Golf in Des Moines

Golfers can enjoy rounds of golf at A.H. Blank, Waveland, and Bright Grandview.  All three City of Des Moines public golf courses have affordable rates and vary in course design, ranging from tree placement and sand traps to green size, which offers golfers a different experience each round. 

Commonalities of all three courses include Fat Joe's Pizza, GPS systems in carts at Waveland and Blank and free sledding during the winter months.  Besides being used for the usual corporate outings, tournament and every day rounds of golf, all three golf courses can be rented for our wedding, birthday party or holiday et together. 

For more information about any Des Moines public golf course, please see the tab above for each golf course.

Golf Programs

First Tee of Central Iowa

The mission of The First Tee of Central Iowa 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 of Central Iowa offers instruction by local golf coaches and trained staff. Lessons include Life Skills, Rules and Etiquette, Full Swing, Short Game and Putting. The First Tee Nine Core Values are an integral part of all instruction: Honesty, Respect, Perseverance, Integrity, Confidence, Courtesy, Sportsmanship, Responsibility and Judgement.

This program is administered through The First Tee of Central Iowa, 1620 Plesant Street, Ste. 247, Des Moines, IA 50314.  For more information about the program visit their website.

Season Passes 

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. 


 Youth Golf Program

Sign up your youth for the 2017 Des Moines Junior Golf Program. More information on how to register can be found here.