Best Golf Courses Near Ames, IA
Smack in the center of the Hawkeye State, the small city of Ames is home to Iowa State University. ISU’s campus often appears on lists of the “Most Beautiful College Campuses.” Not surprisingly, the university sets the tone in Ames, and with its museums, gardens, and sporting venues, it’s the go-to spot for anyone visiting Ames. The university owns and operates Veenker Memorial Golf Course, located about a mile from campus. Veenker is a parkland layout with wonderful mature trees and a creek running through it. For a links-style game, try Coldwater Golf Links, but beware of the tall grass and wetlands. If you prefer 9-hole layouts, Ames’ own muni Homewood Golf Course and River Bend Municipal in nearby Story City are your nearest options. Both are suitable for players of all abilities. Two other popular 18s in Ames’ orbit are Otter Creek Golf Club in Ankeny and Honey Creek Golf Club in Boone. Keep in mind that Des Moines, where you’ll find more golf courses and big city attractions, is just 35 miles from Ames.