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    Golf Around Ames

    So with it being nice out, I'm gonna head home and bring my clubs up.

    Now note I haven't played for about 5 or 6 years but just curious what you guys think of the different courses around Ames?

    I'm also curious if there are any driving ranges? I think Veenker may have one, but Im not sure

    Thanks in advance



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    Re: Golf Around Ames

    Coldwater Creek is a good one if you like links style play.



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    Re: Golf Around Ames

    If you haven't golfed for awhile go to Homewood or Oaks. I was at Homewood last friday for my first round of the season and it sure helps to make you feel better about yourself.

    You can also go to Coldwater for a driving range.


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    Re: Golf Around Ames

    ankeny is about 15 minutes away and has briarwood. good course with a driving range.



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    Re: Golf Around Ames

    I can't wait until I'm back in Cedar Rapids and go golfing all summer now!



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    Re: Golf Around Ames

    The Oaks is pretty fun and easy.



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    Re: Golf Around Ames

    Can someone explain the difference between the links style and normal golf? Confused



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    Re: Golf Around Ames

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Can someone explain the difference between the links style and normal golf? Confused
    links is like st. andrews with no trees and very hilly.



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    Re: Golf Around Ames

    Quote Originally Posted by bigredqb7 View Post
    links is like st. andrews with no trees and very hilly.
    Hilly I can deal with...no trees?!?!?! Truly a gift from God.



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    Re: Golf Around Ames

    You think that now... but as soon as you shank or hook one really bad like often happens to me, you realize those trees aren't always a bad thing...



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    Re: Golf Around Ames

    Cool, well I'll have to check out Homewood and Oaks then. Thanks again guys.

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    Re: Golf Around Ames

    Veenker is an awesome course in Ames, I got so used to playing Veenker that when I moved every golf course around cedar falls and waterloo are terrible compared to it. Veenker is challenging but very fun. Its why its a top public course in Iowa and where they play the Iowa Masters Tournament



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    Re: Golf Around Ames

    plus on monday's and thursday's you can play 18 holes walking for $11



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    Re: Golf Around Ames

    If you can make a 15 minute drive check out River Bend in Story City. IMHO if you are looking for a 9-hole course it destroys Homewood or Oaks. And if you get up there during the week there are some good specials that make very inexpensive.



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