The Links at Carillon Golf Course – Blue Course

For a rare weekday afternoon round, I met up with Susie to play a quick 9-hole round at The Links at Carillon Golf Course. The Links at Carillon is located in Plainfield, Illinois, approximately 30 miles southwest of Chicago. Opened in 1990, the Links at Carillon consists of three 9-hole courses: the Red course (3,391 yards, par 36), the White course (3,438 yards, par 36), and the Blue course (3,153 yards, par 35).

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Arrowhead Golf Club – South/West Course

I finally got a chance to play a course that I’ve been wanting to play for a while: Arrowhead Golf Club. Arrowhead is located in Wheaton, Illinois, approximately 28 miles west of downtown Chicago. The course dates back to 1924, when the original golf course was built as the 18-hole Antlers Club. In 1929, the club was renamed to Arrowhead Golf Club, and in 1967, an additional nine holes were constructed, which makes up today’s West course.

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Torrey Pines Golf Course – South Course [Field Trip]

So… How do I begin this post? I guess, first of all, I have to say thanks to Beth for setting this all up. During a recent trip to San Diego, with my birthday in sight, I got surprised with a set of rental clubs and some time set aside to play this very popular course. At first, the thought of playing this course seemed out-of-reach, because this vacation wasn’t meant to be a golf vacation.

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Crystal Tree Golf and Country Club (Round 2) [Private Course]

I’m really hoping to make a round at this course an annual affair. About this time last year, I got a chance to play Crystal Tree Golf and Country Club, a course that is somewhat important to me (I got married next to the tee boxes of the first hole). Luckily enough, our host for the round, John, had such a good time last year that he invited me, Mike, and Chuck back for another round, and we gratefully obliged.

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The Village Links of Glen Ellyn – 18-hole Course

So I’m behind on my blog posts, but I am at least still golfing. A couple months ago, Susie and I, along with a couple of her friends, played a round at The Village Links of Glen Ellyn. The course, which is located in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, is approximately 26 miles west of downtown Chicago. You’ll find two courses here: an 18-hole course and a 9-hole course. For this round, we played the 18-hole course.

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