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Featured Golf Destination: Carroll, Iowa

What You Need To Know About Golf Around Carroll, IA

By Brian Weis

Looking to plan the perfect golf trip to Carroll, Iowa? Planning a buddies trip or a romantic golf getaway can be a full time job not to mention pressure filled to deliver a memorable experience. Below is an interview with Ashley Schable, Program Director from Carroll Chamber of Commerce who shares some insider information about golfing and traveling to Carroll, must play courses, a sample itinerary and where you can go for more planning tools.

Give our readers an overview of your destination and why they should consider it for their next golf trip?
Welcome. We have a story to tell in historic Carroll County. We have two great golf courses in one location, just minutes from each other and our hotels. Visit our dynamic retail district with multiple shops and restaurants. Whether you are looking for a quick bite on the run, a casual family dinner location or an elegant night out, Carroll has more than 30 restaurants to fill you up. With over 100 retail outlets from locally owned specialty boutiques to larger nationally-recognized stores, you are sure to have a memorable experience when you shop, dine and experience Carroll. Come visit Carroll today!

What are the must play courses in Carroll Chamber of Commerce?
The Carroll Country Club was established in 1922 and has a long history of being one of Western Iowa's premier golf courses. The beauty of having a small number of members means you can play this great course when you want and at your desired pace. In most cases, you can forget about calling days ahead for a tee time or being rushed during your round. Along with our course, the Carroll Country Club offers an additional local restaurant option which features specials every weekend and a full outdoor patio. Our clubhouse is family-oriented and a great way to meet people in the Carroll, Iowa area. Our zero entry pool is the perfect oasis for families and little swimmers during the heat of the summer. Our goal is to provide a comfortable, friendly, relaxing and fun environment that everyone can enjoy.

The Carroll Municipal Golf Course is an 18-hole golf course that covers 150 aces of land. This course includes watered greens, tees and fairways. Clubhouse serves sandwiches and beverages.

What services or information do you provide for traveling golfers?
Everything you need to know about Carroll can be found at or by calling our staff at 712.792.4383.

What is the hidden gem and/or best value course?
The Carroll Country has a long history of being one of Western Iowa's premier golf courses. It is a members-only course, but open to golfers who participate in Carroll's Golf Stay and Play program.

Can you provide our readers with an ideal itinerary for a long weekend?
Stay and Play Carroll Golf treats guests to a one-of-a-kind golf experience. Enjoy two great golf courses, accommodations and service at affordable rates, and all in one location. Guests will golf one afternoon and one morning Sunday-Thursday and choose from three hotels for an overnight stay. Stay and Play rates include a one night, double occupancy stay, 18 holes of golf each day and a golf cart. Experience Carroll during your Stay and Play.

After golf, what are the "must do" things or attractions to see?
Experience Carroll with a stop at Wendl's Weapons Indoor range, visit the Carroll Brewery, grab a steak at Barratta's steakhouse or visit our dynamic retail district with multiple shops. Haven't visited the Templeton Distillery yet? It's only 11 miles away.

What is the best time to travel?
We welcome visitors to Carroll all year long, but April-through-October is the best to enjoy our golf courses.

Anything else you would like to share about the Carroll?
Carroll is one of the few places that can say it has a strong and vibrant community. The city has a perfect mixture of small-town ambiance with big city amenities. Carroll offers clean and safe neighborhoods and a variety of shopping and recreational opportunities. Carroll has a plethora of activities and entertainment to help people relax and unwind. The community loves to host events, so you just might get lucky and visit during a Live + Local outdoor music concert!

Where can golfers go for more information to research and plan their trip?
Plan your trip by visiting Carroll Chamber of Commerce website at, or give us a call at 712.792.4383 and we'll help you plan your trip to Carroll!

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Revised: 06/13/2022 - Article Viewed 6,169 Times

About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.

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