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    Oaks Golf Course in Ames closed

    My dad called me yesterday saying the owner sold out to developers and there are plans to put 4 luxery homes on the land. Laugh all you want on the quality of the course, but it was economical for hackers like me. Nothing like dropping 100 bucks on a twosome at Coldwater Creek



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    Re: Oaks Golf Course in Ames closed

    Homewood is still there and just as much of a garbage golf course.



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    Re: Oaks Golf Course in Ames closed

    Yeah, but it didn't have little kids playing basically with their plastic Fisher Price golf clubs



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    Re: Oaks Golf Course in Ames closed

    I had my very first eagle at Oaks when I attended ISU. I do remember it pretty much was a goat farm course.



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    Re: Oaks Golf Course in Ames closed

    That place was great to take my boys to learn on. I am alittle sad by this.



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    Re: Oaks Golf Course in Ames closed

    For students, Veenker on Thursdays is about as good as it gets. $10 for 9 holes.



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    Re: Oaks Golf Course in Ames closed

    yea, I had a membership up there this year, pretty affordable if your just a poor college student wanting to get some golfing in. The plan to build four large estates on the land has been in the works since last year, guess there is just more money in going that route.



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    Re: Oaks Golf Course in Ames closed

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclone87 View Post
    yea, I had a membership up there this year, pretty affordable if your just a poor college student wanting to get some golfing in. The plan to build four large estates on the land has been in the works since last year, guess there is just more money in going that route.
    These homes and their lots must be huge if only 4 are going in on the course.



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    Re: Oaks Golf Course in Ames closed

    Played up there a few times in college. The only time that I got my wife (GF at the time) golfing was to Oaks.



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    Re: Oaks Golf Course in Ames closed

    The developer has actually owned the golf course for over a decade with the intention of someday developing this area into residential estate lots. The course has gotten to the point where it is losing money, so the development is now going forward.



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    Re: Oaks Golf Course in Ames closed

    Did the City make an offer on that land or is the owner only interested in developing it himself?




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    Re: Oaks Golf Course in Ames closed

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishhead View Post
    My dad called me yesterday saying the owner sold out to developers and there are plans to put 4 luxery homes on the land. Laugh all you want on the quality of the course, but it was economical for hackers like me. Nothing like dropping 100 bucks on a twosome at Coldwater Creek
    Bring another $50 and make it a threesome. Totally worth it.


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    Re: Oaks Golf Course in Ames closed

    Wonder if the Moose stays there?


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    Re: Oaks Golf Course in Ames closed

    that sucks, have played the oaks a lot.


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    Re: Oaks Golf Course in Ames closed

    Quote Originally Posted by JP4CY View Post
    Wonder if the Moose stays there?
    Yea the Moose and the little clubhouse building will remain I believe.



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