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The First Golf Course in Kansas City

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., July 19, 2013
1. The First Golf Course in Kansas City Marker
Inscription.

Play began on the Kenwood Golf Links, an extension of the Hyde Park Country Club, in 1894. A group composed mostly of transplanted Scots laid out nine holes between 36th and 38th Streets, Gillham (Oak) to Charlotte, with the ninth green in the yard of the Van Brunt residence at 3617 Oak. The game quickly became so popular that larger space was sought, and the members found it at 51st and Wornall Road in 1896. They reorganized there as the Kansas City Country Club.
 
Erected by Native Sons and Daughters of Greater Kansas City.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons and Daughters of Greater Kansas City marker series.
 
Location. 39° 3.703′ N, 94° 34.885′ W. Marker is in Kansas City, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of Gillham Road and 36th Street, on the left when traveling south on Gillham Road. Click for map. Marker is along the northern boundary of Hyde Park. Marker is in this post office area: Kansas City MO 64111, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Janssen Place Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eagle Scout Memorial Fountain (approx. 0.3 miles away); Park Maintenance Building
The First Golf Course in Kansas City Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 19, 2013
2. The First Golf Course in Kansas City Marker
Looking south
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Major Murray Davis D.S.C. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Citizen - Soldier (approx. 0.6 miles away); VFW Centennial Plaza (approx. 0.6 miles away); Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States National Headquarters Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Historic Harris-Kearney House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kansas City.
 
Also see . . .
1. Kansas City Country Club Historical Postcard. (Submitted on August 17, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Native Sons and Daughters of Greater Kansas City. (Submitted on August 17, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 218 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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