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“Impressive hills with lots of old oak trees” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Waveland Municipal Golf Course

Waveland Municipal Golf Course
4908 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311
(515) 271-8725
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Ranked #13 of 28 Activities in Des Moines
Type: Golf Courses, Sports
Activities: Golfing
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Owner description: 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.
Luang Prabang
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Impressive hills with lots of old oak trees”
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.

Visited October 2011
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Des Moines, Iowa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Tradition”
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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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Had a bad experience.”
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 would just like us to go back to the club house get a refund and leave. He continued to argue with us until we said screw it and left. Inside staff also had an attitude about our complaints. I wouldn't recommend this place to a friend

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Iowa
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“If they put money in it..”
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.

Visited July 2011
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Des Moines
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17 attraction reviews
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“Oldest Golf Course West of the Mississippi!”
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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