Growing up in Glen Ellyn, I spent the majority of my summers at the Links either on the range, having a putting tournament with my friends on the practice green, or heading out for $6.50 worth of 9-hole action. Having a junior resident card back in the day was a beautiful thing. After a day in the sun we would hit up the now completely renovated restaurant, which always included a round of cheese fries and a game of chicken to see who would leave for the bathroom first and risk having their free “pace of play” soda doused with salt packages.
These days the rates are still pretty great for a junior resident, it’s now $10 to play 9-holes and amazingly just $3 if you’re willing to get to the course between 5:30 and 8 am for the early bird special. I don’t think there’s a better use of $3 out there, as there is no better way to start the day than an early morning round of golf. With a fresh coat of dew on the ground and a slowly rising sun warming up your swing with each passing hole, I long for my next morning round of golf.
Alas, it’s still February, but that means there is still time left to get a discounted rate on your annual resident card. There are just over three weeks remaining to save by registering early. If you sign up by March 15 you’ll receive a 50 percent discount on your resident card, which provides discounted rates and preferred tee times. The relatively new and always enjoyable Reserve 22 restaurant at the course is also offering BYOB in the month of February with no corkage fees. So you can go pick up your new resident card and then enjoy a nice bottle of wine while dreaming of warmer weather.
If you are not a resident but still want to golf at the Links for a reduced rate, a VIP card is available for $50 and provides a 20% discount on both the 18 and 9-hole course.
If you’re looking for a permanent weekend tee time, you’ll need to have all four members of your group sign up by March 4th for a lottery drawing.
For all the details on tee times and rates, head to the Village Links website.