UPDATE: More Rockford Park District Golf Courses Open for the Season

By: Rockford Park District
By: Rockford Park District

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Spring is here, and even though there’s a little chill in the air, Rockford Park District’s Golf Operations knows golfers are anxious to tee off! “We opened Elliot Golf Course and Aldeen Golf Club Practice Centre this past Sunday, and it was good to see many new and returning faces. We have a lot of exciting changes at all of our courses,” said Duncan Geddes, Director of Golf Operations.

Rockford Park District has spent the winter months enhancing golf operations and facilities to better meet the changing needs of the community. In December, the Rockford Park District announced an exciting, multi-year initiative to grow the game of golf, eliminating separate management of Golf Services (Ingersoll, Elliot, Sandy Hollow, and Sinnissippi golf courses) and the management of Aldeen Golf Club, by creating a new Golf Operations team along with a new brand, “Golf Rockford!”

Reservations Recommended!

Reservations are highly recommended, even if it is just a few hours before you plan to walk up. It is best to book a tee time online at www.golfrockford.org, or call the new Rockford Park District Golf Operations line at 815-YOU-PLAY (815-968-7529) to be connected to a specific course. Tee times will be available for reservation up to seven days in advance. Staff will do their best to accommodate walk-up golfers based on availability.

Below is information on Rockford Park District golf course openings: (weather permitting)

Elliot Golf Course, 888 South Lyford Road, Cherry Valley
- Opened Sunday, March 30, 2014
- Daily operating hours may vary due to current weather conditions.

Sinnissippi Golf Course, 2004 Arlington Avenue, Rockford
- Opened Friday, April 4, 2014
- Daily operating hours may vary due to current weather conditions.

Sandy Hollow Golf Course, 2670 Sandy Hollow Road, Rockford
- Opened Friday, April 4, 2014
- Daily operating hours may vary due to current weather conditions.

Golf Operations Supervisor/Manager of Sandy Hollow and Sinnissippi Golf Course Nancy Kauzlarich and her staff were on site to welcome back golfers.

Aldeen Golf Club, 1902 Reid Farm Road, Rockford
- Opens Saturday, April 5, 2014
- Daily operating hours may vary due to current weather conditions.

Aldeen Golf Club staff will be on site to welcome back golfers. A confirmed opening date has not been set for Ingersoll Golf Course at this time. To contact any Rockford Park District golf course please call 815-YOU-PLAY (815-968-7529) for up-to-date hours of operation or to reserve a tee time.


ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- The Rockford Park District has spent the winter months working on golf operations and facilities to better meet the changing needs of the community.

In December, the Rockford Park District announced an exciting, multi-year initiative to grow the game of golf, eliminating separate management of Golf Services (Ingersoll, Elliot, Sandy Hollow, and Sinnissippi Golf Courses) and the management of Aldeen Golf Club, by creating a new Golf Operations team along with a new brand, “Golf Rockford!” “This season, golfers will experience many new and exciting changes at all of our courses, and it all begins this Sunday with the opening of Elliot Golf Course and Aldeen Golf Club Practice Centre,” said Duncan Geddes, Director of Golf Operations.

Elliot Golf Course, 888 South Lyford Road, Cherry Valley, will open for the season starting Sunday, March 30, 2014. The course will be open on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and will remain open daily (if weather permits) weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and weekends from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Golf cart usage may be restricted early in the season, based on weather conditions. New head LPGA professional Jordan Zellman and her staff will be on site to welcome back golfers. Please contact the Elliot Golf Shop at 815-332-5130 to make a tee time, or visit www.golfrockford.org.

Aldeen Golf Club Practice Centre, 1902 Reid Farm Road, Rockford, will also open for the season starting Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 8 a.m. April hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; the Practice Centre opens at noon on Mondays.

A confirmed opening date has not been set for any additional Rockford Park District golf courses at this time.


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