GOLF COURSE

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
HOLE BY HOLE AERIAL VIDEO
Hole
Par
Out
36
IN
35
TOTAL
71

SHORT GAME PRACTICE AREA

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

PROFESSIONAL STAFF

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.

JUNIOR GOLF PROGRAM

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
 
JUNIOR GOLF

GOLF SHOP

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

COUPLES CLASSIC

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.

COUPLES CLASSIC August 10th & 11th, 2018 Special early bird and first time participant pricing DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM 2018 RESULTS

GOLF SCHEDULE

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.

2018 GOLF SCHEDULE
TOURNAMENT DATE WINNER
Men's Non-Golf Stag Mar 29  
Par 3 Tournament Apr 5  
Men's Guest Day May 10  
Member-Member May 19-20 Phil Meyer & Jeff Walz
Ladies Guest Day May 31  
Pro-Member Jun 3 Ken Erickson, Jeff Vaassen, Scott Zartman, Ron Helle & pro Jeff Schmid
The Robin Open Jun 9-10 Ned Carter
Men's Stag Jun 21  
Ladies Invitational Jun 28  
Senior Club Championship Jul 7 Women - Deb Kalb
Men - Kerry Azbell
Couples Club Championship Jul 15 Mike & Dawn Kennedy
Member-Guest Jul 19-21 Ken Erickson & Drew Townsend
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 - Deb Kalb
9-Hole - Cindi Olson
Parent-Child Aug 5  
Couples Classic Aug 10-11 Spencer Haldeman & Amy Haldeman
Ladies Charity Event Aug 16  
Thunder Cup Aug 25-26 Team Lighting
Men's Stag Aug 30  
Ladies Stagette Sep 13  
Men's Club Championship Sep 15-16 Nick Heiar
Palmer Cup Championship   Kerry Azbell & John Goodmann
Par 3 Tournament with Big Cup Oct 6  
Chili Dipper with Big Cup Oct 7  
Chili Dipper with Big Cup Oct 21