Two definite signs of Spring are the return of baseball and the opening of golf courses. You can now check both those things off the list. 

Elliot golf course has been open for about a week already and as of Wednesday Rockford's other four courses, Ingersoll, Sinnissippi, Sandy Hollow, and Aldeen, will be open as well. For more course information and tee times you should head to their website here.

As far as the 3 Winnebago courses, Atwood, The Ledges, and Macktown, it's a little more hit and miss (just like my golf game LOLZ.) According to the Register Star, Atwood has been open on a limited basis since March 17, and the other courses will be available depending on course conditions, weather conditions, and traffic levels. If you're interested in playing one of those, you should call them first. You can find all their information at the Winnebago County website here. 

The best of luck to all our duffers out there. Just remember that a bad day of golf beats a good day at work any day of the week.