Arsenal Island Golf Course

3.6944500000 3.7 stars from 5 (5)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6585 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 71.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 5 Reviews
5 stars:
2
4 stars:
2
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

5 out of 5 reviews


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Reviews


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"Needs Some Upkeep"


TSmitty2's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"A walk back in time"


Michael4255652'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 08/27/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun track"


DruDad32's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

The Arsenal Golf Course is everything that's good about old course design! It has great views and very true greens.<br/> 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!<br/> 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.<br/> 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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Best Deal In QC"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best course in the QC outside of TPC"


amohr2's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2013
First time playing Played as a single Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


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



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