Wichita is home to some of the best golf courses in the country. With four public courses, golfers can choose from a variety of layouts for all skill levels.
Auburn Hills Golf Course was built in a residential neighborhood, created with the help of a world-renowned golf course designer, Perry Dye. With scenic wetlands areas, rolling hills and tight corridors, the course creates challenging holes for players. Auburn Hills also hosts the Web.com qualifier, many United States Golf Association and Kansas Golf Association events each year.
Among the most popular local courses, MacDonald Golf Course has often been voted one of the best in Wichita. It first served as the original Wichita Country Club in 1913. With nearly 7,000 yards and fairways lined with cottonwood trees, the official tree of Kansas, players can experience the history and beauty of this 72-par course.
Tex Consolver Golf Course is known for being one of the longest courses in the state. Measuring nearly 7,400 yards, it features six holes with water-hazards and beautiful, open greens. Tex often leads the city courses in rounds played each year.
At Arthur B. Sim Golf Course, players get a peaceful course feel with a beautiful city backdrop. Located in the heart of downtown Wichita, the 6,330-yard course offers a straight forward layout and a winding course nestled in the bend of the Arkansas River.
Clapp Golf Course at 4611 E. Harry closed in August 2019 after a City Council vote. The future is still being decided for the 90-acre park. A disc golf course has been added to part of it, while the city develops a master plan for the park with community input.
Wichita’s five four courses annually log more than 200,000 rounds of quality, affordable golf each year. Flint Hills National Golf Club, a private course near Andover, has hosted the USGA Senior Championship and USGA Women’s Championship and was on Golf Digest’s 2017-18 list of America’s Top 100 Golf Courses. A public course with a private experience is what awaits golfers at Sand Creek Station in nearby Newton, which was ranked in 2017 as one of the best golf courses in Kansas.
The combination of public, private and semi-private courses combine to make Wichita the perfect golf destination.