Lake Panorama National Golf Course
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Lake Panorama National Golf Course

5071 Clover Ridge Rd, Panora,Iowa,50216
Type: Semi-private, open for public play
No. Holes: 18
Detailed description

Lake Panorama National Golf Course is a Semi-Private 18 hole golf course located in Panora, Iowa.

Lake Panorama National Golf Course opened for play in 1971. Richard Watson designed the course.

There are five ponds included in the layout in which seven holes are affected. The course contour is flat on the front side and rolling on the backside. There are 29 bunkers on the course, many being large and guarding fronts of greens. The front nine has grown trees that line the fairways, the back 9 has large old trees scattered throughout the valleys. The greens on the front side are medium in size and gently rolling; coming back in, the greens are large, tiered, and rolling. It may sound like there are two different courses rolled into one. Still, the course fits together very well and allows you to experience many situations and conditions in one 18 hole round. The greens are fast, and the width of the fairways range from narrow to wide open. The U.S. Iowa Open is held here annually.

Par for the course is 72. From the back tees, the course plays to 7,024 yards. From the forward tees, the course measures 5,765 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 10, a par-5 that plays to 592 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 3, a par-3 that plays to 161 yards from the back tees.

Watch out for # 18, a 471 yard par-4 challenge, and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole at Lake Panorama National Golf Course is # 2, a 489 yard par-5. The signature hole is #12, a 585-yard, par 5, which requires a tough shot around a giant oak tree that sits in the middle of the fairway. There are also three sand bunkers surrounding the green.