Arsenal Island Golf Course

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3.7
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2.8
Value
4.5
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.9
Amenities
4.1
100.0%
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5 out of 5 reviews
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3.0
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1.0
Value
4.0
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3.0
Pace
5.0
StaffFriendliness
3.0
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1.0
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4.0
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3.0
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5.0
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3.0
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6585
Slope 124
Rating 71.2
Type Military/Public
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6585 yards 71.2 124
White 71 6254 yards 69.9 121
Gold 71 5594 yards 66.5 115
Red (W) 73 5527 yards 71.7 118
Scorecard for Arsenal
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 72.1/121 364 513 342 235 480 413 445 436 150 3378 563 409 439 175 350 508 232 158 373 3207 6585
White M: 69.7/119 354 487 332 222 476 383 406 411 132 3203 546 370 429 171 320 483 225 150 357 3051 6254
Gold M: 68.2/115 W: 71.2/121 343 427 323 185 370 343 358 395 113 2857 458 340 417 143 312 400 210 119 338 2737 5594
Red W: 71.0/120 343 427 323 185 370 343 358 333 113 2795 458 340 417 143 291 400 226 119 338 2732 5527
Handicap 15 11 9 7 17 5 1 3 13 8 4 2 16 10 14 6 18 12
Par 4 5 4 3 5 4 4 4 3 36 5 4 4 3 4 5 3 3 4 35 71
Handicap (W) 9 11 7 17 13 1 5 3 15 6 2 8 14 12 10 18 16 4

Course Details

Year Built 1897
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 11/01

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

3.7
5

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 1
19th Hole Specials 1
Amazing Food 1
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 2
Elevation Changes 2
Forced Carries 2
This course/club is great for:
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 2
A Weekend Splurge 2
Advanced Golfers 2
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 2
Near Local Attractions 1
Worth the Drive 1
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Recommended
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Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Needs Some Upkeep

First off, Arsenal Island is a military island so you will need to go through security and get a guest ID before getting on the island.

The drive to the course is incredible. Military memorials and retired tanks are just some of the features. Once I got to the course, I was very impressed with the views of the Mississippi River. However, the course conditions put a damper on things. There were leaves in the tee boxes, the rough was incredibly bare, the bunkers were terrible, and quite a few greens were in bad shape. I was told by my partner that this was one of the best courses in the QC several years ago, when it was a Country Club. For him, seeing it like this was disappointing.

I’d recommend this course based on the experience, not because of the actual golf course.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

A walk back in time

I played this course recently and highly recommend it. Note to players, the course is located on US Army land which means you need to pass a background check and receive a visitors pass to enter the property. The process takes just a few minutes, Plan accordingly. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful explaining the process. Upon arrival on the day of play they treated me like royalty.

The course is fairly straightforward with a few interesting holes. Not difficult, but offered some challenge. . The scenery is magnificent with the River views along with the history of the location.

The greens were in fantastic shape, rolled true and the rest of the course was in very good shape. My only complaint was the bunkers were a little thin and neede a bit of TLC. Definitely would play agin when I'm in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Fun track

The Arsenal Golf Course is everything that's good about old course design! It has great views and very true greens. Pros: bent grass fairways are always a luxury. Greens are very true and given the correct conditions, very fast. Only local course that plays Mississppi River side. Great twilight course and also great to walk. Super value! Cons: given its location, it doesn't hold up to rain very well. Fairways can be a bit patchy. Rough can be a little high and couple that with more trees than I'd like to remember and this course can be a bear. Far harder than the yardage will represent. While private this course was the most well kept course in the area. I wish they could get back to that. This course is in the top tier of public courses in the QC. For the bent grass fairways alone. Small tough greens will challenge your moxy, only if you navigate the trees!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Best Deal In QC

Love playing this course. You must be in the fairways. Greens roll true. Wildlife all over,quit and peaceful. This course is the best deal in the Quad Cities.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather

Best course in the QC outside of TPC

Hands down the est course in the QC outsaide the TPC..maybe fyre lake could give it a run since thats a links type but if you have not played here you must..the secenic holes is worth the 20 bucks alone.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent

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$174 Starting price
Valid dates: Sep 17, 2018 - Oct 31, 2018
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