Kansas is situated in the Midwest Region of the United States – bounded by Nebraska to the north, Missouri to the east, Oklahoma to the south and Colorado to the west – and it’s reckoned that Lebanon in Smith County is the geographical centre of the 48 contiguous American states. Kansas isn’t called the Wheat State for nothing, as it’s one of the most productive agricultural regions in the country.
According to the USGA, there are eight golf associations in the state of Kansas affiliated to the national body. The most important of these is the Kansas Golf Association, established in 1908, and it governs over 11,000 golfers in 131 clubs, conducting 17 annual state championships for these members.
The course at Prairie Dunes Country Club forms the only world-class golfing layout in the state. Established as a 9-holer by Perry Maxwell in 1937 then extended by his son Press to a full 18-hole layout twenty years later, it’s laid out among links-like sand hills near Hutchison, in the middle of the state.
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