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Kansas City in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Kansas City's First Public Golf Course

 
 
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By Thomas Onions, March 27, 2010
1. Kansas City's First Public Golf Course Marker
Inscription. Immediately east of the Shelter House, nine holes laid out by James Dalgleish, professional at the nearby Evanston Golf Club, were opened September 5, 1906. An exhibition match featuring Dalgleish and the other two local professionals drew a small, curious crowd. Course expenditures in 1906 were $347.89. Play was free. In 1908, 21 lockers and 2 showers were installed in the unlit, unheated Shelter House basement. By 1911, a rugged nine-hole course had been carved out of the forests "on the hill" to the east, to serve those willing to walk over there and back.
 
Erected by Native Sons of Kansas City.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons and Daughters of Greater Kansas City marker series.
 
Location. 39° 0.402′ N, 94° 32.392′ W. Marker is in Kansas City, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is on Swope Parkway 0.2 miles east of Meyer Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is located on the north side of the Battle of Westport Visitor's Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6601 Swope Parkway, Kansas City MO 64132, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Delbert J. Haff (approx. mile away); "Boston" Adams' House (approx.
Kansas City's First Public Golf Course Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, March 27, 2010
2. Kansas City's First Public Golf Course Marker
Area photo of the marker.
0.3 miles away); Battle of Westport (approx. half a mile away); Pratt's Artillery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. 0.9 miles away); Byram's Ford Battlefield (approx. 0.9 miles away); Harrisonville Road (Prospect) (approx. 0.9 miles away); Battle of the Big Blue (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kansas City.
 
Also see . . .
1. Swope Park. Wikipedia entry on Swope Park. (Submitted on May 2, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 

2. Native Sons & Daughters of Kansas City. Link to the organization that placed the marker. (Submitted on May 2, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 

3. Battle of Westport Visitor's Center. This marker is located just north of this building. (Submitted on May 2, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 
 
Categories. Sports
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 2, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. This page has been viewed 1,029 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 2, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.
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