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    Favorite Golf Courses (DM Metro)

    I need to find a "go-to" golf course in the Des Moines area. Any suggestions?

    I'm not the $50+ green fee type golfer, but at the same time I want more than a field of brown grass with a hole in the ground.

    Any advice on where to try and places not to bother would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.



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    Re: Favorite Golf Courses (DM Metro)

    I've always enjoyed Grandview. It's a shorter course but it's fun to play and they take good care of the greens and fairways.



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    Re: Favorite Golf Courses (DM Metro)

    There is no greater value than Jester when it's in good shape...



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    Re: Favorite Golf Courses (DM Metro)

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    There is no greater value than Jester when it's in good shape...
    Our poll at Monty's Barber Shop the other day had Jester and Waveland as the best values by a wide margin...



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    Re: Favorite Golf Courses (DM Metro)

    Quote Originally Posted by GriffClones View Post
    I've always enjoyed Grandview. It's a shorter course but it's fun to play and they take good care of the greens and fairways.
    I noticed they have very cheap college student rates as well. As long as the course is in decent shape I've gotta give it a try. Thanks.



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    Re: Favorite Golf Courses (DM Metro)

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    There is no greater value than Jester when it's in good shape...
    Just checked out the rates and that does look pretty legit. I'm getting excited to hit the links!



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    Re: Favorite Golf Courses (DM Metro)

    Jester, Beaver Run my two favorites


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    Re: Favorite Golf Courses (DM Metro)

    I wish I lived in DM and only pay $120 for golfing all year at Jester.



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    Re: Favorite Golf Courses (DM Metro)

    The Legacy in Norwalk. I think it falls around $48 for 18 with a cart.



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    Re: Favorite Golf Courses (DM Metro)

    I think Otter Creek in Ankeny is good for the money. Kept well, easy to play, but nicely laid out. I haven't played there in like 6-8 years though, so I don't know how it is now.



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    Re: Favorite Golf Courses (DM Metro)

    River Valley in Adel, on Tuesdays $25 for a cart and all you can golf. Decent course to boot.

    Fridays after 4 at Beaver Creek have the same sort of deal and they have 27 holes to choose from.

    Waveland during the day (M-Thu) is great.

    Jester is high on my list also.


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    Re: Favorite Golf Courses (DM Metro)

    Don't forget Blank on the southside. It gets overlooked, but it is a nice, challenging course.


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    Re: Favorite Golf Courses (DM Metro)

    Quote Originally Posted by LindenCy View Post
    I think Otter Creek in Ankeny is good for the money. Kept well, easy to play, but nicely laid out. I haven't played there in like 6-8 years though, so I don't know how it is now.
    we don't know yet either...should be open again this year!


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    Re: Favorite Golf Courses (DM Metro)

    Rolling Hills just south of Norwalk. It's only 9 holes....but it's an awesome course--like a mini-Waveland. Definitely challenging.


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    Re: Favorite Golf Courses (DM Metro)

    Jester Park is my fav. but probably cause i go there the most. Pretty reasonable and its fairly close. Grandview is/used to be dirt cheap,$8 for 9 holes during the week.


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