Glen Oaks Country Club

4.8333333333 4.8 stars from 5 (2)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6898 yards
  • Slope: 140
  • Rating: 74.4
  • Layout


Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes


Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes


Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6898 yards 74.4 140
Wise 71 6653 yards 73.2 136
Green 71 6509 yards 72.6 135
Member 71 6168 yards 71.1 133
White 71 6020 yards 70.4 132
White (W) 71 6020 yards 75.8 133
Gentlemen's 71 5627 yards 68.4 126
Blue 71 5339 yards 67.0 119
Blue (W) 71 5339 yards 72.0 124
Prairie (W) 71 4974 yards 70.0 121
Prairie 71 4974 yards 65.1 118
Gold 71 4718 yards 64.1 117
Gold (W) 71 4718 yards 68.6 117

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 2 Reviews
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recommend this course

2 out of 2 reviews


Reviewer Photos


Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"One of Iowa's Best"

GolferJake78's avatar
Iowa Advisor
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Thanks to the Iowa Golf Association's Member Play Days, I got to play Glen Oaks CC. The golf course was a terrific experience. The layout and routing are interesting, yet challenging. I found the front 9 to be significantly more forgiving than the back 9. Overall Glen Oaks is a fair course, but presents challenges if you miss in the wrong spots.

The Good:

Glen Oaks was in fantastic condition. They had aerated within the past few weeks, but this didn't affect the pace of the greens or the trueness of the roll. The fairways were fast and firm. Finally, all of the bunkers were raked and had sufficient sand.

The Average:

I was lucky enough to play with two employees. They were both fantastic and made my experience on course really good. However, they were not working. I felt like the rest of the staff that was working was just okay. They don't take cash for anything, which is weird. Thankfully, after some back and forth, the beverage cart girl did take cash from me. I hope I didn't get her in trouble.

The Not So Good:

This is really nitpicking, but if I could change one thing it would be to open up some more chipping areas around the greens. I felt like the only shot to play when I missed a green was a high, soft pitch. While I was able to create some interesting angle for shots doing this, it would have been fun to play more on the ground with some chips.

As I said, the "Not so Good" is really nitpicking. Overall Glen Oaks is a fantastic golf course. If you get an opportunity to play, I highly suggest you take it.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging

I recommend this course

"Solid private course"

Chad9159555's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Played here a couple times for corporate outings. The facilities are very nice with a clubhouse with all the amenities. The course is not long at all unless you want to play from the tips. The course is pretty well kept, but not impeccable. You can walk the course if you are in pretty good shape... mostly flat, but some moderate hills. Entry into the grounds is through a security gate, so you have to have an invitation to get in. The Principal Charity Golf Classic (Champions Tour event) has been played here a few times.

Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate

I recommend this course

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