Colbert Hills - Par-3

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4.3
6
5 Stars
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1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
85.3%
Recommend this course
5 out of 6 reviews
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4.0
1
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0
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.0
Value
5.0
Layout
5.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
1 out of 1 reviews
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4.5
2
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1
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.5
100.0%
Recommend this course
2 out of 2 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Par 27
Length 1055
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
Type Public
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Purple 27 1055 yards
Silver 27 870 yards
Scorecard for Par-3
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out Total
Purple M: 27.2/87 120 100 105 135 95 115 165 120 100 1055 1055
Silver W: 28.5/89 100 90 85 110 70 95 145 100 75 870 870
Handicap 4 7 2 1 6 5 3 8 9
Par 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 27 27

Course Details

Year Built 2000
Fairways Zoysia Grass
Greens Zoysia Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jim Colbert (2000) Jeff Brauer (2000)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, American Express, MasterCard
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared shirts for men. Collared shirts, sleeveless collared shirts, or sleeved shirt without collar for women.

Reviews

4.3
6

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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Phenomenal Routing with Hit or Miss Conditions

The routing of this course is phenomenal and the stretch of holes 4-7 is one of the top 5 best stretches I have played all year. The architectural team did wonders on this property but the conditioning was somewhat subpar. Numerous bunkers were completely unplayable with giant holes in them and ledges of where I presume water had washed them out. There didn't appear to be any effort whatsoever to address this.

The elevation changes off the tee box onto some of these fairways made this course a real treat. Because of steep drops you've got to adjust your carry distance with the driver and lines you don't think are possible can be pulled off. Conversely, hazards and/or native area that looks to be way out of reach can be flown with the right wind and the right elevation drop-off from tee box to fairway. It's a good course and if I am in the area then I'd certainly come back. Is it #2 in Kansas? Maybe. I haven't seen many of the courses here. That said, this isn't even a top 50 in state course anywhere on the West Coast, Southeast, Northeast, Atlantic or midwest. However, it's relatively affordable and what appeared to be the best option within a 100-mile radius.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Lived up to the ranking

Played here because Golf Digest had it ranked as the #2 public course in the state, and I thought it was a fun track. The fairway grass is a little different (zoysia, I think), so it's maybe not as green as other courses but I thought it played just fine as I didn't have any bad lies. I especially enjoyed the holes that didn't have any homes built on them, although I'm guessing they will all soon be overrun by homes. Overall, conditions were good, and worth the #2 ranking.

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

Still hands down One of the BEST Golf Coursrs in America

I am not sure what the "3 star" gentlemen was talking about. I was living in Manhattan attending KSU when the course opened. I love it as much now as I did then. The course wss in prestine condition. The fairways wete well kept and manicured. The greens roll true and were as quick as those at Augusta National. The nee Golf Carts are ultra comfortable. The GPS sytem is second to none. I absolutely love the drome flyover and Pro Tip options on the screen at evey hole. I now live in the DC Metro amd have been blessed enough to play the PGA coursrs in the area and abroad.. Colbert Hills is easily on par with them. I bring my friends to Kansas to play it and they cannot wait to return each time!!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Disappointied

Disappointed with the declining course conditions. This golf course is an awesome tract and enjoyable to play but some type of chunky spreading grass is taking away from what used to be my favorite course. The Fint Hills scenery is still around but is being replaced by houses and condos with construction continuing. Not being busy lunch at the turn was mediocre taking 49 minutes. Golf cart condition was poor continuing to pull left with poor jumpy acceleration and braking. Such a nice place in a decline is sad to see. Our group will be in no hurry to return.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

bring extra golf balls!

Very fun course. It is very long. I normally play from the purple tees. Challenges even the most competitive golfers.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

great for short game play

They don't take as good of care as they do on their big course but it is great to take the kids out to to work on short game and teach them the game we love!

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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