Kansas City Golf Courses

Kansas City Golf Courses

By Brian Wright of Kansas City Golf Guide

Golfing opportunities await you in all corners of the city. From historic Swope memorial Golf Course located in Swope park at the heart of the city, to the recently developed upscale public courses ringing the city, exciting ongoing improvements are providing visitors with an unforgettable experience.

What makes Kansas City’s golfing unique?

You’ll find good variety at good prices. Visit our beautiful older courses like Swope Memorial Golf Course’s parkland style course to Prairie Highland’s Golf Course prairie length style course.

What are Kansas City’s best-kept golf secrets?

The amount of water we have provides for some spectacular shots. Try the 3rd hole at Falcon Lakes Golf Course, the 16th hole at Heritage Park Golf Course, the 4th hole at Tiffany Greens Golf Club, and the 10th hole at Paradise Pointe’s Outlaw Course.

What’s your insider tip for someone visiting Kansas City golf course?

For spring, be prepared for a variety of weather. Also, utilize the I-435 loop—a highway that makes the 43 public courses around Kansas City extremely accessible. Finally, be prepared for some challenging golf by spending your first day on the practice tee with a local PGA golf professional.

What do you love best about Kansas City?

We’ve got great music, food and friendly people—all of which constitute a great quality of life here. The sincere friendliness of locals makes the good food and music even more enjoyable. It’s like being surrounded by friends wherever you go.

If you had three places to take visitors, where would you take them?

Visit one of our great golf courses. Then, go to Hereford House for lunch or dinner. It’s hard to beat their t-bone steak or their blackened salmon. End the evening with a show at the Starlight Theatre with its intimate setting.


KC Golf Courses

Fred Arbanas Golf Course at Longview Lake

The Fred Arbanas Golf Course, a public 27-hole golf facility, on the east side of Longview Lake Park, is located adjacent to historic Longview Farm. The facility boasts an 18-hole, Scottish Links, Championship Course with cart paths running from tee to green. A 9-hole, Par 3 Executive Course, drivin...

Heart of America Golf Course

This scenic 9-hole course is fairly tight with many hazards. Be prepared to lose some golf balls. Blue River is also home to the outstanding Blue River Golf Academy. Holes: 9 Par: 35 Yardage: 2,287 USGA Course/Slope Rating: N/A Fairways: Zoysia Greens: Bentgrass Pract...

Heritage Park Golf Course

Heritage Park Golf Course offers an exceptional combination of traditional tree-lined and links-type holes which provide an interesting, challenging and picturesque game, a continuous cart path throughout the entire course, three lakes, as well as Coffee Creek, bring water into play on 11 of the 18 ...

Hodge Park Golf Course

Perhaps the most popular muni course in Kansas City, Hodge Park is easy to find and you can usually get a tee time with short notice. Many people enjoy walking this course. Great views of the city. The course is always in excellent shape. Best Golf Value in the Northland. Visit our website for Free...

Minor Park Golf Course

Good public course with recent improvements. Minor Park is a popular walking course and features wide open fairways. The greens are approach shot friendly. Holes: 18 Par: 70 Yardage: 5,560/4,789 USGA Course/Slope Rating: 65.9/105, 64.2/101 Fairways: Bluegrass Greens: B...

Osawatomie Golf Course

The Osawatomie Municipal Golf Course is here to provide affordable recreation for the community and surrounding areas and attracts players of all ages and abilities. The 18 hole irrigated municipal golf course at the City Lake offers a club house, snack bar, pro shop, driving range, and practice ...

Paradise Pointe Golf Complex

The Outlaw is an excellent public course featuring numerous signature holes, the most dramatic being the tough par 3, 10th hole. Great overall golf facility with good service and an award-winning pro shop. Holes: 18 Par: 72 Yardage: 6,988/6,469/5,322 USGA Course/Slope Rating: 74....

Swope Memorial Golf Course

Designed by famous course architect A.W. Tillinghast. Host site of the 2005 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship. This historic golf course located in Swope Park should be near the top of your list. • Holes: 18 • Par: 72 • Yardage: 6,274/5,780/4,517 • USGA Course/Slope Rating: 70....

Tomahawk Hills Golf Course

Built in 1910, Tomahawk Hills is the oldest golf course in the metropolitan area and is ranked as one of the area's most challenging public courses.