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Ames Park System
Ames boasts 36 parks and a full compliment of recreational facilities. Northridge Heights is our newest park. The City Council, Parks & Recreation Commission, and City staff invites you to enjoy our City's beautiful park system.  

 

 

 

2013-2018 PARKS MASTER PLAN

PARKS WITH SHELTERS FOR RENT

  • Homewood Golf Course

    homewood
    1. Address:401 E 20th St
      Ames, IA 50010
    2. Phone:515-239-5363
    Amenities:
    1. Concessions Available
    2. Gift Cards Available
    3. Golf
    4. Golf Carts Available
    5. Golf Leagues Available
    6. Off Street Parking
    7. On Bus Route
    Categories:
    1. City Facilities
    2. Parks & Recreation
    3. Specialized Parks

WE OFFER ONLINE AND MOBILE TEE TIME RESERVATIONS!

Book tee times as a guest or with your Parks and Recreation account or call the clubhouse at 515-239-5363.

Grab your clubs and come golfing at Homewood Golf Course!

Homewood accepts Debit/Credit Cards and we have the computer capabilities of tracking golfer's handicaps throughout the season! Homewood is a beautiful, well-groomed 9 hole, par 34 golf course with a friendly, responsive staff. Players of all ages and abilities will have a fun and challenging experience at Homewood. 
 

2019 SEASON PASSES

Adult Pass

$465.00

Junior Pass(17 and under)

$230.00

Senior Pass 62+

$408.00

Senior Pass 80+

$390.00

Senior 85+

$355.00

Senior 90+

FREE

Senior Couple (Married)

$580.00

Couple (Married)

$690.00

Family (4 Members) Each additional member $198.00

$882.00

ISU Student Spring Pass (April-May)

$152.00

ISU Student Fall Pass (Aug-Oct)

$152.00

2019 GREEN FEES

Weekdays

9 Holes

18 Holes

Opening to 3:00 PM

$12.00

$17.00

3:00 PM to Close

$15.50

$20.50

10 Round Punchcard

$145.00


Weekends and Holidays

Opening to 6:00 PM

$19.00

$25.00

6:00 PM to Close

$12.00

$17.00

GOLF SPECIALS

Parent/Grandparent and Child(17and under)
Noon - 3:00 PM Tuesdays
4:00 PM to Close Sundays

$9.00 per person

 

EQUIPMENT RENTALS

Golf Club Rental

$8.00

N/A

Pull Cart Rental

$4.00

N/A

Golf Cart Rental

$11.00 per seat

$16.00 per seat

Golf Cart Rental Punchcard

(20 punches for the price of 19)


$209.00

Planning a Special Event or Outing? 
Book your special event at Homewood Today!

Birthday Parties 
Work Outing 
Family Reunion 
Class Reunion 

Call us at 515.239.5363.................. We can Help!

Golf Tournaments 
Private tournaments/outings are always available for your group, business or organization at affordable rates. No matter how large or small your group, you will enjoy golfing at Homewood. Call 515.239.5363.

 

YOUTH GOLF LEAGUE (Age 8-18) Class # 180501-1A  
Fridays, June 7 through July 26.  Tee times will begin at 8:00 AM. 
League entry fee is $45.00 included in the league is instruction, play, a year-end party, and an awards ceremony with prizes and food. PGA Professional Noel Shahidi or her assistant will provide occasional guidance to participants to improve their game. Participants pay a reduced green fee of $11.00 each week. Register for Youth League at Homewood Golf Course or online. Registration is encouraged by June 1. 

COUPLES LEAGUE Class # 180507-1A 
Tuesdays, April 23 through July 23.  6:00 PM Shotgun Start 
An enjoyable league open to all levels of golfers. Handicaps are assigned to golfers. Socialization and recreation are key ingredients of this league. Weekly contests, prizes, a season-ending tournament, and barbecue are all part of this league. League entry is $70.00 per couple. Register for Couples League at Homewood Golf Course or online. Registration deadline is April 19. 

LADIES AFTER WORK LEAGUE Class # 180509-1A 
Mondays, April 22 through July 22 6:00 PM Shotgun Start 
Handicaps will be assigned so all levels of golfers are welcome! Socialization & having fun are key ingredients to this league. Weekly prizes, contests, and season-ending tournament and barbecue are all part of this league. League entry fee is $35.00. Register for Ladies League at Homewood Golf Course or online. Registration deadline is April 16. 

FREE Golf Clinic for Adults Class # 190200-1A April 8, 5:30 - 6:30 PM
This clinic, taughty by PGA Professional Noel Shahidi, focuses on the fundamentals of golf including: grip, stance, and alightment. This is a great start to learning golf and if you wish to continue working we offer Adult golf Lessons. Noel’s bio can be found on the Veenker website at www.veenkergolf.com under Programs/Instructor or at www.3TsAllstars.com under instructors.

Golf Lessons 
We offer a wide variety of lessons for golfers of all skill levels including youth, adult and parent(adult)/child lessons. 

Information and Online Registration

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SPECIALIZED PARKS
  • Homewood Golf Course

    homewood
    1. Address:401 E 20th St
      Ames, IA 50010
    2. Phone:515-239-5363
    Amenities:
    1. Concessions Available
    2. Gift Cards Available
    3. Golf
    4. Golf Carts Available
    5. Golf Leagues Available
    6. Off Street Parking
    7. On Bus Route
    Categories:
    1. City Facilities
    2. Parks & Recreation
    3. Specialized Parks

WE OFFER ONLINE AND MOBILE TEE TIME RESERVATIONS!

Book tee times as a guest or with your Parks and Recreation account or call the clubhouse at 515-239-5363.

Grab your clubs and come golfing at Homewood Golf Course!

Homewood accepts Debit/Credit Cards and we have the computer capabilities of tracking golfer's handicaps throughout the season! Homewood is a beautiful, well-groomed 9 hole, par 34 golf course with a friendly, responsive staff. Players of all ages and abilities will have a fun and challenging experience at Homewood. 
 

2019 SEASON PASSES

Adult Pass

$465.00

Junior Pass(17 and under)

$230.00

Senior Pass 62+

$408.00

Senior Pass 80+

$390.00

Senior 85+

$355.00

Senior 90+

FREE

Senior Couple (Married)

$580.00

Couple (Married)

$690.00

Family (4 Members) Each additional member $198.00

$882.00

ISU Student Spring Pass (April-May)

$152.00

ISU Student Fall Pass (Aug-Oct)

$152.00

2019 GREEN FEES

Weekdays

9 Holes

18 Holes

Opening to 3:00 PM

$12.00

$17.00

3:00 PM to Close

$15.50

$20.50

10 Round Punchcard

$145.00


Weekends and Holidays

Opening to 6:00 PM

$19.00

$25.00

6:00 PM to Close

$12.00

$17.00

GOLF SPECIALS

Parent/Grandparent and Child(17and under)
Noon - 3:00 PM Tuesdays
4:00 PM to Close Sundays

$9.00 per person

 

EQUIPMENT RENTALS

Golf Club Rental

$8.00

N/A

Pull Cart Rental

$4.00

N/A

Golf Cart Rental

$11.00 per seat

$16.00 per seat

Golf Cart Rental Punchcard

(20 punches for the price of 19)


$209.00

Planning a Special Event or Outing? 
Book your special event at Homewood Today!

Birthday Parties 
Work Outing 
Family Reunion 
Class Reunion 

Call us at 515.239.5363.................. We can Help!

Golf Tournaments 
Private tournaments/outings are always available for your group, business or organization at affordable rates. No matter how large or small your group, you will enjoy golfing at Homewood. Call 515.239.5363.

 

YOUTH GOLF LEAGUE (Age 8-18) Class # 180501-1A  
Fridays, June 7 through July 26.  Tee times will begin at 8:00 AM. 
League entry fee is $45.00 included in the league is instruction, play, a year-end party, and an awards ceremony with prizes and food. PGA Professional Noel Shahidi or her assistant will provide occasional guidance to participants to improve their game. Participants pay a reduced green fee of $11.00 each week. Register for Youth League at Homewood Golf Course or online. Registration is encouraged by June 1. 

COUPLES LEAGUE Class # 180507-1A 
Tuesdays, April 23 through July 23.  6:00 PM Shotgun Start 
An enjoyable league open to all levels of golfers. Handicaps are assigned to golfers. Socialization and recreation are key ingredients of this league. Weekly contests, prizes, a season-ending tournament, and barbecue are all part of this league. League entry is $70.00 per couple. Register for Couples League at Homewood Golf Course or online. Registration deadline is April 19. 

LADIES AFTER WORK LEAGUE Class # 180509-1A 
Mondays, April 22 through July 22 6:00 PM Shotgun Start 
Handicaps will be assigned so all levels of golfers are welcome! Socialization & having fun are key ingredients to this league. Weekly prizes, contests, and season-ending tournament and barbecue are all part of this league. League entry fee is $35.00. Register for Ladies League at Homewood Golf Course or online. Registration deadline is April 16. 

FREE Golf Clinic for Adults Class # 190200-1A April 8, 5:30 - 6:30 PM
This clinic, taughty by PGA Professional Noel Shahidi, focuses on the fundamentals of golf including: grip, stance, and alightment. This is a great start to learning golf and if you wish to continue working we offer Adult golf Lessons. Noel’s bio can be found on the Veenker website at www.veenkergolf.com under Programs/Instructor or at www.3TsAllstars.com under instructors.

Golf Lessons 
We offer a wide variety of lessons for golfers of all skill levels including youth, adult and parent(adult)/child lessons. 

Information and Online Registration

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Reminder:  There are no tobacco products allowed in any of our facilities, including the park system.  (Iowa Code Chapter 142D Smokefree Air Act)

Click here for additional Park Policies

Click here for a searchable listing of Ames community parks, neighborhood parks, specialized parks, woodlands and venues.

Click here for Park Shelter, Diamond and Court Reservation Information and the Shelter Availability Calendar.

Click here for information on weddings in the park.

Adopt a Flower Garden
Each summer, Ames Parks & Recreation sponsors an "Adopt a Flower Garden" program.  This program is an effort to get public involvement in ongoing park beautification.  In 2010 more than 50 gardens were planted with over 20,000 flowers donated by Holubs Garden and Greenhouses of Ames.  The Parks and Recreation Department prepares the beds, supplies the bedding plants and water.  Volunteers are needed to design, plant and care for the flower gardens during the entire growing season.  We thank Holubs Garden and Greenhouse of Ames for their generous donation of over $7,000 worth of flowers each year to help beautify Ames.

To get involved in this program or request more information, please contact  Park Maintenance at 515-239-5356 or e-mail scrain@city.ames.ia.us

 

Park Watch 
We need your help! Vandalism in your park system is a serious, unnecessary, and costly problem. Each year the City spends thousands of tax dollars to remove graffiti and repair damage done by vandals. We would much rather use your funding to enhance and beautify the parks! If you see anyone in the parks committing acts of vandalism such as driving on the grass, damaging trees or other plants, defacing the shelters, restrooms, signs, trails  or playground equipment, PLEASE call the Ames Police Department at 515-239-5133 and report what you see. That's it! The Police Department will take it from that point on. Thanks for your help in keeping the park system safe and beautiful.

Report Vandalism or Maintenance Request

 

Mosquito Fogging in Parks
Parks are sprayed between the hours of 8 PM and 10 PM

  • Mondays -- Country Gables Park, Ames Dog Park, and Hunziker Youth Sports Complex
  • Tuesdays -- Homewood Golf Course, Inis Grove Park, Brookside Park, and River Valley Park
  • Wednesdays -- Bandshell Park, Moore Memorial Park, Emma McCarthy Lee Park, and Daley Park

In case of rain, fogging will occur on Friday mornings between 6AM-8AM or 8PM-10PM. 

Other Park Links

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