Course Tour

Bent Tree Golf Club spreads out over 225 acres of breathtaking views and elevation changes. There is nothing artificial in its concept and design. The natural beauty of its topography and striking mix of prairie grasses and flowers gives the design a perfect marriage of balance and splendor. And with 5 sets of tees, Bent Tree Golf Club is player friendly for all skill levels.

Hours of Operation

The golf course is open to public play everyday from dawn to dusk.

The Clubhouse

Our dedicated staff is here to assist you in planning all aspects of your event. We’ll listen to your needs, make creative suggestions to enhance your event, and help guide you in planning a successful and memorable event. We abide by the highest standards of service and offer the best in hospitality.

 

Front Nine

HOLE #1 – BLUESTEM

Par 4 – 390 / 373 / 310 / 295 / 255 yds

A two tiered fairway and a dogleg left makes Hole #1 at Bent Tree a great way to start your round. Staying left and reaching the upper tier gives you the best approach to the green although a back pin gives you a blind shot. Go too far right and you’re in the high grass. Going too far left gives you more of the same. Even a very long straight tee shot can get you into some trouble on the hill. A well placed tee shot gives you only a short iron into the green.

HOLE #2 – LARKSPUR

Par 4 – 375 / 348 / 325 / 311 / 283 yds

This magnifcent hole will test your accuracy from both the tee box and the approach. With out of bounds to the left and high prairie grass to the right, a well-placed tee shot is a must if you wish to score a birdie or par. Longer hitters can use an iron off the tee. Shorter hitters can use a driver but don’t go too far. Be sure you have enough club on your approach shot as many a ball have come up short… and wet.

HOLE #3 – SUNFLOWER

Par 4 – 426 / 403 / 388 / 363 / 330 yds

A long straight par 4 that requires a good tee shot. One bunker guards the left hand side, while three well placed bunkers guard the right. Play one extra club on your approach shot as this hole always plays longer than it looks. The green is sloped ever so slightly toward the fairway and requires a delicate touch should your approach shot be above the hole.

HOLE #4 – LOOSESTRIFE

Par 5 – 524 / 500 / 482 / 447 / 412 yds

An excellent chance for birdie awaits on this par 5 if your tee shot can escape the six strategically placed bunkers that guard the fairway. A south wind makes this hole a real challenge while a north wind will allow you to possibly reach the green in two. Beware of the large bunker in front of the green which can collect many approach shots. The green is sloped from back to front. A back pin can make it difficult to get close.

HOLE #5 – FOXTAIL

Par 3 – 180 / 155 / 150 / 143 / 135 yds

A relatively short par 3 that is heavily guarded on the right side by 5 bunkers. Although the green is quite large, the slope makes it difficult to read. Accuracy is a must as an errant tee shot can leave you with a difficult chip. Gauging the wind on this hole can also be tricky.

HOLE #6 – ASTER

Par 4 – 433 / 418 / 400 / 358 / 318 yds

A double fairway on hole # 6 gives golfers plenty of room for error off the tee although the hole plays much longer from the right side. Splitting the fairways can leave you in some high grass making the approach shot to the green more difficult. The green slopes away from the fairway and a front pin always makes it difficult to get close as the ball will tend to roll to the back of the green. Missing the green left or right leaves a difficult chip.

HOLE #7 – BUFFALO GRASS

Par 4 – 463 / 435 / 395 / 376 / 328 yds

Hole #7 requires an accurate tee shot to a narrow fairway which slopes to your right. There is more room to the left than it looks from the tee box but if you go too far left, you may have difficulty finding your ball in the high rough. Tall prairie grass lines the entire right side of the fairway which makes it even more important to stay in the fairway. A long iron into a shallow green is the norm on this hole. A south wind can make things even more difficult.

HOLE #8 – COLUMNBINE

Par 3 – 224 / 205 / 188 / 150 / 124 yds

No matter if you play #8 from the back, middle or front tees, this hole is one of the most demanding par 3s in the area. A shallow green makes it even more difficult to judge. A large bunker guards the left side along with several grass bunkers. Go too far right and you’re in the high prairie grass where your ball will be nearly impossible to find. When there is a strong south wind, even driver is not out of the question from the back tees.

HOLE #9 – BENT TREE

Par 5 – 542 / 522 / 500 / 483 / 427 yds

The signature hole at Bent Tree Golf Club is a magnificent par 5. A hazard runs along the entire left side of the hole. Tall prairie grass lines the right side but the fairway is wide enough to allow for a slightly errant tee shot. Three bunkers surround a large, very accessible green. A great birdie or eagle opportunity awaits if the wind conditions are right.

Back Nine

HOLE #10 – INDIAN GRASS

Par 4 – 400 / 387 / 373 / 305 / 271 yds

Hole #10 is a uphill par 4 and the elevation change should be kept in mind for your second shot. This is one of the few holes at Bent Tree without sand traps. The fairway is quite wide but narrows as you get closer to the green. A left edge tee shot gives you the clearest view of the green. The right side will give you a blind shot due to the large plateau that obscures your view. The green has several undulations and it will test your putting skills.

HOLE #11 – HONEYSUCKLE

Par 4 – 453 / 425 / 400 / 383 / 307 yds

Let the fun begin. The next 4 holes will test every aspect of your golf game. Hole #11 is a long, straight par 4 that plays back to the south. Long hitters can reach the green easily in two, but shorter hitters may require three solid shots to get there. The green slopes from right to left and is guarded by two large bunkers on either side. A south wind will make things even more difficult. Hope for a par but if not, take your bogie and move on.

HOLE #12 – CONEFLOWER

Par 5 – 558 / 540 / 524 / 517 / 499 yds

Hole #12 is a spectacular par 5 that plays downhill all the way. Tee shot placement is key here. Too far left or right and you’re out of bounds. Hit the fairway with a nice little draw and you can roll a long way. Going for the green in two is very possible but beware of the hazard on the right side near the green as the fairway slopes that direction. The green is protected by two large bunkers. Land in the back bunker, and you have a difficult up and down.

HOLE #13 – FOXGLOVE

Par 3 – 167 / 160 / 142 / 137 / 115 yds

Hole #13 is a short but treacherous par 3. A shot hit just a little right and you’re either in one of three deep bunkers or down the hill in the high grass. A shot hit a little too long and you’re down another hill in the high prairie grass. A shot hit a little too far left and you’re in some more trouble. The green has two tiers and a back pin makes it difficult to get close. Par is an excellent score on this hole.

HOLE #14 – BENT TREE

Par 4 – 440 / 426 / 420 / 400 / 340 yds

Hole #14 is a dogleg left and a challenging par 4. Landing your ball on the left side of the fairway gives you the best angle to the green. Go too far right and you can watch your ball travel down a steep hill to a hazard on the right side. Tall prairie grass lines the entire left side of the hole with out of bounds near the green. The green slopes toward the fairway and is guarded by two bunkers. Despite all the obstacles, birdies can be had here.

HOLE #15 – PRIMROSE

Par 5 – 542 / 528 / 515 / 468 / 413 yds

A favorite amongst Bent Tree golfers is the par 5, hole #15. Enjoy the view as your ball travels from the lofty tee boxes down to the fairway below. Beware of the massive trap that lies in the middle of a split fairway. Landing just left of the trap gives you the best angle to the green and getting there in two is not out of the question. Negotiating the large tree 100 yds from the green is always a challenge. A two tiered green makes any putt tricky.

HOLE #16 – WIND FLOWER

Par 4 – 340 / 318 / 302 / 280 / 225 yds

Hole # 16 is a downhill, driveable par 4 that plays straight north. Although #16 is a short hole, it is not as easy as it looks. Trouble awaits if your ball manages to find the small hill that runs along the left side of the hole. The right side is lined with high prairie grass as well. You may wish to play it safe and hit a mid iron from the tee. This will give you a short iron into a green that slopes from left to right and away from the fairway.

HOLE #17 – BLACK EYED SUSAN

Par 4 – 380 / 355 / 347 / 327 / 270 yds

Take a moment to enjoy the spectacular view from the tee box on Hole #17 before you hit your tee shot. This hole is a relatively short par 4 and an excellent chance for birdie if you find the fairway. Two bunkers guard the right side of the fairway but there is plenty of room on the left. A short iron is all that is needed for your approach. Although the green is large and relatively flat, missing left, right or long spells trouble.

HOLE #18 – WILD ROSE

Par 3 – 185 / 148 / 125 / 113 / 100 yds

Hole #18 is a short but challenging par 3 and a great way to end your round at Bent Tree. A short to mid iron is all that is needed but club selection is key here. Players must clear the water and trap to hit a shallow, flat green that is surrounded by high prairie grass to the left and behind. Hit the middle of the green, and you have an excellent chance at birdie.

Location

23579 Hwy 6
Council Bluffs, IA 51503 

Contact

Phone: (712) 566-9441
Fax: (712) 566-9478