Coldwater Golf Links

4.0879142857 4.1 stars from 5 (14)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6787 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 72.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared and Sleeved Shirts. Hemmed Pants, Shorts or Skirts.
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6787 yards 72.4 130
Blue 71 6406 yards 70.6 121
White 71 5952 yards 68.5 112
White (W) 71 5856 yards 73.8 124
Green (W) 71 5057 yards 69.1 109

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 3.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 14 Reviews
5 stars:
5
4 stars:
8
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

13 out of 14 reviews


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"Always enjoyable"


DesMoinesGolfLife's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2016
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I was in college at Iowa State when this course opened and have played it about 10 times over the years. I have never left disappointed. While the course isn't overly hard, if you are spraying the ball you will be in for a long day. Greens are good size with decent speed and slope.

The staff has always been friendly.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"Fun, playable course with just enough challenge"


u000004275255's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Played this course on a Monday morning with my wife. I was honestly stunned at how few people were playing. I realize it was a Monday, but the weather was absolutely perfect. I thought we'd run into more people, but we easily finished in just over 3 hours.

The course was fun ... lots of nice views and intriguing holes. It was also enough of a challenge to be interesting, although nowhere near the kind of test you'll find at a course like The Harvester. You can score here. The course was in absolutely beautiful condition. Tee boxes were perfect, fairways had a nice amount of roll without being ridiculous, and the greens were simply immaculate. Rolled a nice pace, about 9 on the stimp, and exceptionally true. Very enjoyable to putt, and received balls well without being too soft. The multiple sets of tee boxes (5 total) make it easy for you to match your game to the course.

My only complaint is with the food. We asked for a chicken salad sandwich at the turn, but the bread was frozen. So we went to a pre-made ham sandwich, and it had a little mold on the bread. Not appetizing. My rating dropped from a 5-star to a 4-star as a result.

Overall, a nice place, with good pace of play and excellent playability. Would definitely recommend.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Love the greens"


u424821665's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/06/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairly easy course if there is no wind. Turns into a beast when it starts blowing more than 10mph. They definitely take pride in their greens for they roll fast and true.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great for Gameday!"


jbruene's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

An awesome location for a round before college football gameday - great views of the stadium and tailgaters while enjoying an excellent golf course. Great value - hope to play again soon.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun nice place."


1pdurham's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

I would play here again and it wse in good condtion


Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"This course lived up to its name."


Janeyrae's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We enjoyed our round and the challenges this course provides. A straight ball is necessary to be successful. It was in good shape. The staff was very friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"coldwater golf"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/10/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a great time. Fun and challenging course, you better hit it straight. We'll be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Very Challenging"


u976569355's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played here for the first time. I had a great time, the course is in amazing conditions and the greens are very quick. The water comes in to play on many holes. I found myself only playing my driver on maybe 4-5 holes. The tall grass can get you just as easy as the water can. I played white tees first round and blues second round. I would recommend playing your 3/5 wood off most par 5s. They look long but play short.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful and Challenging"


u000007850050's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout. Very scenic with fast, true greens. Course was in tournament shape. Nicer than many private clubs. Do not play the black tees unless you are close to scratch. I am an 8 and hit it long however long carries and accuracy are a must from the tips. Should have stuck to the blue tees. My ego is bruised but will definitely play more rounds here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice and fast greens."


CJHDC's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It would be nice if they would mow more of the waist high grass. Widen the cut rough or eliminate all together. It would still be a links golf course. I had difficulty finding balls that landed on the fringe several times since the greens are elevated. It is very difficult to find your ball without trees as helpful landmarks. I would mow it all like St. Andrews or get some goats. I think coldwater could double their profits if they did.<br/> The speed of the greens were fantastic; the fastest I played this week in area. I would only recommend the course to very low handicap players or hackers because this course is not setup for the average player 12-30 handicap with all of that long grass.<br/> Pace of play was fine until we ran into a five some. I am not sure why fivesomes are allowed or at least cognizant of their slower play than all other groups.

The wind is a nice component to the course.

Fairways, tees, and greens were great.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Good course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course! Challenging holes with a nice layout. One downside is the carts do not have gps and the distance is not easily found on the fairway. Other than that it was a great place to play with a fantastic pace of play


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great course for spring"


Mnb4ever's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great round on Easter Sunday and the conditions were perfect.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"challenging and fun"


Andrew3475647's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great value. The course was in great condition for this early in the year.


Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course and well maintained."


rorypat1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/23/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great Links style course with plush fareways, ornamental grasses and wetlands. Greens fast and in great shape. Must keep ball in play. Great course for Golfnow.com and price was right.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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