One of the Best Golf Courses in Iowa: Brooks Golf Course

The Oakwood Inn is a Select Registry Bed and Breakfast Inn located in Okoboji near Spirit Lake.

Brooks Golf Course and more great golf courses in Iowa to explore near our Okoboji Hotel

Are you looking forward to hitting the links again this spring? There’s no better time to start planning your golf getaways, and one of the best golf courses in Iowa, Brooks Golf Course is right in the heart of the Iowa Great Lakes Region. This beautiful course in Okoboji has 27 holes spanning three distinct nine-hole layouts. Brooks Golf Course blends masterful design with superb playing conditions featuring bent grass fairways.

The Iowa Great Lakes region is a fantastic destination for golfing. Our area offers a picturesque landscape with rolling hills, lush greenery, and sparkling lakes, providing a stunning backdrop for a relaxing game. Golfers can enjoy breathtaking views and immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the Midwest while playing their favorite sport. Brooks Golf Course happens to be one of these idyllic places! 

In fact, Okoboji is home to five golf courses which all happen to be within five miles of The Oakwood Inn—a premier luxury adults-only Okoboji Hotel. We also offer a spectacular “Tee for Two” golf package which includes a round of golf for two people at two different courses in Okoboji, including golf cart and driving range access, a $50 gift certificate for each pro shop, and two stylish golf shirts with the Oakwood Inn emblem. Book this package and your lodging in Okoboji today! 

Brooks Golf Course, one of the best golf courses in Iowa

Brooks Golf Course & More Golf Courses in Iowa Near Our Okoboji Hotel

As a guest with us, you’ll be a two-minute jaunt from your tee time at Brooks Golf Course and just a quick drive from these other excellent golf courses in Iowa. Golfing in the Midwest is a popular pastime, with more than 400 golf courses in Iowa. With advanced notice, We’d be happy to prepare a delicious breakfast to-go for those early morning tee times, giving you a good start to your day on the course.

  1. Brooks Golf Course: Known for having beautiful fairways, pristine water hazards, and challenging sand traps—an outing at Brooks Golf Course is perfect for a day out on the green. Golfers of all skill sets and experience will enjoy the 27 holes and diverse terrain. There’s also a fantastic and well-stocked store and a pub worth a stop for a drink or a meal after your round on the links. Brooks Golf is ranked as the number 12 course in Iowa on the Top 100 Golf Courses website. 
  2. Emerald Hills Golf Course & Country Club: The hilly terrain, tree-lined dog legs, and fast greens offer a memorable 18-hole, par 72 round of golf in Okoboji. This is one of the golf courses in Iowa with the highest slope rating in the area. Professional, amateur, and novice golfers alike will enjoy trying their hand at the beautiful course. The pro shop is also one of the best in the area. 
  3. Okoboji View Golf Course: As the Lakes’ most westerly located course, you’ll find beautiful wetlands, expansive prairie views, and tree-lined fairways at this excellent golfing establishment. Head to Pub 19 Bar & Grill with a beautifully remodeled deck for a post-golf drink and snack. 
  4. Indian Hills Golf Club: Home to the area’s only natural grass-putting course in Iowa—this 9-hole golf course is nestled among gently rolling hills and guides you around our Bass Lake. If Putt-Putt is more your speed, they’ve got a fun course here for a leisurely afternoon relaxing with friends. 
  5. Okoboji Gold Disc Golf Course: For those who have yet to try disc golf, this is a fun group activity in Kenue Park, which is within walking distance of our Okoboji Hotel. This 18-hole championship course meanders through a prairie and oak savanna. 
Brooks Golf Course is one of the best golf courses in Iowa near our Okoboji hotel

Plan Your Upcoming Weekend Getaways in Iowa

If you’re a golf enthusiast, you’ll love the collection of golf courses in Iowa! Especially Brooks Golf Course and the other courses within five miles of our Okoboji Hotel. These beautiful courses are the perfect place for a thrilling round, getting low-impact exercise, and spending time in the fresh Iowa Great Lakes air. Our location is ideal for exploring all of the best things to do in Okoboji during your weekend getaways, but set back our quiet property away from the busy tourist areas. 

Inside our elegant Inn, you’ll feel right at home! Our welcoming service, comfortable accommodations, and a long list of luxurious amenities truly set the tone for a romantic escape, a friend’s golf getaway, or even a solo retreat to reset and relax. We have 11 spacious and newly remodeled guest rooms—many with fireplaces, expansive verandas, patios, or whirlpool tubs. All rooms have lovely Aveda bath products, Comphy brand linens, and en suite bathrooms. 

Each morning of your stay, you’ll be treated to a homecooked, gourmet breakfast, either served in our light-filled dining room, in the privacy of your own suite, or we can even box it to go for those setting out for an early tee time at Brooks Golf Course or one of the other golf courses in Iowa. Be sure to check out our “Tee for Two” golf package and our other romantic add-ons. Start planning your weekend getaways in Iowa; book your lodging today! 

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