Briggs Woods Golf Course: Golf In The Heart of Iowa

By Jeff Wendel






Briggs Woods Golf Course stands as a testament to the beauty and tranquility that Iowa has to offer. This picturesque golf course, located south of Webster City, combines stunning natural surroundings with an exciting and enjoyable golf course, making it a haven for golf enthusiasts and nature lovers.

Departing from the Twin Cities area, travelers typically take Interstate 35 South. As you cross into Iowa, the route passes Mason City before heading west on Highway 20 at exit 142B. In just 15 miles golf enthusiasts will find Briggs Woods Golf Course situated amidst the tranquility of Briggs Woods Park. The final stretch to the golf course reveals lush greenery, rolling hills, and the promise of a golfing experience surrounded by nature in the Boone River Valley.

Briggs Woods began as a nine-hole course in 1971. The redesign of the original nine and the addition of the second nine was completed in 1991. The staff also completed the clubhouse in 1991. Adding 11,250 square feet of versatile state-of-the-art indoor meeting and event space with vibrant outdoor activities, the Briggs Woods Conference Center opened in 2019.

One of the standout features of Briggs Woods Golf Course is its breathtaking natural setting. The course is situated within Briggs Woods Park, a 492-acre area that encompasses woodlands, prairies, and a scenic pond. Golfers can enjoy the serene ambiance and immerse themselves in the beauty of the surroundings as they navigate through the well-manicured fairways.

Golf Professional and Club Manager Blaine Buhr and his friendly and welcoming staff work hard to ensure a comfortable and relaxing experience. Golf Course Superintendent Travis Brown continues to provide excellent conditions to the course. The challenge level varies greatly between the front and the back. The front nine is relatively open, the back nine takes you into the trees. The course is fun but be ready to play carefully after you reach the 13th hole.

Stay And Play

Stay and Play Golf packages include unlimited golf and lodging. The Briggs Woods Park cabins are fantastic. The Oak Cabin sleeps 4 to 8 people, the Hickory Cabin sleeps 7 to 13 and the Legacy Cabin sleeps 9 to 15. Each cabin includes: a fully stocked kitchen with standard-size refrigerator, stove, and microwave, TVs in the living room and each bedroom, a large, covered porch with picnic tables, fire ring, charcoal grill, and many more amenities.

Briggs Woods partners with two hotels in Webster City, both offering value packed deals – each just two miles from the course. The AmericInn Motel has an indoor pool, and hot tub. The Super 8 Motel has a heated indoor pool with a large seating area.

Consider booking a mid-week trip if you would like a cabin. Make your plans early as the accommodations fill up fast.

Briggs Woods Golf Course goes beyond providing an exceptional golfing experience; it offers a range of facilities and amenities to enhance visitors’ overall enjoyment. The clubhouse, overlooking the 18th green, provides a welcoming space for golfers to relax and socialize.

Beyond providing a recreational haven, Briggs Woods Golf Course is dedicated to environmental stewardship. The management has implemented sustainable practices to preserve the natural ecosystem surrounding the course. These efforts include water conservation, habitat preservation, and wildlife-friendly landscaping, showcasing the commitment to maintaining the delicate balance between golf and nature.

Briggs Woods Golf Course blends golfing excellence with natural beauty. Whether you’re a seasoned golfer or a casual enthusiast, the course offers a rewarding experience amidst serene landscapes.