As the snow is falling, we just want to send out a reminder about cross-country skiing. Not only are you welcome to ski here at the course, we encourage it! Please avoid going over tee boxes, greens, and ponds. Have a safe weekend!

Check out our new rates for 2020!

*NEW* Season Pass holders will receive 40% off, several hundreds of dollars in savings! 20% off initial price, and 20% back in club credit. Don’t miss out on this great deal!

Changes Coming to 2020

The 2019 season was about various rule changes that were either implemented or allowed to be implemented at the course level.  The upcoming 2020 season is about golf handicaps….

When you hear “World Golf Handicap System” your first reaction may be that you don’t care because you only play local.  That may be partially correct, but there will be many changes that filter down to us here in Grinnell via our local governing body, the IGA. Some changes to expect:

  • Score posting timeliness
  • Daily revisions
  • Abnormal Course and weather conditions adjustment
  • Less rounds to establish
  • More volatility in lowering your GHIN and less to increase it
  • Small pricing changes to obtain a GHIN

Dear Grinnell College Golf Course patrons,

The 2019 growing season was another challenging year to maintain the golf course following the wet 2018 season. With record rain in the spring and fall it made finishing seeding projects, tile work and general daily maintenance difficult. Overall we made progress throughout and did our best to hopefully provide you with a superior product.

 Seeding on 1 fairway filled in nicely and provided a good extension to the starting hole. We continue to try to improve the small details around the course including a new cart path on number 3. This was a big improvement from the existing path as it is slightly wider and higher now. Several tile lines have been repaired and added throughout the course to help with drainage and playability. Our process of tree removal will continue as it has the last several years with removal of dead ash trees and strategic replacement. The ash borer damage has grown exponentially each year since infestation. Greens, tees and fairways stayed healthy despite the tough growing conditions. As far as the course playability, overall improvement of grass conditions will continue to be a priority of next year.

 We also began to renovate the clubhouse grounds to clean up the appearance. Removal of overgrown bushes, perennials, trees have provided better visibility. The new seeding has established very well in short order.  Upon completion of this we hope to have a cleaner look from the clubhouse looking outward to our beautiful property.

 The grounds staff, I and Sage appreciate all of you as golfers and supporters of the golf course.  I feel very honored and privileged to maintain this property for all of you. I thank you for all your patience and support.  This was a challenging year for many reasons but I look forward to next season and hope for better weather to come!


Alex Olsen, Superintendent – Grinnell College Golf Course

Seems fitting today to share our updated winter hours, beginning Nov. 1 ❄️ The course will close for the season on Friday, but you can still visit us in the Lounge and Pro Shop!

Pro Shop hours: Monday – Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM. Stay tuned for lounge hours and events!

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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!

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.