If you love to golf and would play the game all day and all night if you could, this special night-time golf event happening at Aldeen Golf Club in Rockford, Illinois will be right up your fairway! (See what I did there? LOL)

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3 Reasons to Go Glow Golfing in Rockford

Can I admit something embarrassing? I have never gone golfing before. Once when I was a teenager I went to a driving range in Wisconsin by my family's cabin, and let's just say the experience did not end well and tarnished me from playing the game ever again. Now that I'm much older I think it's time to give the sport a try again, but there are certain qualifications that need to be met for me to actually enjoy the game;

  1. It can't be too hot. Anything that involves me sweating in the sun, heat, and humidity without any water to jump in to cool off is an absolute turn-off.
  2. The game has to be quick. My attention span is not the greatest, and if I have to stand around and wait for my turn to swing all the time, I will be forced to find a reason to quit playing.
  3. There has to be other entertainment. I can only laugh about my terrible golf skills for so long, so some food, beverages, and music is a must for me to no longer hate golf.

I know those three reasons probably seem ridiculous to avid golfers, but for those who aren't, or just want to find something fun to do with the whole family, glow golfing is the answer!

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What Is Glow Golf?

If you're wondering what exactly Glow Golf is all about, just imagine mini-putting in the dark with glow-in-the-dark balls and obstacles. Doesn't that sound like a fun, interesting twist to your traditional golf game? Not to mention, it's a great way to beat the summer heat of golfing during the day!

Rockford Park District's Glow Golf Event at Aldeen Golf Club

My daughters love to mini-putt, and they especially love the glowing, indoor mini-putt courses at Tilted 10 in the CherryVale Mall, so I know they will LOVE this cool glow golf experience at the Aldeen Golf Club too!

Here's everything you need to know about the Rockford Park District's Glow Golf event:

  • When: Saturday, August 12, 2023, from 9 to 10 p.m.
  • Where: Aldeen Golf Club at 1902 Reid Farm Rd. in Rockford
  • Cost: $15 per person, and all ages are welcome!
  • What It Includes: glow mini-putt, glow chipping corn hole, long drive glow competition, and more glowing fun! Food will be available for purchase there too.
  • How to Register: Registration must be completed in advance and done by August 12 at 7 p.m., get your family registered now by clicking here.

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