The larger portion of Kansas City is, ironically, in Missouri, hugging the border of the state that provided its name. Loch Lloyd is in a similar geographic position, but the title reservoir is within Missouri borders.
Although no holes at this Tom Watson design actually bring Lloyd into play, the obvious physical implications that come with damming up such a body of water means players will experience significant altitude change during the front nine, starting at the lake-level clubhouse before working its way down into the Mill Creek “valley” below.
This is an old-fashioned out and back course, traveling the full route before heading back to the clubhouse. The final return, however, climbing back up the clubhouse, with a green alongside an impressive waterfall feature to its immediate right, is a fine piece of punctuation on a fine day of golf.