MACKTOWN GOLF COURSE
Sporting a classic 1930’s era design, Macktown is short but tricky - fair but capable of adding big numbers to your scorecard in the blink of an eye. Try to drive the drivable short, downhill par 4 #11 and you might well make birdie - but you might just as easily end up with a double bogie 6. Elevation changes, doglegs and small greens combined with tree-lined fairways make accuracy off the tee and into the greens imperative at Macktown. Located on the outskirts of Rockton, Macktown is a small, but well-loved and well-cared-for gem. After your round, don’t miss the Dairy Haus, a local ice cream shop in downtown Rockton, just across the Rock River. It boasts the best malts and home made ice cream for miles! Par 71, 5,770 yards from the back tees, slope: 67.1, rating: 109. Designed by Alex Welch and opened in 1931. Call 815-624-7410.
2221 Freeport Road, Rockton, IL 61072 - Directions
Website: Macktown Golf Course
- practice facility
Tour Macktown Living History Education Center before or after golf then stop at Dairy Haus - 113 E Main St, Rockton, IL - to enjoy a family-owned ice cream parlor with delicious homemade ice cream.
This course is built on a beautiful tract of land near the confluence of the Rock and Pecatonica Rivers in historic Rockton, Illinois. Don’t be fooled by the relatively short length of this 1931 classic design. Playing to only 5,756 yards, this course places a premium on approach shot accuracy and distance control. Like most depression-era golf courses, the putting greens are small and elevated. You don’t have to be a big hitter to score well on this course, but well-placed tee shots on holes 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 16 and 18 will certainly improve your chances of hitting greens in regulation on this course. If you are not successful at hitting the greens with your approach shots, make sure you bring a solid short game. Otherwise you may find your scoring chances to be slim and your total score as high as the modern-era courses in the area.