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PastureGolf.com Play links style Pasture Golf in Iowa at Cedar Valley Golf Course, nicknamed The Badlands, in Tipton. This 18-hole course is described as "a beast...narrow with lots of hazards and trees." We welcome submissions of pasture golf courses to this pasture golfers' directory.

Cedar Valley Golf - The Badlands

Name of Course: Cedar Valley Golf Course
Address: 1465 - 265th Street, Tipton, IA 52772
Phone: 563-886-0218
Fees: 18 Holes - $13 Weekday - $15 Weekends - 1/2 cart $11.00
Contact: Mark Mueller
Number of Holes: 18
Yardage: 6497
Par:   71
Season: March - November
Course Type: Public
Year Built: 2002
Events: 4 Man Best Shot & a 4 Man Best Shot Chili Open
Advice: Helpful Hints Due to elevation & wind the course will play firm. Hole # 1 - 200 yards to top of hill Hit all you want 2 - Lay up 150 yards mid to low iron to green 3 - Plays short 100 yard shot 4 - Iron shot Stay left for shot at green 5 - 180 yards or go for green Risk & reward shot 8 - Beware of water on right 10 - Stay at top Narrows to water on right & left 11 - Plays short Stay to right of rock Sand trap on right side 12 - 220 yards to end of fairway 150 yard shot to green 13 - Don't go long 14 - 210 yards to top of hill 150 yards to green 16 - Fairway slopes to water 210 yards to carry off back tee.
Facilities & Amenities: Putting Green - No Driving Range - Great Clubhouse - Full Bar - Snacks for food, but a full service restaurant is in the works - Credit cards OK
Reason for Submitting Course: This course is a beast! Narrow with lots of hazards & trees - Hilly & very bumpy - Fairways are just as bumpy as the rough - Course is very weedy & is surrounded by farms on all four sides. The course is back to par 71 now. The fairway on the par 4 has been repaired. This course has really matured the last couple of years. Greens are fast, but roll pretty true. The course still lives up to it's name of "The Badlands". It is a tough one.

Recently played Cedar Valley in Tipton, IA. See why it's called the Badlands!!! The most brutal course I have ever played by far. Very unforgiving, unless you hit absolute straight on every shot while battling 40 mph crosswinds, you are in trouble. Holes 3-5 are the toughest holes I have ever seen, BUT very picturesque and scenic. - M.R., 10/21/07

I might mention that when they hold their 4-Man Best Shot tournament, they have a hole-in-one contest on #9 that pays $20,000 for a hole-in-one. See the flyer ... # 9 is a nasty little par 3 over a pond to an elevated green that is almost impossible to stop a shot on. The greens slopes off on 3 sides & any shots not landing on the back 10 feet or so of the green will roll off to the left or right or all the way back off the front. I don't even want to talk about putting on this green, but I will. The green is as hard as the cart paths, so just imagine tilting a pool table at about a 30 degree angle & trying to get a putt close. Good luck.... - T.S., 2/7/05

Hole

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

Out

 

Blue

547

360

130

342

355

350

530

340

165

3119

 

White

532

345

124

336

340

332

510

320

148

2987

 

Par

5

4

3

4

4

4

5

4

3

36

 

Handicap

2

14

16

11

9

13

6

12

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hole

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

In

Total

Blue

460

535

396

198

380

437

410

367

195

3378

6497

White

440

515

376

160

360

422

400

347

180

3200

6187

Par

4

5

4

3

4

4

4

4

3

35

71

Handicap

1

18

8

3

7

4

5

10

17

 

 


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Cedar Valley Golf Course near Tipton, Iowa - Photos Courtesy of Mark Mueller

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