Otter Creek Golf Course

4.3931647059 4.4 stars from 5 (71)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6895 yards
  • Slope: 126
  • Rating: 73.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6895 yards 73.7 126
Tan 71 6521 yards 71.7 125
Yellow 71 6141 yards 69.1 121
Yellow (W) 71 6141 yards 75.2 131
Green 71 5360 yards 70.2 114

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 71 Reviews
5 stars:
39
4 stars:
28
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

67 out of 71 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for locals advanced golfers entertaining clients   Challenges include water hazards bunkers thick rough   Great for drinks watching the game  

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Reviews


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Fitzy13's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was a single on the course. the threesome in front of me let me play through. I didn't catch the next threesome until the 8th hole. then I waited on every shot the rest of the round. threesome, threesome, twosome, threesome and a foursome were the groups in front of me. the weather was good so it did not bother me. a great day to be on the course.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u2366474's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u099573731's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Enjoyable course"


pigdoc's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2019
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played here on a Friday using a 'Hot Deal' to save some money. Course was in very good shape, but pace of play was not great. A five-some ahead of us slowed play quite a bit. But this is an enjoyable course for all.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Super Spring Condition"


sierzant's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2019
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played in under 4 hrs. and had a great time. The course was in mid summer condition, just immaculate. We hope to play it again soon


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"variety of holes makes this fun"


PsisyuPpKOmpVYfTdJ5S's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Early season so it was 90 degree and cart path only on a few holes. I was Okay with this as course was a little wet when we started. Fair amount of water holes to make it challenging. Fairways were in good shape and greens rolled perfectly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"geese"


Barry7240236's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Geese droppings are deplorable. Gotta be a health hazard Every hole! Every green


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Pace of play"


u5641174's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Pace of play was slow. I am not a pro by any means, but We caught a group that was playing slow. They didn't let us play through. The ranger was not out to make people accountable on the pace of play. Kinda ruined the afternoon having to wait on slow play. Wonderful course, greens were nice, rough is long.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice Course"


uCIQQ1594CI's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice establishment. The gentleman that checked me in was super friendly as was the staff at the restaurant. The course is really nice. Lots of water and sand and I found them both!! The only complaint I have is coming off the 14th hole we couldn’t find the 15th hole. We actually went back because we thought we skipped holes and just came off the 18th. A sign coming off the 14th pointing in the direction of the 15th would be helpful. We will definately be back


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/09/2018

There is a sign pointing to the 15th hole ... but it is low to the ground. We have talked about making it higher ... I will bring it up again.

John Copeland

Assistant Pro Shop Manager


"Ottervalley Golf Course"


waynestar8's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in good shape and it is a fun course to play.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice midweek game"


Arden6652498's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really quiet in the middle of the week. I’ve played on weekends here and it is busy. Fairways are a little narrower than average, but not so bad to be entirely unforgiving to my slice. A couple unique holes so you don’t forget the course. Plenty of drinking water around unlike other nearby courses and I think the drink cart passed me four times. Just avoid the geese!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Every hole was unique"


sierzant's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was very challenging, but rewarded a good shot. Each hole had it's own character.

The staff was very helpful and engaging

Very enjoyable.

We will play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Otter Creek"


waynestar8's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in good condition for this time of year and especially for the cold weather we are having.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Top notch"


DVDMaker's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Layout is great, course is well kept, and always enjoy ourselves here. Thanks for the great round!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Otter Creek Golf Course"


None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The golf was in excellent conditions despite early rain. Water cooler was available on the course since there was no cart person around to provide us drinks. I was happy that the course had markings to direct us to the next tee box.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Otter creek- Ankeny"


TK3800277's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very good layout, helpful staff. We were early and let us go ahead since there was opening. Nearly private club level of experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Tame the Otter!"


u631696321's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Full disclosure: I am an Ankeny resident for 39 years. This course is always well maintained and the greens tend to be on the speedier side, which I personally like. There is a North and South driving range and 30 balls costs only $3. There is a practice chipping green with a large sand trap and two practice putting greens. GPS in the carts is nice. We played on a Sunday afternoon in just less than 4 hours. The course has 4 tees on each hole to accomodate golfers of various skill levels. I use the senior tees which plays to just over 6,100 yds. I really enjoy playing Otter Creek!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Solid course for the money"


u257583724's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There are always things that could be better but for the most part no complaints about this track.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Want to play again!"


u000002058569's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really enjoyed playing here.and hope to someday play here again. My only complaint is the noise coming from the interstate.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u196574840's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Play wasn't great, but the course was. Really good job on the conditions, and it wasnt overly busy so we could take our time


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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