Situated in the picturesque Mississippi Valley, Thunder Hills Country Club offers a beautifully manicured championship golf course. Newly renovated bunkers and short game area provide the finishing touches to a spectacular layout. Several strategic elevation changes and a well thought-out design offer a challenge for players of all skill levels.

Type: Private
# of Holes: 18
Rating: Black 71.4
Blue 69.4
Blue/Gold Combo 67.7
Gold 66.5
Red 67.6
Grass Types: Greens: Bentgrass/Poa
Fairways: Bluegrass/Ryegrass/Poa
Year Built: 1970
Designer: Gordon Cunningham


State-of-the-art short game practice area with multiple bunkers and lies. Lower your scores by sharpening your short game skills. Statistics show that 65% of all shots are inside 100 yards with 43% of those shots involving putting.

  • 8,500 square foot bent grass chipping and putting greens
  • 800 square foot of bunkers
  • Custom engineered to mimic shot options you will encounter at Thunder Hills
  • Varied lies to master all shots
  • Green side bunkers for pitch & sand shots


Brian Wilson, PGA
Brian played collegiate golf at the University of Iowa and was named a First Team All-Big Ten selection in 1992 for his individual play. He is very active with youth golf in the area with what is often viewed as the top youth golf program in the tri-state area with more than 100 participants. Recipient of the 2014 and 2017 Iowa PGA Youth Development Award. Brian helped co-develop the Telegraph Herald Junior Tour, which visits numerous courses in the tri-states every summer. Brian has been the Head Golf Professional at Thunder Hills since 1999.


The Thunder Hills Junior Golf Program is often viewed as the top youth golf program in the tri-state area with more than 100 participants. The program helps junior golfers learn and play the game of golf and promises to keep juniors of all ages engaged, building confidence and most importantly have fun!

  • The key word is FUN!
  • Positive coaching
  • Build a solid foundation of golf skills
  • Learn golf rules & etiquette
  • Learn sportsmanship and honesty
  • Iowa PGA Skill Challenge State Champions
  • U.S. Kids Golf Family Course


Thunder Hills Golf Shop places a high importance on providing outstanding member service. This includes providing the members with a variety of quality merchandise at fair and competitive prices.

  • Driving range programs
  • Bag storage
  • Private lessons
  • Group clinics
  • Video analysis
  • Club repair
  • Club fitting
  • Golf handicap system


The premier couples golf tournament in the Midwest. Started in 1987, the tournament attracts 200-250 players every year to scenic Thunder Hills Country Club. The participants play 18 holes of golf on Friday and on Saturday followed by dinner Saturday night. The format for the event is selective drive/alternate shot.

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The golf calendar at Thunder Hills can keep you busy and offers a wide variety of tournaments and social events for every player, whatever your skill level. We host several competitive events throughout the season: Pro-Member, Member-Member, Member-Guest, Thunder Cup and the Club Championships. We also host several social events so you can meet other members: Men's Stag, Women's Stagettes, and Social Couples events.

Men's Non-Golf Stag Mar 29  
Par 3 Tournament Apr 5  
Men's Guest Day May 10  
Member-Member May 19-20 Jeff Webber & Ric Nemmers
Ladies Guest Day May 31  
Pro-Member Jun 3 Steve Baumhover, Les Oelke, Leo Hickie, Mike Adams & pro Dick Specht
The Robin Open Jun 9-10 Jake Weeber
Men's Stag Jun 21  
Ladies Invitational Jun 28  
Senior Club Championship Jul 7 Women - Deb Kalb
Men - Bob Olberding
Couples Club Championship Jul 15 Ken and Michelle Bell
Member-Guest Jul 19-21 Doug Edwards & Doug McDermott
Happy Joes Junior Tournament Jul 23  
Ladies Stagette Jul 26  
Junior Club Championship Jul 27 Girls - Anna Jensen
Boys - Jack Doyle
Ladies Club Championship Aug 4 18-Hole - Anna Jensen
9-Hole - Barb O'Hea
Parent-Child Aug 5  
Couples Classic Aug 10-11 Rose Kubesheski & Mike Kieffer
Ladies Charity Event Aug 16  
Thunder Cup Aug 25-26 Team Thunder
Men's Stag Aug 30  
Ladies Stagette Sep 13  
Men's Club Championship Sep 15-16 Jim Ihm
Palmer Cup Championship (shootout)   Bob Curnan & Tom Felderman
Par 3 Tournament with Big Cup Oct 6  
Chili Dipper with Big Cup Oct 7  
Chili Dipper with Big Cup Oct 21