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Waveland Municipal Golf Course

4908 University Ave, Des Moines, IA 50311-3306
+1 515-271-8725
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One of the Oldest and one of the toughest

A really challenging course with some very exceptional holes,,,always in great shape and green fees... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2018
Rex Z
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Des Moines, Iowa
Good location for banquet

We were here for a banquet. All staff was friendly and helpful. It is an older building, but in... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2017
Carl W
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Owatonna, Minnesota
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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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15 Nov 2017
“Good location for banquet”
19 Jul 2017
“Historic golf course a tough challenge, worth a visit”
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4908 University Ave, Des Moines, IA 50311-3306
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+1 515-271-8725
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

A really challenging course with some very exceptional holes,,,always in great shape and green fees are reasonable as it is still a City owned course. If you can beat "the Wave", you can beat them all. After taking a licking on this one, go play...More

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Reviewed 16 November 2017

We were here for a banquet. All staff was friendly and helpful. It is an older building, but in good shape for it's age. It was dark when we arrived, so we could not see the outside or the grounds.

Thank Carl W
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

I recently played this municipal course for the first time in years. It's just as difficult as I remember from the previous outing. Tons and tons of huge, mature trees and blind shots make this course tough, no matter how good you think you are....More

Thank Joshua S
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful old golf course with many beautiful huge old trees rarely will you have a level lie sidehill lies down hills you imagine it you will find your ball in that position. Just finished a round today the greens were perfect rolled true fairly easy...More

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Reviewed 27 December 2015

interesting place, some cite it as being the oldest muni course west of the Mississippi. It reflects of the design of being from an earlier era. There is plenty of challenge with a couple blind shots, a some smallish greens and many tightly tree lined...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2015

Wow! This was a difficult but fun course. The carts had gps which helped when we couldn't see where we were going, but I do wish they showed other carts on all holes and not just the blind ones. The beers were a bit expensive...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2015

I golfed here in the late fall and used this course all winter for sledding with kids and training running hills. The scenery here keeps running interesting and the option to run on frozen turf, snow, or paved trails is a nice change up from...More

Thank nahdogg
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Reviewed 1 July 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.

Thank Schwoopin
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Reviewed 19 January 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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Reviewed 15 November 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...More

Thank Kelly B
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