The founding fathers of Hillcrest chose Fairmont Amusement Park, off Independence Boulevard, as the original course site in our storied history. The formal opening occurred on July 1st, 1899.
Members of Fairmont agreed it was time to move their course location that would allow for a more intense focus on the sport and a clubhouse for social events. Evanston Golf Club was then established on May 1st, 1901. Shortly after the original opening, in 1906, the Evanston members intense desire grew for an 18 Hole course. When finishing touches were added it was a 6200 yard links with a par of 82 designed by James ‘Dal’ Dalgleish.
As members of the Evanston Golf Club realized there would have to be another move, the desire to find a permanent home dominated the club’s focus. World renowned architect, Donald J. Ross spent the days in 1912 walking the Hillcrest site, plotting the key features of the natural terrain for what the course should be.
Constructed upon the highest points in Kansas City, the new club was aptly named Hillcrest and formally opened in 1916. This championship layout measures 6,763 yards and has played host to the KC Open and other historic events.
With three sets of tees, Hillcrest can be a challenge for every golfer. Donald Ross created a course that forces you to use every club in your bag.
Hillcrest offers $12 six packs of beer!
All beer. All the time.