Golf Advisor Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
5.0
1 Reviews (1)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
5.0
Value
4.0
Layout
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
1 out of 1 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
0
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
0
Value
0
Layout
0
Friendliness
0
Pace
0
Amenities
0
0%
Recommend this course
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
0
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
0
Value
0
Layout
0
Friendliness
0
Pace
0
Amenities
0
0%
Recommend this course
Read Reviews

About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 7347 yards
Slope 134
Rating 75.2

Course Details

Year Built 1968
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01
Architect Pete Dye (1968) Rick Jacobson (1998) Tim Liddy (2016) Pete Dye (2016)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper attire is required.

Available Activities

Swimming

Available Sports

Tennis

Reviews

5.0
1 Reviews (1)
Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Reviews 89
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Iowa Advisor
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked

One of Iowa's Best!

Ever since it hosted the Solheim Cup, I've been itching to play Des Moines Golf & Country Club. I was fortunate enough to secure an invitation to play the South Course, and I wasn't disappointed.

The South Course is a fantastic journey over the hilly front 9, and then the more flat back 9. Holes 1-7, 17 and 18 make up the back 9 of the Solheim Cup Course.

While the entire course is challenging, the first 4 holes are really difficult with water coming into play on all 4. Once you get to number 5, the course plays a bit easier with no water until #9. As you start the back 9, you'll find 3 really fun par 4s, followed by a tougher stretch of longer par 4s along with 2 stout par 3s and two fun par 5s. While the course is certainly difficult, it never feels unfair. Every hole gives you a chance to make par or even a birdie, but poor shots will lead to a difficult recovery.

This summer has been very hot and dry in Iowa, but the grounds crew has done a great job keeping the conditions of the South Course really nice and playable. The course is playing firm and fast with the greens rolling true and and with nice pace.

If you are ever offered a chance to play Des Moines Golf & Country Club South, I highly recommend you take it. You'll be treated to a fun course that is challenging, yet fair.

My favorite hole is the par 4 9th. At 402 yards, it is a bit longer, but plays to a wide fairway. The approach brings in water on the left, and signature Pete Dye Bulkheads on the green edge! It's a really great hole!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Nearby Courses
West Des Moines, Iowa
Private
5.0
1
Waukee, Iowa
Municipal
4.0
1
West Des Moines, Iowa
Private
4.5
2
Urbandale, Iowa
Private
0.0
0
Des Moines, Iowa
Public/Municipal
3.6764705882
6
West Des Moines, Iowa
Public
3.0
1
West Des Moines, Iowa
Public
3.0
1
West Des Moines, Iowa
Public
3.0
1
Johnston, Iowa
Private
0.0
0
Golf Packages
FROM $127 (USD)
LAKE OZARK, MO | Enjoy 3 nights' accommodations at The Lodge of Four Seasons and 2 rounds of golf at The Cove and The Ridge at The Lodge of Four Seasons.
FROM $327 (USD)
STEVENS POINT, WI | Enjoy 1 nights' accommodation at Holiday Inn Express and 2 rounds of golf at SentryWorld Golf Course.
Now Reading