Golf


 

Elmcrest's course, a Nick Carter design, is a traditional Midwestern layout that has been around since the 1930's. The 18 hole, par 70 course is known for always being in great shape and providing both an excellent challenge for the skilled player as well as a fun and friendly atmosphere for the novice. Golf at Elmcrest is a year-round pursuit. During the winter season, members enjoy the Club's Golf Learning Center, complete with three state of the art golf simulators, player development area, and putting room.

Elmcrest Country Club is proud to call it's practice facilities among the GRAA's Top 50 in the United States. Facility amenities include:

  • Driving Range with Tees on North & South Ends
  • Bent Grass Tee Decks
  • Wedge Range
  • Target Greens
  • Practice Putting & Chipping Greens
  • Practice Bunkers
  • Dave Engle Memorial Cabin - Indoor/Outdoor Player Development Facility with 4 Camera Video, Trackman & GC2 Technology
  • Professional Staff
    • In addition to providing a championship course, the Club's golf professionals offer top notch training for all ages and abilities. Our experienced staff provides private and group lessons featuring proven fundamentals and techniques. Often times, video analysis is utilized for our members who learn best visually.

      Larry Gladson - PGA & TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) Certified Head Golf Professional & Director of Golf
      Brian Buerman - PGA Certified Head Golf Professional
      Brian Johnson - PGA Certified Teaching Professional
      Jeff Robertshaw - PGA Certified Assistant Golf Professional

  • Junior Programming
    • Elmcrest continues to carry on the tradition of cultivating a strong junior golf program for our member families. Junior ages 6 through 17 learn the fundamentals and rules of the game, proper golf course etiquette, and proper golf course care in a social and fun environment. Junior programming includes lessons, camps, clinics, and leagues; providing multiples opportunities to develop skills, compete in the area, and simply just have fun!

      Fun First Objectives:

      • Create a fun environment for Juniors
      • Build a solid foundation for golf and life skills
      • Understand the basics of golf
      • Learn to interact with others
      • Develop overall motor skills
      • Develop good sportsmanship
      • Learn golf safety and etiquette
      • Learn the basic rules of golf


  • Events
    • Golf events are diverse and plentiful at Elmcrest. From traditional Club Championships and holiday tournaments to themed Nine & Dines and Guest Days, our members enjoy every opportunity to spend time on the course with fellow friends and guests.

  • Pro Shop
    • Elmcrest's Golf Pro Shop places a high importance on providing outstanding service. This includes providing the members with an enjoyable atmosphere and supplying a variety of quality merchandise at competitive prices. Quality golf clubs are custom fit to each member in a variety of price ranges including Titleist, Cobra, Callaway, Ping, Nike, and Taylor Made. Additionally, we offer convenient club storage for our members. Members' clubs are labeled, prepared in advance for scheduled tee times, and cleaned and put away after use.

  • "The Zach Johnson Story"
    • Elmcrest's course was, and still is, a training ground for Zach Johnson, PGA Tour Professional.

      Zach Johnson was born in Iowa City, Iowa and raised in Cedar Rapids. He took up golf at age 10 and developed his skills at Elmcrest. Zach led his Regis High School golf team to an Iowa 3A State Championship in 1992, before playing for Drake University in Des Moines and winning two Missouri Valley Championships. Zach turned professional in 1998, winning his first PGA TOUR event at the 2004 BellSouth Classic, followed by 12 additional PGA Tour wins, including the 2007 Masters and the 2015 British Open. Zach and his wife Kim have three children and reside in St. Simons Island, Georgia. He returns to Elmcrest each year to host the Zach Johnson Foundation Classic, a charity tournament, gala and auction benefiting Kids on Course, a charity for local school children.

      Zach won the 71st Masters at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia on Easter Sunday, April 8th, 2007. His score of 289 (+1) tied Sam Snead (1954) and Jack Burke Jr. (1956) for the highest winning score at the Masters. His victory took him from #56 to #15 in the world rankings, and he was the first outside the top 50 in the world rankings to win the Masters in the history of the ranking. After his victory, when asked, "If you could play just one more round, where would it be?" Zach answered, "Elmcrest Country Club in Cedar Rapids Iowa. It's my home course."

      On July 20, 2015, Zach beat Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman in a 4-hole playoff to win the Open Championship at St Andrews for his 12th PGA Tour win and second major. He became only the sixth golfer to win majors at Augusta and St. Andrews, the others being Sam Snead, Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo, Seve Ballesteros and Tiger Woods.




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  • Elmcrest Country Club
  • 1 Zach Johnson Dr. NE
  • Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
  • (319) 366-8401