Homewood Golf Course in Ames is a pretty standard short muni course, offering very affordable golf on a easy to manage layout. The mostly flat and open terrain is very welcoming for kids and golfers new to the game. While the course is a Par 34, the yardage is well below a "standard" course.
Located across the street from the main course on the north side of Des Moines, The Executive 9 at Woodland Hills is one of the newest courses you will find in central Iowa. The mostly Par 3 layout provides a great venue for kids and beginners to get some on course experience without the difficulty and sometimes stress that comes with starting out on a packed regulation course.
Waveland is the most centrally located golf course in the Des Moines metro, located on I-235 a short distance from downtown. The central location makes Waveland easily accessible to anybody in the metro and a good option for anybody visiting Des Moines and looking to get in a quick round.