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Waveland Municipal Golf Course4908 University Ave
Des Moines, IA 50311
Phone: (515)271-8725Fax: (515)271-8724
This scenic course is very hilly and features numerous oak trees lining its fairways. The greens are large, and there are sand bunkers guarding most holes. This club was originally founded in 1894 and was listed by the USGA as one of the first 100 clubs established in the U.S. It was also recognized by "GOLF Magazine" on its 1995 list of "The First 100 Clubs in America."
|Holes: 18||Greens: Bent Grass||Fairways: Bluegrass|
|Greens Fees:||$20 or Less|
|Dress Code:||Shirt and shoes required|
|Season:||Apr 1 to Nov 1|
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Course reviews for Waveland Municipal Golf Course
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Number of Reviews: 4
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| 0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Hard not to like, and harder to play, Feb 23, 2008
|I found this public course to be a real test of my limited skills, but also my partner's, who got a hole in one here, but still hit over 100. The rolling hills and trees are situated just so you never know what to expect, and the upkeep, one of my pet peeves when it isn't evident, is perfect.|
| 2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
A Beautiful, Challenging Public Course, Sep 18, 2006
from Des Moines, IA USA
|Requires control of your golf ball. Not necessary to be extremely long, but length is helpful in a few situations. Missing the fairways can be costly as the majestic old oaks stand eager to devour stray shots. A nice mix of blind and wide-open approach shots into large greens that are nearly always protected by sand. Missed approach shots can also find more of the ancient oak trees. Water is not really a factor on the course.|
| 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
The WAVE, Jul 28, 2004
from Ankeny, Iowa
|A must play when in Des Moines. Hosts the annual City Tournament. The name WAVELAND fits with the undulating terrain. Many old oak trees throughout. Tight driving holes such as the par 5 3rd where the tee is located on the highest point of the course and is a virtual tunnel of oaks dropping at least 75 feet to the fairway. Gets overplayed in the summer months. To my knowledge the oldest course west of the Mississippi.|
| 4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
lots of trees and tight, Mar 31, 2004
|reviewer: Tom P.
from Des Moines
|an old master of a course. keep the ball in play or the woods will penalize you. lots of oak trees and blind approaches to greens. tough to walk and carry a bag so be prepared to roll on a power cart. Highly recommended for the des moines area.|