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“Tradition” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Waveland Municipal Golf Course

Waveland Municipal Golf Course
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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.
Des Moines, Iowa
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Tradition”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Had a bad experience.”
1 of 5 bubbles 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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237 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“If they put money in it..”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Oldest Golf Course West of the Mississippi!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Des Moines, Iowa
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125 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“An oldie but a goodie!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2011

This is the oldest muni course west of the Mississippi... you can tell by the length as it is only 6500 yards from the tips. But do not let that fool you! Yes, there are several short par fours and par fives that will yield birdies, but the greens are small and tend to be fast, the course is hilly (walking 18 here will test you) and mature trees are everywhere (these are not trees that you hit over).

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