ATWOOD HOMESTEAD GOLF COURSE
Located in an historic 338-acre forest preserve on the beautiful Rock River, Atwood Homestead is a big hitter’s delight. Its designer, Charles Maddox had plenty of land to work with and he used natural areas. At an intimidating 7,470 yards from the tips, Atwood plays long, but it allows a few mistakes from the tee on most holes. Along with the length comes large, undulating greens - some featuring subtle breaks, but most fairly easy to read. The cozy stone clubhouse was once the Atwood family homestead and features a great little cafe. Par 72, 7,470 yards, slope: 74.3, rating: 120. Designed by Charles Maddox and opened in 1971. Call 815-623-2411.
8990 Old River Road, Rockford, IL 61103 - Directions
Website: Atwood Homestead Golf Course
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With a variety of distance options ranging from 5,464 yards to 7,431 yards, this course has something for everyone. Regardless of which set of tees you choose (gold, white, blue or black), you’ll find the condition of this course to be very good and the layout quite challenging. From the blue and black tees, driving distance is a premium. Good touch and a precise short game is a great asset on this course. Atwood Homestead features very large putting greens with subtle undulations and fast pace. Driving accuracy is key on numbers, 5, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 and 18. This course has matured over the past 20 years, and it now presents one of the best golfing experiences in north central Illinois.