ArborLinks takes advantage of the natural features of the site. Native grasses have been used to define and separate the golf holes, which is set on the existing terrain with as little land form disturbance as possible. Bunkers and other hazards have been sculpted to create an old world look and feel. Greens and fairways are expansive, providing unequaled challenges and stimulated creative strategy, while remaining simple and natural.

The course was built on wooded hills and old cornfields northwest of Arbor Day Farm. Each of ArborLink's 18 holes tells a conservation story, ranging from "Black Cherry Row" for the first hole, demonstrating field windbreaks and their value, to hole 18, "Cottonwood Creek," which illustrates the use of bioengineering in restoring and protecting the banks of South Table Creek.