Signs of Spring are everywhere in the Stateline. Tulips and daffodils are beginning to pop through the dirt, the Easter Bunny is at the Cherryvale Mall, and now many of the our local golf courses will be opening for the season this week!

The Rockford Park District just announced the opening days and times for several of their local golf courses, but also say opening times will be extended as weather conditions continue to improve. As of right now, all of the following courses will only be open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.:

  • Elliot Golf Course, 888 S Lyford Rd, Cherry Valley - Opening Tuesday, March 8
  • Ingersoll Golf Course, 101 Daisyfield Rd, Rockford - Opening Wednesday, March 9
  • Sandy Hollow Golf Course, 2670 Sandy Hollow Rd, Rockford - Opening Thursday, March 10
  • Sinnissippi Golf Course, 2004 Arlington Avenue, Rockford - Opening Friday, March 11
  • Aldeen Golf Club, 1902 Reid Farm Rd, Rockford - Opening Saturday, March 12 (Aldeen Golf Club Practice Center also opens on March 12, but will be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)

Park District staff is hard at work getting these courses ready for the season, and opening status will be based upon weather conditions. To stay up to date on all things golf in Rockford, or to reserve a tee time in advance at any of these local courses, go to