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Drumm Farm Golf Club, Golf Courses in Kansas City, Missouri

Drumm Farm

Location:  Kansas City, MO

Address: 15400 E 34th St S, Independence, MO 64055

Phone: (816) 350-9900

Type: Public

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Comments:  Drumm Farm Golf Club in Kansas City (Independence) is another Great Life course. I enjoyed playing the course and will play there again. The typography consists of rolling hills and is well laid out, which makes it a very walkable course. The fairways are reasonably wide open and the first cut of rough are short and playable. The greens are on the small side and fairly flat, which should minimize the number of 3-putts. The traps throughout need a little work and it appears as if they have started that process. The fairway bunkers are almost like dirt and the green-side bunkers are much more acceptable, with fluffier sand. Another nitpick is that the GPS on each cart blocks about 20% of the vision of the driver. Kind of wierd. But, all in all I like Drumm Farm Golf Club and the pro, Tony Highfill, is an excellent representative of the course and the Great Life organization. If you have never heard of Great Life and play golf, you need to check them out.

 

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The Outlaw - Paradise Pointe Golf Complex, Smithville, Missouri

Paradise Pointe

Location: Platte City / Kansas City, MO

Address: 18212 Golf Course Rd, Smithville, MO 64089

Phone: (816) 532-4100

Type: Public

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Comments:  Paradise Pointe Golf Complex, in Kansas City, Missouri (Smithville) has two courses, The Posse Course and the Outlaw Course. Think of them as maternal twins. While their DNA is very similar, there are some fairly significant differences . . . much like a red haired boy and brown haired girl set of twins. Same parents but different chromosomes. The biggest difference in the two courses is that The Posse has Blue grass tees and fairways. The Outlaw has Zoysia. I actually prefer Blue grass if it is nurtured and maintained properly, as The Posse is. Both courses have a few prime real estate holes that are adjacent to the lake (although I prefer The Posse's lake holes) and both have plenty of fairway and green-side bunkers. For whatever reason, The Outlaw's sand seemed to be more consistently well maintained. Now for the similarities. Both courses are a Par 72 that are just over 7,000 yards from the tips. Both offer a great test of golfing skills that will require using every club in your bag. Both have a thick rough that are a bit too long for speedy play. Both have medium-size greens that are a little slow but roll true with a low level of complexity. Both have a few holes that offer sweeping views of the lake and course (I give the edge to Outlaw here). Both have pot bunkers guarding many of the greens. The comparisons can go on and on. But, make your own comparisons. Both courses are worth playing. So, take a little drive into the country of Platte County and enjoy two rounds of great golf.

 

 

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WinterStone Golf Course, Kansas City, Missouri Golf Courses

WinterStone

Location: Kansas City

Address: 17101 E Kentucky Rd, Independence, MO 64058

Phone: (816) 257-5755

Type: Public

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Comments:  WinterStone Golf Course is absolutely a great public course, located in Kansas City. I think it is one of the best in Missouri and an excellent value. The greens, tees and fairway grasses are among the best in the state. The roughs are thick and lush but too long for my taste. Besides making it more difficult to find your ball, you will need to add one or two clubs distance for most balls out of the rough. As the assistant pro, Jeremey Bailey, said "Yep, they're 'healthy'." Each of the of medium-sized greens are fast and are protected by a well-manicured large sand trap. WinterStone also has the widest cart paths I have seen which wind through the course and make it virtually impossible to get lost. WinterStone is another example of why KC boasts of the best public courses in the state. So far the tally is: Best Public Courses - Kansas City, followed by Branson. Best Private St. Louis.

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