Des Moines Golf & Country Club

1600 Jordan Creek Parkway,

West Des Moines, Iowa IA 50266

  • Office

    +1 (515) 440 7500
  • Pro shop

    +1 (515) 440 7575
  • Fax

    +1 (515) 440 7505

About the course

  • The Course:

    36 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Residential areas and woodland.

  • Designer:

    Original 36-holes at this location laid out in 1958 by Bill Byers (Des Moines G&CC's course superintendent). Pete Dye designed the current North Course (1968) and South Course (1969). Pete Dye and his associate Tim Liddy renovated all 36-holes (2013-16).
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7301
6030
5132
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
75.9
69.1
69.5

At the same location:

Above distances are for the North course. Also at Des Moines G&CC is the 18-hole South Course (par-72; 7347 yds from back tees; rating 74.9).

Location

Latitude:

41.593143

Longitude:

-93.816000

How to get there:

5 mi NW of West Des Moines City Hall / 10 mi W of downtown Des Moines.

Des Moines Golf & Country Club

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.

Est. 1897

The private Des Moines Country Club is home to two highly rated championship golf courses. Both the North and South layouts were originally developed when the club moved to its current location in 1958. Both were revamped by Pete Dye in the late-1960s, and both now rank with the best in Iowa.

These tree-lined and open parkland layouts provide a wonderful test for your all-round game, with many attractive, skilfully crafted and challenging holes to enjoy. For the 2017 Solheim Cup, a composite of the North and South layouts was used. The Solheim Cup front-nine was played on the back-nine of the North course. The Solheim Cup's closing nine was predominantly played on the front-nine of the South course.
List of courses: USA - Midwest (Upper)

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Private club - guests may only play if hosted by a member.

Green fees

Outside visitor fee not applicable; course exclusively for members and their guests.

Other information

Non-metal spike facility.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

Amongst many top-quality amateur and professional events held at Des Moines G&CC, the biggest to date have been the 1999 US Senior Open and the 15th playing of the Solheim Cup in 2017 (see our Tournaments section >by venue >Des Moines G&CC).

Des Moines Golf & Country Club is a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary course, with a course maintenance team that build birdhouses for bluebirds and swallows to nest in; use environmentally friendly chemicals so swans have a safe pond to thrive in, conserve water to keep the courses green, and plant trees to provide cover for wildlife.

Published ranking

2019/20 Golf Digest rating: SOUTH course rated 4th best course in Iowa; NORTH course rated 5th best course in Iowa.

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