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Conquer the City of Wichita's Five Municipal Golf Courses

By Don Kriefall

Wichita showcases some of the most beautiful municipal courses in the midwest. A trip to the area is not complete without bringing your sticks and playing one of the area courses.

Auburn Hills Golf Course
The newest City course, Auburn Hills, opened for play on May 24, 2001. This Perry Dye designed course is one of the finest municipal courses in the region. It offers a combination of play through scenic wetlands areas and corridor golf through a new upscale residential development.

Auburn Hills Golf Course
443 S. 135th St. West
Wichita, KS 67235
(316) 219-9700

L.W. Clapp Golf Course
The L.W. Clapp course, located in the near southeast area of Wichita, is the smallest course, occupying 95 acres. The tight layout, coupled with a creek wandering through the course, create many challenging holes. The 70 par course measures 6,087 yards, and hosts around 43,000 rounds annually.

L.W. Clapp Golf Course
4611 E. Harry
Wichita, KS 67218
(316) 688-9341

Tex Consolver Golf Course
Located in west Wichita, Tex Consolver Golf Course, at 7,361 yards, is the longest of the City's four courses. The 72-par course is considered one of the most challenging, with six water holes and a fair amount of tree cover. Annually, over 53,000 rounds are played.

Slope/Rating: 117/71.9

Tex Consolver Golf Course
1931 S. Tyler
Wichita, KS 67209
(316) 337-9494

MacDonald Golf Course
The par 71 MacDonald course is generally considered to be the best all-around municipal course. The course measures 6,387 yards, and features fairways lined with old cottonwood trees. Nearly 48,000 rounds are played annually at MacDonald. During 1995, the City invested nearly $2 million in a complete renovation of the course, including a new irrigation system and 18 new greens.

Slope/Rating: 128/71.1

MacDonald Golf Course
840 N. Yale
Wichita, KS 67208
(316) 688-9391

Arthur B. Sim Golf Course
The Sim course is located the center of Wichita, near downtown. At 6,330 yards, the par 70 course offers a somewhat simple layout, although the tree-lined fairways do lead to well bunkered greens. Sim is the City's busiest course, generating nearly 60,000 rounds annually.

Slope/Rating: 114/68.1

Arthur B. Sim Golf Course
2020 W. Murdock
Wichita, KS 67203
(316) 337-9100

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