Staley Farms Golf Club is an 18-hole private golf course located in Kansas City, Missouri.
Staley Farm golf course first opened for play in 2002. The course was designed by Eric Iverson.
Staley Farms Golf Club prides itself in being a shot-maker's course. Course designer Eric Iverson said of Staley Farms, "I try to provide as many opportunities on every hole for creative, thoughtful shots, not just off the tees, but into and around the greens, too. We're really going for fast firm playing surfaces with a lot of contour and a lot of different ways to get the job done."
"Variety in the choice of shots that you can play is one of the most important things to me. There are some obvious features out there that people are going to recognize and there are a lot of design subtleties, things that they might not notice for a few rounds, like using a certain contour in the green, angle of play, a bump and run, or whatever. I'm hoping to see people discover those subtleties, recognize the shots and then try to pull them off. If a golfer thinks of a creative shot and can pull it off, thatâ€™s a lot of fun."
"Scratch golfers may find a false sense of security in the fact that there's a lot of room - 60 yards of fairway in some cases. Favoring it a little on the safe side or hitting it right down the middle might not be their best option. The best option could be 5 yards from the right edge - which happens to be right next to a pretty nasty bunker."
"Part of the appeal to this course is not only the challenges in strategic thinking to the better player but the opportunities for the less experienced golfer, too. "All the high handicapper knows is his ball is in great shape since it's in this huge fairway," Iverson said. "It may take them a few more years of playing golf to discover more strategic play but in the meantime, I think theyâ€™re going to like it because the ball just keeps on rolling out there."
Do Not Recall (cart included), played on Monday, May 2012 at 6am
greens had been sanded/aeriated recently
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