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Wakonda Club Announces Restorative Golf Course Master Plan

Wakonda Club Announces Restorative Golf Course Master Plan

By Brian Weis

Wakonda Club, celebrating its 100th year as a staple of the South Side Des Moines community, announced this week its plans to perform a restorative Golf Course Master Plan. The project, set to break ground in June 2023 and completed at the end of spring in 2024, is a full-scale restoration of the William Langford and Theodore Moreau masterpiece originally created in 1922.

Nationally recognized golf course architect Tyler Rae and his associates will be carrying out the Golf Course Master Plan.

The plan is being driven by a new irrigation system, which will make the Club more environmentally sustainable and will improve turf and tree conditions. Paying homage to Langford and Moreau's original design intentions was another major aspect in creating this Master Plan. Ultimately, the Master Plan increases playability for golfers of all skill levels and enhances the beautiful features that make Wakonda Club so unique.

The Golf Course Master Plan is part of a larger Vision Process for the Club. In addition to the Golf Course Master Plan, a large-scale renovation, including new hard courts, pickleball courts, fencing, and lighting will be installed at the Club's Tennis complex.

Wakonda Club is contracted to host the Principal Charity Classic, a marquee PGA TOUR Champions event, through 2023.

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About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.

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