Designed in 1934 by legendary architect A.W. Tillinghast, Swope Memorial Golf Course was once the home of the PGA Tour's Kansas City Open (1949), making it the only public course in the area to have hosted a PGA Tour event. Carved out of the wooded land in Swope Park, this tight layout, along with its undulated fairways and multi-tiered greens, provides a true test of golf; one that legends Ben Hogan and Sam Snead have been challenged by. Skyline views of downtown, accompanied by the roars of lions from the K.C. Zoo below, give this course character that is unmatched anywhere in the city. Come out and experience what people consider the best value in K.C.!
The Pitch's Best of KC 2017: Best Golf Course Winner
Golfweek Magazine's "Best You Can Play- Missouri Top 5” 2017
Next Gen Golf "Top 5 Kansas City Golf Courses" 2017
Yelp's #1 "Best Public Golf Course" in KC 2017
Want to find out more about some of the golfers that have called Swope Memorial home for decades? Read the September 2013 issue of Golf Digest and see what makes our golf course so special.
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