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Address: Stange Rd, Ames, IA 50011-0001
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A beautifully maintained course with a challenging layout.

A tough course with lots of contour, trees, and water hazards. Excellent maintenance, not overly crowded, and reasonably priced. It's a course where you can walk and not feel... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2016
Alan R
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016

A tough course with lots of contour, trees, and water hazards. Excellent maintenance, not overly crowded, and reasonably priced. It's a course where you can walk and not feel pushed by herds of cart drivers nipping at your heels. Some years ago they had a problem with allowing dog owners to bring their dogs to the course with them and... More 

Thank Alan R
Ames, Iowa
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112 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

The course is always well manicured and is challenging for all golfers. The clubhouse doesn't have much for food and golf ammenities are limited.

Thank Blitzn2
Sun City, Arizona
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

Number one, I am probably most upset about all of the balls I lost. Yes, some well-deserved losses and some due to unfamiliarity with the course and the surprises along the way. Due to many previous players that didn't bother to repair ball marks on the greens and fairway divots, the course looked pretty beat up. Sad on such a... More 

1 Thank 2015CJ
Des Moines, Iowa
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126 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2015

You will hit every club in your bag on this course... Driver and a wedge course this is not! There are a few spots that are quirky and require a fair amount of local knowledge in order to score well, but it is fun to play and very pretty. The course can get soggy in spots, there are some blind... More 

Thank HawkeyeAlum
Ames, Iowa
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2014

I just started golfing again after a nearly ten year hiatus. This was not the best course to reacquaint myself to the game due to the degree of difficulty [in a good way] this course presents. Very scenic and well-run by the University, I highly recommend this course.

Thank hawkeyeui93
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
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138 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2014

Sorry for this posting, but this will be helpful for travelers. This is an excellent place for sledging during the winter, and that's what we did there last December. Kids simply refuse leaving the place... Happy Holiday folks...

1 Thank Agampodi
Ames, Iowa
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39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2013

I took Golf during Summer at Iowa State. I was so confused with the location of each field, especially when you want to play according to the field number.

Thank iamsyamim
Ames, IA
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113 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2013

Veenker is a wonderful 18 hole course in Ames, IA. The manager of the course is knowledgeable and helpful. Her dog, Rocky is a large and friendly mascot who, if you are a dog person, you will love. There is a large driving range and putting ranges as well. The course is challenging and a joy to visit.

Thank Molly-Mayrose
Prior Lake, Minnesota
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 September 2013

I have played Veenker roughly 20 times and it is one of my favorite golf courses around. Every hole is unique and makes the round more enjoyable even if you aren't playing well. The course is a pretty fair one and makes you hit a variety of different shots throughout the round. Decent rates as well.

Thank ISU02
San Francisco, California
1 review
Reviewed 14 July 2013

When I asked to play nine hole, the staff said its closed. Actually, staff invited their friends to play golf.

Thank Chris P P

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