A story 100 years in the making…

Wakonda Club’s founding members had a dream to bring together a magnificent country club and golf course in the early 1920s, rivaling any club in Chicago or New York. Their vision to create a haven for Des Moines’ community leaders and citizens was dreamt to be “the most beautiful west of New York” that would be enjoyed for generations to come.

99 years later Wakonda is harkening back to its historic traditions, leaning on the foundations of exceptional amenities and service while looking forward to tomorrow with imagination and vision. But always to be remembered as “the most beautiful west of New York”.

Join us for this year and many more to come as part of the membership!


Wakonda Club prides itself on knowing each member personally and exceeding their expectations through our inviting environment, exceptional amenities, and genuine hospitality. Most importantly, our members value lifelong friendships created and maintained at Wakonda Club and exceptional service provided by our tenured staff. Three different membership types for your family or business needs in golf, social, and dining.

Wakonda offers three distinct membership opportunities for consideration – Golf, Social, and Dining. From a junior young professional looking to start their life in Des Moines, a family ready to make memories together or an established couple opening the next chapter, each membership has its distinct benefits.

Wakonda’s membership includes respective amenity access for a primary member, significant other or spouse/domestic partner and dependent children under the age of 25.

  • Golf membership includes access to the golf course and practice facilities, tennis complex, swimming pools, junior sports programming, social events and all dining amenities.
  • Social membership includes access to the tennis complex, swimming pools, junior sports programming, social events and all dining amenities.
  • Dining membership includes access to the social events and all dining amenities.

Membership is available upon invitation and application.

Club features
  • Breathtaking 360-degree views of our William Langford designed, 18-hole golf course and scenic downtown skyline
  • Located just minutes from a vibrant Downtown and historic residential neighborhood
  • Clay court complex with dedicated patio & professional shop
  • Multi-pool aquatics area, complete with lap swim area, Tiki Bar & Snack Bar
  • Celebrated culinary team that focuses on locally sourced products, house-made desserts & pasta, and elevated experiences
  • Clubhouse features newly renovated event spaces with over a dozen indoor private room combinations for members' professional and personal needs

Amanda Wiebers Director of Membership
515-285-4965 x258