Otter Valley Country Club Boyden and George, Iowa
Otter Valley Country Club was founded in 1973 and is located in Northwestern Iowa between the towns of Boyden and George. A true rural setting, the club is nestled between verdant corn and bean fields.
“Country Club in the Country” Otter Valley is a member owned Club. With two hundred active members, the club is a center for many social activities including Dinner Theatre. The 3186 yard well groomed layout proves challenging for both the advanced and the beginning player. The 16,000 square foot Clubhouse, built in 1973, and was completely remodeled during the 1999 and 2000 off-season. 2000 brought new restroom facilities on course. Block construction men and ladies bathrooms have been added between holes 2 and 7.
Otter Valley features a full-time Pro Shop, full menu sports bar with an enclosed deck overlooking the course, practice green and Number 1 tee. The well appointed banquet facility, located in the club house can accommodate 275 guests. Greens are a creeping bent grass mowed daily at 3/16". Tees are creeping bent and blue grass mowed at 1/2". Fairways are blue and rye grass mowed at 1". Roughs are mowed at 2" for intermediate rough and 2 1/2" for deep rough. Double row irrigation in the fairways was installed in 1990. This complete system covers the roughs wall to wall. All fairways are lined with a wide variety of trees.
The undulating greens often turn a birdie putt into a bogey. The IGA Course rating is 71.2 Slope is 115.
We would like to invite you to our “Country Club in the Country.” Otter Valley is a big city course nestled between scenic farm fields in Northwestern Iowa. Our members extend their warmest welcome to you and cordially invite you to play a round of golf as you enjoy the amenities that they share on a daily basis.
Norma Rokusek - Club House Manager
Tom Rokusek - Superintendent
Otter Valley Country Club Course The 3186 yard layout proves challenging both for the advanced and the beginning player. Greens are very undulating, this often turns a birdie putt into a bogey. The IGA Course rating is 71.2 Slope is 115.
UP & DOWN
This slight dog leg to the left gets tricky when you make your club selection for the second shot. If your shot is short, a gaping valley in front of the green eats your ball.
Men’s Par 4 375 Yards Ladies’ Par 4 360 Yards Handicap 7
“This first hole is indicative of what your going to find at Otter Valley. Straight away par 4, but the second shot is a deceiver because of a valley you need to hit over. If you gauge the distance right a par is still not ensured as this green has undulation that the best have trouble with. Getting off to a good start is important in golf, but hole #1 is going to make you earn it. Greg Wulf - 1 handicap member since 1999
Hole Two Men’s Par 5 516 Yards Ladies’ Par 5 482 Yards Handicap 5
HIT AWAY The wide fairway on this par 5 is deceiving, heavy rough around the green proves to be nasty for those who try and get home in two.
“When I started golfing in 1989, ladies played from the men’s tee boxes and par was almost impossible. But since the new tee box, the hole is fun because now I can reach the corner of the dog leg.” Angie McConnell - member since 1989
Hole Three Men’s Par 4 343 Yards Ladies’ Par 4 313 Yards Handicap 15
HEAD EAST This tricky par 4 decides who is buying the refreshments after three holes. A fairway bunker and a sloping green make this hole a challenge.
“#3 is a nice hole, I’ve even birdied out of the sand” Ed Diekevers - member since 1974
STRAIGHT AWAY This par 4 runs directly South, big hitters must be aware of the fairway bunker when the wind is out of the North.
Hole Four Men’s Par 4 365 Yards Ladies’ Par 4 327 Yards Handicap 11
“#4 is a difficult driving hole, straight away tee shot is a must. Any second shot left finds a steep ditch, you must favor the right side of the green. There is plenty of slope on the green so par is never easy.” Ken Kruse - member since 1973
Hole Five Men’s Par 4 374 Yards Ladies’ Par 4 342 Yards Handicap 9
LOOKS EASY This dog leg plays harder than it looks with heavy forest for the slicer and a pond on the left for the smackers.
“#5 is my favorite, I love this hole. It’s down hill all the way, my best chance to birdie” Ed Heyer - member since 1974
This par 3 is a champ, play 205 yards with water on the left and huge cotton woods on the right that are real grabbers.
Men’s Par 3 205 Yards Ladies’ Par 3 173 Yards Handicap 3
“#6 appears easy as it opens up greatly around the large domed green. Don’t be deceived as an accurate tee onto the green doesn’t allow par easily. It can steal a par off your score card quickly, unless you can accurately register the speed and break of your putt.” Ron Damstra - member since 1973
This long par 5 won’t give you trouble if you hit the ball straight, but with an out-of-bounds on the left, golfers often see snowmen on the card from this hole.
Men’s Par 5 533 Yards Ladies’ Par 5 433 Yards Handicap 1
“#7; a great hole for the long ball hitter.” Brenda Jurrens - member since 1995
Hole Eight Men’s Par 4 365 Yards Ladies’ Par 4 333 Yards Handicap 13
THE FOREST If you slice this one you’ll wish you had a chain saw in your bag.
“#8 is a great hole, but get into the woods and it’s one you’ll love to hate.” Dean Oldenkamp - member since 1991
Don’t let this short one fool you. This short par 3 cards more bogeys then pars.
Men’s Par 3 110 Yards Ladies’ Par 3 95 Yards Handicap 17
“#9; it’s a tricky par 3 that usually decides who’s buying breakfast on Sunday morning.” Lanny Winter - member since 1977
If any additional information or questions about our course is needed; please contact: Tom Rokusek Supt. 712-475-3861 Norma Rokusek Mgr. - 712-475-3861 712-475-2679 712-725-2561
Otter Valley Country Club 2669 Kennedy Ave. George, Iowa 51237