Month: March 2019

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

In an effort to let golfers know what courses are open in 2019 (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.

Amana Colonies Golf Club
Will open Thursday, March 28th. They will be Cart Path Only and the Practice Facility will be closed through this weekend.

Blue Top Ridge at Riverside Casino and Golf Resort
Weather permitting we will open April 5th with the below shoulder season rates till April 25th
-18 holes $55
-9 holes $35
-Replay rate $35
Juniors (17 & Under, excluding group events) $25

Bos Landen Golf Course
Hoping for Thursday, March 21st – Tentative as this point

Brown Deer Golf Club
Currently open and will remain as long as weather permits

Burlington Golf Club
Opening Saturday, March 23rd

Emerald Hills Golf Club
Opening with carts April 5th.

Harvest Point Golf Course
Will be open for walking play on Wednesday (3/20) and hopefully carts running on Thursday (3/31). The driving range is currently open.

Highland Park Golf Course
Hopefully opening April 6th – weather depending

Mason City Country Club
Will open at noon on Thursday, April 4th.

Pleasant Valley Golf Course
Fully open – Pre-Season rates will be in effect until around mid-April.

Rustic Ridge Golf Course
Currently Open

Sheaffer Memorial Golf Club
Currently Open (as of 3/22)

The Legacy Golf Club
Opening for play on Wednesday, March 20th. Shoulder Season rates are in effect through April 11th.
-18 holes with cart on Monday – Thursday = $40.00 + tax
-18 holes with cart on Friday – Sunday = $45.00 + tax
Carts will be restricted to the paths only for an extended period of time and the driving range is not yet open.

The Preserve on Rathbun Lake
Currently Open
$35 – 18 holes w/cart weekdays (M – Th) until March 31.
$42.50 – 18 Holes w/cart weekends (Fr – Su) until March 31
$20 18 hole replay rates

Veenker Memorial Golf Course
Driving Range opening Saturday, March 23, (Mats only and Max yardage of 200 yards due to wet conditions). Golf Course is currently now open. Carts available but will be restricted to path depending on weather conditions.

Warrior Run Golf Course
Hoping for Friday, March 22nd – Tentative as this point

Westwood Golf Course
Will open Friday, March 22nd, at 10 a.m. Carts will be ready to go (may have a hole or 2 that will be cart path only) but other than that the course should be ready for play.
Will be open all weekend probably not before 9:30 a.m., on both Saturday and Sunday.
Will take tee times and walk ins – 641-792-3087.

Whispering Creek Golf Club
Opening Thursday, March 21th

Waveland Golf Course
AH Blank Golf Course
Bright-Grandview Golf Course
Jester Park Golf Course
All opening Thursday, March 21st.

Waverly Municipal Golf Course
Is opening for the season Wednesday, March 27, at 10 a.m., for all play including carts. Weekday special is in effect now and all season long; 18 holes & cart only $26 M-F, before 2 p.m.


Registration Now Open For Drive, Chip And Putt Qualifiers

Parents Can Register Their Junior Golfers,
Get More Information at

The USGA, PGA of America and the Masters Tournament announced that qualifying registration for Drive, Chip, and Putt is now officially open on

This fun, free and nationwide youth golf development initiative invites boys and girls, ages 7-15, to participate in local qualifying opportunities in all 50 states throughout the months of May, June, July and August. Entrants will play in girls’ and boys’ divisions in four age categories, with scoring centered around golf’s three fundamental skills – driving, chipping and putting. Top performers at the local level will advance through subregional and regional qualifiers in July/August and September/October, respectively, at several of the nation’s most acclaimed venues and championship sites. From these qualifiers, 80 finalists – 40 boys and 40 girls – will earn an invitation to compete in the National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday, April 5, the eve of the 2020 Masters Tournament.

“We are proud to be a founding partner of Drive, Chip and Putt, and are excited to bring young golfers to several USGA championship sites through our active participation in this program,” said Mark Newell, president of the USGA. “One of our most important tasks in this partnership is to work with every family through the registration process – which provides an important pathway into the game for so many across our country.”

“We are delighted that Drive, Chip and Putt continues to achieve our goal of engaging junior golfers of all ages and skill levels,” said Fred Ridley, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament. “As a result of our shared partnership with the PGA of America and USGA, Drive, Chip and Putt gets better every year, helping new and returning young players across the country experience all the benefits our great game has to offer in a unique and fun way.”

“We’re proud that Drive, Chip and Putt serves as a welcoming environment for girls and boys to showcase their golf skills and passion for the game,” said PGA President Suzy Whaley. “The PGA of America is excited to host qualifying events across each of our 41 PGA Sections nationwide, as we inspire the next generation to pursue a lifetime of fun and enjoyment through the game of golf.” 

Local qualifying begins Saturday, May 4, 2019, at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla. The full breakdown and schedule of 2020 Drive, Chip and Putt qualifying is as follows:

Local (May/June/July/August):      
• 311 host sites throughout all 50 states
• 3 juniors advance in each age/gender category from every venue

Subregional (July/August): 
• 61 host sites in more than 20 states
• 2 juniors advance in each age/gender category from every venue

Regional (September/October):   
• 10 host sites in 10 regions
• 1 junior advances in each age/gender category from every venue

National Finals (April 5, 2020): 
• 80 total participants at Augusta National Golf Club

The regional qualifying events in September and October of this year are set to take place at 10 host sites on the following dates:

September 7 Oakland Hills Country Club
(Site of 6 U.S. Open Championships, 3 PGA Championships and the 2004 Ryder Cup)

September 8 | Oakmont Country Club
(Site of 16 USGA Championships and 3 PGA Championships)

September 8 | Chambers Bay
(Site of 3 USGA Championships)

September 8 | Colorado Golf Club
(Site of the 2010 Senior PGA Championship and the 2019 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship)

September 8 Atlanta Athletic Club
(Site of the 3 PGA Championships and the 2014 U.S. Amateur Championship)

September 21 | Torrey Pines
(Site of 2 U.S. Open Championships)

September 28 | Interlachen Country Club
(Site of 5 USGA Championships and the 2016 Junior Ryder Cup)

September 28 | TPC Sawgrass
(Site of The Players)

September 29 | TPC River Highlands
(Site of the Travelers Championship)

October 5 | Alotian Club
(Site of the 2013 Western Amateur Championship and 2019 Arnold Palmer Cup)

The current sixth season of Drive, Chip and Putt will conclude on the eve of the upcoming Masters Tournament, with 80 junior golfers competing in the National Finals at Augusta National on Sunday, April 7. Golf Channel will broadcast the event live across North America and South America.

For more information about Drive, Chip and Putt, including official rules and a full listing of qualifying sites, please visit

About Drive, Chip and Putt

A joint initiative founded in 2013 by the Masters Tournament, United States Golf Association and the PGA of America, Drive, Chip and Putt is a free, nationwide junior golf development competition aimed at growing the game by focusing on the three fundamental skills employed in golf. By tapping the creative and competitive spirit of girls and boys ages 7-15, Drive, Chip and Putt provides aspiring junior golfers an opportunity to play with their peers in qualifiers around the country. Participants who advance through local, subregional and regional qualifying in each age/gender category earn a place in the National Finals, which is conducted at Augusta National Golf Club the Sunday before the Masters Tournament and is broadcast live by Golf Channel. For more information, visit

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