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Welcome to Shawnee Country Club

Shawnee Country Club golf course first opened for play in 1915 in Topeka, KS. The course was designed by Donald J. Ross.

From the standpoint of play, the course has remained essentially the same since it was first opened, complete with the subtle challenges that typify the designer's work. Among the most notable - the small rounded greens surrounded by rolling and mounding, which adds complexity to even the shortest chip shots. There are no parallel fairways on the course, a rare luxury element that provides the golfer with a more interesting variety of views, as well as safer play.

The opening holes are challenging, but Donald Ross designed the first third of the course to be comparatively simple and non-punishing, essentially the "warm-up holes."

A variety of mature trees, flowers, and rolling hills give the golf course its unique appeal. Players of all levels are able to enjoy beautifully conditioned fairways and some of the best greens in the area. With a wide range of amenities including practice areas, a full service golf shop, PGA golf instruction, a restaurant and grill, meeting and banquet rooms, pools and lockers, and much more.

This very narrow course was constructed on rolling terrain. The fairways are narrow and tree lined. Water hazards come into play on some holes. There are a lot of sand bunkers protecting the fairways and greens. The back-to-back par fours from number nine through number twelve are among the longest and most challenging in the Midwest. Recent improvements to the 16th and 17th holes, including new bunkers and mounding have been completed, carefully keeping with the original Ross concept. The eighteenth hole was designed to be a match play tie-breaker; its severely sloped putting surface gives the edge to the golfer making the most skillful approach shot.

The Shawnee Country Club golf course measures 6,598 yards from the back tees and plays to a par-71. The course rating is 72.4 and the slope rating is 125.