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Meadowbrook Golf and C...
Blue Hills--Scene of This Week's Kansas City Open
Illustration of the golf course at Blue Hills Country Club, the host of an important local golf tournament.
Blue Hills Club Opened
Blue Hills Club to Move South
Country Club in a Legal Battle
December 6, 2011
Hillcrest Country Club, founded in 1916, has been "for nearly a century the home for Kansas Citians who felt out of place at the ritzier country clubs." Currently, "the old Hillcrest is dead, done in by...
Copy of the article in the file.
August 27, 1978
Articles in entire issue mention country clubs in Kansas City.
Country Clubs Plan to Merge
June 19, 2009
Economic recession has caused two Johnson County country clubs to merge operations. The Meadowbrook Country Club in Prairie Village, founded in 1954, and Brookrdige Country Club in Overland Park, founded...
Deaths: John E. Byrne
Obituary for John Byrne, "70, of 10602 College, a professional golfer," winning "numerous local tournaments" and playing in the National Open tournament in 1929, a golf pro at various local country clubs,...
Everything Is New at the New Blue Hills
Photos of the clubhouse and description of the renovations of the club.
Francis Sullivan Dies
Obituary for Francis Sullivan, "80 years old, a former manager of the Kansas City Club and the Hillcrest Country Club" residing at "838 Quindaro boulevard, Kansas City, Kansas." Native of Leavenworth,...
Historic Club Seeks New Home
June 26, 2010
Article about Rockhill Tennis Club's departure from 4520 Kenwood Avenue also tells about the history of the Club and building. At its previous location, 48th and Oak, the Club was host to the 1928 Davis...
Ivanhoe Masonic Country Club
February 25, 1921
Article about the 40-acre aviation field located on the Kellerstrass Farm at 85th and Holmes Roads, acquired by the Ivanhoe Masonic Lodge as a country club.
Leawood Developers to Close Country Club
The Leawood Country Club located at 89th Street and Lee Boulevard is scheduled to close on September 2, 2002. It has been in existence since the 1950s. Developers want to rezone the property and build...
Meadowbrook Weighs Options
August 31, 2005
A company called Opus Northwest located in Minneapolis wants to buy the Meadowbrook Golf and Country Club in Prairie Village. They have offered $14.4 million and want to build a mixed-use project with...
New Blue Hills Look
No Woman's Land
April 6, 2003
Article about Wolf Creek Golf Links, an all-male organization located in the Kansas City metropolitan area in Kansas. It is a private club, invitation only, currently with 280 members. It is one of only...
Oakwood Country Club Will Mark 125 Years
August 18, 2006
The new game of golf was one reason Oakwood Country Club, then known as the Progress Club, moved from downtown to its current location, a then-rural property at 9800 Grandview Road, in 1911. When the course...
Out of the Rough, a Jewel Regains its Shine
January 12, 2013
Article summarizes some of the past troubles and current state of the Hillcrest Country Club. David Francis, the club's current owner, discusses previous missteps in the club's management and operations...
Q.: Where Was the First Golf Course in Kansas City?
Shopping Area in Debut Here
Article accompanied by large photo depicting the new shopping center with parts of the golf course behind it.
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