GREATLIFE CLASSIC COURSE
PAINTED HILLS GOLF COURSE
PAINTED HILLS GOLF COURSE
Painted Hills is an 18-hole golf club featuring gently rolling, tree-lined fairways and beautifully contoured bentgrass greens. Opened in 1929 as Victory Hills Country Club, this historic landmark in Kansas City, Kansas has a rich history. Eight holes were redesigned in 1993 and the course re-opened in 1994 as Painted Hills Golf Club.
Painted Hills’ bentgrass greens meet USGA specs and range from 5,000 to 6,500 square feet each with soft undulation to provide many pin locations. The fairways provide a dense stand of turf and the ability to accommodate carts when other courses with zoysia are restricted to the path. More than 7,000 linear feet of cart path has been replaced and re-routed. Twenty-four fairway and greenside bunkers add appeal as well as the risk/reward in shot making.
A tough starting hole with a severe left to right slope in the landing area. Best play is to hit a draw landing near the fairway bunker on the left to hold the fairway. Second shot to the left side of green will funnel to a center or right pin.
A longer par 4 that plays predominantly into the south wind. The drive is key to making the ridge for a second shot of 150 yds plus into the green.
A straightforward Par 3 with the wind at your back. The green is long from side to side and not super deep.
The first of two consecutive par 5s. The green is long in depth and the smallest on the course. Best play is leak a shot in from the right side as it will filter down to the left. The front pin is the toughest on the course if you are just off the green.
Here's your shot at an eagle/birdie. A mid-length par 5 into the wind but is reachable with a great wood or long iron second shot. The back left pin is hard to get to and might make you want to lay up to 100 yds.
Take time to admire the Downtown KC SkyLine from the back tee. A beautiful par 3.
The best drive is up the right side toward the fairway bunker on the right although there is a lower fairway if you play a draw. The green is elevated from the lower fairway and it is a more difficult shot albeit closer to the green. A west wind factors into the second shot and may knock down a wedge from 100 yds.
The toughest par 3 on the course with a blind pond on the right from the back and middle tee space. The best option is to play the left side of the green and let it kick. Leaving the ball in left rough creates a tough chip shot that will be difficult to hold with water behind it.
A driveable par 4 for longer hitters with a south wind favoring the tee shot. Do not be on the right side on your drive as you will not be able to see the green and there is tree trouble.
A true par 5 that places emphasis on your second shot as the fairway narrows from 100 yards into the green. You want to approach this green from the right side of the fairway if possible.
The second Par 5 on the back nine is a severe dogleg left off of the tee shot with an uphill second shot. A risk-reward drive is rewarded if you can cut the corner on the left but native grasses and fairway bunkers are brought into play.
A relatively easy par 3 facing due west. There is a deep greenside bunker on the left side
A downhill par 4 with heavy trees on the right side for the length of the hole. A two-tier green awaits that makes a back pin placement difficult to roll up to. Do not be long as there is limited room behind the green.
One of the only blind tee shots on the course and this is a driveable par 4 if you have a good south wind. It is a double fairway closer to the green and it is typically advantageous to be on the left fairway if possible.
One of the more difficult driving holes as it is framed by trees on the right and left and there is a forced carry over water. The green is divided by a major ridge running through the middle of it making a backstop for a front or middle pin location.
A scenic par 3 that is cut into a hillside with a dramatic stadium-like backdrop. The back right pin can be difficult to get to and you will be faced with a long putt if you are on the opposite side of the green from a pin location.
A fun par 4 that plays uphill across a valley on your tee shot. There is a bowl in the green on the front right and a bunker that blocks the front of the green.