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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 5977 yards
Slope 130
Rating 68.8

Course Details

Year Built 1977
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 10/31
Architect Marty Johnson

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Meeting Facilities

Reviews

3.0
2 Reviews (2)
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Reviews 65
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Iowa Advisor
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

So Many Trees!

Sometimes being available is better than being good. I played Covington Links today because it was the only course around that wasn't overrun with water. But I don't think I'd ever play it again.

The Good:
The greens were surprisingly good. They rolled very true and had nice pace. They also held well.

The Average:
The course condition was just okay. The fairways were thin and the tees weren't level. Also there were a lot of leaves to deal with.

The Not So Good:
Covington Links has the most trees in play of any course I've ever played. There are trees everywhere! The 15th hole has a tree in the middle of the fairway. I started on the back 9 today and didn't have a clean approach shot until the 17th hole. The trees also encroach on many of the tee shot windows. It's just way too much. I know tree removal is expensive but this course badly needs it.

I can't recommend Covington Links. With all the trees and the lack of conditioning, it's just not worth it.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 78
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great find

This is an 18 hole course that doesn't have a ton of length, but is well protected by trees and hazards. I really liked playing there. The pace was great, the greens were in excellent shape and played faster than most public courses. They have plenty of long par 5's and mix in some fun par 3's. the layout is a little funky, but they end up with a sharp dog leg to finish that give you a chance to make a decision.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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