I played a few weeks ago at Wolf Creek Golf Links, Inc., based in Olathe, Kansas in a Kansas City Cup competition and must say that it is a beautiful golf was Course. We won the contest, which may have been a lot better, but I thought I had placed my assessment of the course while it was still fresh in my mind.
If you do not know about Wolf Creek or hadn & # 39; I've heard of it, you're in for a treat. First of all, it is a men's only club. And that literally means that no woman permits it. The bartenders are men. The girls of the cart are men. Everyone is a man. It is actually a strange experience, but I suspect that some people are looking for that kind of environment.
That it is only men, makes it a very exclusive golf course, and it is 100% private (except for events such as the KC Cup, where we could play because of the format). I do not know exactly what to do to become a member, but based on the shape of the job, I'm sure they're pretty big.
The course itself, although based in Olathe, Kansas, is very isolated. It lies in the most southern part of Olathe, in the middle of a forest of fields. The seclusion offers great tranquility and a great golf experience.
It is not such an impressive experience to ride on the track as in other exclusive places. The clubhouse is modest, neither extremely extravagant nor shoddy. There is a bar, a dressing room and a dining room, next to other rooms (afterwards I watched a poker table in the back of a room full of gentlemen playing in what I'm going to assume was a friendly game). The course is closed, but again, does not give the air of something as exclusive as it would be.
I think the reason why the clubhouse and the facilities are so modest is twofold. First, with only boys there, how extravagant should it be? Is not it cool enough to just say that you belong to a completely male golf club? Second, by the shape of the job – it was beautiful – it seems that all their money goes back to maintaining and upgrading the golf course itself.
From the beginning the range was very nice. It is grass, a bunch of balls that are placed on each station in ball boxes (about 20 stations), and they have a lot of bags filled with tees for your indulgence. Outside the range, you hit different flag sticks at different distances. It was in excellent shape.
If you ever play here, a few putts on the green are a must. The greens are sturdy and fast and nicely cut. They really roll, but they have to get used to it because they are faster than average green. For me, truthfully, the day we played, I thought the greens were only marginally fast. But I think that was because we played so early in the season. In the middle of the summer I saw them being super fast.
As far as the track itself is concerned, there is a lot of undulation and many holes with little to no waves. There are two sizes in particular, one at the front nine, one at the back, which I especially liked. The first was slightly downhill with water monitoring at the front and right of the green (everyone missed long and left – go figure). The other par three is high on the tee box before descending which must be at least 100 feet to the green. It is a fantastic looking T-shot.
Generally I would give the rate a 9 out of 10. The course was great from tee to green and I had a great time. The only thing stopping a 10 was that wow factor (although one of my opponents was a former big league all-star pitcher – that was cool – and he was a decent golfer). It was a very nice course, but when I was done I did not feel any different as a golfer – that's what a 10 of me asks.