Plattsburg Country Club
Plattsburg Country Club
804 W Frost St, Plattsburg, MO 64477
Quality/Cost Ratio (1 to 10)
Mix, Mostly reasonable length
Grill but not much equipment
117 – 121
4,769 – 6,250
Overall Rating (1 to 5):
Plattsburg Country Club in Plattsburg, MO is a very unusual course. The course is in terrible condition all of the way up and down the line. It is in disrepair and is need of a major renovation in every aspect. I would argue, as well, that it is potentially dangerous. There are several bridges that look like they are ready to collapse at anytime. That’s the bad news.
The good news is that it was in foreclosure and a few members of country club purchased the club in August, 2017. They know better than anyone of the challenges facing this new public course. I understand that they have big plans for the course and started with the changes immediately after closing. The course seems to have really good bones for an excellent and FUN course. It could be a top tier course in Missouri with a dedicated and well financed team. Look at the pictures accompanying this listing. They make the course look like one of the finest courses in the country. Plattsburg Country Club has several very interesting holes, many of which could be a signature hole at any course. The greens, too, are crazy . . . in a good way (if you like out-of-the-ordinary features on courses). The green on #5 is probably 120′ long and 12′ to 15′ wide. What makes it even more unusual is the extremely severe hill in the middle of the green. My ball was on the back side and I literally could not hit it hard enough (with my putter) to make it up the hill. But, in the greens’ defense, they were wet with morning dew and were all fairly long, probably to expedite the healing process. They were among the slowest Bent grass greens I have played. Whatever the reason, these could be a lot of fun to play if repaired. As a side bar, the greens on the front are different, for the most part, than the back because the front nine was designed and built many years after the original 9 was built.
Side bar #2. The course shares a parking lot with the Plattsburg High School and the football field abuts the first hole. As I was playing 18 I was treated to the music of the marching band practicing for an upcoming parade.
Right now, I can only dream about this course and what it can be. But, I am excited to see what the new owners have in store.
Only today, did I become aware or your review of Plattsburg Country Club. I am one of the owners of PCC and am the general manager. You were correct in many of your statements about the course the day you played it. HOWEVER, we have worked very hard on the course, spent hundreds of thousands of dollars and many aspects of the course have improved over the three years we have owned the club. I would invite you back to review the course and see for yourself the many changes that have occurred. Many of the old members have said the course conditions have NEVER been better. When we acquired the club there were 106 members left. Today we stand at 285 with more joining weekly.
You owe it to your readers to review the course as it exists today. I am confident your impression will be markedly different and we should deserve a four ball rating.