Golfing In The QCA

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With the weather improving sooner than expected, there has never been a better time to improve your golf game. We are fortunate enough to have great options for golfing in the Quad Cities area. The Iowa and Illinois sides are home to around 20 adventurous courses set on beautiful lakes and hilly valleys. Whether you want something quick and easy or challenging and competitive the QCA has something just for you.

Voted the number one golf course in the Quad Cities by Locals Love Us, Palmer Hills in Bettendorf is a beautiful 18 hole course full of challenges and amusement around every bend. With fantastically maintained grass and a delicious clubhouse grill, this course should be on your list to play this year. From the first hole, it is a mighty decision whether to clear the pond some 200 yards away or lay it safe and aim for just before. You are sure to have a fantastic time on this 42-year-old entertaining course.

Located on the Rock Island Arsenal and recently opened to the public, The Arsenal Golf Course is a great place to experience a greatly designed, old course. At 112 years old, the course is the oldest in the Quad Cities area. Its immense scenery and wildlife give it an experience no other golf course in the QC can match. Bent grass fairways, perfect greens, and peaceful quiet are what put this course in the top tier of public courses in the QC.

Ever wanted to play on the same course as some of the PGA players?  Well, you don’t have to look too far from home. TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois is home to the John Deere Classic every year in July. This competitive tournament hosts professional golfer from The Open Championship winner Zach Johnston to The Masters winner Jordan Spieth. TPC is a challenging course you are sure to enjoy. Being a place where the professionals play, it is always maintained to top notch standards. Each hole is different and expertly designed for skillful play, you are sure to have an incredible time.

There are more than just these three fantastic courses in the Quad Cities area. While the pleasant weather comes and goes this time of year, take this opportunity to go explore the best places to golf here in the QCA.

Author: Nic Raso

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