9. The Harvester, Rhodes, IA; 641-227-4653, harvestergolf.com
Iowa hasn't exactly produced a bumper crop of superior public courses, but this Keith Foster design 30 miles northeast of Des Moines is an exception. The Harvester sweeps across the prairie with sharp yet flowing lines that harken back to 1920s-era Midwestern classics. Strategic options abound, with grassy slopes, slender streams and perfectly slotted traps all well-poised to snare the careless shot, proving the adage here that you reap what you sow.