Golf in Iowa City

18 Holes of Golf with Cart Rental for Two or Four at Wapsipinicon Country Club (50% Off)

Wapsipinicon Country Club

Fairview

$40 $20

Groups play nine-hole course twice, a scenic design situated on densely wooded land along the Wapsipinicon River

Camping and Unlimited Golf for Two People for Two or Three Days at Hillcrest Event Center (50% Off)

Hillcrest Golf & Camping Resort

Orion

$275 $137

9-hole golf course, Olympic-sized outdoor pool, hiking trails, and volleyball courts supply daytime fun before guests retire to tents or RVs

Half-Day of Golf for Two or Four with Cart at Wahkonsa Country Club (Up to 49% Off)

Wahkonsa Country Club

Durant

$37 $19

Golf course has been challenging players since 1967 with great length at almost 7,000 yards from the tips, ponds in play, and large trees

$31 for an 18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart for Two at Cedar Valley Golf Course (Up to $62 Value)

Cedar Valley Golf Course

Center

$62 $31

18-hole course winds through 6,497 yds. of Iowa farmland with water features on 13 of the holes

18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart Rental for Two or Four at Oskaloosa Golf Course (Up to50% Off)

Oskaloosa Golf Course

Oskaloosa

$70 $35

Using rolling countryside as natural palette for their artful pendulums, golfers enjoy manicured conditions on course open since 1920

Mini Golf for 4 or 8, or a Build-Your-Own Mini Golf Party Package at Toad Valley Golf Course (Up to 50% Off)

Toad Valley Golf Course

Pleasant Hill

$20 $11

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Mini-golf course is designed after a full-size golf course's putting greens with contoured planes, roughs, sand traps, and water hazards

18-Hole Green Fees for Two or Four at Terrace Hills Golf Course (Up to 48% Off)

Terrace Hills Golf Course

Clay

$48 $27

Golfers avoid water that lurks on eight holes and trees that line fairways as they complete and 18-hole, par 71 excursion

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Washington Golf and Country Club's nine-hole course caters to golfers across the spectrum with a layout that blends open, player-friendly holes interspersed with the challenges of multiple water hazards. Throughout the course, sparsely populated trees line forgiving fairways, presenting generous landing zones for those who want to be aggressive with their driver or get their mail air-delivered on the ninth fairway. Obstacles immediately come into play on the first five holes; a stream cuts across the first, third, fourth, and fifth fairways, and a pond guards the front of the green on the par 3 second hole.

A clubhouse restaurant with a full-service bar and plates filled with teriyaki chicken wraps, fried Alaskan pollock fillets, and other eats from a menu of grill food let golfers refuel after a round or before attempting to break a bucking, untamed golf cart.

1732 Country Club Rd
Washington,
IA
US

In 1928, a committee of Kalona professionals pooled their resources to transform an obsolete cornfield and pasture into a golf course, using a horse-drawn mower to sculpt a layout that originally sported sand greens and cost a quarter to play. More than 50 years later, the course was remodeled and expanded to Kalona Golf Club's current nine-hole layout, a 3,128-yard labyrinth where immaculate, bent-grass greens showcase the efficiency of modern landscaping, whereas rustic bridges and wandering milkmen recall the Club's humble beginnings. Named the nine-hole course of the year by the Iowa Golf Association in 1984 and 2010, the horticultural haven unfurls across pristine, rolling terrain that can create difficult lies, compounded by the presence of mature tree lines and two ponds that come into play on three holes. The course prohibits metal spikes, and players must provide their own set of clubs or titanium-plated sausage links.

Course at a Glance: * Nine-hole, par 36 course * Bent-grass greens, winter rye and bluegrass fairways * Length of 3,128 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating of 34.7 from the farthest tees * Four tee options * Link to scorecard

1376 Highway 1
Kalona,
IA
US

Cleaved through 600 woodland acres of stately white oaks, Amana Colonies Golf Course twists and turns over 6,824 yards of dramatically sloped terrain. Throughout the round, glassy ponds, burbling streams, and trees wielding catcher's mitts await ill-struck orbs, as golfers contend with elevation changes that complicate the distance of each shot and create many down- and uphill lies. A preround stint at the course's driving range would be advisable before taking to the relatively difficult course, as the hardest-rated hole awaits golfers at the second tee. As stick-flickers cruise to each well-struck drive, they can glimpse panoramic views of the hilly Iowa countryside over the tops of cresting fairways or through sudden breaks in the dense tree lines. The round may also bring stick-flickers in contact with area wildlife, such as deer, various waterfowl, and golf cart-squirrel cross-breeds.

After their pin-hunting expedition, aces can retreat to Amana Colonies' hilltop bar and restaurant, where crisp local beers slake parched mouths and hearty grill fare refuels weary muscles. Once duly refreshed, guests can meander to the pro shop for a snazzy golf shirt or new clubs to replace ones eaten by the neighborhood sword swallower.

Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Length of 6,824 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating of 72.8 from the farthest tees * Slope rating of 142 from the farthest tees * Five tee options

451 27th Ave
Amana,
IA
US

The stately trees and blue grass fairways that line Cedar Rapids Twin Pines Golf Course have been flourishing since 1962, when the first golfers walked the course’s emerald alleyways. Eighteen scenic holes invite greenhorns to green-jacket holders to dig up divots while aiming their dimpled orbs around a quartet of ponds. Hole five presents a sharp dogleg left with a water hazard nestled in the crook of its elbow, forcing golfers to either tee off with masterful precision or keep the fairways lush with a steady stream of tears. Before facing the course’s unforgiving, undulating fairways or the tree-framed putting green of hole eight, players can warm up at any of the driving range’s 20 hitting stations. After a successful round, golfers can drop into the clubhouse to cool off hot putting hands with a frosty beverage and tell old war stories of facing off against rifle-wielding regiments with only their 9-iron.

Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Length of 5,932 yards from the farthest set of tees * Course rating of 67.8 from the farthest set of tees * Slope rating of 107 from the farthest set of tees * See the scorecard

1401 Zika Ave NW
Cedar Rapids,
IA
US

Wildcat Golf Course began as a nine-hole track in 1997, but after winning the "9-Hole Course of the Year" award from the Iowa Golf Association, it made sense to utilize the surrounding expanses of natural terrain and expand to an 18-hole course. Using the rolling pastureland of Saddleback Ridge as his artistic palette, course architect Mark Kerr designed the layout around Wildcat Creek and five additional ponds, resulting in a course that incorporates water hazards into half of its holes. The course is also characterized by at least five slight doglegs, strategically placed bunkers around fast-rolling greens, and mature pine trees scattered throughout. Wildcat golf course also provides a driving range, two indoor golf simulators, and on-site bar and grill inside the revamped clubhouse.

100 Wildcat Trl SW
Shellsburg,
IA
US

Patchy forest to the north and 265th Street to the south border Cedar Valley Golf Course, separating the grassy haven from miles of Iowa farmland on the other side. Within the oasis lie ponds that enter play on all but five of the holes, including hole 13, where the green juts out into a large water hazard that regularly swallows up overly-forceful approaches. Players will find themselves facing other risk-reward scenarios throughout their bout with the course, such as on hole 5, where they must either lay up or go for the green, and on hole 16, where they must decide between hitting a 210-yard shot that carries the water or just picking the ball up and carrying it to the hole.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 71 course

  • Total length of 6,497 yards from the back tees

  • Course rating of 71.2 from the back tees

  • Course slope of 129 from the back tees

  • Three sets of tees per hole

1465 265th St
Tipton,
IA
US