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The Cedar Rapids Country Club (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)

The Cedar Rapids Country Club logo Golf Course Review by: Billy Satterfield

Rankings:  2nd       70th      

The Takeaway:  A course I had an instant love affair with given the vibe of the club and the top shelf front nine. While the back features some great holes, including the course’s signature, if the back was as good as the front Cedar Rapids would comfortably be a top 50 course in America.  Grade A-

Quick Facts

Designer:  Donald Ross in 1915 and Restoration by Ron Prichard in 2015

Cost:  Private

Phone Number:  (319) 363-9673

Course Website:  Official Website - Visit The Cedar Rapids Country Club's official website by clicking on the link provided.

Directions:  Get here! - 550 27th St Dr SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa  52403 – UNITED STATES

Photos:  See additional photos of The Cedar Rapids Country Club

What to Expect:  The only course that Donald Ross ever built in Iowa, Cedar Rapids is an absolute gem that somehow stays out of the national spotlight. Much of that incognito existence can be rooted in the suffocating overgrowth of trees that the course has been freed from with the brilliant restoration work Ron Prichard performed in 2018. The result is a course that highlights the Golden Age architecture of its roots and is one of the finest tracks in the Midwest. Of particular note are the quality of the par fours throughout the routing. They are unique, engaging, and varied two-shotters that consistently keep your attention and test your game. With the renovation work performed at Cedar Rapids, Davenport, and Harvester, Iowa has suddenly become a must-play destination and can stand proudly among its bordering states as offering top shelf golf to experience. The elevated opening tee box that hugs the clubhouse offers a commanding view of the 1st hole that is an inspiring way to start the round before embarking on the all-world par four 2nd. In fact, the front nine is without question one of the finest outward nines in the game and a set of holes I could never possibly tire of playing. While the back nine features some solid holes to enjoy, it is the front nine where Cedar Rapids really shines and would easily be a top 50 course in America if the back nine were its equal.

By the Numbers

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
Championship 72 7328 75.7 138
Championship/Back 72 7042 74.6 136
Back 72 6643 72.6 131
Back/Ross 72 6205 70.5 127
Ross 72 5878 68.8 124
Ross/Forward (Women) 72 5328 71.6 127
Forward (Women) 72 4876 69.1 120

Individual Hole Analysis

Signature Hole:  14th Hole – 376 Yard Par 4 –

14th Hole at The Cedar Rapids Country Club (376 Yard Par 4)
14th Hole at The Cedar Rapids Country Club (376 Yard Par 4)

14th Hole at The Cedar Rapids Country Club (376 Yard Par 4)
14th Hole at The Cedar Rapids Country Club (376 Yard Par 4)

14th Hole at The Cedar Rapids Country Club (376 Yard Par 4)
14th Hole at The Cedar Rapids Country Club (376 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 3:  8th Hole – 200 Yards –

8th Hole at The Cedar Rapids Country Club (200 Yard Par 3)
8th Hole at The Cedar Rapids Country Club (200 Yard Par 3)

8th Hole at The Cedar Rapids Country Club (200 Yard Par 3)
8th Hole at The Cedar Rapids Country Club (200 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 4:  3rd Hole – 414 Yards –

3rd Hole at The Cedar Rapids Country Club (414 Yard Par 4)
3rd Hole at The Cedar Rapids Country Club (414 Yard Par 4)

3rd Hole at The Cedar Rapids Country Club (414 Yard Par 4)
3rd Hole at The Cedar Rapids Country Club (414 Yard Par 4)

3rd Hole at The Cedar Rapids Country Club (414 Yard Par 4)
3rd Hole at The Cedar Rapids Country Club (414 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 5:  9th Hole – 585 Yards –

9th Hole at The Cedar Rapids Country Club (585 Yard Par 5)
9th Hole at The Cedar Rapids Country Club (585 Yard Par 5)

9th Hole at The Cedar Rapids Country Club (585 Yard Par 5)
9th Hole at The Cedar Rapids Country Club (585 Yard Par 5)

9th Hole at The Cedar Rapids Country Club (585 Yard Par 5)
9th Hole at The Cedar Rapids Country Club (585 Yard Par 5)

9th Hole at The Cedar Rapids Country Club (585 Yard Par 5)
9th Hole at The Cedar Rapids Country Club (585 Yard Par 5)

Birdie Time:  10th Hole – 397 Yard Par 4 –

10th Hole at The Cedar Rapids Country Club (397 Yard Par 4)
10th Hole at The Cedar Rapids Country Club (397 Yard Par 4)

10th Hole at The Cedar Rapids Country Club (397 Yard Par 4)
10th Hole at The Cedar Rapids Country Club (397 Yard Par 4)

10th Hole at The Cedar Rapids Country Club (397 Yard Par 4)
10th Hole at The Cedar Rapids Country Club (397 Yard Par 4)

Bogey Beware:  2nd Hole – 430 Yard Par 4 –

2nd Hole at The Cedar Rapids Country Club (430 Yard Par 4)
2nd Hole at The Cedar Rapids Country Club (430 Yard Par 4)

2nd Hole at The Cedar Rapids Country Club (430 Yard Par 4)
2nd Hole at The Cedar Rapids Country Club (430 Yard Par 4)

2nd Hole at The Cedar Rapids Country Club (430 Yard Par 4)
2nd Hole at The Cedar Rapids Country Club (430 Yard Par 4)

2nd Hole at The Cedar Rapids Country Club (430 Yard Par 4)
2nd Hole at The Cedar Rapids Country Club (430 Yard Par 4)

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