Lake of the Forest Golf Club -
Bonner Springs, Kansas

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Weather|Webcam| Winter Golf|Home| Play Pasture Golf by invitation in Kansas on the links style Lake of the Forest Golf Club, in Bonner Springs, Kansas. We welcome submissions of pasture golf courses to this pasture golfers' directory.

Lake of the Forest Golf Club

We have made significant improvements on our 9 hole sand green course. This course is over 80 years old so the greens are very established. We add sand every year and we have been planting 20-30 trees a year, rebuilding tee boxes and trying to kill as many moles as we can. The luxury of a significant number of retired golf enthusiasts to do volunteer maintenance work has made it come together nicely...Keep it down the middle. (T.L., 4/18/02)

Name of Course: Lake of the Forest Golf Club
Address: 406 Lake Forest, Bonner Springs, Kansas 66012
Course Contact: David Bell
Phone: 913-422-4690
Fees: None - Invitation Only
Number of Holes: 9
Yardage: 3,021
Season: Thaw to Thaw, 12 month, based on snow accumulation
Course Type: Wooded and hilly old private course, pasture-style with sand greens.
Designed By: Unknown
Year Built: 1919 or 1920
Facilities & Amenities:

This course DEFINES pasture golf. We mow it ourselves. It is an old private course built and maintained by about 25 avid users. It is located about 15 miles southwest of Kansas City on a hill overlooking the Kansas River valley. It is covered with undulating fairways and is quite hilly. This course had a Pro in the 1920's.

Events: Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Glow Ball, Club Championship
Reason for submitting course:

Would like to develop dialog with other pasture golfers to share ideas on maintenance and care of "browns" and perhaps engage a "traveling" competition tournament with another sand green course.

This private course near Bonner Springs, Kansas, features four sand bunkers. The most difficult hole is the 400 yard par 4 number 7. Recent additions include a new tee box on number one which makes the par 5 less reachable; a new pavilion for shade off number 9; some new tree plantings; and tee improvements on number four. In other news, we oiled some of the sand greens this year and started a new mower fund in 2001 with tournament proceeds. Sand rakes and drags on every green.

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