Spring’s arrival means the golfing season soon will be in full swing. And here in Clayton County, there are five beautiful 9-hole golf courses to enjoy.
Let’s start off with Backbone Golf and Country Club. As you swing your way through the course, admire the spectacular views along the northern edge of Iowa's first state park. While you're there, be sure to check out the pro-shop, cart and club rental, full bar, and short order kitchen.
Travel a little further north on the River Bluffs Scenic Byway to the small town of Elkader, which is nestled in the rocky limestone bluffs and along Turkey River. The Elkader Golf and Country Club is a 9-hole course. Have a bite to eat and get a drink from the full bar in the beautiful clubhouse. You'll notice the banquet room and dance floor is a perfect place for a large group gathering.
Or, take the Great River Road along the mighty Mississippi River to the Guttenberg Golf and Country Club. Experience golfing on a lush manicured 9-hole course. As the white ball soars through the sky, take in the breathtaking views of the Mississippi River and Buck Creek. They offer guests with cart and club rentals a full bar and snacks.
Further north in the rolling hills of Clayton County is Tri-City Golf, tucked in the Mississippi River Valley is the small town of Luana. This 9-hole, 2,821-yard course features immaculate fairways and greenway that will challenge any experienced golfer. Once you accomplished the challenge on the course, stop in to get a drink from the full bar and relax on the deck with the amazing views that surround you.
Last but not least is the Woods Edge Golf Course. Located by Highway 13 and Highway 3 is the small town of Edgewood. Woods Edge Golf Course was named the best 9-hole course in Iowa in 2000. As you swing your way along the course, you'll notice many beautifully landscaped homes surrounding the course. They offer guest cart rental, a pro-shop, full bar and snack to satisfy your needs.
So, what are you waiting for? Swing away on miles of green with scenic views in Clayton County this spring!
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