Laid out on the Kansas Flint Hills to the north west of Manhattan, the 18 holes at Colbert Hills were fashioned by the design partnership of Champions Tour player Jim Colbert and architect Jeff Brauer. The course opened with an invitational pro-am tournament on 30th April 2000 and among those competing were Lee Trevino, Raymond Floyd and Annika Sorenstam.
The course is home to the men's and women's golf teams of Kansas State University and it’s also used by that particular educational establishment as an environmental research and turf management facility. Colbert Hills is also home to The First Tee Academy and the Earl Woods National Youth Golf Academy.
The signature hole is the 600-yard par five 7th, where the hole drops almost a hundred feet from the tee box down to the fairway. The landing area for the tee shot is hampered by three bunkers and the second landing area is also heavily sand-protected, with the best position for approach shots located on the right side of the fairway.