Maple Meadows Golf Course Overview
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County owns three golf courses, and they all have the word “Meadows” in their name. One is a high-end course, The Preserve at Oak Meadows. Another is an entry-level 9-hole course called Green Meadows. Maple Meadows occupies the mid-tier slot between those two, and is actually across the street from The Preserve. This course opened in 1998 and resides in the site of a former club here called Brookwood.
Topping out at 6,438 yards, Maple Meadows isn’t the longest course, but don’t let your guard down. There’s trouble lurking everywhere to trip you up. By my count, 12 different ponds offer your golf ball a watery demise. The longest par 4 is the 15th hole, a 468 yard very tricky affair. Even if your tee shot is perfect into the narrow fairway, you still have a healthy iron shot into a green complex guarded by 5 bunkers, and a water hazard behind the green. This is one of many precarious holes at Maple Meadows.
Two practice greens offer an opportunity for short-game tuning before your round here. Unfortunately there is no driving range on this property, but if you want to mash balls, you can drive over to the course next door, The Preserve at Oak Meadows, and use their range.
You’ll notice there’s a cluster of condos toward the middle of the golf course. That’s called The Dominion, and I wonder if they get pelted with golf balls all day from wayward shots. The restaurant here is called the Maple Meadows Grill and has the standard items you’d expect from a golf course eatery.