Best Golf Courses Near Ankeny, IA
Ankeny, Iowa, is a large suburb of Des Moines that exudes a small town feel. The town, which is home to a John Deere plant, is family friendly with lots of parks and trails, including the High Trestle Trail that is a joy for bicyclists. Golfers can also find joy in Ankeny. Three private golf courses list an Ankeny address. The most popular tee time, however, is the links-style Otter Creek Golf Course, which features an abundance of tall grass, ponds, mounds and bunkers. Not only is Otter Creek one of Golf Advisor’s top-25 courses in Iowa, it also made Golf Advisor’s list of the most improved courses in the entire US in 2020. Better still, you may be able to score a discounted tee time at Otter Creek. Another facility that entices Ankeny golfers is Woodland Hills Golf Course, where both the regulation 18 and the par-29 executive layout date back to 1927. Finally, with Des Moines located just 15 miles south of Ankeny, the many courses of Iowa’s capital are close at hand. It’s easy to play a round of golf and still have plenty of time to sample Des Moines’ attractions, restaurants and nightlife if Ankeny is your base.