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ABOUT PRAIRIE LINKS GOLF COURSE

Professionally designed and built, Prairie Links Golf Club offers 18 holes of challenging golf to all skill levels. This British-style “links” course features five tee boxes on every hole to allow each golfer to play the course according to their individual expertise. Spacious watered fairways and large elevated greens add to the natural beauty of this 6,614 yard jewel of a course.

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  • THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL GOLF COURSE.

    GREAT STAFF. 

    Jared Herrmann via Google Review
  • THE GOLF AND DINING CONTINUES TO GET BETTER EVERY YEAR… GREENS ROLL MORE TRUE THAN ANY IN THE MIDWEST. 

    Jonathan Taiber via Facebook Review
  • MY FAVORITE COURSE TO GOLF IN THE AREA.

    ALWAYS WELL MAINTAINED.

    Tony K. via Facebook Review
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COURSE TOUR

Tour each hole at Prairie Links Golf Course from above.

COURSE LAYOUT

Click or touch each hole to view yardage, description, and shot guide.

Hole #1 - Palmer

Par 4 | 369 Yards
Blue 348 Yards
White 322 Yards
Yellow 297 Yards
Red 273 Yards

Start your Prairie Links experience at the par 4 1st. The large fairway is very hittable, with a small bunker flanking the left-hand side. Drive it straight and leave yourself with a 100-150 yard approach shot to a slightly elevated green. Club up and don't leave it short in one of two green side bunkers.

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Hole #2 - Hogan

Par 4 | 326 Yards
Blue 311 Yards
White 298 Yards
Yellow 280 Yards
Red 259 Yards

Take advantage of one of the best birdie chances on the course at the drivable par 4 2nd. Play it safe in the fairway and you'll end up with a short approach shot to this uphill green, while big hitters can go for the green over the right-hand fairway bunker.

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Hole #3 - Nelson

Par 5 | 515 Yards
Blue 486 Yards
White 457 Yards
Yellow 419 Yards
Red 379 Yards

The most important shot on the par 5 3rd will be your drive. With one of the smaller landing areas on the course, if you can put it in the fairway then par will be much more manageable. The blind second shot will funnel your shot down to the right and towards the green, but don't hit it long as water awaits you behind the green. The split green shares a green with Hole #6, so be sure you're hitting towards the right flagstick.

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Hole #4 - Casper

Par 4 | 484 Yards
Blue 455 Yards
White 425 Yards
Yellow 384 Yards
Red 350 Yards

Let the big dog eat at the 4th, the longest par 4 at Prairie Links. For the best approach to this slightly uphill green, land your drive in the middle-left of the fairway. Club up for the second shot and aim right as the fairway will naturally funnel your ball towards the green. Don't miss left if you want to par this hole, as a bunker and large drop off are all that await.

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Hole #5 - Trevino

Par 3 | 167 Yards
Blue 145 Yards
White 134 Yards
Yellow 114 Yards
Red 93 Yards

Keep it straight and you will be rewarded at the par 3 5th. Missing short is just fine, but any other direction will make this par 3 more difficult.

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Hole #6 - Snead

Par 5 | 526 Yards
Blue 498 Yards
White 472 Yards
Yellow 433 Yards
Red 356 Yards

Don't miss your drive left at the par 5 6th. A large fairway that opens up to the right will be your aim, while the thick rough awaits to the left. This long straight hole will require a couple straight shots in a row to be left with an easy approach shot to the large, flat, split green. Aim for the right flagstick and don't miss left in the water.

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Hole #7 - Jones

Par 3 | 148 Yards
Blue 131 Yards
White 122 Yards
Yellow 103 Yards
Red 81 Yards

A wonderful birdie or par chance awaits you at the shortest hole on the course, the par 3 7th. A large green side bunker sits on the left, so keep it out of the beach and you'll be set.

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Hole #8 - Player

Par 4 | 380 Yards
Blue 360 Yards
White 338 Yards
Yellow 316 Yards
Red 285 Yards

A straight drive will set you up for a solid par chance at the par 4 8th. Miss right if you must, but keep your drive out of the left rough or you'll be left with a tough approach shot. Hit it straight and you'll be looking at a downhill shot to the green. Club down and hit it tight, avoiding the left green side bunker.

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Hole #9 - Watson

Par 4 | 352 Yards
Blue 334 Yards
White 316 Yards
Yellow 290 Yards
Red 265 Yards

The par 4 9th will reward a fairway drive with a short approach shot. Feeling strong? Cut the bunkers on the left and go for the fairway or even the green, but don't miss short or you'll be in the thick stuff.

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Hole #10 - Nicklaus

Par 4 | 378 Yards
Blue 357 Yards
White 330 Yards
Yellow 307 Yards
Red 278 Yards

Ease into the back 9 at the very parable 10th hole. This par 4 from an elevated tee box welcomes you with a wide fairway flanked by bunkers on either side. Avoid the bunkers and you'll be left with a slightly downhill approach shot to this large inviting green. Don't miss back left as the green falls off. Clubbing down may be in order to leave yourself with an uphill putt.

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Hole #11 - Hagen

Par 5 | 511 Yards
Blue 357 Yards
White 330 Yards
Yellow 307 Yards
Red 278 Yards

Reaching the green in two is a feat only few have accomplished on the par 5 11th. Conquer this hole with a steady drive and approach shot, making sure to avoid the bunkers down the left-hand side. If you've accomplished this, you're left with a short chip to the green surrounded by bunkers and water.

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Hole #12 - Sarazen

Par 4 | 411 Yards
Blue 383 Yards
White 357 Yards
Yellow 430 Yards
Red 397 Yards

Par will only find the resilient golfer on the testy par 4 12th. Avoid the urge to fly the water - only the biggest of hitters will be able to carry - and layup as close as possible. A difficult approach shot awaits even the best of drives. Club up to reach this extremely elevated, but very large and inviting green over the water.

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Hole #13 - Stewart

Par 3 | 182 Yards
Blue 157 Yards
White 136 Yards
Yellow 117 Yards
Red 99 Yards

The lengthy par 3 13th can make or break your round. Don't miss long or to the right, as you'll surely find the water if you do. Short is always safe on this hole, so club down to be safe if you're not hitting it pure today.

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Hole #14 - Middlecoff

Par 5 | 529 Yards
Blue 505 Yards
White 475 Yards
Yellow 437 Yards
Red 391 Yards

If your round is still intact, or if it needs a lift, get ready for a birdie opportunity at the par 5 14th. With not much to worry about around this fairway, a straight drive and second will leave you with a short approach to this large green. Keep your shots to the right on this dogleg left to avoid the fairway bunker and have a better angle of approach to the green.

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Hole #15 - Faldo

Par 4 | 470 Yards
Blue 437 Yards
White 408 Yards
Yellow 364 Yards
Red 341 Yards

This long par 4 is difficult to reach in two, so a confident drive is a must to have a chance at par. With a blind landing to the fairway, aim for the guide stake and let it rip. Turning your drive to the right is the best approach, but not too far as a fairway bunker lurks on the right.

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Hole #16 - Irwin

Par 4 | 350 Yards
Blue 325 Yards
White 304 Yards
Yellow 285 Yards
Red 256 Yards

Unleash your driver on one of the better birdie opportunities on the course at the short par 4 16th. A very wide fairway will give even the errant hitter comfort. Find the fairway and you're left with a short approach shot to a large uphill sloping green.

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Hole #17 - Vardon

Par 3 | 152 Yards
Blue 131 Yards
White 111 Yards
Yellow 94 Yards
Red 85 Yards

Danger lurks all around the green, but the short par 3 17th can be tamed by an accurate short iron. Swing easy and miss long if you must miss, as water awaits short, and bunkers on either side.

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Hole #18 - Norman

Par 4 | 364 Yards
Blue 341 Yards
White 313 Yards
Yellow 292 Yards
Red 256 Yards

Breathe easy and stare down another wide inviting fairway at the par 4 18th. Miss the fairway bunker on the right - or fly it if you're a big hitter - and you're left with a short approach shot to one of the larger greens on the course. Stick it close and end your round with an easy par.

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RATES & BOOKING

Call 319.242.7675 to book your tee time or book online through GolfNow.

GREEN FEES

Regular Golf Rates:
18 Holes: $30
9 Holes: $20

Youth & College Rates:
(Under 18 or Valid College ID)
18 Holes: $15
9 Holes: $10

CART FEES

Per seat
18 Holes: $20
9 Holes: $12

GOLFBOARD RATES

18 Holes: $20
9 Holes: $15

GOLFNOW RATES

Regular and discounted rates are available online.

membership

MEMBERSHIP

Individual and Family Membership options to fit your needs

MEMBERSHIP PROMOTIONS

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Rate Lock Promotion
2017 Rates, any level, will be locked in for 5 years.

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No Initiation Fees
You can forget about initiation fees. We don’t have them!

NEW IN 2017!

Members will have access to brand new facilities including a workout room, and locker room. A brand new pool is coming in 2018. Stay tuned for more updates!

2017 MEMBERSHIP RATES

Provides full access to the NEW gym, locker rooms and future pool, dining, and all social related activities and events for the member only.

9 Monthly Payments: $32.77
3 Monthly Payments: $98.33
One Time Payment: $295

Must be under 18 or have a valid college ID to be eligible. This membership includes a cart. Provides full access to all the Club’s facilities including: NEW gym and locker rooms, future pool, the 18-hole golf course, dining, and all social related activities and events for the member only.

9 Monthly Payments: $55.44
3 Monthly Payments:
$166.33
One Time Payment:
$499

Provides full access to all the Club’s facilities including: NEW gym and locker rooms, future pool, the 18-hole golf course, dining, and all social related activities and events for the member only. Kids 10 and younger golf for free on the Young Executive Membership.

9 Monthly Payments: $110.55
3 Monthly Payments:
$331.66
One Time Payment:
$995

Available to members ages 35 and under, providing full access for the entire family to all of the Club’s facilities including: NEW gym and locker rooms, future pool, the 18-hole golf course, dining and all social related activities and events. Young Executive Members, upon reaching the age of thirty-six (36) will attain Regular, Family or Single status.

9 Monthly Payments: $138.88
3 Monthly Payments:
$416.66
One Time Payment:
$1,250

The Single Membership is a single golfer membership and can be used for single golfers or if the individual is married and only one spouse wants to golf. Kids 10 and younger golf for free on the Single Membership. Provides full access for one golfer to all of the Club’s facilities including: NEW gym and locker rooms, future pool, the 18-hole golf course, dining and all social related activities and events.

9 Monthly Payments: $161.11
3 Monthly Payments:
$483.33
One Time Payment:
$1,450

Provides full access for the entire family to all of the Club’s facilities including: NEW gym and locker rooms, future pool, the 18-hole golf course, dining and all social related activities and events.

9 Monthly Payments: $261.11
3 Monthly Payments:
$783.33
One Time Payment:
$2,350

Provides full access for a single golfer to all of the Club’s facilities including: NEW gym and locker rooms, future pool, the 18-hole golf course, dining and all social related activities and events.

9 Monthly Payments: $94.44
3 Monthly Payments:
$283.33
One Time Payment:
$850

Provides full access for the entire family to all of the Club’s facilities including: NEW gym and locker rooms, future pool, the 18-hole golf course, dining and all social related activities and events.

9 Monthly Payments: $152.77
3 Monthly Payments:
$458.33
One Time Payment:
$1,375

2017 GOLF SERVICE FEES

Entitles member to unlimited use of one seat per golfing member in a Prairie Links cart. Use is limited to your family golfing members only.

Fee: $650/year

Entitles Prairie Links member use of a personal cart on Prairie Links golf trails. Use is limited to your family golfing members only.

Fee: $475/year

Fee: $300/year

Allows members to store golf clubs at Prairie Links, staff will bring clubs and put on cart when you come out to play and after your round will clean them and put back in storage.

Fee: $150/year

Unlimited range balls. Otherwise range is $5 per bucket for non-members.

Fee: $120/year

For questions about Memberships at Prairie Links Golf Course contact us at
319.483.1765
info@prairielinksgolf.com

*Payment term options:
1- 9 monthly payments April 1-Dec 1
2- 3 payments (April 1, July 1, Oct 1)
3- One-time payment-in-full April 1

**Note:
Membership does not include golf cart rental or trail fee. See golf service fees.

BECOME A MEMBER

Fill out our simple Membership Application form below.

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GOLFBOARDS

Hop on a GolfBoard at Prairie Links!

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All new for 2017!

Exclusive to Eastern Iowa, we are the only course with GolfBoards in the area.

Book a tee time and hop on your very own GolfBoard at Prairie Links Golf Course! Must be 16 with a valid drivers license in order to operate a GolfBoard.

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MEN'S LEAGUE INFORMATION

Join the Men's League at Prairie Links.
Call 319.242.7675 or email info@prairielinksgolf.com to get signed up.

LEAGUE RULES & GUIDELINES

  • Up to 4 Person Teams (Only 2 play per week)
  • 2 Separate Individual matches based on handicap
  • 3 points if individual wins the hole and 7 points if both team members win the hole
  • If each team has an individual win a hole the score is 3 to 3 not 0 to 0
  • If tied after 9 holes play 1 extra hole, if still tied there will be a chip-off at the practice green
  • Men’s League will be played on Wednesdays at 5:30 PM, start date To be determined
  • There will be 10 weeks with playoffs to follow
  • Each player needs a verified handicap to play

COST

All entry money goes to cash and credit prizes

Members

$100/team

Non-Members

$200/team

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GOLF OUTINGS

Interested in hosting a golf outing, tournament, or corporate event at Prairie Links Golf Course?
Fill out our simple form below.

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PRAIRIE LINKS EVENT CENTER

A picturesque golf course setting for weddings and events of all kinds.

Learn more about booking your wedding, reception, banquet, corporate events, large parties, graduations and more at the Prairie Links Event Center website.

VISIT THE WEBSITE

View the Booking & Availability Calendar for all available dates and pricing and even reserve your dates online.

BOOKING & AVAILABILITY

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OUR TEAM

Meet the team at Prairie Links Golf Course

Nate Haaland - Golf Pro - Prairie Links Golf Course - Waverly, Iowa

Nate Haaland

Head Golf Professional Email Nate: ProShop@PrairieLinksGolf.com
Originally from Osage, Iowa, Nate Haaland and his wife Holly now reside in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Nate attended NIACC on a golf and basketball scholarship. After NIACC, Nate received his bachelors in Exercise Science from the University of Northern Iowa.

Nate is currently an apprentice in the PGA, working towards his Class A membership. He has spent the past five years as an Assistant Golf Professional at Beaver Hills Country Club in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Nate remains active in the PGA by participating in Iowa PGA Events, and volunteering with the Iowa Junior Golf Academy each year.

Josh Dockum - Golf Pro - Prairie Links Golf Course - Waverly, Iowa

Josh Dockum

Assistant Golf Professional Email Josh: ProShop@PrairieLinksGolf.com
Born in Kyung – Yi, South Korea and raised in Rock Falls, IA, Josh Dockum has worked for and learned from many golf professionals in the golf industry.

Over his career, which spans many years, he has worked at West Hills Golf Course in Nora Springs, IA (now Buffalo Run Golf Club), did an internship with the North Iowa Outlaws Hockey Team in Mason City, IA (now North Iowa Bulls), did another internship with former Athletic Director Ryan McGuire of NIACC in Mason City, IA (now Director of Special Events and Letter Winners at Iowa State University), worked at North Iowa Golf Center (in Mason City, IA), has volunteered at the Capesius Golf Academy (in St. Joseph, IA), umpired high school baseball for four years, refereed high basketball for one year, Head Golf Professional at Wildwood Municipal Golf Course (in Charles City, IA), General Manager / Clubhouse Manager / Head Golf Professional at Garner Golf Course (in Garner, IA), worked at the Mason City Country Club, worked at Ridgestone Golf Club (in Sheffield, IA), General Manager / Clubhouse Manager / Head Golf Professional at Britt Country Club (in Britt, IA), has helped with many golf clinics with other professionals, is a certified Titleist fitter, and now is going into his fifth year working at Prairie Links Golf & Event Center.

Ryan Deur - Greenskeeper - Prairie Links Golf Course

Ryan Deur

Grounds Superintendent
I was born and ­raised in Pella, IA. My interests have always included participating in sports, socializing with friends and spending time outdoors. Upon graduating from high school I pursued a college degree that allowed me to incorporate the things I like into a career. Those interests lead me to studying horticulture with an emphasis in golf course management at Iowa State University.

In 2002 I graduated from Iowa State and accepted an assistant golf course superintendent position at Eaglewood Resort in the Chicago suburbs. Shortly after beginning my career, I married my wife Chassity, who enrolled in graduate school at Loyola University. We spent three years in Chicago, my final year working as the assistant golf course superintendent at The Glen Club in the north shore suburb of Glenview, IL. In 2006 an opportunity opened in our home state as an assistant superintendent at Des Moines Golf and Country Club. After two years in Des Moines I accepted my current position as golf course superintendent at Prairie Links Golf and Events Center in Waverly.

During my eight years in Waverly I have worked hard to implement the practices I learned as an apprentice into the golf course maintenance at Prairie Links. Throughout my career I have been committed to ongoing education offered by my local and national associations. I am an active member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and the Iowa Superintendents Association. I have also been fortunate to build lasting relationships with many of our club members and employees. Our family has settled into the community and our children are involved in many activities. Chassity and I have four children: Marrah (12), Maggie and Mason (7) and Estella (5).

Along with all the other exciting changes for the 2017 golf season, Prairie Links has also invested in new equipment to help improve Ryan’s ability to maintain the course and enhance his already stellar reputation as a world-class greenskeeper.

“The new equipment purchases will help us operate more efficiently, reduce downtime, and ultimately they will allow us to provide better course conditioning.

The 11 foot flex mower will be used to cut the native areas to a height of 6 inches. It makes these area easier to play out of and easier to find your ball.  This purchase will replace a 6 foot mower that had been previously used for the job. The new mower will be pulled by a tractor that we currently own.  This setup will complete the job more efficiently and has the correct horsepower for the job.  We plan to cut those areas on a 2 to 3 week rotation.

The verti-drain will replace an aging walk behind aerator used on greens and tees. It attaches to the three point hitch of the tractor.  It will allow us to aerify faster and produce deeper holes. Deeper holes relieve compaction producing a healthier environment for roots, and ultimately a stronger more resilient stand of grass.

The 10 foot wide rough mower replaces a current 10 foot rough mower with over 6000 hours of use.  While the old equipment was losing power, the one we just purchased will reduce the amount of downtime due to breakdowns and should reduce the amount of repair and maintenance money needed to keep the rough mower functioning.

Also two new utility carts will be replacing two that were taken away with the old golf carts.”

employment

EMPLOYMENT

We're hiring for 2017!

Multiple positions available including positions in the Pro Shop, Beer Cart, Management, Bartenders, Servers, Dishwashers, and Cooks.

EXPERIENCE PRAIRIE LINKS