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4.6
114 Reviews (114)
5 Stars
69
4 Stars
40
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
96.6%
Recommend this course
109 out of 114 reviews
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4.3
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.1
93.3%
Recommend this course
14 out of 15 reviews
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4.5
21 Reviews (21)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.3
95.2%
Recommend this course
20 out of 21 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Style Links
Par 71
Length 6895 yards
Slope 125
Rating 72.9
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Otter Creek Golf Course (IA)
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Course Details

Year Built 1982
Fairways Bluegrass
Golf Season Open: 3/15 Closed: 11/15

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.6
114 Reviews (114)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 12
Watching the Game 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 13
Bunkers 12
Thick Rough 8
This course/club is great for:
Locals 12
Advanced Golfers 10
Entertaining Clients 9
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 11
Worth the Drive 10
In the 'Burbs 9

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sand traps

Way to compacted for such a well maintained course. They really need to work on improving sand.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Enjoyable round

The course layout and condition was great. We played with a great couple of guys we joined up with. The beverage cart was present often. The biggest improvement items are the golf carts and the bag drop. Nobody was at the bag drop and the pro shop individual said that they couldn’t touch others bags due to COVID. This is an obvious farce since the served drinks in the bar and had flags in the practice putting green, etc. Just using COVID as an excuse to provide less service and save labor cost. Just be honest. Also, the GPS on the carts takes away from the overall experience. The cart quits working when you get near a sand trap and other pre-designated spots and you can’t drive into another fairway to get a ball. Also, there is a constant flood of on screen advertising that prevents you from seeing the distances and hole layout but ensures you know the local realtor office and paint shops. I would still recommend the course to others. Just be aware of these impacts on your experience that you likely won’t have at other courses.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Obnoxious GPS

I've played over 500 different courses and have never been in a cart with a more obnoxious GPS system. The audio and video alarm went off more than 30 times. Not only is this an annoyance, but you continuously need to reset the display. Several times I had to back out of the middle of the fairway. Always beeping before reaching the cart off signs before the greens. Endless ads. I play golf to get rid of this type of stuff. Yes the course conditions were fine, but I'll never play this course again.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 32
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Nice friendly layout

This course is more of Links style course that’s friendly to all playing level. Couple holes have water that comes in play especially since it’s blind shot. Conditions were great and mixture of holes. I’d recommend for everyone looking for nice course that’s not gonna swallow up all your golf balls.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Nice value for $36 via Golf Now

I’ve played the course about 10 times. It’s always been in good condition, but it’s the best I’ve ever seen it right now. It’s fairly forgiving from the tee, and the greens are relatively flat. The greens are of medium speed, but roll well. #7 is the hardest hole, IMO. Approximately 470 yards from the tips, water on the right, deep rough on the left, a pond by the green for the approach, and almost always plays into the wind. The par 5’s, #3, #5, #11 are all solid but birdieable. All 4 par 3s are good golf holes-#12 is down hill and short. If it’s windy & the pin is back right, it’s tough to pick the right club. Definitely don’t want to be long there. If you can get a price in mid $30s, it’s definitely worth the trip.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Long course for senior women

Great shape! The greens have recovered very well from aeration and were true and fast. Staff were very friendly. We appreciated their attention to COVID rules for safety. The only drawback is they could use one more set of forward tees for senior women say 4800 to 5000 yds.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Really enjoyable course

Very pleasantly surprised. Fun course. Generous landing zones off the tee. Greens were fast and rolled true. Pay attention to the hole layout on the GPS screen, found my ball in a couple of hazards that I couldn’t see. Follow the warnings on the GPS screen regarding restricted areas, or you will find yourself doing the back of shame.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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