Otter Creek Golf Course in Ankeny, Iowa, USA | GolfPass
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4.6
139 Reviews (139)
5 Stars
86
4 Stars
47
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
98.3%
Recommend this course
134 out of 139 reviews
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4.7
21 Reviews (21)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
21 out of 21 reviews
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4.6
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
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28 out of 28 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
139 Reviews (139)

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
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging Course

I've played this course a few times this year and it's always in great shape. The fareways, rough, greens are immaculate. It's a challenging course, I highly recommend it. The only complaint I have is that there wasn't a beer cart on the course today.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

A great public course overall. The staff is great. The food is very good (try the club sandwich). It’s popular and can slow down but conditions are good.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
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
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 8
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
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 Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times 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
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Always in nice shape and a challenge

I have played this course many times and it is always in excellent shape. It is a fairly challenging golf course especially if it is windy. There are hills, plenty of water hazards, tall grass, sand traps and large greens. There is not a lot of trees to hinder a golf shot but there are a few. There is a large driving range, chipping/sand play green and putting green. Some tee boxes are tricky in that they do not point you down the middle of the fairway but point you right or left of target. The pro shop and bar area are staffed with excellent people and the food is good. I have no bad things to say about the course other than some players bite off more than they can chew and play from the tips. That can slow things down a bit. Great track

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

Nice course

First time playing there. Course is nice with lots of sand and water hazards that make the holes a little more challenging. Very friendly staff and the course management was excellent .

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Early in the season so grass was not lush and greens were slow due to not being mowed yet. Will play again during season

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Otter Creek is worth the drive

I always enjoy my rounds at Otter Creek- the setting is beautiful, the course is challenging, and the course has always been well manicured. Today I enjoyed my first round at Otter Creek without the wind. Loved it! I also shot my lowest round to date on this course. Worth the drive from Urbandale.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
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 5
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
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