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Address: 1811 Hwy 92, Ackworth, Ackworth, IA 50001
Phone Number: +1 515-961-0262
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Don't let the scenic country vistas distract you from the task at hand:...

Don't let the scenic country vistas distract you from the task at hand: tree-lined fairways and water hazards demand shot accuracy at this difficult course.

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Long time of go when there

We used this place often and we referred to it as Shaby Oaks, clubhouse was falling down the grass was usually burnt up. Have not been there in years for those reasons.

2 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 June 2012
Lisa Lewis G
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Knoxville, Iowa, United States
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Leighton, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2012

I have not been to Shady Oaks to play golf. I would like to and because I hear good things about it I gave it a good rating.

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Thank Bogaards
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2012

This course is not for the serious country club golfer. The course is inexpensive and has some wacky holes. It's a lot of fun if you aren't expecting perfectly manicured fairways and greens and precision layouts. This is a fun course with a friendly staff for someone looking for a relaxed day on the course.

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Thank ScienceGuy13
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2012

First thing it was over priced $46 with cart for 9 holes for two people. Carts were old. Fairways were hard and grass burnt. Greens were over watered spongy and slow. Owners need to learn some customer service values if they want people to come back and golf at their course.

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2 Thank vickiosier
Knoxville, Iowa, United States
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35 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2012

We used this place often and we referred to it as Shaby Oaks, clubhouse was falling down the grass was usually burnt up. Have not been there in years for those reasons.

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Thank Lisa Lewis G
Des Moines, Iowa
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2011

I could not AGREE MORE with the other 2 guys about the old greenskeeper guy. I have a story to tell about my experience and normally I take reviews with a grain of salt b/c I'm self-employed and know there are some customers who can be irrational and no matter what you do it'll "never be enough" to please them,... More 

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4 Thank cpgbn01
Des Moines, Iowa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2010

Worst coarse in iowa. Rude trashy employee's. I am filing a formal complaint to the BBB about my experiance.

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1 Thank ken63rider
Carlisle
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2009

Hey say what you want but we have played the course a few times last season and had nothing but good results. We aren't pro's and enjoy playing the game without the notice of a little this and that's that the pro's gripe about. Nice people that are at the check in, don't know about the mower operator. Give it... More 

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1 Thank locustthorn
iowa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2009

I agree with woody81, the mower guy could possibly be one of the grumpiest and meanest people I have ever met. He ruined the entire outing. The course is one of the most poorly maintained courses I have ever played. (I am a former greenskeeper). I think the carts are older than I am and the course has more weeds... More 

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1 Thank golfguyIowa
Des Moines Ia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2009

Extremely hilly, short course with tiny greens. The best part of the course are the greens themselves, in very good shape but flat & pretty slow on Stimpmeter... As for pro shop, the gal who checked us in was extremely friendly but can't say the same for the fellow who was out mowing - rude & grumpy to say the... More 

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