Bartlett Hills GC
, Bartlett. Early train from Union Station to old farming community Bartlett, a couple miles SE of Elgin and the Fox River. Don't know how they built a golf course within walking distance of the train depot in town....those farmers must have been doing ok.
Teed off on Back Nine at 7:30am, sandwiched between two foursomes...Korean women in front; fat old guys in carts behind, who were nice enough to let me hit before them. Despite range practice, first few holes were a disaster. In fact the score for the whole round wasn't 'up to par!'
The Koreans let me play through after nine holes, and from there I booked...played the last nine holes in 1:35, and headed for the train. Home by 1pm. Very enjoyable round, despite the score. This golf course is far enough into the country that the prairie, which is in full bloom, comes right down to the edge of the fairways. The aroma of those Black Eyed Susans and all the other native plants, is overwhelming!