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    Just The Facts

Location

15 miles North NW of Des Moines – 7 miles west of Highway 35

Acreage

Total Site – 500 acres Golf Course – 230 acres

Architect

Palmer Course Design.

Builder

Enebak Construction

Management

Tradition Golf

Par

71

Yardage

4 sets of tees ranging from 5039 – 7059 yards.

Key Design Features

  • Good mixture of open space and forest areas highlighted by hills, bluffs, ravines, valleys, mature canopied trees.
  • Naturalized look that is unique to Iowa golf. Mature hardwood tree preservation throughout course site.
  • Substantial water features – Big Creek (over 1-mile) lakes and ponds. Water on 13 holes.
  • Over 1/2 million cubic yards of earth material moved.
  • Selective clearing of 124 acres (primarily for fairways, greens and tees)
  • “Stadium” designed into many holes highlighted by finishing holes of #17 and #18.
  • Excellent hole separation – the feeling that you’re all alone on the course!
  • Unique and significant elevation transitions-both nines have dramatic topography.
  • Perhaps the best collection of Par-3’s in the state, our five Par 3’s include dramatic views and elevation drops, forced carries, and water features.
  • Residential exposure does not impede upon the golf experience.
  • Best Golf Course Des Moines and surrounding areas offer.

Practice Facility 

Overall dimensions: 300+ yards deep X 175 yards wide.

Practice Tee Area

  • 2-tiered practice tee provides 25 hittings stations on each tier
  • Six defined bent grass target greens.
  • Private instruction tee located at back of practice facility.
  • 10,000 square foot putting green along with separate chipping green including a sand bunker.

Aditional Features 

Grasses

  • Tees, Fairways, Greens – bent grass blend of A1 plus A4 types.
  • Greens average a massive 7,000 square feet!
  • Rough – Multiple varieties of bluegrass and fescue.

Out-Of-Play Areas

  • Fescues, native grasses and wildflowers.
  • Native aquatic vegetation.

Sand

  • All bunker sand meets PGA Tour specifications.
  • 30 bunkers including green side and large fairway bunkers
  • Bunkers vary from small pot bunkers to large waste areas.

Special Features 

  • 70 tee boxes up to six per hole.
  • Teeing areas average 9,000 square feet.
  • Fairways account for 30-acres and include generous landing areas, yet demanding approach shots.
  • What you see is what you get – No Blind Shots or False Fronts
  • Greens average 7,000 square feet featuring subtle breaks and undulations.
  • 12 acres of “man-made” strategically positioned lakes.
  • 6.5 miles of continuous concrete cart paths.
  • Wood timber bridges (7) spanning water features.
  • 900-head Rainbird irrigation system that produces 1350 gallons per minute.
  • Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary certification in process.

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