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    Golfing in the Bettendorf, Iowa Area

    Golfing in Bettendorf, IA Area

    Bettendorf’s unique setting along the Mississippi River made it an idyllic stopping off point. From games and entertainment at Isle Casino Hotel Bettendorf or several golf courses in the area, Bettendorf, IA has something for everyone. What better way to relax than 18 holes of golf? You’ve got choices, so take your pick of the following “lucky” seven area courses. 

    Rock Island Arsenal.
    It’s the oldest course in the Quad Cities, so if you like a slice of history on the side, this could be your Mecca. Bent grass greens and inviting fairways have welcomed experienced duffers and newbies since 1897. Though part of the Rock Island, Illinois parks and recreation system, this Bettendorf neighbor is casino-convenient and offers a casual dining grill serving fresh lunch specials plus other 19th-hole amenities. The golf shop stocks provisions you may need (or want)—especially if you’ve hit it big at the tables. Book a tee time at: http://www.arsenalislandgolf.com

    TPC Deere Run.
    Want to bring bragging rights back to your favorite blackjack table? Drop this bit of info on your tablemates when you return from an excursion at TPC Deere Run golf course: This course is home to the PGA tour’s annual John Deere Classic. Challenge your proficiencies on the 7,256 yard (par 71) course. Whether you drag/pull a cart or pilot a vehicle, return to your casino of choice in great spirits after an invigorating 18 holes. Built along the Rock River on the Illinois side of the Mississippi, the scenic course is home to a clubhouse with a serene veranda overlooking the tranquil Rock River where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch or cocktails before returning to your casino of choice. http://www.tpc.com/tpc-deere-run

    Short Hills Country Club.
    Want to see for yourself what determination and will can do when a community is ravaged by a weather-related crisis? On June 25, 2013, the Short Hills Country Club was hit by a storm propelled by 80 mph winds that ravaged 200 trees and left course personnel scurrying to repair the damage. Other area golf courses were left virtually untouched. A year later—and missing a few trees—Short Hills is up, running and better than ever, but it’s a members-only course, so you will have to meet requirements for a non-equity or non-residential membership to enjoy this resilient golfing venue. To see if you qualify for a limited membership, peruse the course’s website: http://www.shorthillscc.com/membership/classifications.htm

    Pinnacle Country Club.
    Located in Milan, Illinois, the Pinnacle Country Club is the only family-owned private country club in the Quad Cities, but you can become a member of the family for a month for less cash than you typically take away from an hour of successful play at your favorite gaming venue. Golfers enjoy nicely-manicured greens and open tee times; because the course is open to members only, an immediate tee time is assured. A PGA professional is on hand if you need tips and while the club’s private, it’s not without its amenities: pick up anything you need from shirts to balls and souvenirs onsite. Inquire about membership here: http://www.pinnaclecountryclub.com/

    Glynn’s Creek.
    The pride of Scott County, Iowa, the Glynn’s Creek Golf Course offers a full golfing experience for an affordable fee. The public is welcome and the usual rules apply: Mandatory carts on weekends in season to keep traffic flowing, a daily playing ticket and registration at the golf course to get you off on the right foot. Set up an account at this website: https://secure.scottcountyiowa.com/webtrac/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/wb1000.html?wbp=1 to establish your desire to play Glynn’s Creek and follow prompts to learn the rules, regulations and arrange a golfing excursion that makes a perfect hiatus from your favorite gaming activities.

    Fyre Lake:
    Do you long to play a brand new, state-of-the-art course? Catch 18-holes at Fyre Lake Golf Club and cross that goal off your bucket list. The Fyre Lake community began as a 195-acre tract of land owned by a farmer with enough foresight to develop it into a mini-town of homes and recreation facilities in 1969. Over time, the area grew to 800+ acres; the perfect environment for what’s now the jewel in this community’s crown: the Fyre Lake Golf Club. Open for play in 2013, the clubhouse is still a 2,000 square foot work in progress but there’s nothing undeveloped about the course. Learn more about what you can expect from time spent away from the roulette table in the great outdoors by visiting http://www.fyrelakegolf.com/aboutus/

    Palmer Hills:
    According to the River Cities Reader, the Palmer Hills Golf Course sets a standard of excellence not every publically-funded golf course can boast about: it was named #1 of the top three “Best of the Quad Cities” golf courses in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Designed by William J. Spear, this 18-hole course is named for its original land owners: the city bought the property from the Palmer Family in 1971 and kept much of the original landscape-including 100-year-old oak trees—intact. Find features golfers prize: hills, creeks and water challenges. Only a mile from Interstate 74, you won’t waste much time away from the slots if you take your activity break at Palmer Hills. Learn more at http://www.palmerhillsgolf.com/

    Take advantage of golf packages available at Isle Casino Hotel Bettendorf. Golf packages are available now through October and include one night's stay at Isle Casino Hotel, $25 food credit, $25 Isle Play, two free casino drinks, and a round of golf at a course listed above. For more information call the front desk at 563-265-6965.

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