There are 4 golf courses in Ankeny, Iowa and 1 is a municipal course. There are also another 32 golf courses within 20 miles of Ankeny, including 16 public, 6 municipal and 10 private courses.
The oldest course in the Ankeny area is the Waveland Golf Course which was designed by Warren Dickenson and opened in 1901.
The longest course is Des Moines Golf and Country Club, which is 7,200 yards. Wakonda Club is rated the best course near Ankeny. The following courses have won various awards: Tournament Club of Iowa, Wakonda Club, Des Moines Golf and Country Club, Des Moines Golf and Country Club, Glen Oaks Country Club, The Legacy Golf Club.