Willow Creek is located near the Des Moines Airport, just into West Des Moines. It is one of the few courses in the Des Moines metro with more than 18 holes, allowing you to mix it up each time you visit. The course location is one of the best if coming from downtown Des Moines.
140 SE Willow Creek Dr., West Des Moines
Par 71, 6190 yards, 71.8 rating, 121 slope
I would identify Willow Creek as the type of course that is perfect for an outing with the boys/ladies. I don’t recall the drink prices, but they were pretty affordable and had a good variety. Just like the everything about Willow Creek. The course is not overly hard but there is enough going on to keep you entertained while enjoying that afternoon on the course. The course is set in a quiet area and you truly get to enjoy the course and the company you are in.
If you are new to golf or looking for an easier round, I would recommend the Blue course. The course is on the shorter side, Par of 33, and includes a few drivable Par 4s. But it does throw in some difficulty with a little water and a couple of long holes.
Rates start at $14.50 for 9 holes on a weekday and go up to $32 for 18 holes on the weekend. Like I said, it doesn't cost much to get in some good golf at Willow Creek. They offer the standard membership packages and another good option is the purchase of round tickets (20, 30, etc) at a discount depending on how many you buy. Those round tickets are transferable meaning you can buy a bunch at a discount to share among your golfing group.
A large putting green sits in front of the clubhouse and is well positioned to get to the first tee of any of the three courses quickly. The driving range is located across the road and includes an open range and another green.