Prairie Highlands Golf Course

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3.5
177
5 Stars
47
4 Stars
85
3 Stars
30
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.5
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
70.9%
Recommend this course
149 out of 177 reviews
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Average Rating
2.5
2
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.5
Value
2.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.0
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
3.5
50.0%
Recommend this course
1 out of 2 reviews
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Average Rating
3.2
18
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
3.9
55.6%
Recommend this course
10 out of 18 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7066 yards
Slope 134
Rating 74.6
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7066 yards 74.6 134
Blue 72 6481 yards 72.0 128
White 72 5770 yards 68.6 121
Red (W) 72 5122 yards 70.3 122
Scorecard for Prairie Highlands Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 74.6/134 425 417 409 585 227 377 457 165 570 3632 392 400 553 395 201 537 181 340 435 3434 7066
Blue M: 72.0/128 392 375 376 547 196 350 432 134 529 3331 357 367 520 360 167 503 166 307 403 3150 6481
White M: 68.8/121 W: 72.2/124 357 340 334 500 164 307 393 118 487 3000 317 325 477 322 140 440 129 273 347 2770 5770
Red W: 70.3/122 320 302 297 457 139 270 350 93 454 2682 278 290 433 287 111 393 105 233 310 2440 5122
Handicap 11 13 15 3 9 7 1 17 5 10 8 6 12 14 4 16 18 2
Par 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 5 36 4 4 5 4 3 5 3 4 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2000
Fairways Zoysia Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round (weather permitting)
Architect Craig Schreiner (2000) CE Golf Design (2000)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Amex MasterCard Visa card(s) Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Reviews

3.5
177

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 18
19th Hole Scenic Views 9
Watching the Game 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 29
Water Hazards 20
Thick Rough 19
This course/club is great for:
Locals 30
Advanced Golfers 24
Seniors 15
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 19
Worth the Drive 17
Convenient to the City 10

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1.0
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Previously Played

Course has really gone downhill

Very disappointing. The bunkers were totally unplayable, they look like they haven’t had any care whatsoever. The fairways were very thin in many places, I would have rather been in the rough. The greens were recently aerated (really,? this time of year?) and rolled very unevenly. So sad as this was once a nice course before Greatlife got a hold of it. Don’t waste your time or money.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great, challenging course

Great course, lots of water in play and lots of sand traps. Being in Olathe, the wind is also in play. Greens were fast and true. Lots of prairie grass comes into play, so you need to be accurate on your shots. Fun course that you have to travel through surrounding neighborhood. Only knock on this course was the sand was really mud and was like hitting off hard pan.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

One a good course.....Prairie is now lost!

I used to love to play Prairie Highlands. The course was always in good shape and the staff was attentive. Neither remains true! If the trip is an extra drive vs. other course options, don't waste the drive time!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Life KC Is Destroying KC Golf

Pros: GPS in golf carts is useful for distance to the greens and bunkers ahead of you. Has a nice layout. These are all of the pros.

Cons: I've read other reviews for other Great Life KC managed courses and how they've completely dropped the ball. This is my first time playing a GLKC managed course after they took it over and I can confirm what you hear is all true.

I've never played a golf course where literally every single bunker had 10% the sand it should have. There were weeds growing out of the dirt in the bunkers and even softball-sized rocks in one.

There were weeds all around the course, including the fringe. The ponds/lakes were at 10% water. I literally walked on the lake floor 10 feet in to pick up a ball.

The fairways were all rock-hard with shriveled, matted down grass that did nothing to hold the ball up. Had to find patches of "good" fairway to play on. The rough was like thin dried out straw.

Greens were cut very short to give appropriate speed, but mixed with some sort of loose sand so the surface isn't actually level. Straight putts rarely went straight as a result.

This course layout has the potential for a really great outing, but the very poor attention to aesthetics made it difficult to simply even enjoy the environment. I've played difficult courses all over and still had a great time from getting to enjoy the beautiful scenery. This is not one of those courses, currently, or in the near future will it be.

Great Life KC forces people to pay a monthly fee for 12 months even when many of those months you can't play golf. They get their money from members regardless, so it's clear they don't care about providing a good golfing experience for them.

They've taken a few of my favorite courses and let them turn to crap. My recommendation is to not become a member of this organization and force them to change their ways if they want our money. Absolutely ridiculous and so disappointing.

I don't know how a golf course can allow itself to get to this condition. I don't know if they fired their grounds crew or what, but they should feel ashamed charging full prices for the experience they provide. Do not play here.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

First Time & More than Likely My Last!

I should have read the reviews before I decided to try this Course. It's too bad the layout is OK, but when you consider that the fairway and Greenside bunkers are a significant part of the courses defense, But are in UNPLAYABLE Condition, the Course becomes a disgrace. I would not suggest playing the Course, unless you can agree to take a free drop from the overgrown, unedged dirt filled bunkers. This could be a Good Course, but unfortunately someone has given up financially on this place.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ok

Slow. Never saw a Marshall all day..-another money saving move I guess. All the reviews on conditions are accurate-bone dry rough, traps are literally UNPLAYABLE. Pure dirt. This is not a weather issue-it’s to save $$. We quit playing in them since they obviously do not care. Greens were Ok. Always enjoy the layout but will not play here until they at least fix the traps

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Great Layout

It’S easy to see that once upon a time this course was fabulous. Unfortunately it has been allowed to decline to a sad state.

This seems to be a trend with Greatlife properties.

I hope at some point in time the philosophy will change and the will commit to providing quality product.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course with high ceiling

Played this course on 6/11 and had a nice time despite the heat. The layout is nice and the fairways and greens are in good condition. God help you if you hit it in the bunker however... the bunkers are made from dirt and sand from the 80’s. Only had a few interactions with the grounds tee and staff. On #12 a high school/college kid with headphones was watering the green and was aloof that there might be people playing the hole. I chipped my ball into his hose to help him realize I was there. Outside of that unpleasant experience I had a good time.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course was excellent except for the bunkers. None of the bunkers had been prepped. It was a shame because the bunkers are a distinct part of the difficulty. Otherwise, pace of play and other areas were in great shape.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Links style golf!

The course was in great shape. The bunkers were another story. Most were overgrown. Stay out of those and you'll have s great time.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointing

Prairie Highlands has been one of my favorite courses, but I was disappointed with the course conditions. Fairways did not appear watered and weeds in traps. Courses should be in peak condition this time of year.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Fun Course!

Having not played this course for a number of years, it was fun getting back out on it. At first glance, the course seems wide open. However, narrow fairways and thick rough with a strong wind, made this more of a challenge.

Definitely would play again!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

The wind was howling but it was still a great time and the course is coming around nicely with the spring weather finally arriving. Everything was great except the bunkers could use some sand, the few times I was in them it felt more like I was hiting out of loose dirt.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sad condition

Course was airated a few weeks ago and they obviously are not watering.

Bunkers are hard dirt and rocks.

Could be such a nice course.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

New course

First time playing this course. Very enjoyable experience. Fairways were tight and lots of sand traps. But fair.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Please fix the traps

It looks like the unacceptable trap conditions have been around for a while. They were raked dirt. Either put some freaking sand in them, or mark them as GUR. The course layout itself is and always has been above average, but unless you stay out of the traps, or bring a dirt wedge, they are unplayable.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love this course

The course is nice but please fix the bunkers. I will be back for more rounds.

Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Prairie Highlands

A great course and layout, the greens were very fast and difficult, the fairways were great, and the sand traps needed work; however, are on the list for repair. Overall, an outstanding golf course. It is one of my favorites. I paid $20.00 with rewards for the other players and I did not pay because I am a Great Life Member.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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