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Flint Hills National Golf Club

Andover, KS Private

Overview

Except for its secondary rough of native grasses, Flint Hills National has little in common with the actual Flint Hills in Kansas, a geological formation of tallgrass prairie plateaus amidst rocky buttes. The softly-rolling Tom Fazio design has over 5,500 transplanted trees, including cedars, maples, pin oaks, pines, redbuds, willows and even 60-foot-tall cottonwoods. Not surprisingly, the club has a full-time arborist. Several long lakes dominate play, especially on the opening and closing holes. The slick, heavily contoured greens are tougher even than those at No. 23 Prairie Dunes, which is less than an hour away.

About

Holes 18
Length 7080
Slope 144
Facility Type Private
Designer Thomas Fazio, ASGCA

Awards

100 Greatest the Second 100
Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

Second 100 Greatest: Ranked since 2019.
2023-'24 ranking: 132nd.
Previous ranking: 116th.

100 Greatest: Ranked for 14 years, 2005-'18.
Highest ranking: No. 43, 2005-'06.

Best in State: Ranked second, 2011-'24. Ranked inside top 5, 1999-2024.
Current ranking: 2nd.

Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.2

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.3807
Character
7.4833
Challenge
7.3759
Layout Variety
7.3181
Fun
7.3558
Aesthetics
7.4793
Conditioning
7.6395

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