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Des Moines Golf & Country Club, South Course

1600 74th St, West Des Moines, Iowa, 50266
Type: Private
No. Holes: 18
(515) 225-2248
Architect: Pete Dye (135)
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Detailed description of Des Moines Golf & Country Club, South Course

Des Moines Golf and Country Club is a private 36 hole golf facility located in West Des Moines, Iowa, a few minutes west of Des Moines. The Club has two championship 18-hole golf courses, they are: The North Course and The South Course.

Both Courses that are played today were designed by Pete Dye. The North Course opened in 1968 followed by the South Course which opened in 1969. 

The South Course plays to a par-73 and 7,103 yards from the back tees.

Black tees: par-73, 7,103 yards, 74.0 / 137
Green tees: par-73, 6,804 yards, 73.7 / 128
Blue tees: par-73, 6,130 yards, 68.9 / 114
Bronze tees: par-73, 5,405 yards


In late September 1897, Des Moines Golf and Country Club was established with articles of incorporation and acquisition of forty-acres north of the station at the end of Ingersoll Line.

In 1923 the Ashworth estate in West Des Moines was purchased and a new 18-hole golf course was designed. In 1966, the new east-west freeway cut through the the golf course and members voted to move and build a new facility, that would have two golf courses, doubling the size of the clubhouse as well as membership.  

In 1966, the members purchased 471 acres in West Des Moines, the first 18 holes (North Course) were opened in the spring of 1968, followed by the opening of The South Course in 1969. In 1970, the club officially relocated to it's new location on a hillside overlooking a valley in West Des Moines. 

The club hosted the 1999 U.S. Senior Open, with a record 200,000 fans showing up for the three-day event that was won by Dave Eichelberger. 

The Club will host the 2017 Solheim Cup.

This course has been reviewed 1 time
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Stratton, CO

$176 (cart included), played on Wednesday, August 2011 at 10am

Very beautiful course to play. The staff is great, except for the course ranger. He needs to pull his head out of his butt.

Would travel: 120-300 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Ranks with the best in this price level, Best course in the area
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Rank ID # : 015352
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