A heavy thunderstorm flooded the Village Links on Saturday July 24. The Village Links is a storm water detention system that protects the south third of Glen Ellyn from flooding. The 240-acre golf course is designed to accept sudden rain runoff, and release the water downstream at a controlled rate.
The course is designed to hold water for no more than 48-hours. This storm ended Saturday at 8:00 am.
This was the second most severe flood in Village Links history. The worst flood was Saturday August 25, 1972.
The course has always opened within 36-hours of the end of the rainfall.
This was the view Saturday afternoon, of #18 greenside bunkers, looking back northeast toward #18 tee. The entire fairway was flooded. The 18-hole course opened for play Sunday at 7:30 AM.
The road from the parking lot to the circle drive was flooded. The only way to reach the clubhouse was to wade through the water.
#1 Tee on the 9-hole course was flooded.
The first tee of the 18-hole course was no better off.
The driving range fairway was flooded.
Late Saturday, there was still water on the front of #18 green. The ponds on #18 still formed a single "pond", keeping the entire fairway under water