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Address: 4908 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311
Phone Number: (515) 271-8725
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Activities: Golfing
Description: Originally founded in 1894 and listed by the USGA as one of the first 100...
Originally founded in 1894 and listed by the USGA as one of the first 100 clubs established in the U.S., this course continues to pose a challenge to golfers of all abilities due to its bold elevation changes and well-guarded greens.
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The Old Master

Hilly tree lined fairways are the hallmark of this course. It can be walked but you better be in shape. Bring plenty of golf balls if you spray the ball.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

The oldest golf course west of the Mississippi requires a laser like tee shot on most if the holes. The beauty if the course will make up for all of the mulligans though.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Hilly tree lined fairways are the hallmark of this course. It can be walked but you better be in shape. Bring plenty of golf balls if you spray the ball.

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Ankeny, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

The neatest thing about the course is its history/age. It is a relatively nice course for a municipal course...and could be excellent with better care. The heat of late summer beats up this hilly terrain. If you are a walker, you'll get a bit of a workout, as it is pretty rare to have a level lie on this course.... More 

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

I checked the Waveland website and it says course was built in 1901. Overland Golf Course in Denver was opened in 1895.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

this course is tough but fun. You had better know how to hit uphill/downhill lies and it better go straight or your PROV-1 is on the freeway heading west....

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Luang Prabang
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

The best municipal golf course I've ever seen. You will need a motorized cart to handle the hills unless you are in top physical condition.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

This is an old and amazing golf course. There are some hills, so rent a cart.

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

The course ranger was very rude. I've played golf for about 12 years and worked at 2 courses so I'm not clueless when it comes to slow play. I would very much recognize it if we were slowing up the pace. But we weren't and the ranger harassed us for about 4 holes straight until we finally asked if he... More 

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Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

Classic course just needs a maintenance budget. Some easy holes and others incredibly challenging. Most often terrible greens but the place wreaks history and should not be missed.

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Des Moines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

This is a beautiful and old golf course. It's great for golfers, I love to cross country ski there in the winter. It is great for the intermediate skier, also great for sledding.

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Additional Information about Waveland Municipal Golf Course

Address: 4908 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311
Phone Number: (515) 271-8725
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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