Kalona Golf Club
The Kalona Golf Club is a semi-private golf club that welcomes the public golfer. Kalona Golf Club is a member of the Iowa Golf Association affiliated with the USGA.
The greens are Bent Grass, the fairways are Blue Grass and Winter Rye. There are water-hazards associated with two ponds. Many fairways are tree lined and the rolling terrain may give you an uphill or downhill lie. The beautiful scenery will invite you to return often.
The golf course is located 1.5 miles south of Kalona, Iowa, on Highway 1.
Born in the spring of 1928 on land that was formerly a cornfield and pasture owned by Ulysses Grant Snyder. The course was originally laid out by Dr. Walter Gingerich, a Chiropractor; Rollin H. Peterseim, a barber and undertaker; assisted by an out-of-town golfer named Jack Anderson who was married to Vera Stumpf of Kalona.
The original membership fee was $5.00 per person with green fees of 25 cents. The fairways were mowed with a horse-drawn mower and sometimes the fellows would bring their hand-push reel mowers to help out.
The Course was re-organized in 1946 when stock was sold for $50.00 a share. The sand greens were replaced by bent grass and the course was expanded to it's current configuration by noted golf architect Edward Lockie and re-opened in 1984.
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