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4.6
198 Reviews (198)
5 Stars
127
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
93.4%
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186 out of 198 reviews
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4.6
21 Reviews (21)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
5
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0
1 Stars
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
90.5%
Recommend this course
19 out of 21 reviews
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4.6
26 Reviews (26)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
92.3%
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24 out of 26 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6983 yards
Slope 136
Rating 73.9
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Shoal Creek Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 2001
Fairways Zoysia grass
Greens Penn G-2 Bent grass
Architect Steve Wolfard (2001)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Dress code Proper attire must be worn at all times. Collared shirts required for men and proper golf attire for women. No jeans or jean shorts allowed.

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Reviews

4.6
198 Reviews (198)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Watching the Game 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 35
Elevation Changes 21
Water Hazards 21
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 27
Locals 21
Entertaining Clients 19
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 29
Near the Airport 17
Worth the Drive 17

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Course was in great shape greens were very good also, due to the weather not many players so it was an enjoyable day. .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course, fairways are in superior shape. Keep up the good work.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

This course is one of the finest in the area. The layout is excellent and the fairways are in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent Shape

Shoal does a great job taking care of the course compared to other courses in the city.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Well above average

Great layout...greens were in good shape...tree lined fairways...a really good test!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Poor condition

Fairways missing sod, not worth the $69.. Play Hodge across the street instead, course is in great shape and is 20 dollars cheaper. I’m never going back to Shoal creek

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course is in fair shape, lots of winter kill, but they are laying sod now in fairways. This is a nice course, just needs some additional attention.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Course, Great Day, Great Time

Love this course! Beautiful. Challenging. Very Playable. The zoysia fairways and collars are like playing off your Living Room carpet. The greens roll true but are large with a lot of character. Best course in town!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

STILL MY FAVORITE

Fairways were a little sketchy due to some winter kill, but they are being sodded with zoysia and it should be back to its normal beautiful self in the next few weeks. The greens are perfect so the course is still very playable with a free drop or two from the new sod. So, Shoal Creek is still my favorite course in Kansas City.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course - very rough shape

My favorite course when I visit KC. The zoysia fairways were in terrible condition. It was being addresses with lots of grounds staff making repairs,, putting large patches of sod in faireays. Still a ways from being in good shape. Many fairways with large dirt patches. Tough winter and lots of rain probably caused it....

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

I really like this course.

The course was in really good shape except that they are resodding some of the fairways. I'm sure it will be even better when they are finished.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pace of play was awful

They had us tee off on the back 9 to start and there was a wait nearly every hole. The fairways were rough in some spots but still a fun course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Poor Conditions

Had a group of 8 guys in town and we seek out courses that are both fun and challenging. I've been wanting to play Shoal for several years based on it's reputation and recognition received. The clubhouse, practice area, and surrounding area is very nice but once we traveled to the first tee we could see there some glaring issues with the course.

I was extremely disappointed in the course condition. It was difficult to find quality grass in the fairways, several large areas where the fairways and green surrounds were very sparse or just plain mud.

The greens were nice and rolled true but the condition of the fairways put a big damper on the enjoyment of the round.

The course condition was not disclosed at the time of payment. The starter prepped us on how the manage the cart traffic but not seeing the condition of the course until the first tee was disappointing.

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

Beautiful Day - Beautiful Course

Took my best friend of 43 years out golfing for his birthday. Weather was perfect. Course was in good shape; especially considering all the rain we'd had. An absolutely beautiful day, although I could have played better!

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

Reduced rate

Greens had just been aerated so fees were reduced. Lots of dead grass in fairways. Bunkers pretty damp and could’ve use some raking.

Staff was super accommodating. Even gave us a discount on clothes and free range balls.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Windy day

The course was fne. The restrooms were terrble. They were full and stunk pretty bad. They need some attention.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The course is in decent condition for the time of year. Always like the challenge of this course and the layout is one of the best around.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Clients in town

This is my course I play regularly I had a couple clients from Joplin MO that for a couple of years I have bragged on shoal creek. Finally they came to KC and I took them today. We had a great time and my clients were impressed. Thanks to all of the staff and grounds people, wonderful day
Steve

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