Best golf courses: USA - Midwest (Lower)

USA - Midwest (Lower): the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in this country or region. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key for the rating definitions.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Kansas City
Begay & Brauer

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Kansas City

Designer

A Notah Begay III Signature Course, designed with Jeffrey D. "Jeff" Brauer.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Kansas City
Colbert & Brauer

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Kansas City

Designer

Jim Colbert & Jeff Brauer
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Kansas City
Hurdzan, Michael

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Kansas City

Designer

Dr Michael J. Hurdzan

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Kansas City
Jones II, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Kansas City

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Kansas City
Schreiner, Craig

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Kansas City

Designer

Craig Schreiner
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Kansas City
Colbert & Spann

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Kansas City

Designer

Jim Colbert & Baxter Spann
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Kansas City
Schreiner, Craig

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Kansas City

Designer

Craig Schreiner
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Kansas City
Norman, Greg

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Kansas City

Designer

Greg Norman Signature Design
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Kansas City
Jones II, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Kansas City

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Little Rock
Fazio, Tom

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Little Rock

Designer

Tom Fazio
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Little Rock
Clark, Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Little Rock

Designer

Thomas (Tom) Clark of Ault, Clark & Associates.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Little Rock
Ault, Ed

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Little Rock

Designer

Edmund B. "Ed" Ault (of Ault, Clark & Assocs) designed all nine courses at Hot Spings Village.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Little Rock
Park Jr & Diddle

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Little Rock

Designer

Arlington course: original design by William Diddle (1972); renovated by Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw (1994).
Park course: original design by Willie Park Jr (1898); renovated by Ben Crenshaw & Bill Coore (2001).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Little Rock
Heckenkemper, Randy

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Little Rock

Designer

Randy Heckenkemper
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Little Rock
Sechrest, Lietzke & Heckenkemper

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Little Rock

Designer

Original design by Don Sechrest and Bruce Lietzke. Redesigned by Randy Heckenkemper (2009).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Little Rock
Ault, Ed

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Little Rock

Designer

Edmund B. "Ed" Ault
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Oklahoma City
Maxwell & Cupp

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Oklahoma City

Designer

Original design by Perry Maxwell (1951); redesign by Bob Cupp (1996); renovation by Tripp Davis (2017).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Oklahoma City
Dye, Pete

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Oklahoma City

Designer

Original design by husband/wife team of Pete & Alice Dye; modified by Tripp Davis (2012).

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Oklahoma City
Fazio, Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Oklahoma City

Designer

Tom Fazio
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Oklahoma City
Heckenkemper, Randy

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Oklahoma City

Designer

Randy Heckenkemper

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Springfield
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Springfield

Designer

Designed as a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course (2014).

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Springfield
Cupp, Bob

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Springfield

Designer

Bob Cupp.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Springfield
Fazio, Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Springfield

Designer

Original design by Tom Fazio (1999); redesigned by Tom Fazio and owner/founder Johnny Morris (2014).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Springfield
Weiskopf, Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Springfield

Designer

Tom Weiskopf
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Springfield
Player, Gary

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Springfield

Designer

Gary Player and owner/founder Johnny Morris.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Springfield
Woods, Tiger

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Springfield

Designer

Tiger Woods and TGR Design, in collaboration with Big Cedar Lodge owner/founder Johnny Morris.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Springfield
Coore & Crenshaw

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Springfield

Designer

Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw and owner/founder Johnny Morris.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Springfield
Smith & Clampett

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Springfield

Designer

Designed by Chuck Smith in consultation with PGA Professional Bobby Clampett.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Springfield
Palmer, Arnold

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Springfield

Designer

An Arnold Palmer Signature Course.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Springfield
Kavanaugh, Ken

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Springfield

Designer

Ken Kavanaugh
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Springfield
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Springfield

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr.
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
St Louis
Macdonald, Charles Blair

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

St Louis

Designer

Original layout at this location Charles Blair Macdonald, with construction overseen by Seth Raynor (1914); modifications by Brian Silva (2004).
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
St Louis
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

St Louis

Designer

Original course at this location designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1960); modifications by Bryce Swanson (2007) and Rees Jones (2014).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
St Louis
Fazio, Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

St Louis

Designer

Tom Fazio
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
St Louis
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

St Louis

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Tulsa
Heckenkemper, Randy

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Tulsa

Designer

Randy Heckenkemper
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Tulsa
Maxwell, Perry

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Tulsa

Designer

Championship course: original design by Perry Maxwell (1936); renovated by Keith Foster (1999) and Gil Hanse (2019).
West course (9 holes): designed by Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw (1992).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Tulsa
Maxwell, Perry

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Tulsa

Designer

Original layout by Perry Maxwell (1924), with later revisions by Tripp Davis.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Witchita
Hummel, Frank

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Witchita

Designer

Frank Hummel
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Witchita
Brauer, Jeff

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Witchita

Designer

Jeffrey D. (Jeff) Brauer
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Witchita
Maxwell, Perry

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Witchita

Designer

Perry Maxwell designed the first 9-holes (1937) and his son J. Press Maxwell the second nine (1957). Renovated by Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw (2004).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Witchita
Fazio, Tom

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Witchita

Designer

Tom Fazio

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