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Q.: Where Was the First Golf Course in Kansas City?
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TitleQ.: Where Was the First Golf Course in Kansas City?
Notes"Kansas City's first golf course was the Kenwood Golf Links, established in 1894. At the time it was one of only 17 golf courses in the United States. Situated between 34th and 37th Streets and Charlotte and Oak, Kenwood Links was a difficult course. One of the obstacles golfers faced was a herd of cattle that frequently grazed on the greens. A "herd law" was later passed by the city of Westport, after which the cows stayed in their pasture. The number of players at Kenwood increased rapidly over the following year, making expansion necessary. Eighteen months later, the players incorporated as the Kansas City Country Club. The new club at 52nd Street and Wornall Road, inside the Seth Ward farm. The course remained there until 1921, when the members were informed that they had five years in which to find another location. The present site of the Kansas City Country Club at 62nd Street and Indian Lane was opened Dec. 19, 1926."
DateSeptember/3/1995
SourceThe Kansas City Star Magazine
LocationMicrofilm
Local SubjectGolf
Kansas City Country Club
Firsts
Country Clubs
Golf Courses
IllustrationsNo
Item TypeNewspaper Article
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Item ID98121
CONTENTdm number21446
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