• Share your photos and win!

    Each day in July, a different "Photospot" will be featured in the park system. Participants are asked share their photos through Facebook Twitter, Instagram or Email. Make sure to use the hashtag #dmphotospot. Anyone who submits a photo will receive a prize! Click below for the calendar.

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  • STAR Party

    The Perseids meteor shower has been visible for more than 2,000 years. This year the Moon will be in the way and lower the viewing ability, so instead we are going to focus on the Moon and still try to see the showers. The action in the sky doesn't start until later so join us at 6:00pm for tons of fun activities.

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  • 20 Free Things to do in Des Moines this Summer

    Looking to have some fun in Des Moines this summer without spending too much money? Check out the complete list that Des Moines Parks and Recreation has put together by clicking the link below.

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  • Youth Flag Football Registration

    Register your child for Youth Flag Football. Two age groups are offered, children grades 1-2 and grades 3-4. Cost is $50 per child or $500 per team, which includes a game jersey to keep as well as all other equipment provided. For more information click the link below.

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  • DMBL Registration

    Des Moines Parks and Recreation offers a Fall Bags League for adults ages 18 and older. Cost is $35 per two person team. Games will be played at The Hub Spot (215 Water St.) on Wednesday nights for six weeks. League Play will begin September 3. Register your team by August 8.

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  • Adult Fall Softball Registration

    Register now for men's and coed slow-pitch adult (ages 18+) fall softball leagues. Teams of 15 participants will play a 7-game schedule starting September 2 at various Des Moines locations. Cost is $190 per team.

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  • Free Flicks

    Free Flicks is a summer-long series of outdoor movie showings throughout the Des Moines area from June 5 through September4. The films will be shown on a 25-foot portable screen and will begin after sunset around 9:00 p.m. Admission is free, blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged.

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  • Unwined

    Come relax and unwind a little at Unwined from 5:30 - 8:30pm, every Friday. Enjoy free samples from Jasper Winery and Madhouse Brewing Co. There will also be food for purchase and live music. All ages are welcome to attend this FREE event. New in 2014 Unwined will be held at Gray's Lake AND the Hub Spot (215 Water St.)

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  • Adult Fall Kickball Registration

    Enjoy healthy recreation and get a 'kick' from revisiting a long time favorite game from your past in our Adult Kickball League. Register your team online by August 10. Cost is $190 per team (5 men/5 women, ages 18+). League play will begin September 3. For more information click the link below.

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  • Yoga at the Plaza

    Des Moines Parks and Recreation invites you to participate in Yoga at the Plaza (Brenton Skating Plaza - 520 Robert D. Ray Dr.) during your lunch hour. This 45-minute program will be held every Wednesday during July and August and will begin at 11:30 a.m. Remember to bring your yoga mat or towel.

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  • Yoga in the Park

    Yoga in the Park, presented by Des Moines Parks and Recreation and UnityPoint Health - Des Moines is back again . We invite you to enjoy your Saturday mornings by participating in a free weekly yoga session at Gray's Lake. The class will be from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. and will be held every Saturday beginning June 7 through September 27.

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  • Adult Flag Football Registration

    Register now for Adult (ages 18+) Flag Football leagues. Cost is $200 per team (15 participants) for a 7-game schedule starting September 2, 2014. Games are played Chesterfield Park (E. 26th and Scott).

    Sign up by August 18

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BRIGHT GRANDVIEW GOLF COURSE 


Golf Bench Purchase Program


2401 East 29th Street
Des Moines, Iowa  50317
(515) 248-6301

www.golfbrightgrandview.com/

 


Bright  Grandview Golf Course, built in 1902,  is one of the oldest courses in the county.  Bright Grandview is located at 2401 East 29th street.  The course is adjacent to Grandview Park.


With its age, Bright Grandview is unique and does not have the look of most modern courses.  The layout is quite flat, making it a favorite for older golfers. Trees are the biggest hazard at Bright  Grandview, but even with that it is not a difficult course to handle. Although it is not a very long course, Bright Grandview's small to medium size greens pose a challenge to some individuals. The fairways are wide so you can take a full swing and not worry about losing your ball. If your aim or execution is off, it is possible to hit the ball into another fairway and still have a pretty good look at your own pin.


There is one pond at Bright  Grandview directly in front of the tee box on the par three, 11th hole. Golfers must attempt to clear the water and get the ball to settle on the green. Hole number six is the most difficult hole at Bright Grandview. It is a long par four with bunkers guarding the green. Even though Bright Grandview is not made up of primarily hills, there are three holes with blind tee shots. The only par five for men is the 17th hole which is uphill.


The course is fully irrigated in its fairways and the greens are in excellent condition.  Another plus about Bright Grandview is that it is not as long as the newer courses.  This is advantageous for those players who may not have great distance off the tee.  The total yardage of the course for men is 5422 and 5191 for ladies.  There are a lot of juniors and seniors who play Bright Grandview for this reason.  The average round of 18 holes takes around three and a half hours to complete, which is significantly less than other public courses in the area. Often, golfers will have their best scores at this course.


At the club house, there is a full line of golf equipment including balls, clothing, gloves, and shoes.  The fees and membership costs are very reasonable for an 18 hole golf course.