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2401 E 29th St
Des Moines, IA  50317-3704
United States
P: (515) 248-6301
F: (515) 263-9942
Grand View Course

18 hole regulation length course

Municipal golf course

70 par | 5,422 yards | 106 slope

65.5 rating | Rye grass

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Grand View Golf Course

The 18-hole "Grand View" course at the Bright Grandview Golf Course facility in Des Moines, Iowa features 5,422 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70. The course rating is 65.5 and it has a slope rating of 106 on Rye grass. Designed by Warren Dickinson, the Grand View golf course opened in 1902. Joe Chiodo manages the course as the General Manager.


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Reviewed September 10, 2013

I had played grandview golf course Saturday morning September 7, 2013 had a teatime of 6:52 AM after completing 18 holes about 8:20 AM I return home. Around 3:15 PM I got a call from Grandview golf course asked if my name was Jerry Griffith and if I played there that morning I replied yes and then was asked what did I hit with their cart in order to have damage front wheel. I replied that I did not hit anything, then I was told just to be honest and admit that I hit something. I asked if I was the only person use this cart on Saturday a very busy day for any golf course I know for fact from 8:30 AM to 3:15 PM somebody else has used that cart, but the person who called me claim nobody else had use that cart all day long so I had to be the one that damaged it. By this time I had gotten very upset with this person and told him if I had damaged your cart I would have informed you. He again said just admit you hit something like a tree stump because you dent the hell out of my wheel, again getting a little loud I told him I did not hit any ##~# and this conversation was over and that he should do whatever he needs to do and I would contact my attorney first thing Monday morning and not to call me back. About 20 min. later my phone rings again and it is the same guy from Grandview golf course only this time he's trying to apologize saying that he has found out who had actually damaged the cart and it wasn't me which I acknowledge that I had told him that in the beginning but I would accept his apology but I would not ever again play on their course so my rating for Grandview can only be as low as you can give them because of the management and the way they handled this whole situation.

Reviewed July 13, 2007

This course is user friendly with a variety of different holes and is usually pretty busy. Mowing, trimming, and sand trap upkeep could be improved.

Reviewed July 02, 2007

Very good value

Well, I hate to pick nits, but they called the course Grand View, and ... well ... the view really isn't all that grand. However, the course itself is great. Most holes have very wide fairways, so if your shots curve it isn't out of bounds or in water or lost. The course is also in very good shape considering how much play it gets, and there is a wide variety of holes: uphill, downhill, dog left, and dog right. And the price is very friendly, be sure to check their webpage for additional discounts. My only real complaint is that in the summer, every golf course should have water out on the course. It is not that hard to set up 10 or so jugs, one every other hole. This course had one fountain (that I saw) for the entire course. If they had had water available, this course would have received a much higher Amenities score from me.

Reviewed June 21, 2007


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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Julio A. 32 48 16 08/03/10
2 adriel W. 13 41 28 05/25/10
3 Kyle T. 4 38 34 05/23/09
4 Kelly R. 22 80 58 04/20/11
5 Mindy H. N/A 68 68 09/15/13
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About Bright Grandview, Grand View

Bright Grandview Golf Course

Golf Only facility

18 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Joe Chiodo, General Manager
Ryan Sinclair, Superintendent

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