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Contact Information
Parks & Recreation Department
Golf Office
City Services Center
500 15th Avenue SW

Phone: 319-286-5588
Fax: 319-540-8843

Administrative Office Hours
Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Department Contacts

Golf Lessons and Leagues

We offer a wide variety of lesson and league opportunities to meet every need. Descriptions are listed below.  Call 319-286-5588 for more information.

League Schedules

Group Golf Lessons 
**2019 Lessons complete.  2020 lesson info to come mid April.**
We are the leader in Eastern Iowa in offering the national golf lesson initiative, "Get Golf Ready." Class sizes meet an 8:1 student-teacher ratio. Learn more>

Get Golf Ready-Beginner (18-100 years)
Are you returning to the game or just getting started and want to play on a course? Work on full swing development and short game development (pitching, bunker play, course management). 

Boy learning to play golf

Get Golf Ready-Women's Group Lessons
These lessons are open to women ages 18 years and older who are interested in improving their game or learning the game for pure enjoyment. Get more than five hours of instruction.

Private Golf Lessons
The following individuals may be contacted to set up private golf lessons:
Ellis Golf Course (319)286-5589; Mark McMahon, PGA 
Gardner Golf Course (319)286-5586; Steve Charters, PGA 
Twin Pines Golf Course (319)286-5583; Steve Charters, PGA 
Jones Golf Course (319)286-5581; Mark McMahon, PGA

Cedar Rapids/Optimist Junior Golf Academy 1.0 
Learn basic swing techniques and etiquette. Improve your motor skills and meet new friends. Classes are held at Twin Pines Golf Course and Ellis Golf Course beginning June 9. Classes run for five weeks. Instruction days will be held at Ellis GC and a play days held at Twin Pines GC. Learn more>


Two kids with golf clubsPGA Junior Golf League
This team golf event for kids, ages 8 to 13, is to golf what Little League is to baseball! Participants take lessons, practice and play in June, July and August with the potential for post-season play. Teams (maximum of 12 players) are available Gardner Golf Courses. To register, contact Steve Charters at 319-286-5586.

Women’s Golf League - 2020 info to come
CRWGA - Cedar Rapids Women’s Golf Association

Ellis Park (286-5589) Sign up on May 1st, first day of play.  Wednesday morning 7:10-8:20 am and Tuesday evenings 5:30-5:50 pm.
Ellis Women's League Contact - Marsi Pedelty

Gardner Golf Course (286-5586) Sign up on May 2nd, first day of play.
Thursday morning 7:30-8:00 am and Thursday evening 5:28-5:45 pm.
Gardner Women's League Contact - Diane Folkmann

Twin Pines (286-5583) Sign up @ Spring Meeting at the LongBranch April 25th, 11:30 am.
Thursday morning 7:30-9:40 am.
Twin Pines Women's League Contact - Donna Franks


Senior Men's Golf League
Ellis - season runs 4/30-9/14
League tee times will be 7:00 am-10:30 am on Thursday's.
League meeting - March 26,10-11 at Ellis clubhouse. 
For more league information call Ellis at 286-5589.

Gardner - season runs 5/4-9/28
League tee times will be 6:30 am-10:00 am on Monday's
League meeting-April 13, 9:00-10:00 at Gardner Clubhouse
For more league information call Steve Charters at Gardner at 286-5586.

Twin Pines
League tee times are 6:50 am-9:10 am on Tuesday's.
League meeting-March 31, 9:00 am-10:00 am at Gardner Clubhouse.
For more league information call Steve Charters, 286-5586  




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