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We are a 2,821 yards, nine-hole,
with a par of 34 public golf course located in the Mississippi
Valley hills of northern Iowa.
"Toughest hole: Distance makes the 458-yard No. 3 (white
tees) a bit of a bear. From a slightly elevated tee, you look
down into a valley with trees and OB on the left and more but
less menacing trees on the right. Also, Hickory Creek cuts the
fairway in half at 200 yards out. On a windy day, and it
certainly was windy my day here, it's not an easy tee shot. The
first time around, I pulled a drive left and ended up on No. 4
tee, just missing a foursome. Second time around, I drove about
235 yards on the right side of the fairway, a good spot to be. I
faded an iron right and finished bogey, but the drive went where
I wanted it to go.
Easiest hole: If you don't hit it through the dogleg, No.
7, a 274-yard par 4, is a totally drivable eagle hole. I'm sure
more folks would drive the green, but the hole bends right and
the green is guarded by a few big trees. It's doable, but not
with a 250-yard drive. The smart shot is to play a long iron or
fairway wood onto the fairway and just past the big oak. The
first time through, I nailed a drive straight through the bend.
I finally found my ball on the middle of a gravel road that
leads to the maintenance sheds. Second time, I faded a drive
into the middle of the fairway and ruined an easy birdie hole
with a short chip and finished with a par.
Overall impression Tri-City Golf Club is a beautiful little
course (2,821 yards) tucked in the rolling hills of the upper
Mississippi River valley in Iowa. The course is immaculate. The
greens are speedway fast, which I like and generally use as a
gauge for how well a course is kept. The clubhouse has a deck
overlooking the course. It looks like a great place for a
summertime burger and soda after a round of negotiating the
hills and greens of Tri-City. It's a solid two-hour drive from
Cedar Rapids. If you're in the area for a Mississippi River
weekend, give Tri-City a shot."
- By Marc Morehouse,