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808 County Line Rd
Des Moines, IA  50320-6706
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A H Blank Course

18 hole regulation length course

Municipal golf course

72 par | 6,715 yards | 126 slope

72.1 rating | Blue grass


A H Blank Golf Course


The 18-hole "A H Blank" course at the A H Blank Municipal Course facility in Des Moines, Iowa features 6,715 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72.The course rating is 72.1 and it has a slope rating of 126 on Blue grass. Designed by E. Lawrence Packard, ASGCA, the A H Blank golf course opened in 1971. Chris Tillinghast manages the course as the Director of Golf.

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Reviewed January 19, 2011

Blank is named for an old time Des Moines benefactor. It is amedium length course with large greens and generous fairways. It is in good condition, has GPS on the carts and is a good value for sure. It started as a nine hold course, and was redesigned into 18 in the early 80's. It has a good variety of holes, offers a respectable challenge, but the maintenance could use some fine tuning. All in all a good test of golf for most players

Reviewed June 27, 2010

I really like the GPS in the carts but I have noticed this year some of the amenities of the system haven't been working (or at least when I was out there) like the on board scorecard and summoning the beverage cart. There is a really good mix of water holes and holes that contain bunkers. I really dread hole #7 which is the long par 5 on the front 9. It seems to play longer than what it is. Also, the pond on the 9th seems to draw balls toward it. Still, a great course though for a municipal course.

Reviewed February 21, 2010

would be a nicer course if staff where friendly to people.? We should not have to walk on tip toes to get along with them!!! Very rude. not just my experience, but others whom I've spoken to!! something needs done!!!!

Reviewed July 20, 2009

The course was in very good shape for the amount of traffic I was seeing; exception to note as in previous comments the ball marks on the greens do not get repaired by the players. Putting is not overly difficult and the course plays pretty much open. Both the back and front nine have interesting holes and this makes if a good place to go and have fun; especially if you like the beach. Serious golfers may not see the challenge they expect; but none the less it does exist.

Reviewed December 27, 2008

This Des Moines nices city course. all carts have GPS.The course has every nthing a golfer wants,Long par5,chalaging par 4 and fun par 3.This is a fun course for any one visiting Des Moine.On the back 9 there is one hole that is along the fence line of the Des Moines zoo were after you T off you can see some of the animals.

Reviewed August 10, 2008

Reviewed July 09, 2008

The front nine used to be attached to the old Fort Des Moines grounds with the back nine being part of the parade grounds. Front nine has most of the contour while the back nine is fairly flat in nature. All in all its better than being at work.

Reviewed July 13, 2007

The price of only $16 do walk and top of the line GPS if you choose to ride is awesome. This course is in pretty good shape and is well designed with a variety of different types of holes. The greens are in good shape except for the fact that the golfers here seldomely repair their ball marks. Another plus for this course is that it is right next to the A H Blank Zoo and has a brand new miniature golf course attached to the course.

Reviewed June 05, 2007

Best Golf Value

This municipal course offers a wide variety of golf challenges. Despite being in Iowa, it is not flat. The condition of the course is very good considering the amount of play it gets, and the greens were fast and outstanding. When I played the pace of play was good but I never saw a marshall. The clubhouse is average but they have excellent beverage cart service. However, where can you play 18 on a good course for $16 walking, with club rentals only $10. Want a cart it is only $13 more and HAS GPS!!. This has the be the best golfing value in America. It is also close to the airport. I will be back!

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  • Latest Scores
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Joshua G. 23 53 30 07/24/10
2 Don L. 31 98 67 05/18/08
3 Don L. 31 98 67 08/25/07
4 Don L. 31 101 70 07/22/07
5 Don L. 31 102 71 05/24/08
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
17 Wes B. 11 89 78 05/14/13
36 doug K. 28 115 87 08/14/11
1 Joshua G. 23 53 30 07/24/10
32 Monty W. 8 91 83 05/22/10
41 Darin B. N/A 101 101 04/21/10

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About A H Blank Municipal Course

A H Blank Municipal Course

Golf Only facility

20 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Chris Tillinghast, Director of Golf
Rocky Sposato, PGA, General Manager/Golf Professional
Aaron Sander, Superintendent
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