Mexico Open at Vidanta

Vidanta Vallarta



The Harvester Club

Rhodes, IA Private

Overview

Though barely two decades old, The Harvester Club has led an adventurous life. It came into the world at the end of the 1990s as course of its time: that is, an upscale daily-fee design 30 minutes northeast of Des Moines with snaking fairways and round, modern-looking bunkering. A bunker renovation in 2010 began to alter their character, roughing up the edges and giving the course a more rustic look. In 2017, the owners reversed course and took the club private, hiring original architect Keith Foster to remove trees to better highlight the site’s hills and prairie terrain, and to revamp the holes with new tees and wider, less snaking fairways. Foster also reimagined the course as a paean to early 20th century architecture, constructing more squared-off greens, shifting new flat-bottomed grass-faced bunkers to more interesting and impactful locations, and adding thematic riffs on a Road Hole green, a Tillinghast-inspired Hell’s Half Acre, a Short Hole and an Oakmont-like Church Pews bunker.

About

Holes 18
Length 7460
Slope 140
Facility Type Private
Year Opened 2000
Designer Keith R. Foster, ASGCA

Awards

100 Greatest the Second 100
100 Greatest Public
Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

Second 100 Greatest: Debut appearance on our national rankings.
2023-'24 ranking: 197th.
Previous ranking: Not ranked.
Highest ranking: No. 197, 2023-'24.

100 Greatest Public: Ranked for 16 years from 2003-'18. Highest ranking: No. 21, 2005-'06.

Best in State: Ranked first, 2003-'10 and since 2013. Ranked second, 2011-'12.

Current ranking: First.

Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.4

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.3094
Character
7.22
Challenge
7.421
Layout Variety
7.2854
Fun
7.1047
Aesthetics
7.1895
Conditioning
7.6888

Reviews

Readers

Collection of reviews from our readers

0
There are no reader ratings yet

Reviews

There are no readers reviews yet. Be the first to write a review.