Woodland Hills Golf Course - Executive 9

1.7142857143 1.7 stars from 5 (3)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 30
  • Length: 2000 yards

  • 620 NE 66th Ave, Des Moines, Iowa 50313, Polk County
  • (515) 289-1326
  • (515) 289-3733
  • www.golfwoodlandhills.com

Year built: 1928
Type: Public
Style: Executive
Golf Season: Open: 3/15 Closed: 11/01

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 30 2000 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 1.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 1.6 stars from 5
Value: 2.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 2.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 2.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 1.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 3 Reviews
5 stars:
0
4 stars:
0
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

1 out of 3 reviews


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"Good spot for quick/cheap short game work"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/10/2016
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The key to playing this course is by heading into it with the right expectations. If you show up looking for a great course to challenge your skills you will be disappointed.  The $12 greens fee should prevent those expectations.  If you are looking to get in a quick practice round that is a little more exciting than pounding a bucket of range balls I think you will be pleasantly surprised.  I was. The fairways and greens were in decent shape.  Tee boxes were good enough.  The construction of new houses and scenery outside of the previously mentioned areas was not much to look at, but i wasn't there to take in the beautiful vistas of Polk County.  I was there to work on short irons, chipping and putting.  And I thought that was accomplished and it was worth the $12.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



"You get what you pay for on this goat track"


u000003679371's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course could use some drastic improvements all around. First, none of the holes are marked and there is minimal signage to direct you to the next hole. The hole location isn't obvious, so you have to search for the next tee. The fairways are pretty narrow and when you do manage to hit one, they aren't well kept. The fairway length is consistent with most "second cuts" at other facilities. The rough lives up to its name as it consists of thistle and large crab grass which will swallow your ball. There are quite a few blind shotspot, which I found interesting on a mainly par 3 course. We paid 5 per person, plus another 7 for a riding cart. I can see now, why it was so cheap. The one positive is that the staff were friendly when we arrived.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"NEVER play this course"


Quinn8922076's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Woodland Hills Executive opened about 2 and a half weeks ago and I can only imagine it will be open another 2 and a half weeks based on demand and overall quality. The greens are long and slow with chunks out of them filled in with sand. Rough does not exist on this course. It is fairways covered in weeds next to 4 foot tall brush. I wouldn't play this course for free. Never play the Woodland Hills Executive Course. You'll thank me later.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



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