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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 69
Length 5968 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

Course Details

Year Built 1963
Golf Season Year round
Architect Cliff Thompson

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Restaurant

Reviews

4.6
21 Reviews (21)
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course. Beautiful layout, and a very challenging back nine. Clubhouse staff was very friendly. Will play again soon!

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

Nice rural course good value

Nice rural course
Pretty good shape I’d say it’s an above average rural IA course... pretty good value, nice clubhouse....
When we made turn back 9 was stacked up so we played front 9! Twice (only disappointment)

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

Great!!

I love the course!! So much better than it was 20 years ago. I could not be happier with the course and with out a doubt the exceptional staff!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Awesome

This is a very challenging course. The staff, really take care of you. We had a beer with the mgr. and Super. Two wonderful and outgoing people.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great time to play

Late season rate $15 w/ cart. 18 hole course west of Grinnell. Rolling hills with several blind tee shots and a few blip greens,. Small greens that roll true. 4 set of tees, #16 green is most unique- wavwy from side to side want to be in right section of waves or you will have mini-golf putt. #17 don't be long. Good condition and would play again.
Club has 2 indoor golf simulators for off season or poor weather.

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

Great little course!

Rolling hills, great fairways and greens! Loved the course! Will be back for sure!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Worth the drive

Fun course. Enjoyed our round. Nice small town course with friendly staff. It's located West of Grinnell so, coming from Des Moines it's less than an hour drive.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great value

Value wise, this was top notch. Friendly members made us feel welcome. Drinks reasonably priced. Tee boxes need some work but overall course was in good shape. Will play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 53
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Nebraska Advisor
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

A NOTCH ABOVE OTHER IOWA SMALL TOWN COURSES

I played a lot of small town course. This one is a notch above. Not on pebble Beach level but better than the average Small town course.

Clubhouse is very impressive. Views are sweet.

My complaints are the greens are too slow for me. It plays back and forth a lot. And mostly on a couple holes someone thought it a good idea to plant a tree right in front of the tee box. On hole 9 you have maybe 8 feet to hit the ball through.

not sure its a destination location. But I would not be ashamed to play it every day. Its a fun course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Wow!

A little buddy trip from Des Moines brought us to Grinnell, and am I glad it did. The course conditions looked great when we pulled in the parking lot, and when we started playing we were not disappointed. Big elevation changes and rolling hill fairways in great condition for early spring. A few multi-tier greens will test your putting as well as you short iron game. We had noone around us the whole time. Beautiful course and a great atmosphere. Thanks for having us at your course, we will be booking again soon

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Oakland Acres

Enjoyed the round, first time playing. Great price and very well kept course. Many updates to course and awsome new clubhouse.
Challengeing and not to long, enjoyed the rolling hills and nice greens.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Oakland Acres

A good time. Will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course, nice value

Enjoyed the round. Great value and not too long. Average golfer will enjoy the rolling hills and nice greens.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Great Course

It was a great course but it was in the middle of nowhere. Take advantage of the Hot Deals or else you'll be in for a hefty game.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Challenging layout with long rolling hills

I last played this course more than twenty years ago and was amazed how the trees have matured. It has many hills to challenge most any level golfer.The staff was very friendly and helpful. The new club house is beautiful. I will play it again soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great value

Tough course and great for the price. Small hard to hold green takes some carful play to hold them.
Fairways generally in good shape, greens all very well kept.
Would recommend any one to play.
A few tricky holes put generally most are in front of you.
Great clubhouse and bar all in one very functional building.

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

Great course great time

great!!!!!! My friends and I really enjoyed the course!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Will make annual trip

We have had lots of rain lately and the course was def wet, however it was very playable, the course was well maintained and the staff couldn't have been any nicer. Probably the best clubhouse staff I have encountered. They just finsihed a tournament that day so the clubhouse was pack and the atmosphere was really lively. All the customers were in a good mood the music was playing loud and it wasn't what I expected from a golf clubhouse. It was a really good vibe in there. I will have to return to play again. The 9th hole par 3 is a beast! I was by myself so I didn't stay for any food although it did smell and look very good, really wish I ate there!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

This course has a large variety of holes.

This was the first time I had played this course in several years and it was as difficult as I remembered. We played a day after a torrential rainfall closed the course for a day, so conditions were not as good as they could have been simply because of the wetness of the course. Some cart paths have been removed and are waiting to be replaced but the weather has not allowed it leaving for some rugged driving. Certainly worth the time and effort to play this course as you will have the opportunity to use every club in your bag. Employees were helpful and quite friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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