The Forest Preserves of Winnebago County has a long tradition of hosting competitive golf events at each of its unique golf courses. Our flighted events provide players of all ability levels the opportunity to compete for a championship. Please take a moment to review the event information provided below.
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Tournament golf starts here! Each and every season, the Seth B. Atwood Golf Classic provides area players their first opportunity to earn Rockford Golfer of the Year points. This event offers three different divisions including Championship, Open, and Seniors. Unlike any other event in the area, players wishing to compete in the championship division must declare that at time of registration. Players looking to play in a flighted format may sign up for the open division which is flighted after 18 holes.
We are excited to announce that we will continue to offer a women’s division in all three of our major events in 2017. The inaugural Seth B. Atwood Women’s Golf Classic will be a 36 hole flighted event. Participants will be allowed to pick their playing partners for Saturday’s 1st round. Participants will be flighted and re-paired for Sunday’s 2nd round based on performance. This event is open to all female players age 14 and over.
For over 60 years Macktown Golf Course has played host to The Winnebago County Amateur golf tournament. This 36 hole flighted event was moved from August to July in 2012 and the move has participants raving. The event offers a unique, yet enjoyable format whereas participants remain in the same group through both rounds resulting in one of the largest tournament fields in the region.
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The Women’s Winnebago County Amateur format will mirror that of the men. Participants will remain in the same foursome both days and will be flighted after 18 holes of play. This event is open to all female golfers age 14 and over.
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The Ledges Invitational offers participants a traditional tournament format. Players will compete in 36 holes of stroke play and are paired based on performance. Players are also flighted after 18 holes of play providing golfers of all ability levels the opportunity to compete for the championship of their respective flight.
The areas top female golfers will set their sites on the Forest Preserves final major event of the season. This 36 hole stroke play event will be flighted after 18 holes and participants will be paired on Sunday based on Saturday’s performance. Starting times for this event will begin at approximately 10:30am. This event is open to all female golfers age 14 and over.
The Winnebago County Sr. Amateur returns to Macktown G.C. in 2017. The Men’s Winnebago Sr. Amateur is open to all male golfers 50 years & older. Players will compete in 36 holes of stroke play and will be flighted after 18 holes of play.