Driving Range in Des Moines

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Des Moines Driving Range stretches out 5,000 square feet of grass tee area for golfers to tinker with drivers, irons, and wedges. Marked flags protrude from the elevated greens and shake with each passing wind gust to offer a realistic target for aiming golfers. In addition to an expansive driving range, the training spot accommodates short games with three chipping greens and three putting greens. The range opens its doors all week from 8:30 a.m. until dark.

2944 NW 66th Ave
Des Moines,
IA
US

Reservations/Appointments: Optional
Established: 1997
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 2–4 hours
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Recommended Age Group: All ages
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Large greens and driving range
Pro Tip: Take advantage of the driving range to warm-up before your round of golf.

Q&A with Teryl Ver Ploeg, Board President

What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
Our course has concrete cart paths, which means that rainy days won't prevent golfers from playing.

What is the experience customers can expect, and how do you make it special?
Golfers will find the course to be a good test of skill as they enjoy playing across our spacious greens.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
During the week, it's generally easy to get on the course right away. However, the club does hold activities, so golfers are encouraged to call the pro shop before they arrive.

9364 Diamond Trail Ln.
Lynnville,
IA
US

Dense tree lines and encroaching out-of-bounds areas form tunnels of narrow fairways at Oskaloosa Golf Course, which has stood as a verdant playground for golfers since 1920. Players must keep tight control over drivers and putters en route to conquering the course’s par of 72, highlighted by accessible par 5s and shorter par 3s with greens that are reachable from tee shots or by flattery whispered into fringe. At just 446 yards, the par 5 fifth hole forges a straight path between two straddling fairways, opening the door for eagles and birdies. This linear hole design is somewhat of a rarity, however, as half of the holes feature a dogleg turn of some degree. After putting and strutting through the labyrinth of undulating greens, golfers can retire and refuel at the new On the Green sports bar, restaurant and patio.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Total length of 6,382 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 70.6 from the back tees
  • Course slope of 123 from the back tees
  • Three sets of tees per hole:m]]
2214 S 11th St
Oskaloosa,
IA
US