At the turn of the 20th Century, the St. Andrews-born Foulis brothers were present at every point in the golf industry, whether it was winning the U.S. Open or establishing themselves as course designers and equipment makers. Twenty years later, Robert Foulis found himself in Jefferson City, where he laid out the first nine hole of that club’s golf course during 1922.
Four decades after his work, Larry Packard came by and added the final nine during 1968 (he would return for additional tweaking in years to come), and finally Todd Quitno would arrive 40 years after Packard in order to restore the course to its full glory. The most prominent result from that work was the restoration of its bunkers, which are large and lurking at the course’s many doglegs. Other golfers will admire a different hazard in the occasional creek crossing (so long as they’re not in it).
If you’re traveling along Route 50, one of America’s longest roadways, you can exit and arrive at Jefferson City Country Club within just a few seconds.