From city skylines and lake views to quiet, semi-private rolling hills, our local golfing options are nothing but exceptional. Put your golf game to the test with a round at any of these eight conveniently located greens in or near Council Bluffs. 

Council Bluffs Courses

Bent Tree Golf Club

Sweeping, rolling terrain coupled with dramatic elevation changes make Bent Tree Golf Club one of the most breathtaking and formidable courses in the metro area. With more than 225 acres of bentgrass fairways and five sets of tees that stretch the course to over 7,000 yards, the club has the local reputation and striking views to inspire your best game. Visit their website to book a tee time.

Council Bluffs Country Club

One perk to a Council Bluffs Country Club membership? Access to the championship par 71 golf course off the northeastern edge of Lake Manawa. With a full-service driving range and short game practice area, the country club is known for having one of the best junior golf programs available in the area. Golf professionals on staff provide individual and group lessons to help nudge you closer to sinking that ever-elusive hole-in-one. Call the front office at (712) 366-0525 for current membership information. 

Dodge Riverside Golf Club

Dodge Riverside Golf Club: Photo taken by @laurielfields on Instagram

An 18-hole championship course with year-round access and programs for both new and experienced golfers, it's no wonder Dodge Riverside Golf Club was named to Golf Digest's list of best places to play. One of the oldest clubs in the metro area, this well-run and well-cared-for city green offers stunning tree-lined fairways and vistas of the Missouri River. Playing at 6,400 yards long, the course offers a challenge for golfers of all skill levels. Visit their website to book a tee time. 

Fox Run Golf Course and Clubhouse

Self-proclaimed as the premier semi-private golf facility in Council Bluffs, Fox Run provides a unique golfing experience at an affordable price. Formerly known as Scottish Links, the club offers golfers the best of both worlds: links golf in a parkland setting. Four sets of tees make the course enjoyable for any golf enthusiast, playing over 6,200 yards from the tips. Having a rough day on the fairways? Hit the driving range to perfect that backswing and get your game back to top form. The elaborate practice facility also comes equipped with a chipping green and putting green for golfers to sharpen their skills. Visit their website to book a tee time. 

Pottawattamie County Courses

Shoreline Golf Course in Carter Lake courtesy of Shoreline Golf Course

Escape to the countryside and visit the courses in Pottawattamie County! Located just minutes away from the metro you can experience small-town charm and beautiful scenery while avoiding the crowds. 

Topgolf Omaha

Photo courtesy of Topgolf Entertainment Group

Are you looking for a non-traditional way to play golf? You're in luck! Right across the river in Omaha, you can play a high-tech game of golf at Topgolf Omaha. They even have climate-controlled hitting bays that are perfect for those rainy spring days. 

This post was originally published on March 3, 2021 on the Unleash Council Bluffs blog.