Flint Hills National Golf Club – Played September 2016
- Rankings: Golf Digest #72
- Location: 1 Flint Hills National Drive, Andover, Kansas
- Year: 1997
- Architect: Tom Fazio
- Course Access: Private
- Walking Rules: Carts & Caddies Available
Score Card Information:
- Tournament: 7,080 yards, Par 71, 75.4 Rating/144 Slope
- Combo: 6,654 yards, Par 71, 72.9 Rating/141 Slope
- National: 6,425 yards, Par 71, 71.8 Rating/135 Slope
- Combo: 6,133 yards, Par 71, 70.7 Rating/133 Slope
- Member: 5,855 yards, Par 71, 70.2 Rating/131 Slope
The second course on our short jaunt to Okalhoma and Kansas was Flint Hills National Golf Club. This club is located just outside of Wichita and was about just under a four hour drive from Tulsa.
The club was started by Tom Devlin, who built his wealth with the company Rent-A-Center. He eventually built a clubhouse entirely of logs that came from Yellowstone. The wood was charred in a fire from the 1980’s and I am glad they were able to put to use. The club has hosted numerous large events and has received plenty of accolades for its 18 holes. The popularity of the club was evident the day I played as a titan of industry was playing with an LPGA player in the group behind us. This was my first time encountering a security detail on a golf course so that was interesting.
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