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Des Moines Golf and Country Club
West Des Moines, Iowa
  • Race to the CME Globe: Points
  • Format: Match Play
  • Purse:
  • Par: 73
  • History:

    The United States holds a 9-5 advantage in Solheim Cup competition.

  • Yardage: 6,894

Team USA won the 2017 Solheim Cup for a second year running, as they refused to let the European’s create history by not letting their five point lead slip. Wins from Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Lizette Salas, Gerina Piller, and Danielle Kang, combined with halves from Lexi Thompson and Angel Yin and were enough to see USA win 16 ½ - 11 ½. 

Hole Description

Hole01
This short, reachable par 4 looks very inviting from the tee box, but don't be fooled.When the courses first opened in 1967 this was #1 on the North course. As he has done with many of his designs Pete Dye tempts the player with a "benign" appearing opening hole. Often inducing the player to pull out their driver and swing away at the green, be forewarned, water stretches down the entire left side of the hole, tee shots finding the well bunkered right side will face a shot into a small severely pitched green (another of Pete's trademarks). A tee shot of 225 yards (green tees) will put the player in position for an approach of approximately 100 yards.
Hole02
This soft dogleg left par 4 features fairway bunkering and a right to left sloping fairway placing accuracy on the player’s tee shot. The approach shot must be placed accurately into this large sloping green which features many challenging hole locations and is bunkered on the left side.
Hole03
This beautiful par 3 features water, sand and a unique horseshoe shaped green. Tee shots to the large, generous front green will range from 90 to155 yards. When the pin is placed in back, the shot will range from 115 to 185 yards to a green that is half the size! 
Hole04

This challenging par 5 plays into the prevailing breeze and is unreachable except for the longest of hitters. Most players will layup in two for a short to mid-iron third shot. Players who have positioned their ball to the left and short of the pin will be rewarded with a straighter, uphill putt on this long, undulating green.

Hole05
Players will want to avoid the fairway bunkers down the left hand side and with a good tee shot should be be able to reach this shorter par 5
Hole06

This dogleg right par 4 again plays into the prevailing wind and a players’ tee shot must avoid the fairway bunkers located on the inside of the dogleg. Player’s second shots must be accurately gauged into the long undulating green.

Hole07
This shorter par 4 (typically playing downwind) will yield it's share of birdies. A tee shot of 220-240 yards will leave the player a 120-140 yard approach, the green flat by comparison to others, is guarded by a trademark Dye bunker in front, deep and unforgiving!
Hole08
This hole remains almost exactly as Pete designed it, a 130-180 yd. par 3, with an offset opening on the left and a green that flows left to right. The depth of the green (35 yards) is hidden by the top lip of the front bunker.
Hole09
Only the longest of hitters will reach this dogleg left par 5. Most players will try to favor the right side of this heavily contoured fairway in hopes of keeping their tee shot in the short grass. A second shot lay-up of 200 +/- yards should leave a third shot of approximately 110-130 yards, be watchful of the false front waiting to pull your approach shot back off the green.
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