Polk City, IA 
Big Creek State Park Share
Uploaded By: Donovan Hole #5 (Taken 6/2009)
3 / 218ft.   3 / 295ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #5 Tee

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Must play in Des moines

1    1/31/2015   2/1/2015
Review By: timj5304
Played: 120  Reviewed: 27  Exp: 11.5 Years
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: This is a great woods course that forces you to throw straight. I was surprised with the 4 par 4 and 1 par 5 type holes that require placement and good shots to get a good score.
Cons: Confusing layout in a couple spots with a lack of signage.

Off of the highway 8 miles.
Other Thoughts: Was going to pass on this one on my trip, very glad I made time to play it!

1 of 4 people found this review helpful.

  Big Creek

5+    7/25/2009   7/28/2009
Review By: JDubya
Played: 8  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 9.3 Years
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Good baskets, multiple tees, very challenging tight fairways, Nice scenery, mix of short and long, Accuracy is the name of the game on this course!
Cons: Walk back to car after 18, no trash cans, very dense bushes
Other Thoughts: You either throw a great round or you just get beat down. Stay on the fairway as lots of poison ivy and sumac.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 When Being Dense Is Good

1    6/24/2009   7/13/2009
Review By: Donovan
Played: 223  Reviewed: 186  Exp: 28.7 Years
8 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Dense woods make this a great little course. Accuracy is the key here. There is water, lots of trees, and some great pin placements, all with left and right shots. Some of the early holes were rather similar, but this place has some real nice looking holes. The lake plays right next to a couple of them. This course is rather clean and well maintained. Navigation is fairly easy here. Concrete pads and tee signs are on each hole. Bathrooms and water fountains were at the end of hole #12.
Cons: No par was listed, but the par 3 on each hole is close enough for this course. The tee signs did have footage but that was about it. Most of the holes on this course are under 300 feet so not much variance. There was lots of Poison Ivy, Sumac and so forth. There is kind of a long walk from #18 back to the #1 parking lot. There were no trashcans, so you have to haul your trash out.
Other Thoughts: The fun factor for this course was very decent. The difficulty but fair holes made for a great round. I would certainly play this course again. It is a bit of a drive from Des Moines, IA, but I would say it is worth it.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful.

 Big Creek

8/15/2007   8/16/2007
Review By: ACurry916
Played: 6  Reviewed: 6
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Nicely laid out course! You will need accuracy to stay within the fairways! A lot of mixes of Lefts and Rights! Also watch out for hole 11 its LONG so have a good arm!
Cons: Dense woods are hard to get out of! Very think and narrow otherwise no complaints
Other Thoughts: Great course to play at and is not very busy! Giving you all the time in the world to think thru your shots!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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