Awards & Recognition
In recognition of the many capital improvements made over the last several years, the District has been honored with:
- Being an Audubon International Certified Cooperative Sanctuary for Golf for 25 Years (1997-2022)
- Receiving the 2020 Civic Image Award from the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce for the shoreline stabilization project
- Pottawatomie Garden Club presented Pottawatomie Golf Course with the 2019 Landscape Commendation Award
- PGA Golf Pro & Manager Ron Skubisz named Illinois PGA Senior Masters on July 16, 2018
- Named THE BEST golf course in Kane County in the 2017 Reader’s Choice Poll conducted by the Kane County Chronicle
- 2015 Jim Wheeler Memorial (click here for the article)
- Named THE BEST golf course in Kane County in the 2012 Reader’s Choice Poll conducted by the Kane County Chronicle
- Ranked 15th Best 9-Hole Golf Course in American by Golf World magazine in 2010 (click here for the article)
- Receiving the 2007 Illinois Park & Recreation Association’s Outstanding Facility Award for capital improvements
- Receiving the 2006 Community Image Award from the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce for capital improvements
- Ranking third for best area public golf course by the West Suburban Living’s 11th Annual Best of the West contest
A Certified Audubon Sanctuary
The Park District and staff at Pottawatomie Golf Course have shown a strong commitment to the natural environment and the wildlife living on and adjacent to the golf course. Every precaution has been taken to protect the environment and wildlife. Please respect natural areas.
On October 3, 1997, Pottawatomie Golf Course was the first 9-hole golf course internationally to become a fully-certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary by the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System (ACSS), the educational division of Audubon International, endorsed by the United States Golf Association. To keep this prestigious standing, the course goes through an extensive re-certification procedure every three years, concentrating its efforts on the preservation of bird and wildlife native habitats. Pottawatomie Golf Course is one of only 234 courses in the world to receive the honor.
Native plants have a greater fibrous root system to help naturally purify the water before it reaches the Fox River. Plantings provide a more natural habitat for various animals found at the golf course including deer, foxes and egrets. In order to enrich the aesthetic views of these areas and maintain the District’s Audubon status, staff continually remove invasive non-native vegetation such as canary reed grass and purple loosestrife.
Staff keeps a log of all wildlife seen on the golf course because they are indicators of healthy environments. Please help keep track of all the furry, feathery and scaly friends you encounter while enjoying your golf game. It’s simple to do and can take less time to record than entering your handicap. There is a binder located in the Pro Shop. Just fill it out at your convenience. Thank you!