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Address: Stange Road, Ames, IA 50011
Phone Number: 515-294-6727
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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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Sun City, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Number one, I am probably most upset about all of the balls I lost. Yes, some well-deserved losses and some due to unfamiliarity with the course and the surprises along the way. Due to many previous players that didn't bother to repair ball marks on the greens and fairway divots, the course looked pretty beat up. Sad on such a... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 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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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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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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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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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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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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