For over 35 years, Belk Park Golf Course has been one of the premier Golf Courses in the State of Illinois. In 1953, 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. Today, this estimated $12 million facility draws more than 50,000 visitors a year through numerous tournaments, open play & special events. It has been recognized as one of the most popular public golf courses in the St. Louis Metro area. In addition, the Course was the winner of Golf Digests "Places to Play-4 Star Award".