A view from the entrance at Indian Bluff Golf Course
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.5
Layout
3.4
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.1
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Executive
Par 70
Length 5700 yards
Slope 111
Rating 66.7

With a convenient location that is easily accessible from any of the quad cities, Indian Bluff is one of the premier golfing destinations for both eastern Iowa and western Illinois. The 18-hole golf course offers a challenging but fair round that players of all skill levels can enjoy. The hilly terrain is dappled with mature trees and a few natural ponds and lakes. The tight, tree-lined fairways and undulating greens demand accuracy. There are two particularly tricky par-5 holes where you'll face blind shots to narrow landing areas and a few of the par 3s can seem especially long. Strategically placed bunkers frame most of the greens but water comes into play only occasionally, most notably on the seventh hole where a sprawling lake nearly makes an island green.

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Course Details

Year Built 1920
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Bunker Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed Soft spikes only
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Shirts must be worn at all times.

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Reviews

4.2
45 Reviews (45)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 6
Thick Rough 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 8
Advanced Golfers 7
This Course's Location is:
Near the Airport 9
Convenient to the City 7

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Nice course

Nice course. Front nine was a little slow paced but back nine was a lot better pace. Greens and fairways were in good shape. With the narrow fairways the course is challenging but fair and fun. Would return again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Too Hot For Most

It was well over 100 degrees with the heat index, so most people would think it's too hot to be out. That made it super fast with no one in front or behind. I finished 18 by myself with a cart in 2 hours. I was moving fast enough that the breeze made it seem less hot.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Good For Practice

Indian Bluff is a spacious course/ while I hit from senior tees it can be tough from 'tips'. Greens were in great shape, but area has been saturated with rains making 'clean and place' necessary. Not many players as seniors couldn't play in high humidity. Nice course for 1st time out.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great Conditions, but 2 of the worst holes in the QC

I was impressed with the course conditions. However, there are way too many short Par 4’s. However, that isn’t the real issue with this course. The real issue is Hole 12 & Hole 16. Hole 12 is a 520 yard Par 5 (Dogleg Left) that requires a 320 yard carry over a deep ravine to reach the fairway OR you layup to 200 yards with 300+ left to the green. Poorly designed hole! Hole 16 is a 230 yard Par 3 (that plays uphill). There is a deep ravine that runs from the tee box to the front of the green, which is 210 yards. At either of these holes, being in the ravine will require you to hit a blind tee shot, which is never fun. Indian Bluff has potential, but those 2 holes make it difficult to recommend when there are other good courses in the QC area.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Coarse was closed to carts which means I didn't play. You need to review the definition of coarse closed in respect to carts. I would call and complain, but there is always a 3 hr. wait for reps. Probably other golfers with similar problems who paid for golf they didn't play.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Kane Group

Great staff, Course was in superb condition! Greens were well taken care of even with our drought! Golf Now took me to a great experience!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Indian Bluff

Short, quirky course that is in good condition. Pace of play wasn’t the best. Good value with the hot deal.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

value Play

This course is very accessible and roomy to play. For getting out on a course for fun in the sun this is great. Variety of distances and might find time for practicing shots. Especially good for average senior golfer like myself. Lot of local special events and city owned. Any day out golfing is a good day.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice greens

Course conditions are always better than expected. Staff does a great job here at this muni. A couple holes are a little quirky (and difficult) but overall a great golf experience for The money.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Course in tremendous condition. Sand traps are manicured to perfection. Most country clubs are not as maintained as Indian Bluff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Track

Nice little track. Not a long course but there are some holes you have to put the ball in the right spot off the tee and most of the greens are smaller than average. Greens are always in great condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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