Prairie Highlands -Scottish Links Golf in Olathe

Prairie Highlands Golf Club, already a destination course in Olathe for its links-like feel, is becoming even more attractive as one of the newest members of the GreatLIFE Golf & Fitness group of courses in the Kansas City area. Prairie Highlands became a GreatLIFE course at the start of the year and is in good company in the Classic Plus tier of courses that includes Deer Creek, Falcon Ridge and Hillcrest. All four courses can be played for $179.99 per month, including cart. Classic Plus members can play nine courses in two lower tiers and have access to the four courses in the Legend group. "It's a

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Hodge Park Brings Fun and Beauty to the Game

As the old adage goes: A bad day on the golf course beats a good day in the office. If you disagree, you’re either playing the wrong sport, or (much more likely) you need to revisit your course(s)-of-choice. Because, for every time this fickle game brings us to the brink of insanity, there’s a silver-lining waiting to be seen. In golf, this silver lining comes in the form of perspective. Without perspective, the beauty that this game exudes will never be realized. This is where the old adage rings true. No matter how poorly you’re playing, take a moment to enjoy the beauty of your

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Deer Creek: Premier Golf in Overland Park

Long considered one of the premier golf courses in Kansas City, Deer Creek Golf Club at 133rd and Metcalf in Overland Park can now be joined for $179.99 a month as part of the GreatLIFE Golf & Fitness group. “There isn’t a better time to join GreatLife at Deer Creek,” said General Manager, Chris Fink. “To play Kansas City’s top tier courses, at that price, you just can’t beat it!” Deer Creek and three other Kansas City area courses are in the GreatLIFE Classic Plus tier - Falcon Ridge, Hillcrest and Prairie Highlands. Membership also includes fitness and social privileges, and the ability to play 12 additional

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Tallgrass – Worth the Trip to Wichita

For those who haven’t visited the Tallgrass County Club in Wichita in a while, general manager Aaron Calderon has just one message: Take a fresh look at the club and course. Changes are occurring at Tallgrass following GreatLife KC’s acquisition of the course last year, when Tallgrass was placed in the Legend Collection tier of the GreatLife KC courses. (GreatLife KC is based in Overland Park.) Tallgrass members now can play other Legend Collection courses – Canyon Farms, Staley Farms, and St. Joseph CC – with membership privileges. Tallgrass members receive playing privileges and special pricing at other GreatLife KC courses too. “Tallgrass is in the top

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Paradise Pointe: Beautiful Scenery, Challenging Golf and Maybe a Bit of History

When naming its two championship golf courses – The Outlaw and The Posse – Paradise Pointe paid homage to Clay County’s famous James brothers: Frank and Jesse. While it’s possible the James boys may have once roamed the rolling hillsides which now surround Smithville Lake, they wouldn’t recognize the terrain today as the manmade lake was created in the 1970s with the damming of the Little Platte River. Today the area is home to a wide variety of wildlife. “That’s one of the beauties of our operation,” said General Manager Eddie Hall. “You’ll see deer, you’ll see wild turkeys, you’ll see eagles, you’ll see all types of wildlife

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The Best of the Northland and One of Kansas City’s Best

There’s a good reason everyone raves about Shoal Creek. The beautifully-designed Northland course has been ranked by Golfweek in the top five in Missouri each year since 2006 and ranks among the top 25 courses in the U.S. as rated by layout on GolfAdvisor.com. On top of that, it’s always been one of our favorites here at KC Golfer and KCmetroGolf.com, too. Besides the great layout and wonderful design, Shoal Creek is a local favorite also because of their superior service. “I always tell my staff, when people are here it’s their vacation day,” said Brett Plymell, PGA General Manager, who began as the Head Professional at Shoal

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Falcon Ridge Only Gets Better With GreatLife

Falcon Ridge Golf

It’s not hard to come up with three reasons golfers are drawn to Falcon Ridge Golf Club in Lenexa: Location, design and service. That’s the way Regional Director and General Manager Steve Price sees it. Those attributes, along with Falcon Ridge now being part of the family of GreatLIFE golf courses, help explain why more balls are flying off the tee there. “This place is as busy as I have ever seen it,” Price said. “It’s a very positive experience.” Price has been with Falcon Ridge for four years and is a PGA professional. Falcon Ridge is among four courses in the Great Life Classic Plus category, along

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GreatLife Promises Face Lift to Venerable Blue Springs CC

GreatLifeKC has added Blue Springs Country Club to its roster of area golf courses, with the anticipation of restoring the club while also bringing their philosophy of combining golf and fitness to the Blue Springs area. While the quality course itself is unchanged, the GreatLife acquisition has re-invigorated management of the club, which is now under the direction of former Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Larry Marshall. Marshall, who relocated to the Kansas City area after his NFL playing days, describes himself first as a businessman, but also as someone who enjoys the game. “I’m an avid golfer,” he said. “I love to play.” Marshall’s business

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Tiffany Greens – Beautiful AND More Playable Then Ever

Tiffany Greens has been one of Kansas City’s most compelling and beautiful golf courses since it opened in the Northland in 1999. Designed by Robert Trent Jones II, Tiffany Greens gives golfers a new look on every hole over rolling terrain, zoysia fairways, and large greens. Built as a championship course that hosted the TD Waterhouse Championship, a Senior PGA Tour event during the first four years, Tiffany Greens is becoming more playable for a wider range of golfers. The course this year has moved up the forward tees so more golfers, such as juniors, seniors and women, can reach greens in regulation. Research showed that the forward (red) tees at Tiffany

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Prairie Highlands Eyes Return to Prominence

Prairie golf course

Regularly recognized over the years as one of Kansas’ best, Prairie Highlands is hoping to return to its place among top-tier courses. To accomplish that, General Manager Shawn McGuire was recently brought over from Hillcrest to help spruce up a course which consistently ranks among the top five Kansas courses. “Our main focus has been getting Prairie Highlands back to the prominence of when it opened,” he said. “I remember when I first came to Kansas City, this was one of the places to play. It was a brand-new golf course; it was in pristine condition.” Restoring some of the brand new feel is one of McGuire’s

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