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  • Guest Information
    • Forms of Payment:

      • Certified Check
      • Major Credit Cards (in exception to American Express)
      • ATM on site

      DRESS REGULATIONS:

      1. Attire in all areas of the Club is expected to conform with rules of good taste and in the style which is customary for the activity in which the member and his or her guests are participating.
      2. Shirts and shoes are to be worn in all areas except, of course, the swimming pool and locker rooms.
      3. It must be emphasized that MEMBERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DRESS OF THEIR GUESTS. Please save yourself and the staff cause for possible embarrassment by informing your guests prior to their arrival at the Club that we have a dress code with which they must comply.
      4. If you have any questions regarding proper dress, please call the manager or sports professional involved for clarification.
      5. Gentlemen, hats are prohibited on the upper level of the club house.

      GOLF COURSE AND PRACTICE AREAS:

      • Attire in these areas is expected to conform in style to that which is sold in the Golf Shop. Jeans are not permitted on the golf course from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Cutoffs, patched or torn jeans, tank tops, muscle shirts, collarless tee shirts (for men), swim attire (including cover-ups), tennis attire, short shorts, halter tops and other such abbreviated dress is not acceptable.
      • Golf shoes are to be worn only in the Grill Bar, Golf Shop and Locker Room areas of the Clubhouse. No spikes upstairs.
      • Members or guests who are not properly dressed will be denied access to the golf course and practice areas.

      FORMAL AREAS OF THE CLUBHOUSE (UPPER LEVEL):

      • Jackets and neckties are not mandatory. Ladies may not wear casual slacks but are permitted in pantsuits of normal contemporary style.
      • There will be occasions such as special parties when jackets and neckties or other specific dress is required. Such requirements will be published in advance of the function.
      • No shorts permitted after 6:00 p.m and no jeans permitted except on Wednesday Family Night.

      INFORMAL AREAS OF THE CLUBHOUSE (LOWER LEVEL):

      • Casual or informal attire (including jeans) are welcome.
      • Tennis and swim attire (with cover-ups), are welcome, as is proper golf attire as specified above. Cutoffs, patched or torn jeans, tank tops, muscle shirts, collarless tee shirts (for men), short shorts, halter tops and other such abbreviated dress is not acceptable in either formal or informal (casual) areas at any time.
      • Tennis and swim attire (with cover-ups) are welcome, as is proper golf attire as specified above.
      • As in all other areas of the Club, abbreviated clothing such as short shorts, tank tops and collarless tee shirts (for men), etc., is not acceptable.
  • Directions

    • Forest Hills Country Club 5135 Forest Hills Road Rockford, IL 61114


      Clubhouse: 815-877-5733
      Golf Shop: 815-877-4280
      Member Dining: 815-877-5733 ext. 18
      Catering: 815-877-5733 ext. 23
      Membership: 815-877-5733 ext. 31

      Coming from I-90: Take the Riverside Exit. Head West on Riverside Blvd towards Forest Hills Road. Turn left onto Forest Hills Road. The Clubhouse's Main Entrance will be on your left.Take the Riverside Exit. Head West on Riverside Blvd towards Forest Hills Road. Turn left onto Forest Hills Road. The Clubhouse's Main Entrance will be on your left.

  • Club History
    • In 1920, a group of the original promoters took an option on a tract of land 5 miles south of Rockford on South Main Road and started the Motor Heights Golf Club. However, after a meeting at the Old Rockford Athletic Club, it was decided to look for a new location.

      During the winter of 1920-1921, Byron E. Eastwood, Clarence E. Werner, and Fred H. Hoegberg toured the Joel Johnson farm of 121 acres in a snowstorm. Later, the same day, in the kitchen of the farmhouse, they committed the club promoters to purchasing the property, at somewhere between $150 and $350 an acre. The 40 club promoters all subscribed $2,000.00 each and incorporated the organization then called Harlem Hills Country Club on March 15, 1921.

      The next 110 members, along with the 40 promoters, formed the 150 charter members. Byron E. Eastwood was elected the first President. For the first few years, the old red barn was used as a clubhouse. There was a large pool near the barn, which was used as a reservoir to water the greens, and by some members as a swimming pool. Many Members worked to clear the fields, using a horse to haul away boulders which are still used to line the driveway. The ladies used the farmhouse to cook coffee for potluck luncheons on Ladies Days. For special events, a tent was erected near the barn, and restaurateurs in town brought meals and served them on picnic tables.

      The Dedication Day Ceremonies were held on June 29, 1922 with Judge Fred Carpenter delivering an address after a morning golf tournament won by Floyd Palm with a score of 84. Charles “Chuck” Beach won low gross at 8 of the first 10 Plae Dae’s, the first of which was held in 1925.

      The present clubhouse was built in 1924 and 1925 by the construction firm of Schmeling and Broitzman at a cost of $58,000.00. The architects were Ed Peterson and our own Gilbert Johnson. It had an indoor swimming pool, which is still under the present men’s locker room, in which Art Eklund was the first swimmer. Harlem Hills Country Club was lost to the bondholders during the depression of 1933. It was bought back at .50 cents on the dollar and incorporated as Forest Hills Country Club on February 15, 1934 with Amos Stockus as its first president.

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