It's officially golf season in Illinois, but one Rockford golf course has been forced to arrive late to the par-tee. (Sorry, I couldn't help myself. I had to make that pun).

The Rockford Park District has opened for the 2023 golf season at 3 of its courses, but now many residents are wondering how long will it take for Sinnissippi Golf Course to be open too.

2023 Season at Sinninssippi Golf Course

If you haven't driven by Sinnissippi Golf Course this week, I regret to tell you it's a real mess thanks to severe weather that blasted the Rockford area last Friday (March 31).

Here's a view of the destruction the Rockford Park District is currently dealing with...

As for the question of when Sinnissippi Golf Course will open for the season, all the website says is "TBD". Let's hope the cleanup goes fast, but rest assured, they are already hard at work!

Golf With the Rockford Park District

Now that I've gotten the bad news out of the way, let's get to the good news...

Sandy Hollow, Ingersoll, and Aldeen Golf Courses, (including the Aldeen Practice Centre) are all OPEN for the season!

With several 70-degree days ahead of the Rockford area next week, you better believe all of these courses will be packed with golfers. Better schedule your tee time now so you can be one of them! To find open tee times at any Rockford Park District golf course, just click on each course's individual link that you can find at

One last important thing to remember; it is still spring in the Stateline and Mother Nature likes to snap us back into cold, soggy conditions quite often, so golf courses are only open when the weather permits.

To stay on top of course conditions and hours, make sure you keep a close eye on the Rockford Park District's Rainout Line before you grab your clubs and head out the door.

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