Top 100 Golf Courses - Iowa

Brooks (Mounds & Val Brooks)

11th Iowa - Best in Area

Established back in 1932, the original course at Brooks Golf Club was augmented by an addition 9-hole layout (Scot’s Links) in 1995 so golfers can now choose to play a round on a combination of the Mounds, Val Brooks and Scot’s Links nines.

Amana Colonies

12th Iowa - Best in Area

Amana Colonies Golf Course opened for play in 1989 and its tree-lined fairways within a 600-acre forest offer golfers a feeling of complete and utter golfing seclusion.

Preserve on Rathbun Lake

13th Iowa - Best in Area

Developed by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, the Preserve on Rathbun Lake golf course lies within the 800-acre Honey Creek Resort State Park and it’s a Herfort-Norby design that first opened its doors to golfers in 2008.

Bos Landen

14th Iowa - Best in Area

Situated 44 miles southeast of downtown Des Moines, the course at Bos Landen Golf Club is a mid-1990s Dick Phelps design that features a moderate amount of sand and water hazards, making it eminently playable for golfers of all abilities.


15th Iowa - Best in Area

Set out on hilly, wooded terrain four miles to the west of downtown Des Moines, Waveland Golf Course was established in 1901 and it’s reckoned to be the oldest municipal l8-hole layout built west of the Mississippi river.


Gem USA - Best in Area

The Harvester Golf Club opened in 2000 and it’s perhaps architect Keith Foster’s finest original creation. The course reopened in 2019 after renovations when the club became private and no longer a daily fee facility.


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Iowa Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses played
1 Cory Lewis Courses Played 9
2 Paul Rudovsky Courses Played 6
3 Fergal O'Leary Courses Played 3
4 Paul Jones Courses Played 2
5 John Courses Played 1
6 Alex Westenfield Courses Played 1
7 M. James Ward Courses Played 1
8 Dyson Dechant Courses Played 1
9 Niall Courses Played 1
10 Steven Deist Courses Played 1