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Johnston, IA

Walnut Ridge

Permanent course
4.015(based on 40 reviews)
5775 ft. - 7554 ft. Metric
Moderately Hilly
Moderately Wooded
18 Holes
18 Baskets

Walnut Ridge

Course conditions:

  • Unplayable
  • Bad
  • Decent
  • Good
  • Perfect

Army Corps of Engineers park on Saylorville Lake. Mix of open and wooded holes, elevation, great balance holes. Gates are locked from mid-October to late April.

Sprawling layout, large teepads, clean modern restrooms, soda vending machine, ample trash/recycle bins, and water spigots/fountains on course. Beware of cliffs on hole #3 to your right and some very tight paths 10, 14, and 15. Have a map handy as there are some walks between holes.

Designer(s): Steve Nixt PDGA #4399
Year established: 1998
Course guides: 2
Multiple Tees / Pins: Yes / Yes
Par Info: 60 64
DGCR SSE: [ ? ] 51.2 58.8
Rounds Recorded / Average Score: 116 / 67 57 / 67 51 / 68
Tee Type: Concrete
Hole Type: DISCatcher
Discs lost: 4
Misc. info.:
Camping nearby very cart friendly Restrooms Available


Walnut Ridge Recreation Area 5600 NW 78th Ave. Johnston, 50131 Iowa
Local Directions:

Exit I-80/35 at Merle Hay Rd., north 3 miles to a left on NW Beaver Dr. to entrance across from Weather Service radar ball, east into park, right to 1st tee.

Latitude / Longitude:
41.727901, -93.712196 degree
Hole #12 Long Tee
Little or no elevation Hole #12 (Taken 6/2009) scarpfish
Par / Distance: 4 / 330ft. 4 / 526ft.

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