Awards & Hosting (NEW) 2018-03-01T10:57:10-06:00


Golf Digest’s 100 Greatest Courses

Currently ranked No. 85

Golf Digest’s 100 Greatest Courses

Ranked No. 49 in 2007-08

America’s Best Private Golf Retreats

Ranked by Golf Digest Index in 2006 at No. 10

Golf Digest’s 100 Greatest Courses

Ranked No. 43 in 2005-06

Best New Private Courses

Featured by Golf Digest in 1998


USGA Junior Amateur Championship

Host in 2017

Flint Hills National Golf Club was the host site for the 2017 Junior Amateur Championship. It was the 22nd USGA championship contested in Kansas, and the third to be played at Flint Hills. Previous winners of the Junior Amateur Championship include Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth. The 2017 Junior Amateur Championship winner was Noah Goodwin, 17, of Corinth, Texas. He produced the second-biggest comeback in championship-match history, rallying from four holes down with eight to play to defeat Matthew Wolff, 18, of Agoura Hills, California. 

Trans-Miss Amateur Championships

Host in 2003, 2009 and 2015

The Trans-Miss Amateur is an annual golf tournament. It is organized by the Trans-Mississippi Golf Association and was first played in 1901. It is played at a different course each year that are located near or west of the Mississippi River. From 1987 to 2009, the field has been limited to mid-amateurs (age 25 or greater). From its inception through the 2009 event, it was played in two parts, a 36-hole stroke play competition to determine a 64 player field for the match play competition. Beginning in 2010, it is a 54-hole stroke play tournament, with no age restrictions on entries.

USGA Men’s Senior Amateur Championship

Host in 2007

Former PGA Tour player Stan Lee takes an early lead over Sam Farlow and maintains his momentum to win the USGA Senior Amateur Championship. At 55 years and 5 days, Lee becomes the youngest USGA Senior Amateur champion in golf history. “I cannot believe it,” he said. “It is a dream come true. I’m still kind of pinching myself to see if this is real or not.”

USGA Women’s Amateur Championship

Host in 2001

Meredith Duncan lines up a short birdie putt. The U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship is on the line. Her opponent, Nicole Perrot, watches from the sidelines. It’s been a tough, back-and-forth battle: 10 birdies for each player, with match-play concessions. Duncan takes her shot – and sinks it. Veteran observers call it one of the greatest finals in USGA history.