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Des Moines Golf Course Details at Bos Landen Golf Club

The 18-hole championship public course at Bos Landen Golf Club was designed by well-known architect Dick Phelps. It has been ranked as Iowa’s #1 Public Golf Course from 1997 to 2001 and was also ranked in the Top 75 Most Affordable Golf Courses in the United States, all according to Golf Digest. Golf Digest also awarded Bos Landen with its “Four Star Place to Play – 2007.” Each hole features 5 sets of tees for players of all skill levels, ranging from 5,100 to 7,000 yards in length.

Bos Landen, located just 40 miles outside of Des Moines, comes from the Dutch language meaning “Land of the Woods”. The name speaks for itself. The Des Moines golf course sits on 190 heavily wooded acres and features a wide variety of shot making holes. Bos Landen is a great test of skill to all players and the picturesque scenery will have you wanting to come back for more. Being located in central Iowa, one would think the land would be fairly flat with views of the countryside. However, when you arrive at Bos Landen this is not the case with all of the terrain and beautiful views.

Black: yards 6937, rating 74.7 slope 136
Blue: yards 6602, rating 72.6, slope 133
White: yards 6256, rating 71.2, slope 130
Gold: yards 5790, rating 69.8, slope 124
Red: yards 5132, rating 71.0, slope 125

Driving Range

Bos Landen has a great practice facility that comes with our full driving range along with two separate putting and chipping greens! The driving range is open from dawn untill a half hour before sunset, except for on Wednesdays when it closes at 5:30 PM and opens around 8:00 on Thursdays due to maintenance. We offer two sizes of driving range buckets:

Large Bucket – $11.00
Small Bucket – $7.50

Course Layout