Month: February 2018

Looking to play? Check here to see who’s open

In an effort to let golfers know what courses are open (as always – weather dependent) this page will include and be updated with facilities that are open. Feel free to check back often!

Be sure to contact the course before heading out to play as the IGA doesn’t always know the conditions at every facility from day to day.

AH Blank Golf Course – Plan to open Wed., March 14th.

Burlington Golf Club – Will open Thurs., March 13th at 10 a.m.

Leon Golf & Country Club – Currently open. Walking only. Call for times 641-4464529.

Pleasant Valley Golf Course – Open for walkers and will remain open as weather permits. The best way to find out the day to day status is to check our website at, just click on the “Course Info” tab. Shoulder Season rates will be in effect until we are able to mow everything. Tee times are available by calling 319-337-2622.

Muscatine Municipal Golf Course – Will be open starting March 3, 2018. Tee Times start at 10 a.m. Normal Rates. No Carts

Terrace Hills Golf Course – Tee times starting at 11 a.m. this weekend (3/3). Visit for more information.

The Legacy Golf Club – They will be open for the season on Wed., March 14. Shoulder rates will apply until April 12. Call the pro shop at 515-287-7885 Ext. 2 to schedule a tee time.

Oakland Acres Golf Club – The front 9 will open Saturday 3/3/18 at 10 a.m. Tee times are needed.

Spirit Hollow Golf Course – Will open Friday, March 16, 2018. First tee time is 10 a.m.

The Preserve on Rathbun Lake – Have carts available and will remain open (weather permitting) for the remainder of the season. Off-season rates apply as of now. Hours are 7:30 AM – 7 PM (through March). Call 641-724-1400 for tee times. For more info visit:

Tournament Club of Iowa – The Golf Course will be opening this March 14th. Tee times will start at 11 a.m., call the pro shop 515-984-9440 or book your tee time online at

Waveland Golf Course – Plan to open Friday, March 16th.

Westwood Golf Course – Will be open Saturday and Sunday. All 18 holes will be open with no cart restrictions. No tee times needed 1st come 1st serve to the tee. Will not open until 10 a.m. both days.

IGA adds three Point Events

The Classic at Elmwood, the Joe August Match Play and the Mason City Amateur are now point events.

The Iowa Golf Association Board of Directors recently approved a recommendation of the Rules & Competitions Committee to sanction these new events for the annual Player of the Year races.  They are categorized as an “Additional Sanctioned Point Event”.

The Classic at Elmwood Country Club in Marshalltown is a new event that will be played under the stableford format.  It will be contested during the last weekend in April, making it the kick-off event for annual point races.  Stableford is a format in which golfers play traditional stroke play, but earn points per hole based on their scores with the highest point total being declared the champion.

The Joe August Match Play began in 1948 in Marshalltown, but has been held annually at Ames Golf & Country Club since 1993.  It is a Four-Ball Match Play event in which teams of two play a stroke play qualifying round and are then placed into a bracket based on their qualifying score.  They play match play over the weekend until a champion is declared.  The Joe August Match Play (named after the Iowa Golf Hall of Fame member) will fall into the mid-July weekend where the retired Lake Creek Amateur once was held.

The third event added to the list of sanctioned point events is the Mason City Amateur.  It will be held over Labor Day weekend, making it one of the final opportunities for players to earn points toward the respective Player of the Year races.  The tournament has been played since 1951, moving around a bit on the calendar.  Previously played as a 1-day, 27-hole tournament, now that it is a point event, the event will be staged over two days and 36 holes.  Past champions of the Mason City Amateur include Iowa Golf Hall of Fame members John Jacobs and George Turner, and 2008 Iowa Senior Amateur champion Joel Yunek.

These events are additional to IGA conducted championships and USGA qualifiers, which are also point events for determining the Players of the Year.  This brings the total of “Additional Point Events” to 13.

Entry applications will be available for The Classic at Elmwood on March 1st.  The Joe August and Mason City Amateur entry applications will be available as soon as possible.  You can view information on all Additional Sanctioned Point Events at this site.

2017 Yearbook Released

The 2017 IGA Yearbook is now available.  This extensive publication chronicles the activities of the Iowa Golf Association and IGA Foundation throughout the calendar year.  Inside you will find recaps of championships, USGA qualifiers, committee reports, upcoming schedules and more.

As has become custom over the past few years, the book is available to view digitally free of charge, or you can order a printed copy of the book.



Click the image to view the 2017 Yearbook

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