Belk Park Golf Course is a Public 18 hole golf course located in Wood River, Illinois.
Land for the course was obtained in 1953, when the City of Wood River received a generous land donation from the Belk family of approximately 234 acres to create of an 18-hole championship public golf course and park. The course opened for play in 1970. Belk Park Golf Course ws designed by Lawrence Packard.
The course was built on fairly rolling terrain and features water hazards coming into play on at least eight different occasions. The signature hole is #16, a 555-yard, par 5, requiring two separate shots over water before reaching the green.
Par for the course is 72. From the back tees the course plays to 6812 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 5709 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 16, a par-5 that plays to 555 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 8, a par-3 that plays to 136 yards from the back tees.
Watch out for # 14, a 429 yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole is # 8, a 136 yard par-3.
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