Open to the Public

Come enjoy golf, comradery, cuisine, music, prizes and entertainment.  You and a partner of your choice are invited to join us for our premier golf event, The Invitational.

This event, historically called the Member-Guest, promises to keep you and your partner entertained over 3 days.  No matter your age or ability, we have a format that will allow your team to participate at a competitive level.

Your team’s registration fee provides you both 72 Holes of Golf, $200 in Tournament Gifts, Cash Prizes, 5 meals, 2 Different Open Bars, & 1 Unique Golf Experience.  Players’ families are welcome to watch and use the course’s facilities throughout the event.

Registration for this event will be for Season Pass Holders only (and their guest) from March 1st – March 15th.  Beginning March 16th we’ll open registration up to all participants.  The first 36 paid entrants will be accepted.

Payment can be made in the Pro Shop with cash, credit or check.  Checks can be mailed to 933 13th Ave, Grinnell, IA  50112.  Credit Card payments may also be called in.

Grinnell College Golf Coure’s John Shawver was named PGA Pro of the Year by the Iowa Golf Association. You can see all recipients of the IGA’s annual awards here. John’s nomination letter can be found here:
PGA Professional of the Year

Grinnell College Golf Course 12.5,  Stone Creek Golf Club 11.5

Our Men’s Ryder Cup team visited Stone Creek Golf Club (Williamsburg, IA) yesterday to participate in the event’s 13th competition.  GCGC participants were treated to 27 holes of golf, breakfast, lunch, and dinner in Stone Creek’s recently remodeled clubhouse.

Grinnell retained the cup by winning 12.5 to 11.5 in the 24 matches.  This brings the team’s record to 6-7 vs Stone Creek, but this also marks the team’s 5th consecutive win!

Grinnell was represented by John LaCasse, Jeff Millet, Shane Hart, Peter Marsho, Zeb Rutledge, Chris Zug, Nick Peiffer, Brett McGriff, John German, Dave Smith, Alex Olsen, and Dave Miller.

Williamsburg was represented by Tate DeMeulnare, Terry Jack, Chad Driscoll, Ryan Burns, Mike McCallister, Danny Maas, Colby Jacoby, Jay Gruenwald, Holden Blythe, Brad Shaeffer, Jay Slings, Ryan Doehrmann, and Todd Subbert

We welcome you to come and participate in the Light the Night Challenge.  The closest thing resembling this event would be those of you that have tried Topgolf.  We will light up our 9th hole teeing area and green for this one…  Event Rules will be as follows:

  • Begins at 9 pm on Tue, July 3rd.
  • 1 Hole Player vs Player Match Play
  • No ties; tiebreaker is decided by whomever was closer to the pin in regulation
  • Single Elimination
  • Entry Fee:  $25
  • Field:  The first 32 paid entrants
  • Prizes:  A purse based on the final field will be communicated.

We will have a DJ playing music, an Emcee announcing, and all the fun you can handle!

Dueling Pianos, Friday June 22nd from 8:30 PM to 11:30 PM.

Come to Grinnell College Golf Course and listen to Midwest Dueling Pianos perform the songs you know and love!  Doors open at 7 pm.  No cover charge!

The Pool is Opening Saturday, May 26th!

Come swim away, come swim away, come swim away with meeeee.

We will be opening at noon on Saturday.  Our hours will be Noon to 7 pm on weekends until school is out, at which time we’ll go to Noon-7 pm 7 days/week.

Want to know about pool events?  Join our pool text group by texting GRINNELL to 71441.

Rates for the season are $4/person, $75 for an individual season pass, or $150 for the entire family.


Couples Twilight, Saturday May 19th at 5:30 pm.


  • Golf:  We’ll play “Divorce”.  Played in 6-somes.  2 Couples play scramble while 1 couple plays alternate shot.  Add both scores together for the total on the hole.  The couple playing alternate shot will rotate each hole.
  • Food:  We’ll have some bar food coming from Lonnski’s Pub & Deli
  • Prizes:  We’ll flight the event based on the number of teams and have hole prizes

Sign up at a couple, 4-some, or 6-some and we’ll help pair you up accordingly.  Questions?  Call/Text 641-236-3590 or email

We’ll have a Burger and Wings buffet available from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Friday, April 20th.  The Lounge will be open from 4:30 pm to Close.  Come as you are, and all are welcome!

Birds Eye View of Fall at GCGC


Click on the photo to see the aerial views of our trees changing colors



Brunch with Santa

Come have Brunch with Santa on Saturday Dec 2nd.

You’ll enjoy a light brunch, decorate a cookie, sip real hot chocolate, create a craft, listen to a story by Santa, and have your picture taken.  Brunch will be served from 9 am -11 am with the crafts and story time to follow.  You will also enjoy a free gift when shopping at one of our downtown retailers following the event.  The cost of the event is $15/person.  Please RSVP accordingly: