Des Moines, IA 
Southwoods Park Share
Uploaded By: yearofrolling Hole #8 (Taken 6/2010)
4 / 470ft.   4 / 570ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #8 Sign/Tee/Approach

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 Surprising 9 hole

1    7/21/2013   7/21/2013
Review By: rhettro
Played: 36  Reviewed: 17  Exp: 14.5 Years
Pros: - Convenient location for golfers in the west des moines/urbandale area.

- Surprisingly long for a 9 hole course

- holes are creative and have a fine mix of ruffage/openness/trees.

- Great use of landscape and elevation, really adds character and challenge.

- Fairways are tight but well groomed.
Cons: - Ruff areas have quite a bit of heavy ground coverage and tall weeds. A wild disc may take a while to find.

- Right behind a police department but that is only on 2 holes, so not a problem for the majority of the course.

- a few of the hole's connecting paths through wooded areas are a bit overgrown and hard to find for the first timer.
Other Thoughts: I thoguht this course did a wonderful job on the 9 holes it has. They could have easily added a few holes on the land, but it seems like they really put thought into the course rather then overloading it with short holes. This is a course that will also test a great deal of your different techniques. A few downhill shots and a few killer uphill shots, not to mention tightly wooded fairways and one very small, but vicious water hazard. Took me and a friend just under an hour to get through it on our first time.

  Very fun for only 9 holes!

5+    8/1/2010   8/3/2010
Review By: Shine11
Played: 11  Reviewed: 1
Pros: The first hole is breath taking view. hole 6 is long with a creek to cross in the middle. all around very fun course
Cons: Big park, wish they could have done 18 holes. Need to be able to throw straight or u could have a troubling day

 One of the best 9 holers out there

5+    2/15/2009   3/11/2009
Review By: SpikeHyzer
Played: 63  Reviewed: 30  Exp: 12.6 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is great for a 9 hole course. It has multiple tee pads on 8 out of the 9 holes. Has one hole that might be one of the toughest 150 ft. It is a fair hole to play, but I have seen scores vary from 2-5.
Cons: The course is right next to a middle school, so trash is definitely a problem. Vandalism is also a problem. Most of the players there are rec players and damage the signage a great deal. I don't know how many signs are left out there.
Other Thoughts: This is my home course, so I am a bit biased about it. I do believe though if you get past the trash and vandalism, that this is one of the best 9 hole courses in the US. And others have made the same comment.

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