Des Moines | Inducted 1993 | Category: Amateur/Benefactor

Warren Dickinson had a profound effect on Iowa golf.  Warren was a solid amateur player, his resume included: being a finalist in the first six state amateurs that he played in, winning two State Amateur titles, a Trans- Mississippi title, as well as many others. But besides his playing career Warren provided much more to the game of golf.  He helped organize the Iowa Golf Association and served as its second President and was also Iowa’s only USGA Executive Committee Member.  Besides being part of Iowa golf as a player and an administrator, Warren designed and built golf courses throughout the state.  Dickinson laid out over 100 courses, three of which are still in use, Brooks Golf Course in Okoboji, Grandview and Woodland Hills in Des Moines. Dickinson was also involved during his career with efforts at Cedar Rapids Country Club in Cedar Rapids, which was designed by Donald Ross. 

Career Highlights

1902-03     Iowa Amateur Champion

1900, ’01, ’04, ’05     Iowa Amateur Runner-Up

1901 & ’02     Trans-Mississippi Runner-Up

1903, ’04, ’06     Interstate Champion

1905     Trans-Mississippi Champion

Helped organize the Iowa Golf Association

Only Iowan to ever serve on the USGA Executive Committee (1907)

Course Architect- (Brooks Golf Course in Okoboji, Woodland Hills & Grandview in Des Moines,
Cedar Rapids Country Club, in Cedar Rapids)

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