Featured Golf Course of the Month

Author: Val Russell

Paradise Found

Located in the central-Chicago suburbs—just west of 355 and south of Roosevelt Road in the quaint village of Glen Ellyn—Village Links of Glen Ellyn is the first public golf course in the world to be certified as a wildlife sanctuary by Audubon International.

Like many other forest preserve and suburban courses in the Chicago area, the location of Village Links of Glen Ellyn is based primarily on need. These types of courses are often in low-lying areas and provide drainage that doesn’t generally make for real estate development. Such is the case with this village-owned golf club, where local water drainage is a secondary benefit. Several lakes and marshes serve as water hazards, and the wild....