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Amana Colonies Golf Club Hot
451 27th Ave, Amana, IA 52203-8053
Phone Number: (319) 622-6222
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Price Range: $50 - $74
Weekend Rate (w/cart): $68
Amana Colonies Golf Club
6.56 CONDITIONS out of 10
Green & Clean
Above & Beyond
7.75 HOSPITALITY out of 10
Guest Services
7.08 PLAYABILITY out of 10
Carts & Cards
8.19 FACILITIES out of 10
Tee Times
Teach & Learn
6.32 VALUE out of 10
Actual Costs
Fun Factor
FORWARD SCORE70.45out of 100
TOTAL SCORE out of 1000

The sign says: "See a deer or golf for FREE!"

There isn't such a sign here, but there should be. If you don't see a deer at Amana Colonies write and ask us to refund your retail cost of this page. (Pick-up only.) There's wildlife here like fireworks in America on the 4th of July, and the golf at Amana Colonies gives a good bang for the buck as well.

Those new to east central Iowa wouldn't expect what abounds here. (And you might get lost on the way.) Substitute visions of flat cornfields and anticipated hog farm aromatherapy with beautiful rolling hills, immaculate hallway-width fairways, and one of the tougher (highest rated) golfing experiences in the state. The walls of trees here are like a circus hall of mirrors to a dyslexic person. Once in, good luck getting out!

One could read this description as suggesting we didn't like it here. Au contraire! The thrashing we received from the course was so beautiful, so peaceful, so blatantly extraordinary that we'd be more than happy to come back and take the abuse again.

The praise begins and ends with the clubhouse staff, who are (to a person) as accommodating as the course isn't. Hackers and professionals alike are welcomed and treated with an "Iowa nice" that puts neighboring versions to shame.

But on the course... you're on your own (with the animals of course). When you typically have enough trouble hitting the ball straight, accounting for and planning your way through multiple doglegs (while also making altitude adjustments in club selection) hole-after-hole is as easy as teaching a hillbilly fluent French. Merci buckets! You just can't do it.

But you'll still love it here. For the quality of golf, it's a great value, especially at the "play all day" rate. The food options are limited but the prices are good for what you get. Course conditions are exceptional but many of the carts should be upgraded. There's beverage cart service Thursday through Sunday, but smiles and great golf every day. And stay-and-play options are available as well.

While bowlers may be more likely to admire a hacker's score here, we can't imagine there's a golfer alive who (under ideal weather conditions) wouldn't thank God for a day at this incredible course.

And all the people said... "Amana!"

*** - GPS Advice: Drive to Middle Amana. Then reset your GPS for the golf course.

Latest Update: 1/8/2013

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Reviewed by EMD4821 | July 23, 2012

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I played here my second time in 2010 on a golf vacation of eight guys. All liked the course very much , in fact most liked it more than TPC at Deere Run, I would not go that far. However, saying that the wooded hills and valleys and great design is fun. There are a couple of holes that seem to repeat due to similar design but that is only two holes. The cost was great and you cannot beat the value paid for this fine track. Since the course is so far away from any large towns the course was next to being vacant and pace of play was great. The views are stunning from the hills over the lake to the club house set on a hill. If anyone in your group does not like this course, they are not in Iowa. Come and play in the fall when all the oak trees are in full fall colors, cannot be beat.

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Reviewed by Guest | April 11, 2012

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This course is wooded and rolling and a fantastic value. It has the feel of northern Minnesota woods with tremendous variety of terrain and hole designs. It is a short distance from Iowa City and basically in the middle of nowhere. Other than a very few homes on one or two holes, this layout is a true walk/ride in the forest. Scenic, quiet, pretty and well worth the trip if you are in the area.

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