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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, however, registration for the 2019 season has begun. 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
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


CR Ladies Night Out Summer Golf League-2020 details coming in the spring.
Come kick off your week out on the golf course!  We will have fun TEAM formats/rotating partners each week so you can socialize with all the women in the league.  Each week we will have different flag events and prizes.  We will also be offering different activities throughout the summer (ex. beverage tastings, food samples, vendors), as well as free instuctional clinics!  Call Mark McMahon with questions, 286-5589.
Schedules league nights are June 4 & 18, July 2, 16 & 30, August 13 & 27 with 5:30 shotgun start.
Click on the link below for more info and to print off your registration form.

Senior Men's Golf League
League tee times will be 7:00 am-10:30 am on Thursday's.
On March 26, a league meeting will be from 10-11 at Ellis clubhouse. 
For more league information call Ellis at 286-5589.

League tee times will be 6:30 am-10:00 am on Monday's
For more league information call Gardner at 286-5586.

Twin Pines
League tee times are 6:50 am-9:10 am on Tuesday's.
For more league information call Twin Pines at 286-5583.  




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