GOLF COURSE

Nestled in the scenic Mississippi Valley, Thunder Hills Country Club features a meticulously maintained championship golf course. Recent renovations to bunkers and the short game area enhance this stunning layout. With strategic elevation changes and thoughtful design, the course offers a challenge suitable for players of every skill level.

Type: Private
# of Holes: 18
Rating:
    RATING   SLOPE   YARDAGE
Black   71.4   122   6542
Blue   69.3   120   6079
Blue/Gold   67.6   116   5797
Gold   66.4   113   5605
Red   63.3   105   4806
Green           4515
Course
Record:
    SCORE   NAME
Black   62   Eric Wolfe
Blue   62   Jim Ihm, Eric Wolfe
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

Enhance your short game prowess with our cutting-edge practice area featuring multiple bunkers and varying lies. Improve your scores by refining your skills on shots within 100 yards, which account for 65% of all golf shots, including 43% involving putting.

Key features of our facility include:

  • 8,500 square feet of bent grass chipping and putting greens
  • 800 square feet of bunkers
  • Custom-engineered to replicate shot scenarios found at Thunder Hills
  • Varied lies to master all types of shots
  • Greenside bunkers for pitch and sand shot practice

PROFESSIONAL STAFF

Brian Wilson, PGA
Brian was a standout collegiate golfer at the University of Iowa, earning First Team All-Big Ten honors in 1992 for his exceptional individual play. He is deeply involved in youth golf in the area, overseeing what is widely regarded as the top youth golf program in the tri-state area with over 100 participants. Brian has received the Iowa PGA Youth Development Award in both 2014 and 2017 for his outstanding contributions. Additionally, Brian played a key role in co-developing the Telegraph Herald Junior Tour, an annual event that visits numerous courses in the tri-states each summer. Since 1999, Brian has served as the Head Golf Professional at Thunder Hills Country Club.

JUNIOR GOLF PROGRAM

The Thunder Hills Junior Golf Program is widely recognized as the premier youth golf program in the tri-state area, boasting over 100 participants. Our program is designed to teach junior golfers the game of golf while emphasizing fun and building confidence.

  • Our focus is on FUN!
  • Positive coaching
  • Establishing a strong foundation of golf skills
  • Learning golf rules and etiquette
  • Promoting sportsmanship and honesty
  • Achieving success as Iowa PGA Skill Challenge State Champions
  • Offering a U.S. Kids Golf Family Course
 
JUNIOR GOLF

GOLF SHOP

At Thunder Hills Golf Shop, we prioritize exceptional member service by offering a wide range of high-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

Established in 1987, this esteemed couples golf tournament is a highlight of the Midwest golfing calendar. Hosted at the picturesque Thunder Hills Country Club, the event draws 200-250 players annually. Participants enjoy 18 holes of golf on both Thursday and Friday, followed by a delightful dinner on either night. The tournament format features selective drive and alternate shot play, adding excitement and camaraderie to the competition.

COUPLES CLASSIC August 1st and 2nd, 2024
2023 REGISTRATION FORM 2023 RESULTS

GOLF SCHEDULE

Thunder Hills Country Club's golf calendar is packed with diverse tournaments and social gatherings catering to players of all skill levels. Our lineup includes competitive events like Member-Member, Member-Guest, The Bolt & The Storm One-Day Member Guests, Thunder Cup, and the Club Championships. Additionally, we host various social gatherings such as Men's Stag, Women's Stagettes, and Social Couples events, providing opportunities to connect with fellow members.

2024 GOLF SCHEDULE
TOURNAMENT DATE WINNER RESULTS
Men's Non-Golf Stag Mar 21    
Par 3 Tournament Apr 11    
Ladies Opening Dinner Apr 30    
ABCD Mixer Event May 26 Rained out Results
Ladies Guest Day May 30    
Member-Member Jun 8-9 John Baumhover and Derek Olberding Results
The Bolt - Member-Guest Jun 20 Ryan Vervoort and Josh Ramler  
Ladies Invitational Jun 27    
Couples Club Championship Jun 30 Steve and Jane Reilly Results
Senior Club Championship Jul 6 Ladies - Judy Lehnis
Men - TJ Faley
Results
Member-Guest Jul 18-20 Jeff Jansen and Justin Mills Results
Happy Joes Junior Tournament Jul 22 Girls - Cecelia Ball
Boys - Thomas Hereau
Results
Junior Club Championship Jul 26 Boys - Charlie Becker Results
Couples Classic Aug 1-2 Bruce Neeley and Linda Kress Results
Rumble @ Thunder - Ladies Member-Guest Aug 8 Jake Mawe & Sheldon Gryp Results
Ladies Club Championship Aug 10 18-Hole - Mary Edwards
  9-Hole - Bev Florence
Results
Men's Club Championship Aug 10-11 Eric Wolfe Results
Thunder Cup Aug 24-25 Team Thunder  
The Storm - Member-Guest Aug 29 Jake Mawe & Sheldon Gryp Results
ABCD Mixer Event Sep 2 Doug Edwards, Dennis Geraghty, Kim Miller and Tom Lewey Results
Ladies Big Cup Sep 12    
Singles Match Play Championship Golf Season    
Palmer Cup Championship Golf Season Bill Murray and Jim Sheperd  
Chili Dipper with Big Cup Oct 6 Tom McCoy, Jeff Vaassen, Steve Reilly and Eric Wolfe Results
Par 3 Big Cup Tournament Oct 19    
Chili Dipper with Big Cup Oct 20 Bob Olberding, Larry Olberding, Tom Olberding and Jim Miller Results
       
Player of the Year Golf Season Bob Olberding, Larry Olberding, Tom Olberding and Jim Miller Results