- (1) The Harvester G.C. (pictured above), Rhodes ^
- (7) Des Moines G. & C.C. (North), West Des Moines
- (3) Des Moines G. & C.C. (South), West Des Moines
- (4) Glen Oaks C.C. West Des Moines
- (5) Wakonda Club, Des Moines
- (9) Cedar Rapids C.C.
- (2) Spirit Hollow G. Cse., Burlington ★
- (8) Blue Top Ridge At Riverside ★
- (6) Davenport C.C., Pleasant Valley
- (10) Tournament Club Of Iowa, Polk City★
KEY TO SYMBOLS
(2015-'16 ranking in parentheses)
• America's 100 Greatest Course
≈ America's Second 100 Greatest
^ America's 100 Greatest Public Course
★ Other public-access course
Some courses are ranked in Best in State but did not receive enough ballots to be considered for national lists.
America's 100 Greatest & America's Second 100 Greatest requires a minimum of 45 evaluations accumulated within 8 years, 100 Greatest Public 25 evaluations and Best in State 10 ballots. While a few highly ranked state courses do have a higher score than 100 Greatest, Second 100 Greatest or 100 Greatest Public courses within that state, and are listed above them, they will not appear on a national ranking until achieving the qualifying ballots.