A Guide to Wichita's Golf Courses
August Is National Golf Month! Whether you're working on you drive, your short game, or your swing, or if you're just looking for a great place to play, Wichita is home to several great golf courses. To find the course that best suits your interest, check out the list below!
Tallgrass Country Club
Tallgrass Country Club features a beautiful Arthur Hills designed course that highlights the area’s native tall grass. The private, 18-hole, championship golf course located on 21st Street between Rock and Webb offers dramatic views, pristine greens and lush fairways. The course at Tallgrass Country Club will present a challenge for every golfer, regardless of skill level. With three sets of tees and a variety of play, each golfer can determine his or her own challenge. Tallgrass also highlights a large clubhouse, a swimming pool, a grand dining room for events and more. After your game, grab a bite to eat at Tallgrass’s Rough Hunters 19th Hole Bar and Grill. Membership details are available here.
Terradyne Country Club
At Terradyne Country Club, golfers can enjoy 18 holes of supreme Scottish links golfing. This club is reminiscent of an English manor, and will have guests feeling like royalty. Located just East of Wichita, Terradyne features an award-winning, championship course.
Designed by Donald Sechrest, the well-known golf course architect, this course offers a challenging and fair test to any golfer. Terradyne’s course was awarded a 4 star rating by Golf Digest magazine in 2006, 2007 and 2008, and has been rated as one of America’s best by Golf Week magazine. For membership information, click here.
Derby Golf and Country Club
Located near the intersection of Patriot and Rock, the Derby Golf and Country Club is home to an 18-hole championship golf course with four sets of tee boxes. The course was designed by Lyndy Lindsey. Derby Golf and Country Club also other amenities, such as a driving range, short game practice areas, swimming and sports pools as well as a wading pool for children, a pro shop, fitness center, locker rooms and more. After golfing, swimming or working out, members can stop by the clubhouse and grab a bite to eat at the grill. Derby Golf and Country Club offers men’s and women’s golf associations, and junior golf leagues are available for kids! Click here for membership information.
Sierra Hills Golf Club
Sierra Hills boasts a par 58 course designed by Leo Johnson. The course, which highlights four par 4 holes and 14 par 3 holes, incorporates six water features.
The 18th hole even includes a water hazard in front of the green, adding a dramatic ending to a great golfing experience. Sierra Hills is Wichita’s only executive golf course, and it features a highlights a 35-stall, 300 yard driving range. View membership information here.
Reflection Ridge Golf Course
The course at Reflection Ridge Golf Club was designed by architect Karl Litten, and opened in 1989. The par 72 course has been played by many of today’s PGA players. Featuring four sets of tees, this course offers players a variety of difficulty levels.
The Reflection Ridge Golf Course also features a clubhouse, equipped with a grill that offers full bar service as well as banquet and catering services. Other amenities include a swimming pool, tennis courts and more. Membership details are available here.
An American original, Hutchinson’s Prairie Dunes was designed by initially by Architect Perry Maxwell, whose work is demonstrated in the front nine. When the course was struck by a tornado, production on rest of the course was delayed. The back nine were designed by Maxwell’s son, Press, and opened twenty years. The picturesque course is designed similarly to some of the best golf courses in the British Isles. Prairie Dunes has been home to many major golf events and has received high rankings from multiple golf publications including Golf Digest, Golf Week and Golf Magazine. Interested in becoming a member? Learn more here.
Hesston Golf Course
Hesston’s public 18-hole course features a 71 stroke par. The course was designed by architect Frank Hummel in 1975, with the idea that golfers of all skill levels would be able to enjoy the course. The facility highlights other amenities, such as practice facilities, an indoor learning center, a full service golf shop, and even V1 Swing Analysis Software. A state-of-the-art irrigation system keeps the course pristine. Various clubs, leagues and tournament opportunities are available through the Hesston Golf Course. To view membership details click here.
Sand Creek Station
Locate in Newton, Sand Creek Station pays tribute to the town’s railroad history. This allows Sand Creek Station to continue the age old, Scottish tradition of golf courses bordering railways, by offering a variety of holes that are “hard by the cinders.” Golfers will notice the influences of iconic courses at Sand Creek Station, as the 16th hole, which once sat near a railway, demonstrates a recreation of the famous Road Hole Green. In addition, North Berwick, Scotland’s famous “Redan” ln another hole, and various others feature influences by early American golf courses. Book a tee time here.
Cherry Oaks Golf Course is located just outside of Wichita in Cheney. The 18-hole Public/Municipal golf course is owned by the city of Cheney. Cherry Oaks is open 362 days a year, allowing golfers to come out and play on almost any day of the year! The course also includes access to an on-site driving range and practice green, as well as a pavilion and a clubhouse that is equipped with snacks, drinks and merchandise. Cherry Oaks offers golf leagues for both men and women during the summer. Reservations are recommended for tee times, especially on holidays and weekends. Tee times are encouraged, especially on weekends and holidays. Click here to book online.
Hidden Lakes Golf Course
Hidden Lakes offers a par 72, 18-hole course created by architect Floyd Farley. Featuring a channel of lakes throughout, this course is sure to test the skill of any golfer. Hidden lakes also highlights a newly renovated practice area featuring a large hitting area, a chipping green, two putting greens and a practice bunker. On the practice green, golfers will be provided with golf balls at no charge, but are more than welcome to use their own if they so choose. Hidden Lakes Golf Course is located at 6020 Greenwich Rd in Derby. Tee Times can be reserved by phone at 316.788.2855.
Willowbend Golf Club
Willowbend Golf Club’s course was co-designed by Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish, and it’ss the only course in the state to feature their work. The par 72 golf course is located in northeast Wichita, and it has been open since 1987. Located at 8001 East Mulberry, this course is commonly considered one of Kansas’s finest golf courses and practice facilities, this course has served as the host for a variety of major golf events, like the Nike Tour, Futures Tour, U.S. Open and Senior U.S. Open qualifying. Willowbend Golf Club offers clubs for both men and women as well as junior golf for the kids! Willowbend has also recently added private golf cart storage, so you’ll always have a place to park after your game. Golfers at this course will also be able to check out the café! For membership information, click here.
Pine Bay Golf Club
Pine Bay is a public golf club in Wichita that offers a variety of amenities, including three tees for each course, club memberships, a full-service pro shop, a full FootGolf course and more. The course also highlights unique features like an island green and more. The course was designed by Kevin Pargaman in 1985. Pine bay is unique in that it offers a challenging 9-hole course, for golfers who are looking for a quick game. Located on the south side of 63rd street at Hydraulic, Pine Bay Golf Club offers a great golfing experience for Wichita’s south side golfers! For further details on Pine Bay, click here.
Rolling Hills Country Club
Rolling Hills Country Club, designed by Floyd Farley, is locate at 223 S. Westlink, near Cowskin Creek. The course, which sits on 130 acres, has a deep history, and hosted the tournament during which the LPGA was founded! At Rolling Hills, golfers can enjoy swimming and tennis as well as golf. Rolling Hills features a driving range that's open seven days a week, a golf shop, two putting greens, a chipping and pitching green and a practice bunker. At rolling Hills, you can also hang out in the very clubhouse where the LPGA began! Click here for more information.
Andover Municipal Golf Course
Formerly called Cedar Pines, the Andover Municipal Golf Course is a par 33, 9-hole public golf course. Established in 1988, this course is great for working on you short game! The course highlights six par 4 holes and three par 3 holes. Are you a great golfer? Find out at the Andover Municipal Golf Course. Intended for any skill level, this course still presents a challenge for golfers. Golf carts, pull carts and rental clubs are available at this course. Don’t forget to check out the clubhouse and snack bar! Learn more about this course here.
Auburn Hills Public Golf Course
Auburn Hills is one of five of Wichita’s public golf courses. Featuring scenic wetlands, rolling hills and more, the Auburn Hills golf course is beautiful and challenging. The course was designed by Perry Dye, a well-known golf course designer. This course hosts many Kansas Golf Association and United Stated Golf Association events each year. Auburn Hills is located at 433 S 135th St West, and sits in the center of the Auburn Hills residential development. This course offers lessons, programs and leagues and juniors division ns for the kids.
Arthur B Sim Public Golf Course
The Arthur B. Sim Golf Course is a favorite among local golfers. Located at 2020 W. Murdock in central Wichita, this course is just a short drive from anywhere in town. The course is nestled alongside the Arkansas River and utilizes the area’s natural beauty. The par 71 course measures 6,330 yards and highlight tree-lined fairways.
L.W. Clapp Public Golf Course
At just over 6,000 yards, the L.W. Clapp Golf Course is the shortest of Wichita’s public courses. L.W. Clapp features a creek running through the tightly laid out course. The par 70 course offers many holes that are challenging for almost any golfer. If you want to test your short game, Wichita’s L.W. Clapp Golf Course is a great place to do it.
MacDonald Public Golf Course
Rated one of the best public courses time and again by the Wichita Eagle, the par 72 MacDonald Golf Course is located at 840 N. Yale.In the 1930s, this course served at the original Wichita Country Club. MacDonald Golf Course measures 6,911 yards lined with cottonwood trees.
Tex Consolver Public Golf Course
Tex Consolver Golf Course is in Pawnee Prairie Park at 1931 Tyler. A par 72 course, Tex Consolver was designed by Bob Dunning. Measuring 7,361 yards, it’s one of the longest courses in the state! The course highlights water traps on six holes, a prairie inspired design, and large greens to compete with the Kansas winds. Of the City courses, Tex Consolver is often the most played per year.
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