The Harvester Golf Club

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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7365
Slope 140
Rating 76.0
Type Private
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7365 yards 76.0 140
Blue 72 6840 yards 73.1 132
White 72 6430 yards 70.8 128
Red 72 5180 yards 68.9 120
Scorecard for Harvester 1
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 76.0/140 425 360 195 575 370 560 405 225 465 3580 470 385 410 390 230 650 480 180 565 3760 7340
Blue M: 73.1/132 390 345 180 545 320 530 370 200 430 3310 450 355 390 355 205 600 440 165 540 3500 6810
White M: 70.8/128 375 330 165 490 300 515 350 180 410 3115 435 340 380 335 195 550 415 155 490 3295 6410
Yellow M: 68.3/117 340 300 145 480 235 495 330 165 380 2870 400 280 355 280 185 515 345 145 415 2920 5790
Red W: 68.9/120 335 265 135 465 230 430 250 100 370 2580 305 240 260 275 135 480 340 90 410 2535 5115
Handicap 16 14 8 4 18 10 6 12 2 7 17 11 15 9 1 3 13 5
Par 4 4 3 5 4 5 4 3 4 36 4 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2000
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season May 1 - October 31
Architect Keith Foster (2000)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed Yes, with permission only
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper attire is required.

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fastest greens I have ever played

a beautiful, challenging, rad-looking course! I love prairie links, and the Harvester is a great vision of that. fun holes, lots to think about playing the course, and the greens are FAST! Thanks to Andy for the golf!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Challenging and Enjoyable - Fast greens and windy!

Played with my wife and was excellent weather day. Be prepared that the practice green is fast and reflects the actual course greens! Hard to read the greens on the first time playing them. Also if the wind is blowing there is nothing to slow it down our in the rolling hills of the country. Staff very friendly and liked that the carts are located out in the parking area. Grab a card, load and go. No a lot of off course "frills." I was disappointed that in ALL the ball washers on the course... not one had water in it! Also, the over seeding on two of the back nine holes was a pain. We had a slow round due to a group in front of us that we not really up to playing this hard of a course and no on-course marshals to help speed play. Snack shop could take a little warming up with some pictures, etc. Felt like i was eating in a meeting hall. Liked the views... very pretty setting.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Michigan Advisor
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Heavenly Harvester is a master piece of a course

Harvester Golf Club in Rhodes, Iowa truly makes the game of golf a few four letter words....or at least it did the day we played this wonderful course. “Wind” and “fast” are the two that come to mind first.

The greens are fast as you discover right away on the practice green and contrary to what I have seen at some other courses this practice green closely resemble all 18 real ones....fast fast fast.

Wind as in it blows most often I am sure as it was a very nice day that we golfed and the wind blew all day. The course is built out in the farm land of Iowa among a lot of rolling hills. Surrounded by live active farms with cattle and goats who are a curious gallery along the edges of some of the holes bordered with fences. Hole 2 you can actually try and cut the dogleg corner by going over the cows bet you had better be long enough to make or it is a cow keepsake. Hole 16 is the goat hole as the reside along the right side of this spectacular hole. The goats don't or shouldn't come into play like the cows can but don't let them distract as your full attention is needed for this downhill par 5 with a small stream running across the middle of it to gather in any long power drives (so be wary). It is probably my favorite hole on the couirse but you may find yourself liking any of the other 17 holes just as much.

The course is in superb/immaculate condition as it winds it's way though the hills with some neat elevation changes but not drastic ones.

Water comes into play often and you will need every skill you have at it's sharpest here but oh what fun. It is not cheap to play here but worth every dollar you lay down to have the honor of playing Iowa's top rated course.

We only dealt with the pro shop staff but they were very friendly and polite and warm in greeting us. We were not able to partake of the bar/restaurant afterwards as we were attending the Solheim Cup festivities and the Opening Ceremony was the same evening. If you want a truly remarkable golf experience then Harvester Golf Club should not be missed, regardless of the price as sometimes you just have to pay it for the honor of saying you have played the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Round

There is not a weak spot anywhere on this golf course. As a native Iowan, I am proud to have this as my state's flagship course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
Chicago Milwaukee Advisor
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Wow what a course

Making the trek from Wisconsin out to here was definitely a drive but it was totally worth it. This course was one of the best manicured courses I have ever played right up their with Erin Hills and Beth page Black. From the driving range to the greens the course is in amazing shape. The Front plays pretty fair and you can score if you play the appropriate tees. The Back nine is tough but great the layout is amazing, not a bad hole out there and once you get to those final 3 you will be very impressed. #17 Great par 3 with a green surrounded by water and bunkers. Then the horse shoe par 5 around the lake is a great finishing hole. A course I would recommend to everyone. Only downfall to me was restaurant it seems like they don't get a lot of service in there so they do not have much ex: a soda gun or beer on tap?? But our waitress Jules was terrific. Great course that everyone should try an play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Best golf experience in Iowa

if you're in central Iowa and want a great test of golf and a wonderful experience, go play The Harvester. It's an absolute gem nestled in the middle of nowhere, a course that represents the best Iowa has to offer. Rolling hills, incredible scenery and a phenomenally fun layout await you on a course that is in pristine, country-club condition because it's only open a few days per week. A word of warning, however: This is a difficult (but not impossible) course, so understand that your game will be truly challenged. But good shots are rewarded, and you will have fun. Also note that you'll pay north of $100, but I'm confident you'll find it worth every penny.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course!

Only disappointment was no yardage book was available and no GPS, so tee shots where difficult knowing how far you could hit and when you needed to lay up. Amazing layout and course conditions were excellent. Beautiful views and very challenging course! Will certainly repeat!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather

Unbelievable

In the middle of nowhere arises one of the top public courses in the Midwest. Great buddies trip from MPLS etc. The entire course is one great hole after another. Lodging on site..............there are no humans anywhere to be found. You are literally in the middle of nowhere - there are hardly any golfers. Only open a few days a week. Bring your own food, lodging on site is top notch. This course will separate the men and ladies from the boys and girls. Ranked #1 course in Iowa I believe.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent

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