Golf in Carroll

$20 for 18 Holes on the Blue and White Course, Plus Cart at Willow Creek Golf Course ($38 Value)

Willow Creek Golf Course

Des Moines

Mature trees line two 9-hole courses, which can both be played to reach a total of 18 holes

$38 $20

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18-Hole Round of Golf for One, Two, or Four with Cart at Spencer Municipal Golf Course (Up to 52% Off)

Spencer Municipal Golf Course

Spencer

Relatively few trees characterize open layout with 34 bunkers and intersecting waterways on multiple holes

$41 $20

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18-Hole Round of Golf for One, Two, or Four at Emerald Hills Golf Club (Up to 52% Off)

Emerald Hills Golf Club

Arnolds Park

Hilly terrain and multiple doglegs can lead to hazardous lies on 18-hole course that measures 6,632 yd. from back tees

$61 $29

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$189 for 2015 VIP Pass to Tiburon Golf Club with VIP Clinics and Champion Pro-Series Club ($725 Value)

Champion Golf

Tiburon Golf Club

Passes include five games at a historic golf course along with clinics and a complimentary Champion Pro-Series Hybrid golf club

$725 $189

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One or Two Golf-Swing Lessons and a Physical-Therapy Consultation at Total Rehab PC Golf Program (Up to 70% Off)

Total Rehab PC Golf Program

Omaha

Golf-swing analysis and physical-therapy consultation work in tandem to build an effective swing that’s optimized to help avoid injuries

$250 $79

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18 Holes of Golf for Two Including Cart on a Weekday or Weekend at Elkhorn Valley Golf Club (50% Off)

Elkhorn Valley Golf Club

Hooper

Stunning 9-hole course challenges golfers to play it twice and hit balls over glassy pools of water and waving grass traps

$70 $35

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Round of Golf and a Cart for Two or Four People on a Weekday or Weekend at River Wilds Golf Club (Up to 50% Off)

River Wilds Golf Club

5

Players swing from an elevated tee on the signature, par 3 14th hole, which has hazards to the right and behind the hole

$68 $34

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Cedar Pointe Golf Course?s 18-hole layout unfurls across 6,647 yards of pristine fairways cleaved into a landscape of mature trees and rough-side waterways. The course eases golfers into the round with eight relatively straightforward holes before testing swings at the ninth hole, where tee shots must clear a pond on their multishot journey to a windswept flagstick 543 yards in the distance. The intervening water at the end of the front nine foretells an upsurge in aquatic obstacles in the course?s second act, where a slender pond runs between the 12th and 13th holes and two ponds loom menacingly at the junction of the 10th, 11th, and 18th holes, tempting many hydrophobic golf balls to forge doctor?s notes allowing them to stay in the dry bag. An adjacent driving range prepares players and gun-shy three-woods before the round, and a revamped clubhouse and bar await just beyond the 18th green, where pin-hunting posses can recap their round over a frothy beverage.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course

  • Length of 6,647 yards from the farthest tees

  • Course rating of 71.1 from the farthest tees

  • Slope rating of 120 from the farthest tees

  • Four tee options

  • Download scorecard

601 South Cedar Street
Boone,
IA
US

Cleaved through the bucolic terrain of Ledges State Park, Honey Creek Golf Club?s 18-hole course bounds over contoured terrain amid prairieland flora and mature tree lines. The challenging par 71 starts fast, with water in play on four holes on the front nine, including a forced carry on the second tee that will punish shaky swings and drivers that forgot to stretch before the round. Multiple dog-leg holes cater to players who can work their drives both ways, helping them find the bentgrass fairways and avoid the arbors and brambly prairie grass of the rough. A difficult layout for those teeing up from the back tees, the course features five tee options to make the round surmountable for players of any ability.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 71 course

  • Length of 6,805 yards from the farthest tees

  • Course rating of 70.5 from the farthest tees

  • Slope rating of 131 from the farthest tees

  • Five tee options

  • Link to scorecard

1323 Noble Lynx Dr
Boone,
IA
US

When golfers step onto River Valley Golf Course?s newly renovated facility, they can expect to see an emerald sweep of the Raccoon River Valley, as it unfurls before them. Taking cues from that tranquility, they gracefully arc their balls over the gently doglegging fairway, avoiding the creek hugging the hole to the left. Careful second shots pop up into the sky before landing on the wide green and setting up eagle putts. With the shots sunk, golfers continue on across the remaining 17 fairways, dodging ponds on 3 holes and skirting 25 bunkers speckled throughout.

This incorporation of the landscape takes center stage on the par 3 12th. There, a partial-island green formed by a pond that almost envelops a peninsula tests accuracy. Players can take the risk overshooting the drive, play it safe by chipping on in two, or let the strategic decision overwhelm them until they?re curled up on the ground. But to help prepare for all situations, the River Valley practice facility presents golfers with a greenside practice bunker and a 300-yard range.

Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Total length of 6,684 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 72 from the back tees * Course slope of 124 from the back tees * Three sets of tees per hole * Scorecard

22927 Valley View Trl.
Adel,
IA
US

Countryside Golf Course's 18-hole layout rolls across 6,366 yards of the Iowa countryside, but it's the first 574 yards that immediately catch golfers' attention. The course challenges players from the moment they stake their tree slivers into the soil of the first tee box, where they look out onto the course's hardest-rated hole: a 574-yard par 5 that doglegs to the right towards a green guarded by sand and water on either side. The difficult opener sets the tone for the rest of the course, where water comes into play on seven holes—six on the front nine—and all but one hole features at least one greenside bunker.

After their round, players who have not spoiled their appetite by grazing on the course's lush bent grass can head toward the clubhouse for a post-round meal or drink. At the wooden u-shaped bar, guests can crack open a beer and refuel with hot dogs and sandwiches.

Course at a Glance: * 18-hole course * Bent grass fairways and greens * Length of 6,366 yards from the farthest tees * Three tee options * Link to scorecard

3089 North Ave
Norwalk,
IA
US

West Grand Golf houses a golf-practice center, an accolade-garnering mini-golf course, and a traditional driving range where Groupon-holders can use their buckets of balls during multiple visits. The well-designed practice center helps golfers tweak their short games on large putting and chipping greens surrounded by sand bunkers that devour misfired dimpled balls and rogue cacti. Thanks to the laser-measured target greens, clubheads can test how far and accurately they can tee off on a variety of even and uneven tees nestled in fairway- and sand-based conditions. West Grand Golf also illuminates the expansive range with stadium lighting, perfect for those who enjoy practicing before bedtime or members of the PGA tour's vampire league.

6450 Raccoon River Dr
West Des Moines,
IA
US

Since opening in 2002, the course at Legacy Golf Club has collected a litany of regional and national awards thanks to an ingenious layout envisioned by Jeffrey D. Brauer, who claims a ranking in Golf Inc.’s 2010 list of the world’s highest-value course architects. Each player that tees up on the first hole peers into the abyss of Mr. Brauer’s delicate design, relying on precise control to avoid the Kentucky bluegrass roughs and water hazards that come into play on 14 holes¬—including all 9 on the back side. Those who succeed enjoy luxuriant lies on the bentgrass fairways, and earn the best chance of shooting the par of 72, not counting the illegal practice of using the club as a baseball bat. En route, they must slay the par 4 2nd hole, a downhill screamer with a dramatic approach over a 5-acre lake, as well as the par 3 14th and 17th holes, where matters are complicated by swirling winds. Before hanging up their golf gloves for the day, players must clear a final high hurdle in the 611-yard par 5 18th hole, where a large amphitheater-style green funnels well-placed approaches and echoes shouts of “Fore!”

Class A PGA Professional Rob Randall heads up Legacy Golf Club’s golf school, having claimed much recognition for his instructional prowess. He brings expertise earned over more than 20 years and some 20,000 golf lessons to his lessons at the practice facility, where bentgrass tees, six target greens, and TaylorMade practice balls lend veracity to practicing swings and juggling-based intimidation tactics.

Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Total length of 7,199 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 74.7 from the back tees * Course slope of 137 from the back tees * Four sets of tees per hole * Scorecard

400 Legacy Pkwy
Norwalk,
IA
US