Polk County Conservation

Jester Park Golf Course Updates Begin Nov. 1

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Polk County Conservation and C-Corporation will soon invest $3.5 million dollars into the Jester Park Golf Course. Plans include replacement of the aging irrigation system, renovations to #11 and #17 holes, and expansion of the clubhouse. Due to these planned capital improvements, Jester Park Golf Course will be closing for the season on Sunday, October 29, 2017, so work can begin in earnest.

Midwest Irrigation was awarded the golf course renovation contract. Architectural firm, Studio Melee, is finalizing the clubhouse renovation design plans which includes indoor seating for 145 people, a full-service kitchen, and renovated restrooms.

Jester Golf Course _Entry (1)Main Entrance

Jester Golf Course _PatioPatio

Jester Golf Course _ScupperBackside of the Clubhouse 

Jester Golf Course LL PLANLower Level Plan

Jester Golf Course ML PLANUpper Level Plan

Other improvements include installation of an 18-hole miniature golf course that will be located along NW 118th Avenue just west of the Driving Range building. C-Corporation which currently manages the City of Des Moines public golf courses (Blank, Bright/Grandview and Waveland) will take over management and maintenance of the course on November 1, 2017.  This project is being fully funded by C-Corporation.

One of the benefits going into the 2018 golf season, besides the capital renovations, is that Season Golf Passes will be honored at Jester Park and the three City of Des Moines golf courses.  Season pass rates and cart fees will remain the same and staff is recommending that greens fees be increased by $1.00 across the board as fees have not been adjusted since 2014.

We look forward to serving you and are excited to showcase the improvements to Jester Park Golf Course and Learning Center.  If you would like more information about the golf course renovations, please contact Deputy Director, Doug Romig at doug.romig@polkcountyiowa.gov or (515) 323-5355.


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11407 NW Jester Park Drive
Granger, IA 50109

P: (515) 323-5300
F: (515) 323-5354

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