Youth Golf Programs
First Tee Greater Des Moines
The mission of The First Tee of Greater Des Moines is to impact the lives of young people around the City of Des Moines by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf.
The First Tee Greater Des Moines offers instruction by local high school golf coaches and trained staff. Lessons include rules of the game, etiquette and advance skill development following written and oral testing at the beginning of the program. Additional First Tee Life Skills Curriculum will be incorporated within this program.
This program is administered through The First Tee of Greater Des Moines, 12928 NW 85th Ave, Grimes, IA 50111. For more information about the program visit their website.
A. H. Blank: Tom Hawkins, Rick Williams
Bright - Grandview: Pat Dunbar, Joe McQuerry
Waveland: Matt Campbell, Kate Galligan, Shirley Corkhill
Adult Golf Offerings
The City of Des Moines offers three public golf courses for your golf enjoyment. Season Passes are available for purchase at golf courses starting January 1st of each year. Courses accept cash, MasterCard, Visa, and Debit Cards; checks are not accepted. See the link to the official golf course of choice to schedule tee times, view course layouts, scheduled golf outings, golf rates, directions and more.
SoccerGolf, initially founded in Europe, has made its way to Des Moines! Played with size 5 soccer balls and 21 inch diameter holes, participants follow many of golf's traditional rules and etiquette guidelines. Just like regular golf, players can walk or ride and are encouraged to wear classic golf attire.
Every Saturday and Sunday for the remainder of the 2014 golf season, players can play on the area’s first SoccerGolf course at Bright Grandview Golf Course from Noon – 4:00 p.m. Green fees are $12 per person and soccer balls are available to rent for $3 each. Motorized carts are also available for an additional fee.
Contact Bright Grandview Golf Course for additional information and to book your tee time.
Des Moines Disc Golf Courses
Disc Golf is a great way to enjoy outdoors, exercise and meet people. Thanks to the Des Moines Disc Golf Club, Des Moines has two courses available for public play:
Grandview Park, E. 32nd and Easton – First tee between lot and ball golf course. Great use of terrain makes this course fairly difficult. 18 holes Total Course Length: Short Tees: 5713 Long Tees: 4045 Hole Length: under 300 ft: 8 300-400ft: 7 Over 400 ft: 3
Ewing Park, Indianola and McKinley – First tee is at north end of parking lot This course is huge, with Pro tees to Pro baskets going over 8000 feet. Tees are cement. 18 holes Total Course Length: Short Tees: 5680 Long Tees: 8175 Hole Length: under 300 ft: 10 300-400 ft: 4 Over 400 ft: 4
For information on area disc golf go to: www.discgolfdesmoines.org