Kansas is situated in the Midwest Region of the United States – bounded by Nebraska to the north, Missouri to the east, Oklahoma to the south and Colorado to the west – and it’s reckoned that Lebanon in Smith County is the geographical centre of the 48 contiguous American states. Kansas isn’t called the Wheat State for nothing, as it’s one of the most productive agricultural regions in the country.

According to the USGA, there are eight golf associations in the state of Kansas affiliated to the national body. The most important of these is the Kansas Golf Association, established in 1908, and it governs over 11,000 golfers in 131 clubs, conducting 17 annual state championships for these members.

The course at Prairie Dunes Country Club forms the only world-class golfing layout in the state. Established as a 9-holer by Perry Maxwell in 1937 then extended by his son Press to a full 18-hole layout twenty years later, it’s laid out among links-like sand hills near Hutchison, in the middle of the state.

Our Kansas Best In State Rankings were last updated in June 2016. Click the link to read the story.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Kansas

Prairie Dunes

1st Kansas - Best in Area

Prairie Dunes Country Club is an inland links jewel, which is set in the heart of America. It has many characteristics of a classic seaside links.


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Description: Prairie Dunes Country Club is an inland links jewel, which is set in the heart of America. It has many characteristics of a classic seaside links. Rating: 5.375 out of 6

Flint Hills National

2nd Kansas - Best in Area

Flint Hills National Golf Club is situated fifteen miles east of Witchita in a hilly location covering around 240 acres. This private course was designed by Tom Fazio at a reputed cost of $18m...


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Kansas City

3rd Kansas - Best in Area

The classic old AW Tillinghast-designed course at Kansas City Country Club has been renovated a number of times - most notably by Robert Trent Jones Snr - but it still retains much of its Golden Age charm.


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Shadow Glen

4th Kansas - Best in Area

Occupying a rather hilly site to the north east of Olathe, the fairways at the Shadow Glen Golf Club are routed along rocky ridges and through wooded valleys.


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5th Kansas - Best in Area

Set within an extensive Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation property, the Firekeeper golf course is a Notah Begay III and Jeff Brauer design that debuted in 2011.


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Colbert Hills

6th Kansas - Best in Area

Laid out on the Kansas Flint Hills to the north west of Manhattan, the 18 holes at Colbert Hills were fashioned by the design partnership of Champions Tour player Jim Colbert and architect Jeff Brauer.

Wolf Creek Golf Links

7th Kansas - Best in Area

The course at the all-male club of Wolf Creek Golf Links was extensively renovated in 2006 when greens were replaced, bunkers renewed and irrigation facilities improved.


8th Kansas - Best in Area

Located in the southern suburbs of Kansas and with many of the fairways routed around housing, the course at Hallbrook Country Club is a very tough test of golf where tight fairways and heavily contoured greens contribute to the level of difficulty.

Sand Creek Station

9th Kansas - Best in Area

Built on either side of the railway line into Newton, the golf course at Sand Creek Station features a replica of the world famous Road Hole green at the par five 16th hole.

Buffalo Dunes

10th Kansas - Best in Area

Featuring bluegrass fairways and bentgrass greens, Buffalo Dunes Golf Course has operated as a public facility since 1976. Staff loyalty here is such that there have only been four golf pros and three superintendents since the course first opened.