Raleigh World Golf Course - Lucas, Iowa

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PastureGolf.com Play Pasture Golf in Norwood, Iowa, at Raleigh World Golf Course which opened to the public in May 2003. It started out as a couple of holes in a pasture and has grown to 18 holes over the last 10 years. We welcome submissions of pasture golf courses to this pasture golfers' directory.


Raleigh World Golf Course's famous tree - Photos Courtesy of Mark Den Adel


A view of a couple holes at Raleigh World

Raleigh World Golf Course

Name of Course: Raleigh World Golf Course
Address: Lucas, Iowa 50151
Phone: 641-766-6158
Course Contact: Raleigh Dunston
Fees: $12
Number of Holes: 18
Yardage: 2755
Par:   67
Season: May-October
Course Type: Pasture Golf
Year Built: 1995-2003
Course Designer: Raleigh Dunston
Facilities & Amenities: Barn serves as a clubhouse. Refreshments sold. Golf carts are available for $20 rental fee ($5 if you bring own golf cart)
Events: Raleigh World in Fall


The barn serves as a clubhouse


Inside view of the clubhouse barn

Every weekend, we have people just stop in because they've heard about the place. Last Friday night, a couple from Humeston (25 miles south of us) came over. Said it's all the talk in their town & they just wanted to take a look. He's coming back in the next week or two with a bunch of his buddies. - Mark and Wendy Den Adel

Link to the Des Moines Register Article by John Carlson titled, "Raleigh's golf: Quaint, rustic...Rustic golf course is short on frills, long on nature...It started with a party and coffee cans for holes on a farm near Lucas. This course is referred to as "...something akin to the trendy 'pasture golf' showing up around the country..." Trendy? When did that happen?


This is hole #1 - You can see the yellow flag stick in the upper center just sticking out from the trees.


This is the 18th Green. The carts are by the teeoff for hole #3


This is taken from the #2 Green. On the far right hand side you can see the teeoff for #2

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