Firekeeper Golf Course

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5.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.9
Amenities
4.3
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9 out of 9 reviews
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Amenities
4.0
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5.0
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5.0
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4.3
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4.3
Pace
5.0
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.3
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7560
Slope 137
Rating 77.1
Type Resort
Located just outside of the capital city of Topeka, Kansas, Firekeeper Golf Course adds to an already rich roster of top-level Plains golf courses. Designed by Jeff Brauer with input by Notah Begay III, Firekeeper opened in 2011 and has been one of the top casino golf courses in the United States ever since. It is associated with nearby Prairie Band Casino & Resort, one of the Midwest's top gaming resort destinations. Owned and operated by the Prairie Band of the Potawatomi nation, the resort offers 297 luxurious guestrooms, three restaurants and a casino that boasts more than 1,000 slots and numerous table games.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Notah 72 7560 yards 77.1 137
Eagle 72 6945 yards 74.3 130
Buffalo 72 6325 yards 71.8 126
Bear 72 5750 yards 69.6 122
Deer (W) 72 4790 yards 68.8 114
Scorecard for Firekeeper 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
Notah M: 77.1/137 395 480 505 640 155 570 230 420 400 3795 420 530 470 260 580 480 200 345 455 3740 7535
Eagle M: 74.3/130 355 435 440 610 145 510 190 390 385 3460 390 505 450 210 555 440 185 315 430 3480 6940
Buffalo M: 71.8/126 335 410 405 525 125 475 165 365 355 3160 360 480 425 195 520 410 165 285 395 3235 6395
Bear M: 69.6/122 315 375 355 500 110 455 150 340 330 2930 320 465 355 150 455 380 145 255 345 2870 5800
Deer W: 68.8/114 200 345 315 375 95 370 130 255 250 2335 210 360 315 150 415 335 125 240 320 2470 4805
Handicap 13 5 7 1 17 9 15 11 3 12 10 4 16 2 8 18 14 6
Par 4 4 4 5 3 5 3 4 4 36 4 5 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2011
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Architect Notah Begay III (2011) Jeff Brauer (2011)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

4.8
9

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Terrific casino course, good test of golf

Unless you're from Kansas or western Missouri, Firekeeper is pretty much in the middle of nowhere. But if you're anywhere in the area, this is definitely worth the drive. First off, Jeff Brauer doesn't do bad golf courses, and Firekeeper is an example of how good his work is. The course is plenty playable, especially if it's not windy (which it was for us... hot, too), and plenty interesting. It features a terrific variety of par 3s and par 5s, the latter of which aren't exactly birdie holes for the most part. The fourth, at 640 yards, is particularly difficult, especially into the wind. My only complaint on the entire golf course is that the tee shot on that hole is blind, and it doesn't take a particularly bad shot to find the rough (which I did). And the rough is thick, which meant finding that ball took a while. Other than that, conditions were terrific, the greens were interesting, and the course is a fun ride throughout.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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

#1 Course in Kansas

Played here because of the ranking by Golf Digest, and I agree with their ranking. The course conditions were excellent, and had a nice mix of toughness vs playability. You could hit some less than perfect shots and not ruin your round. Worth playing if you're in the Kansas City area!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Windy day great course

Played here on a weekday afternoon, just ahead of a scramble. Course design was quite good, course condition was great, lots of grass on fairway and greens, just a bit windy for control. Only below average part were the bunkers, clumpy sand had not been raked or worked enough, so bad lies due to lack of attention.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
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
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course

This is one of the best course I have played. The course condition was excellent. Tee boxes were perfect, bent grass fairways were like playing on carpet, the greens are bent grass and rolled true and perfect.. They were about 10.5 to 11 on the meter. The ball would roll out very nicely. The management was friendly and helpful. The overall experience was excellent. Would recommend anyone to play this course.

Conditions Excellent
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
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course

The day before I played it rained a lot, therefor it was cart path only and mad it really hard to get the right distance and my fault but keep hitting away from the cart path. It would have been easier to just walk.

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

Immaculate

Immaculate conditions repeating three times in three years. The staff was awesome keeping us informed of approaching bad weather. Lunch at the turn was excellent and efficient. Our group will return. If you like to play a fun course, nice layout with oversized fast greens, this is a course for you. I wish Firekeeper would have discounted rates for Seniors.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Would play this course every day!

Have played this course multiple times. Love it every time. Course conditions are always superb. Staff is always friendly and helpful. The first 7 holes are links style with native grass. Starting with hole 8 the course tightens up with some trees but is still fair. Challenging course but there are opportunities for birdies. Several sets of tees to choose from. My wife only plays golf a few times a year but loves playing this course. I can't wait until I get to play it again!

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

Excellent course

The course was in excellent condition from tee to green. Challenging layout but also with opportunities to score well. If you live within 100 kids of this course you must play it

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

One of the best around!

Firekeeper is a gem! Phenomonal course layout, excellent course conditions, unmatched staff, excellent clubhouse and practice facilities, great pro shop, and amazing views! I have played this course each of the last two years and I cannot wait to get back! Certainly in my top 10!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent

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