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Veenker Memorial Golf Course

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Address: Stange Road, Ames, IA 50011
Phone Number: 515-294-6727
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Golfing

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A challenge with some quirky spots

You will hit every club in your bag on this course... Driver and a wedge course this is not! There are a few spots that are quirky and require a fair amount of local knowledge in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 10, 2015
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Des Moines, Iowa
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88 reviews 88 reviews
27 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

You will hit every club in your bag on this course... Driver and a wedge course this is not! There are a few spots that are quirky and require a fair amount of local knowledge in order to score well, but it is fun to play and very pretty. The course can get soggy in spots, there are some blind... More 

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Ames, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I just started golfing again after a nearly ten year hiatus. This was not the best course to reacquaint myself to the game due to the degree of difficulty [in a good way] this course presents. Very scenic and well-run by the University, I highly recommend this course.

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Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
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68 reviews 68 reviews
40 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Sorry for this posting, but this will be helpful for travelers. This is an excellent place for sledging during the winter, and that's what we did there last December. Kids simply refuse leaving the place... Happy Holiday folks...

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Ames, Iowa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

I took Golf during Summer at Iowa State. I was so confused with the location of each field, especially when you want to play according to the field number.

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Ames, IA
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103 reviews 103 reviews
22 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Veenker is a wonderful 18 hole course in Ames, IA. The manager of the course is knowledgeable and helpful. Her dog, Rocky is a large and friendly mascot who, if you are a dog person, you will love. There is a large driving range and putting ranges as well. The course is challenging and a joy to visit.

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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I have played Veenker roughly 20 times and it is one of my favorite golf courses around. Every hole is unique and makes the round more enjoyable even if you aren't playing well. The course is a pretty fair one and makes you hit a variety of different shots throughout the round. Decent rates as well.

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San Francisco, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

When I asked to play nine hole, the staff said its closed. Actually, staff invited their friends to play golf.

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Ankeny, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

A challenging little venue cut out of the heart of Iowa State University is a beautiful and great test of golf! Prices are reasonable too.

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Ames, Iowa
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66 reviews 66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

It is really one of the best municiple (It belongs to Iowa State Univ.) courses in Central Iowa. Well groomed and challenging.

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Iowa
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180 reviews 180 reviews
3 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

Played 18 holes last week on a really nice day. The course is in great shape (grassy fairways, great tees, decent greens), but the layout is not very original. Many holes offer little risk/reward. And the small points that separate the good courses from the others are missing. Things as basic as yardage markers (150, 100, on tee) are virtually... More 

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