« on: March 19, 2012, 07:47:24 PM »
Another golf / disc golf vacation in the works for this coming Fri/Sat the 23rd/24th.
Wanting to do the Smithville complex maybe Saturday morning, more likely Friday evening. Which courses should we play if we only have time for 2? Which if we can do only 1?
Might do Down Under or Wilbur Young Sat morning, but more likely we'll play Water Works. If you don't live near KC, you gotta get all the WW you can, when you can.
For "ball" golf, I didn't find a really good KC course review site. That's one thing disc golf has the upper hand on. But I did find kansascitygolfguide.com and I made a list of what I guessed to be the best courses. Sort of in order of expected comparative ranking.
Iron Horse in Leawood, KS.
Played this one last year and it was so good that I'm not sure if we would like to forego the exploration and just play this one again. Outstanding course.
Dub's Dread in KC, KS. Out by where Ted's Dread was. Heard it used to be one of the toughest in the country. Now looks like a huge range in length is available. I usually like to play slop ratings in the low to mid 120's, so the shorts would be good enough. Most of these courses play about 124 from the "whites" and that's a decent challenge. I like fast greens, big trees, and other features that add difficulty. But I also like for it to be fair and let you decide how much risk you want to play; big fairways are a plus.
Tiffany Greens in KC, MO. A little longer at 6200' from whites. Looks like plenty of water too.
Swope Memorial Golf Course in KC, MO. Like disc golf, downhill golf shots are loads of fun. Every time I drive by this place and see all the hills, it just looks like a great time.
Deer Creek in Overland Park, KS. Don't know anything about it. Pictures look nice.
Sycamore Ridge in Spring Hill, KS. The slope rating and course rating are just ridiculously high. 150 slope from the longest tees. That is just nuts. Would be fun just to see how crazy this course is. Might not be fun having to say what I shot.
Tomahawk Hills in Shawnee, KS. Read that there is two huge tee off of a cliff holes. And the green fees are really cheap. Is the rest of the course good too?
Winterstone in Independence, MO. Only course on top of an active mine? Nice pics on the website.
Adams Pointe in Blue Springs, MO. Just North from Wilbur Young Park, it appears.
Paradise Point in Smithville, MO. The Outlaw and The Posse.
Falcon Ridge in Lenexa, KS.
Drumm Farm in Independence, MO.
Prarie Highlands in Olathe, KS.
Sunflower Hills, in Bonner Springs, KS.
Painted Hills, in KC, KS.
Hodge Park in KC, MO.
Anyone played a few golf courses around the KC metro? Any recommendations? Thinking maybe Dubs or Tiffany Greens Friday morning and either Swope or Iron Horse or Tiffany Saturday afternoon.
What about a good sports bar and grill, maybe somewhere in the North KC area, to watch the Jayhawk game?