Well, now that I've highjacked the thread, I may as well respond.
Yeah, Swope is between 20 and 25mins on average. But I rounded up. I like to think in terms of quarter hours for drive times. I'm weird, I know. And P-Hill is even closer to 30mins from 71(I49)/150 which is essentially where I start from. There's just no real direct route to get there from the NW. The lake being there probably has something to do with that. I could probably get to both those courses faster, but I have an aversion to speeding tickets.
As for the Raytown course rumors, that'd be nice, but rumors have been all I found down here. I've heard rumors of a Raymore course in the works and also rumors of a Belton course in the works. Not seen anything moving on those, or I'd volunteer for work days to make it happen.
Where I think the best place for a majors-quality course would be Longview Lake. All sorts of terrain, trees, trails and fingerlets of water to throw over, but if a course were possible there, surely someone would have made that happen by now.