• Gray's Lake Access Information

    Preperations for this year's Hy-Vee Triathlon (Aug.30-Aug.31) will affect access to Gray's Lake Park starting Aug. 24. The park, trail and concession stand will remain open. No boat rentals will be allowed during the events. Click the link below to view the schedule of areas impacted.

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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. Register your team by September 2.

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  • Doggie Dive

    This is an opportunity for dogs and their owners to celebrate the last day of the pool season. Dogs must be accompanied by their owners at all times.

    Cost is $4 per dog. Regular admission fees apply for all dog owners and family members.

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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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  • 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 22

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  • Co-Ed Indoor Pee Wee Soccer Registration

    Sign up your child for Co-Ed Indoor Pee Wee Soccer now through September 2. Two age divisions are offered, 3-4 year olds and 5-6 year olds. Cost is only $40 per child for this six week program. Click the link below for more details and to sign up online.

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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.