Davenport Country Club
|Black (W)||71||6759 yards||79.0||137|
|Blue (W)||71||6430 yards||78.7||144|
|White (W)||71||6136 yards||76.1||138|
|Silver (W)||71||5291 yards||71.6||121|
|Gold (W)||71||4864 yards||68.4||112|
|Black M: 73.3/133 W: 79.0/137||466||546||401||406||228||357||424||162||520||3510||210||387||468||529||456||168||423||181||427||3249||6759|
|Blue M: 71.7/130 W: 77.2/133||368||519||401||382||215||357||424||153||495||3314||185||387||468||519||402||153||423||171||408||3116||6430|
|White M: 70.4/126 W: 75.6/129||354||504||380||382||191||342||413||138||465||3169||185||371||455||478||388||138||405||151||396||2967||6136|
|Silver M: 65.8/116 W: 70.9/119||339||428||306||357||158||296||356||100||440||2780||114||310||404||433||307||127||336||119||361||2511||5291|
|Gold M: 64.1/110 W: 68.2/117||259||392||286||301||149||262||346||92||417||2504||107||302||370||422||301||117||321||112||308||2360||4864|
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A Riverside Beauty.
I traveled over seven hours to see Davenport Country Club and I would do it again in a heartbeat. It’s not at all what I expected to see in Iowa; rolling hills, rock walls, and bodies of water are abundant. Crossing the Mississippi and pulling up to DCC’s elegant clubhouse gave me that little kick of energy I needed after a long drive.
Midwest hospitality was on full display at Davenport. A few members asked for my name when I arrived and prodded me with questions about how much I was enjoying their club at least five times throughout the day. I’ve never felt more welcome as an outsider. For once, it actually felt like they wanted me at their private oasis.
The course exceeds expectations. Each hole challenges you to find the green in a different way. You can feel its varied terrain make the transition from field to former riverbed. Its par threes are unique and never ask you to pull the same club as the prior. The greens might make you feel like you’re having an off-day, but it's probably just rare that you’ve seen putts this engaging. You’re asked to look at the tilt of the entire golf hole to get a sense of how much a putt will break. It’s often about twice as much as your eyes tell you, but I can promise you it’s hard to find greens this fun.
Charles Alison’s American Masterpiece
Built on rolling hills along the Mississippi River in eastern Iowa is one of the great, classic golf courses designed by the master architects of the 1920’s. DCC features sharp elevation changes, meandering streams, ponds, towering oak, maple and ash trees and extremely challenging, undulating greens. All of the features that make Alison courses so distinctive are showcased here.
Totally restored in 2015 to Alison’s original concept.
This golf course is under-appreciated by people that rate golf courses, possibly because of its location outside the main population centers of the US. But the lucky 250 members who play here regularly and the frequent visitors from the golf professions know all about it. Fall and Spring are its showcase seasons and it should be on every serious golfer’s bucket list if you are interested in the work of the master architects.