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West Des Moines, IA

Southwoods Park - Old Layout

2.755(based on 20 reviews)
2208 ft. - 3293 ft. Metric
Very Hilly
Moderately Wooded
9 Holes
9 Baskets
1 Water in play

Southwoods Park - Old Layout

Course conditions:

  • Unplayable
  • Bad
  • Decent
  • Good
  • Perfect
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A testing mix of short and long holes. Fairways are often open but with a very thick rough to punish any wayward shots. Several holes feature narrow flight paths, stressing accurate throws. Des Moines' best elevation changes highlight this course throughout. Pro tees average over 365 feet per hole. Amateur tees averaging 245 feet are available for beginners. Bridge between 1st and 2nd hole, and 4th and 5th holes can be muddy.

Designer(s): Rodney Gardner
Year established: 2000
Multiple Tees / Pins: Yes / No
Par Info: 31 30
DGCR SSE: [ ? ] 23.3 27.3
Rounds Recorded / Average Score: 50 / 31 22 / 30 24 / 31
Tee Type: Concrete
Hole Type: Chainstar
Discs lost: 1
Misc. info.:
very cart friendly


Local Directions:

From I-235, south on Valley West Drive (35th Street) across E.P. True Parkway, around curve, then take first available left (south), then first available left again into park, first tee under power lines.

Latitude / Longitude:
41.565972, -93.753956 degree
Hole #1 Tee/Approach
Hole #1 (Taken 6/2010) yearofrolling
Par / Distance: 4 / 275ft. 4 / 471ft.