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More than just golf at Milburn Country Club in Overland Park, Kansas

The Milburn Country Club in Overland Park, Kan. not only provides its members with one of the finest 18-hole championship courses in the Kansas City area members enjoy the competition size pool with twin diving boards and pool side lounge. Other members benefit from the tennis courts located next to the first hole of the golf course.

#10 opening hole on the back nine.
#10 opening hole on the back nine.
Photos by Steve Wilson
Sean Dougherty on the left is the Head Golf Professional at Milburn C.C.
Photo by Steve Wilson

The golf course offers practice facilities to help improve every golfer’s game. A 75-yard chipping area and greenside bunker, a 10,000 square foot putting green, and putting and pitching green for practice from rough or fairway are only 20 yards from the clubhouse.

The golf course has played host to prestigious events throughout its long history. The Kansas City Open a PGA event in the 1940’s was played at the course, along with U.S. Open qualifying matches, the Men's Missouri State Amateur won by Tom Watson, and the 2008 Tom Watson Challenge also won by the legendary Kansas City golfer. Sean Dougherty, the Head Golf Professional for Milburn, was a runner-up to Watson in 2008.

Hole 10: The opening hole on the back nine is a par four that measures 424 yards from the white. Teeing off from in front of the clubhouse the hole is a slight dogleg left. Fairway bunkers, over-hanging trees, and greenside bunkers make the best approach from the left side of the fairway.

Hole 11: This par 4 has a fairway bunker down the right side. An accurate shot to the fairway avoiding the trees on either side will provide the best opportunity to reach the green in two. There are bunkers guarding the green.

Hole 12: A tee shot over a pond to a fairway that doglegs right gives plenty of trouble for the average golfer. The right side of the fairway provides the best approach to the green guarded by bunkers.

Hole 13: This par 4 has trees on each side and a gentle dogleg right. Too far right off the fairway will land the ball in the pond on number 12. The fairway drops off towards the green and there is a gathering area in front of it.

Hole 14: The par 4 is the 12th easy rated hole on the course. Stay to the left side of the fairway for the best approach to the green protected by bunkers.

Hole 15: The only par 3 on the back nine has bunkers protecting the green and an arid slice can find the water right of the green.

Hole 16: This short par 4 has a bunker on the left side of the fairway, but less than driver should be safe. The best approach is from the left side of the fairway, due to the heaving trees on the right. The green has several bunkers protecting it.

Hole 17: The back nine's only par 5 starts over medium rough to a fairway with a slight dogleg right. Trees are heaviest on the left near the cart path. The left side is the best approach but may bring low branches and tall trees into play.

Hole 18: The finishing hole for Milburn Country Club is a par 4/5, with a dogleg left. The right side of the fairway from the tee misses the fairway bunker and gives the best approach to the green. Be aware of the front right bunker when playing from the right side.

To inquire about membership contact Ashlea Wirken the Director of Membership and Communications at 913-890-2636 or by email at ashlea@milburn.org.