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Indoor Winter Golf Opportunities at Mercyhealth Sportscore Two



Rockford Park District will hold monthly sessions of indoor group golf lessons for youth ages 5-7 of any skill level in February and March, 2019 at the Indoor Sports Center at Mercyhealth Sportscore Two in Loves Park. The one-hour lessons meet Tuesday early evenings for $30 per person.

Upcoming session start dates are February 5 and 12, 2019, and March 5 and 12, 2019. The golf schools provide a fun, systematic approach to develop long-term player development that will continue the play of golf socially or competitively. Participants will be instructed in four areas that will help youth learn, develop, and practice the skills to become a better golfer and enjoy the sport of golf.



Winter Golf Academy not only trains individuals on their golf game, but also helps prepare them for life and golf through mental and physical training. Each week, we will have a classroom period, a full swing period, and some short game or golf workout and stretching session. Classroom sessions include various topics such as rules instruction, goal setting, as well as golf course or life strategy. The academy instructors include trainers with TPI experience, LPGA and PGA pros, a local award winning high school golf coach, RPD certified instructors, and a clinical psychotherapist with a masters degree in clinical psychology.


  • February 11 - March 11, 2019

  • February 13 - March 13, 2019



Rockford Park District will hold two new indoor adult golf schools this fall and winter at the Indoor Sports Center at Mercyhealth Sportscore Two in Loves Park.

Adult Golf School for golfers ages 18+ of any skill level features a low student/teacher ratio, and will cover golf course strategy and management, along with the swing mechanics in all areas of the game in two-class evening sessions that start February 18, 2019, or February 20, 2019. Participants will also be able to see before and after video analysis of their swings. Fees are $30 per person for each February session.


Adult Golf Specialty Clinics

Golfers ages 18 and older can improve their game in time for the spring season by signing up for Rockford Park District’s indoor golf clinics scheduled through February 25, 2019. The 50-minute group lessons meet Mondays, 12:30-1:20, at the Indoor Sports Center at Mercyhealth Sportscore Two in Loves Park.

Attend all, some, or one - each clinic will focus on a specific type of shot or skill: Wedges, Irons, Woods, or Full Swing. Fees are $20.00 per clinic ($23 non-resident).

Indoor Driving Range

During the winter months, golfers of all ages can keep their swing tuned up and work on their short game in climate-controlled comfort while enjoying the game of golf. A golf driving range is located inside the Indoor Sports Center (ISC) at Mercyhealth Sportscore Two, 8800 E. Riverside Blvd., Loves Park, IL, and is the only place in town to offer an expansive indoor golf driving range complete with turf, where golfers use regulation golf balls. The range, which is located on Field 2, is 95 feet deep (ball flight is approximately 100 feet), and has16 hitting bays.

The range is open through March 29, 2019 on the following schedule: Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., and Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (last bucket sold 30 mins. before closing). The range is closed on weekends, observed holidays, and during special events; a list of the dates is posted on the events calendar at, and also at the facility.

All ages are welcome; however, golfers under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Buckets are $6 each ($8 non-resident) per bucket of approximately 50 golf balls. This is one of many low-fee activities offered by the Rockford Park District for the community to enjoy. A monthly pass is also available for $55 ($70 non-resident); maximum three buckets of golf balls per day.

Mike Costello