Cottonwood Golf Club - Ivanhoe Course

2.7652058824 2.8 stars from 5 (160)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6764 yards
  • Slope: 126
  • Rating: 72.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: Yes
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
championship 72 6764 yards 72.6 126
White (W) 72 6445 yards 76.6 128
Regular 72 6445 yards 70.5 116
Red (W) 73 5686 yards 72.4 121

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 2.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.2 stars from 5
Value: 3.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 160 Reviews
5 stars:
4
4 stars:
37
3 stars:
60
2 stars:
34
1 stars:
25

recommend this course

103 out of 158 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for locals walkers beginners   Challenges include undulating greens   Great for drinks  

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"Lessons during the round"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Two of us tee’d off at 1pm, behind a foursome. For the first 15 holes, the foursome ahead of us played at a snails pace. One player was instructing the other three the entire time. They would lag about talking on the greens and the tees. The “instructor was teaching them how to swing and putt.

With daylight savings, this is unacceptable at 1pm on a Saturday. Actually any day and time. We played the last hole in the dark.

They did speed up on 15, after I nicely asked them to speed up play, because we wanted to finish before dark. If they had kept pace, we would have finished with plenty of light.

Unfortunately there are no marshals to monitor play, and this can be very frustrating.

Finally, we had reserved for 1pm and received a confirmation. The an email arrived informing us that it was no less longer available so it was pushed back to 1:22. I called and asked for earlier and was given 1:07.?!. This I didn’t understand.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course



Shiz's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Don’t waste your time"


u568685012's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/04/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is really bad. Nothing is being taken care of. The greens are patchy. The fairways has some many gofer holes. No marshals on site. Players are cutting you off. The back nine had players who didn’t want to wait on the front to start so they jumped on the back. That backed up play an additional 35 minutes waiting to continue. Don’t waste your money here.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"A waist of money and time!"


don92021's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/31/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Started off by booking on golfnow and price was $26.00. Upon arriving I was told it was $35.00. Asked for balls for driving range, paid $5 then I was told that they were out of balls and if I wanted to hit any I would have to get them off the range myself!

Very disappointed with the entire experience. I have played here for years, but not after this, EVER! I do not and will not recommend this golf course to anyone!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Will never waste my money again!"


Chrisabsher's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/30/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I started off playing these courses had lots of fun and good memories now that they have a new owner and took one of the courses (lakes) out the one couse they do have ivanhoe is the worst I've seen it its dead, greens are horrible and I've played 4 holes in the last hour and a half cause they pack so many people on. Save your money and go some where else, promise you'll thank me.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Help needed"


Dennis1954's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

They already closed their other course. I hope this one isn’t heading for the same. There was no staff to speak of except for the counter clerk. No cart attendant and where to get fresh water except for infront of the club house. It’s a shame because I enjoy playing here.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course



Pablo7216916's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Not worth the tee fee"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Owner has eliminated most of the staff, expecting the few folks left to handle everything. No divot mix, dirty carts and then the course is just not worth the tee fees. Greens are terrible, but at least they have recently mowed some of the over grown grass. There are much better deals out there, and it's too bad that Cottonwood doesn't want to be competitive, just a matter of time before they shut down.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Hot day, water fountains inoperable"


619lou's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Trash cans are milk crates. Looks terrible. Spider webs troughout only mens batroom on property. I hope to never return as its average priced and theres 100 golf courses in SD


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Great deal"


uENJW2504EN's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Such a sad thing to see this venue in such a state. I hope the owner invests enough money to get it back to its former glory.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Ivanhoe"


ssanchez73's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is not bad and the price beats all the fall prices in SD. The greens are ok, not too bad. I always enjoy playing here. It's a tough course and long from the whites.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"cottonwood"


spineault's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

not a lot of hazards but overall the course was not in

very good shape. almost areas had not been cut in sometime


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Inproved"


Dennis1954's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course conditions were greatly improved since the last time I played here.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Failing"


uENJW2504EN's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I am so sad to see this great facility sliding down. I have enjoyed playing here for several years and it hurts to see the course struggle to survive. My hope is that the new owner invests enough to bring it back to its former self. The staff does a wonderful job of keeping players on a positive attitude but they can only do so much. A marshal and a beverage cart would really be a good addition.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Course great, restaurant shameful!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is looking much better. Carts are good and staff always very nice. It's too bad the kitchen is rarely even open anymore. Yesterday there was a cook but he had a very very limited option to cook and serve. They just don't seem to keep any food stocked? And they were out of any diet sodas. Really?


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Missing the Lakes Course"


Tonynst's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Pro Shop told me that the rate through Golf Now did not include the cart fee, so I had to pay additional $12.

It was OK but I think that this course is over-rated without well-maintained fair ways and the Lakes course, which

has been already closed. I have played here many times. I still miss the Lakes.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Less than expected"


thomasschutz's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

I used to play Cottonwood years ago, but was very disappointed in the conditions and the pace of play. We spoke with the Marshall several times and nothing changed. When we made reservations with GolfNow, I called and they told me the course was in great shape due to the new manager. When we arrived, we were told there was no one ahead of us and the course was empty. They went us off as a 3-some and put a 2-some right behind us. Turns out we had several 4-somes ahead of us, and the group several holes ahead was very slow. Again, Marshall did nothing to speed up play. Course was in somewhat poor conditions....greens were very slow and full of ball marks and scuffs...someone ahead of us had very heavy feet. Tee boxes were uneven and with little grass. Water coolers had water, but no cups. Overall, the course could use some love and some attention if they want golfers to come back. We were told that 3 groups had the same t-time we had, as well. Just an FYI.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Sub Par"


u2646859's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

They had multiple people booked on tee times and Marshall wasn't helpful speeding up. They also don't have a hole layout so you are shooting blind if it's your first time. You can tell course hasn't had any money put back into the amenities. Course Bathrooms are a hazard so unless you have to go I suggest holding. Ball washers are beat and some are empty that's is IF you're lucky and at a hole with one. This course is only great if it's an off time and you can fly through it. I've been twice and will never go back. Like wise for the cost, $54 for AM weekend tee time, there are better options that are easier to get to.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"What an improvement!"


u000001971129's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The off-course facilities have been pared back but the course itself was markedly improved from what we've come to expect at Ivanhoe over the last few years. The fairways were healthy and the greens ran smooth and lush. The layout has always been excellent but a lack of maintenance and even simply watering had let the course deteriorate. Maybe, the closure of Lakes has allowed the staff to concentrate on Ivanhoe but whatever the reason, you can see the improvements and on-going repairs/maintenance paying off. Gee, this review looks like I work there but I'm just an local old-timer who has played Cottonwood/RSD since the 80's and seen it up and down. I play a lot of different courses but Ivanhoe is definitely back in the rotation!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



tcarv67's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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