Gardner Golf Course

1.8473588235 1.8 stars from 5 (73)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6165 yards
  • Slope: 118
  • Rating: 68.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: None

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 71 6165 yards 68.9 118
Middle 71 5962 yards 67.9 116
Forward (W) 71 5222 yards 68.2 109

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 1.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 1.9 stars from 5
Value: 2.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 2.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 1.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 73 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
19
3 stars:
21
2 stars:
12
1 stars:
18

recommend this course

39 out of 73 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Great for locals  

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"Needs work"


u2003391's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

No water or working restroom facilities, greens pretty much dead. Staff was friendly and knew they needed to do a lot of work over the off season.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course



schaperjerry's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Jungle Golf at its finest"


ncompton's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you don't play a lot, or just don't care to spend a ton of money... This is probably a good starting point. The good: they have a range!

The bad.... Just about everything else. Greens were in poor condition, the fairways... Were hard to find and played like they would in your neighbor's yard (the one who doesn't mow that is), and you'll probably lose a ball or three even if you hit it right down the middle.

But I digress, you get what you pay for. Plain and simple.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"If you're not used to hitting fairways it's Ok."


jbsmashtyme's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course had almost no fairways. They were like most course's ruff. Greens were bumpy and many big dead patches. The layout was fine just needs alot of attention and weed killer. Hard to find balls in fairway clover patches. I may play it again because it is so close to me, but if I have the time I will play another course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Worst Experience ( Needs new management)"


rushL20's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I have went to this coarse a handful of times in the past two years (because it is the closest coarse to me) and have never been impressed with the conditions but most of all very unimpressed with the staff at Gardner Golf Coarse. The Staff there haggles with people on the price. This week I was trying to get 9 in at 6pm. The manager harassed me about how he needs to close and then tried to get me to pay extra 5$. You are better off going to Prairie Highlands where they are friendly and take care of the course and their customers.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/31/2017

I think that replacing the management would only be the start of trying to salvage this course, but I certainly wouldn't argue that it wouldn't hurt!



morganfoster15's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course has seen better days"


u745698644's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Cheap, yet still a bit overpriced. Played this Course several times before, but never seen it in this bad of shape. Bunkers, greens, rough, fairways- all in terrible condition. Can't recommend this course unless you are looking for a place to hack away.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/31/2017

Even at $20, this place is way overpriced!!!! And it costs more at the course??? Not worth it at all. Too bad, it used to be OK.


"Poor course conditions"


Randyb13's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  25+

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I've played this course in the past, and even though it has never had great fairway conditions, last week was by far the worst I have ever seen. So may dandelions and weeks that it was almost impossible to find your ball even in the fairway. Get what you pay for here.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"The price was right."


u807646407's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not much care is put into this golf course. The fairways are mostly weeds and most greens have bare spots.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Poor conditions on the course"


u000005583496's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was truly as previously described by others during their reviews. I should have believed what I read. The clover and dandelions were choking and completely all over the place both in and out of the fairways. The grass was being mowed but the cutting had no effect on the fairways; the grass remained too high with the weeds. I decided not to go back even for the enticing price for the round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Are there fairways?"


u874558554's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I regularly use Golf Now to book courses in the Kansas City area. I have never played this location but due to time constraints for the day I was only looking to play 9 holes. This was one of the few in my area that offered a 9-hole rate. Upon arrival I could tell that I was going to be in for a "sub-par" experience. There were no distinguishable fairways or tee boxes on the course. The entire course was just rough. This paired with close tee boxes made determining the directions of holes very challenging. The carts and paths were laughable many carts had broken plastic and flat tires. At times we needed to pull the gas pedal back with our hands to keep it from continuing to drive while we were hitting our shots. I will not be returning for the price. For $10 more I could play 18 at prairie highlands (4 miles away) and quit after 9 holes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Not again"


u060228832's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Four of us drove down from Minnesota last week of march to play early golf, found this for $12 for 18 holes and a cart couldn't believe it could be so cheap but you get what you pay for I guess .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Great staff"


u409123785's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff was very friendly but the course is extremely confusing to follow. This might be because it's early in the season, but their was no signage of yardage or hole description.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"worst course in kansas city"


brentkinder's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2016
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

maybe the entire state of Kansas/Missouri combined? possible. the guy checking out carts was drunk, the layout of the course is a joke, the greens are pitiful, I wouldn't take money to play this place again.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Gardner"


nic487868's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

The attendant wasn't friendly. He tried to charge me 5 more dollars if I went as a single, even though the course was empty. I didn't appreciate his attitude.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"You’re better off at literally any other course…"


u000007671395's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Save yourself the frustration and go to literally any other course in the area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Never play Here"


chrisfield7's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is a joke. I'll never play here again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Understand why the rate was cheap..."


u415858295's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you're incredibly bored, need a last minute tee time, and want to try to find your ball in the 5 inch high, non-existent fairways, and seas of dandelions -- then this place is for you. Had no clue this place was here so I thought we'd check it out - especially at a cheap tee time. The place needs major upkeep and a makeover. Greens were so riddled with divots the ball wouldn't even roll smoothly and jumped around. Friendly staff but a horrible course. Don't waste your time.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"You get what you pay for"


jmpklp's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

I lost more money on balls i could not find in the fairway, well there really are no fairways, then I spent on the green fees. Spend the extra money on a different course. Dandelion Golf Course should be the name of the course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Biggest plus to the course is the cheap tee times"


kcgolfchiller's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I only play this course when everything else is booked on golfnow and I am stuck choosing Gardner as opposed to paying full price at another golf course. This course serves its purpose as a cheap alternative to other courses in the area but don't expect much.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



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