Heart of America Golf Course, formerly Blue River Golf Course
7501 Blue River Road
Kansas City, MO 64132
Pro shop 816-513-8940
The Heart of America Golf Academy offers two challenging nine-hole golf layouts in Swope Park, one of the largest urban parks in the country. The old nine-hole golf course is a par 35 and measures 2,604 yards with very tight target areas.
The new nine-hole course was designed by Richard Allen, a landscape architect in the Parks and Recreation Department's Planning Services Division. It is a par 27 course and measures 1,200 yards. The course has several new features. Golfers on Hole Two will tee off across a water feature; on Hole Six they will face a green carved out of the hillside. At hole eight, golfers must hit off a cliff face down to the green.
Heart of America also is a host site for the First Tee, a nationally recognized Junior Golf Program.
Heart of America offers a snack bar, pro shop, locker facilities, putting and chipping greens along with a large driving range with both mat and grass hitting areas.
|Rates for River Course|
Adult (Monday through Thursday): $15
Adult (Friday through Sunday): $16
Senior: (Monday through Friday): $14
Junior (Anytime): $11
|Rates for Par 3 Course|
An adult rate applies to golfers 18-59 years of age. No riding carts allowed on par 3 course.
To get to the Heart of America Golf Academy from downtown Kansas City, take I-70 east to I-435 south. Go south on I-435 to the Swope Park-Zoo exit. Exit right (west) on Gregory Boulevard to Oldham Road, turn left, take Oldham Road to Blue River Road, which leads directly to the golf course.