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4.6
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
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4.7
19 Reviews (19)
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.6
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4.7
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 72
Length 7131 yards
Slope 139
Rating 74.4

Course Details

Year Built 1991
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: April - November
Architect Dick Nugent (1991) Bob Lohmann

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $17
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

Reviews

4.6
200 Reviews (200)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 15
Patio Dining 14
19th Hole Scenic Views 9
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 26
Bunkers 21
Forced Carries 19
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 22
Locals 19
Seniors 12
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 22
Convenient to the City 15

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Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

My favorite public course

Play this course 2 to 3 times a year. 100 mile drive to get there but well worth it. Even the driving range is excellent.
Rough is tough, keep it in play. A challenging course to play in all conditions. When you finish you can not stop talking about the course. Well worth the drive, and all I have played with enjoyed the course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Rocky Top

We really enjoy the course. Good vlue for the quality of the course and facility.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice Course

Nice layout, challenging and well maintained for a public course

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Wisconsin Fan

Aldeen Golf Club has to be one of the finest public courses in the area. The area had a large rain a couple of evenings prior to the day we played so there were a few wet spots in the fairways.. Other than that the course was in great shape. It is a beautiful course with a variety of trees, a wandering brook and beautiful landscape views.
We really enjoyed our round.
Clubhouse has great food and is a fine facility.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/26/2019

Hi edrader. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Aldeen Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Coolers

Their coolers for the carts are absolutely ridiculous!!! Ice melts in minutes, and they leak horribly!! Club covers and leather goods ruined!!! Not happy!!!!!!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/13/2019

Hiu7708860. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Aldeen Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked

Rockford's Hidden Gem

Loved this course! We had seen the advertisements over the years on the golf channel but never made it out even though it's less than an hour from our home in the western suburbs of Illinois. It was a mistake to miss it over the years! Course was wet from two inches of overnight rain at our 7:30 am arrival and cart path only so we decided to walk - great decision! The course layout and condition except for some wet areas from the short time they had to drain but that did not impact the overall experience. Staff was friendly - let us go out before our tee time as there was an earlier open time. Loved the layout and the greens were smooth and fast even after the rain. One of the top courses you can play in Chicagoland and especially for under $50 - worth the drive!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Like medinah 3.

Reminds of medinah 3 on both good and slightly negative ways. The good: the holes are well framed by trees and for the most part there are no houses in view during the round. On the negative side, like medina, there is a sameness to every hole. I played the tips and most of the par 4's are just longish straight ahead holes. I think 14 9f the holes run north-south. That said, it's a great public track.

Conditions Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 08/02/2019

Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Aldeen Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/29/2019

Hello, thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon again soon at Aldeen Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great conditions

The tee boxes were fantastic, the greens were firm and fast. Fairways were in wonderful condition. I really enjoyed this round, however piece of play was glacial. Had to wait wait too long for almost every shot due to slow groups in front of me. There was no starter at the first hole, and I never saw a Ranger on the course. It might’ve been nice to have a Ranger out there to speed things up.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/29/2019

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round with us! We appreciate the feedback and will use your comments as guidance for improvement. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 29
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course

Fair way, green condition is okey.
Nice design.
We try eat hamburgers but they closed at 3:00

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/23/2019

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Aldeen Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 37
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

worth the drive

City course on rockford's east side .Only a short drive from the interstate.Perfect conditions Walkable if you wish.Has water and a lot of sand(I felt like Lawrence of Arabia).No real signature holes,but the conditions are great.They have the best practice center I have ever seen.You could easily spend a full day here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/17/2019

We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Aldeen Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

We would make the drive!

We visit Aldeen once a y ear - I now might have to make it twice or more. They were doing a lot of landscaping work (2 days before the ProAm). Thank you for taking down the bushes on 10 - red wing black birds were constantly attacking us. Landscaping is beautiful. Staff is ALWAYS super friendly. We booked on GolfNow and got a great rate. Even if we hadn't - we still would have played there. Looking to play again this summer and in the fall. Keep Aldeen just the way it is.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/22/2019

Hi Katie. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Aldeen Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Excellent as always

In my opinion this is the premier golf course in the rockford area, period!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/11/2019

Hello. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Aldeen GC!

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Best shape in years!

I've played Aldeen a few times each year for the past 11 years. This time, the course was in the best shape I've seen it. Had a nice conversation with Duncan Geddes, the head pro, on the fifth hole. Looking forward to the Rockford Pro-Am.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/05/2019

Hi. Thanks you for the review and 5-star rating. Glad you were able to meet Duncan, as well! We're looking forward to seeing you soon at the Pro-Am! Thanks for playing at Aldeen GC.

Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

very nice course

every thing really good except the sand traps need more sand in the traps

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/05/2019

Hi. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing at Aldeen Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/02/2019

Hello. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great time until.....

Love the course and had great time until it started pouring down rain. Will have to come back sometime.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/29/2019

Hello. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Aldeen Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Play Aldeen

Was a cold, slightly windy Mothers Day, but we still enjoyed our round. Course was not busy, and the staff was very helpful, especially the Starter, who took the time to explain the GPS features on the cart and all of the other amenities. Course will be prettier once the grounds are in bloom. Very nice layout

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/14/2019

Hi. Thank you for your review! We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Aldeen Golf Club! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 23
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/06/2019

Hi. Thank you so much for the great rating. We hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Aldeen Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/10/2019

Hello, Thank you for the fantastic 5-star review of our golf course. We appreciate you taking the time and hope you will let us know if you ever need anything while you are here. Come back and see us again very soon for more of the best golf in town

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