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Waveland Municipal Golf Course

4908 University Ave, Des Moines, IA 50311-3306
+1 515-271-8725
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Historic golf course a tough challenge, worth a visit

I recently played this municipal course for the first time in years. It's just as difficult as I... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Joshua S
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Grimes, Iowa
Oldest golf course west of the Mississippi!

Beautiful old golf course with many beautiful huge old trees rarely will you have a level lie... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
Bruce H
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Originally founded in 1894 and listed by the USGA as one of the first 100 clubs established in the U.S., this course continues to pose a challenge to golfers of all abilities due to its bold elevation changes and well-guarded greens.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible11%
5 days ago
“Historic golf course a tough challenge, worth a visit”
23 Aug 2016
“Oldest golf course west of the Mississippi!”
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4908 University Ave, Des Moines, IA 50311-3306
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+1 515-271-8725
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I recently played this municipal course for the first time in years. It's just as difficult as I remember from the previous outing. Tons and tons of huge, mature trees and blind shots make this course tough, no matter how good you think you are....More

Thank Joshua S
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful old golf course with many beautiful huge old trees rarely will you have a level lie sidehill lies down hills you imagine it you will find your ball in that position. Just finished a round today the greens were perfect rolled true fairly easy...More

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 26 December 2015

interesting place, some cite it as being the oldest muni course west of the Mississippi. It reflects of the design of being from an earlier era. There is plenty of challenge with a couple blind shots, a some smallish greens and many tightly tree lined...More

1  Thank JamersonRocks
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Wow! This was a difficult but fun course. The carts had gps which helped when we couldn't see where we were going, but I do wish they showed other carts on all holes and not just the blind ones. The beers were a bit expensive...More

1  Thank Guitarjess
Reviewed 24 July 2015

I golfed here in the late fall and used this course all winter for sledding with kids and training running hills. The scenery here keeps running interesting and the option to run on frozen turf, snow, or paved trails is a nice change up from...More

Thank nahdogg
Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

The oldest golf course west of the Mississippi requires a laser like tee shot on most if the holes. The beauty if the course will make up for all of the mulligans though.

Thank Schwoopin
Reviewed 19 January 2013

Hilly tree lined fairways are the hallmark of this course. It can be walked but you better be in shape. Bring plenty of golf balls if you spray the ball.

Thank grapesnocone
Reviewed 14 November 2012

The neatest thing about the course is its history/age. It is a relatively nice course for a municipal course...and could be excellent with better care. The heat of late summer beats up this hilly terrain. If you are a walker, you'll get a bit of...More

Thank Kelly B
Reviewed 25 September 2012

I checked the Waveland website and it says course was built in 1901. Overland Golf Course in Denver was opened in 1895.

2  Thank Peter D
Reviewed 15 August 2012

this course is tough but fun. You had better know how to hit uphill/downhill lies and it better go straight or your PROV-1 is on the freeway heading west....

Thank Chad L
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