In 1899, William Talcott founded the prestigious and welcoming Rockford Country Club. Built around the dream of having a country club in his hometown that would be a premiere location for socialites as well as the gentlemen of the area interested in the new fad of golf, Mr. Talcott spotted a prime location on the Rock River to build his ideal country club on the then Eddy farm. There were not many people that had given thought to a country club in the area, and with only a crude six-hole course in the area that had been generating a great interest in the sport of golf, it was not hard to spark interest in individuals willing to join the club. Sadly, Mr. Talcott passed before the final deal was made to acquire the land necessary for the project, which his son Wait and his wife proudly took on for themselves to keep his father’s dream alive. That fall, Wait acquired the land that would then harbor his dream and give birth to the legacy that is Rockford Country Club.

We have come a long way since the creation of Rockford Country Club and have kept the tradition alive of enhancing our Member’s quality of life through service, amenities, and relationships. With that in mind, Rockford Country Club offers a picturesque 18-hole golf course on the rock river that can challenge golfers of all skill levels. The lush fairways, challenging hazards, and beautifully landscaped fairways along the Rock River make for the perfect setting of a golf match. Aside from our serene golf course, we have an extensive Pro Shop that can outfit any golfer with top brands and personalized service as needed.

With our motto of “More than a lifestyle… a way of life”, we hold true to this. We pride ourselves on being the oldest Club in the Rockford market, and because we have been in service for this long, we are confident that we can produce the best service in the area to our current and future Members because of our years of experience. With amenities such as tennis courts, an Olympic sized pool, skeet/trap shooting in the winter months, attended men’s and women’s locker rooms, an active social calendar, private indoor and outdoor event space, and our one of a kind dining facility that has been debated as one of “the best places in Rockford to eat”, no one can go wrong with what is offered.

Rockford Country Club was founded on tradition and keeps striving for the same excellence that put us on the map all those years ago. To better prove this point, please read some of our member testimonials. They will better emphasize the high level of service that we are known for.

Please become a partner in our "way of life" tradition.


For over 100 years, RCC has worked to perfect the art of living well. I think you'll agree that we've gotten it just right.

For more information, contact the Club Office at (815) 968-9881.