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Golf Tournaments Ames IA

Local resource for golf tournaments in Ames. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to golf tournaments and tournament golf courses, as well as advice on playing golf.

Coldwater Golf Links
(515) 233-4664
615 S 16th St
Ames, IA
 
Ames Golf & Country Club
515/232-9470
5725 George Washington Carver Ave
Ames , IA
Type
Private
# of Holes
18
Course Architect
Donald Sechrest

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Oaks Golf Course
515/232-9862
630 West 190th St.
Ames , IA
Type
Public
# of Holes
9

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Prairie View Golf Course
515/382-4653
Lincoln Hwy W
Nevada , IA
Type
Public
# of Holes
9

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River Bend Municipal Golf Course
515/733-2611
720 Forest Ave
Story City , IA
Type
Public
# of Holes
9
Year Built
1965
Course Architect
Charles Calhoun

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Veenker Memorial Golf Course
515/294-6727
Stange Rd
Ames , IA
Type
Public
# of Holes
18
Course Architect
Perry Maxwell

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Homewood Golf Course
515/239-5363
1500 20th St & Duff
Ames , IA
Type
Public
# of Holes
9

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Ballard Golf & Country Club
515/597-2266
Hwy 69 N
Huxley , IA
Type
Private
# of Holes
9

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Indian Creek Country Club
515/382-2528
Route 1
Nevada , IA
Type
Private
# of Holes
9

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Cedar Pointe Golf Course
(515) 432-6002
601 S Cedar St
Boone, IA
 
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What Are The Top Golf Tournaments

PGA TourThere are some golf tournaments whose pedigrees demand respect and admiration for what they contribute to the game's history. These tournaments test the resolve and skills of the players to a degree that other contests can't begin to match. Actually, it's a good thing that the really great golf tournaments don't come around but a few times each year. Anything beyond the strain evident in those occasional contests could be so dangerous to the psyches of some players that they might very well have short golf careers.

The world's golf season doesn't begin until the Masters Tournament opens play at Augusta National in the first week of April. Until that time of year, golf tournaments have been fun to watch and even seemed to illuminate which players were mastering their craft to really compete for the famed Green Jacket. It's when the Saturday round is over, and the field has shaken out to leave a few who have a chance to take the Masters title, that the real contest begins. And it isn't on the golf course. It's in the players' minds where the real struggle takes place. It's Greg Norman in 1996 watching a six-shot lead on Sunday give way to the steady play of Nick Faldo. It's Scotsman Sandy Lyle serving haggis at the Champions' dinner in 1989. It's Tiger Woods winning his first Masters and crying on his father's shoulder after dropping his last putt. It's just the Masters.

Next on the list of great tournaments is the U.S. Open Championship. It’s held at various golf courses in America, and is known for how difficult the USGA can set a course for play. The real rough begins at two inches, a little further in it’s four inches, and beyond that even a hay mower would have trouble getting through it. U.S. Open officials don't like their tournament being roughed up by par breaking players. On Sunday, the pin placements are in their toughest positions and the greens are slick as glass.

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