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. 25 Prairie Dunes, which is less than an hour away.
100 Greatest: Ranked for 14 years, 2005-'18. Highest ranking: No. 43, 2005-'06.
Second 100 Greatest: Ranked 113th, 2019-'20. Ranked 116th, 2021-'22.
Best in State: Ranked second, 2011-'22. Ranked inside top 5, 1999-2010.