Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort

Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort

May 06, 2008 00:10 ET

Chicago Golf Resort in Oak Brook Hills Makes Illinois Golf Vacations a Little Greener with Audubon Certification

Willow Crest Golf Club at the Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort near Chicago participates in Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program, recognized for high environmental standards

OAK BROOK, ILLINOIS--(Marketwire - May 6, 2008) - The Willow Crest Golf Club at the Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort, a premier Chicago golf resort, is pleased to announce its certification in Environmental Planning from the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP) for Golf Courses. This international program is designed to help landowners, such as the Oak Brook Hills hotel and golf club, preserve and enhance the environmental quality of their property by developing effective conservation and wildlife enhancement programs. At the Oak Brook Hills Marriott Willow Crest Golf Club, the wide open greens and the many willow trees that border the property's five large ponds not only pose a challenge for golfers, they also create diverse habitats for a variety of wildlife species.

Among well-respected golf resorts near Chicago, Willow Crest Golf Course is rated one of the "Top 40 Public Golf Courses in Illinois" by Chicagoland Golf. The course's ideal conditions combine with a spectacular natural setting for an unforgettable-and environmentally responsible-golf experience. David Behm, Director of Grounds for the Willow Crest Golf Course at the Illinois golf resort, spearheaded the certification process for this prestigious international environmental program. Audubon recognized Behm for his environmental stewardship, and Willow Crest Golf Club at the Oak Brooks Hills Marriott Resort was recognized for its commitment to the environment and managing the golf course with wildlife in mind.

By participating in the ACSP, Willow Crest Golf Course will be involved in projects that enhance habitat for wildlife and preserve natural resources for the benefit of the local community. Projects for the Chicago golf resort may include placing nesting boxes for swallows and bluebirds in amongst the course's willow trees; using integrated pest management techniques on the greens and fairways; conserving water; and maintaining food and cover for wildlife on the 150-acre estate of Willow Crest Golf Club and the Marriott hotel in Oakbrook, Illinois.

Offering one of the finest golf outing programs in the country, Willow Crest Golf Club is a great draw card for the new state-of-the-art business facilities and Chicago corporate meeting space at the Chicago Marriott Oak Brook Hotel. The beautiful par-70 Willlow Crest Golf Course at the Oak Brooks Hills Marriott Resort, a favorite among golf resorts near Chicago, is situated just 24 miles from downtown. The Marriott Oakbrook Illinois hotel offers weekday or weekend Escape Golf Vacation Packages, including a deluxe room, a round of golf, a welcome gift at the Pro Shop, and either a complimentary breakfast or lunch.

For reservations or additional information about the Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort, visit www.oakbrookhillsmarriottresort.com or call 630-850-5555.

About the Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort

The Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort, ideally situated 24 miles from downtown Chicago and halfway between O'Hare International Airport and Chicago Midway, features 386 fully renovated Oak Brook Hills hotel rooms and the 18-hole Willow Crest Golf Course. The Chicago area resort is complete with two restaurants, tennis courts, scenic trails, two swimming pools, fitness rooms, whirlpool, and sauna. Functioning as a conference center retreat and special event destination, the Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort boasts 42,000 square feet of meeting and event space for a team-building retreat, conference, board meeting, family reunion, or an Oak Brook wedding. With trendy Oakbrook area restaurants and great hotel deals, Oak Brook IL makes a great vacation destination.

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