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Kansas


When one thinks of Kansas, images from the Wizard of Oz may come to mind, or a stretch of Interstate 70 that runs flat, smooth and straight through wheat fields disappearing right on off the horizon. If that’s what comes to your mind, then you haven’t played any of the hundreds of golf courses there yet. The very active Kansas Golf Association’s beginnings go back to 1908; golf in "The Natural State" fits in perfectly amidst the abundant wealth of lakes, streams and wildlife. Like other statewide golf associations, the KGA offers up scholarships and funds research for those interested in pursuing turfgrass research, and the state has its own magazine.

With such a rural environment, the state needs to be divided up into logical/geographical regions. We’ll call the Northeast Region Kansas City, Lawrence, and Topeka, while the Southeast would include Pittsburg, Independence and Parons. North Central includes Salina, Manhattan, and Hutchinson, but just south of there the South Central region begins at Wichita, and includes the Wellington and El Dorado areas. Finally, the West Region includes Garden City, Colby, Hayes, and Dodge City. The West and North Central regions are probably the most nature-rich areas in a broadly endowed state, while the more populated Northeast region’s more dense population centers.

Rest assured, there are quality courses to be found throughout the state. Dodge City has at least two courses (one public, one private,) for example. Next time you visit Kansas, bring your clubs along and treat yourself to a few rounds in nature’s Midwest splendor. You’re certain to be glad you did!