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The Downtown Open is back and better than ever!
Not only have we added an additional stop, we have teamed up with local architect and construction companies to design an Urban Golf Course that traverses some of our city’s greatest landmarks from the River Market, the Downtown Library, Corrigan Station, One Light Luxury Apartments, The Kauffman Performing Arts Center, and more!
Grab your friends & your glory as you ride the streetcar down Main St, chipping off Kansas City’s landmarks & putting inside bars for this one of a kind Urban Golf Tournament! While you’ll find many of the amenities you’ve come to expect from a typical golf course, this will be anything but. Teeing off from rooftops, pitching from sidewalks and putting on street corners. No golf carts necessary as every hole is a short walk from the KC Ride Streetcar stops.
As the tournament winds down for the day, join us at The Clubhouse, otherwise known as Washington Square Park, where the jeers from the crowd, live music, and booze will be potentially distracting as you play one of the many fun games in the park.
If you like bar crawls, casual competitions, beautiful May weather, urban recreation or any combination of the preceding you don’t want to miss this experience!
- Individual golfers, no teams.
- Prizes will be given to best score overall, best outfits, longest putt, longest drive and more!
- More details coming soon!
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♘ Frequently Asked Questions ♘
▼ Do I need to bring my own clubs?
✓ No. Clubs will be provided at each location courtesy of Callaway.
▼ What about us lefties?
✓ Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered too!
▼ What type of balls are being used?
✓ Practice balls made with “cross-linked foaming” that decompresses on impact, then re-forms. Heavier than a wiffle ball, but much lighter than a real golf ball. Travels much farther than a wiffle ball, but about one-third the distance of real golf balls. Much softer than real golf balls, making it safe for use in more locations. Balls are dimpled and can be worked for shot-shaping – draws, fades, etc. Designed to mimic the spin, trajectory and other flight characteristics of real golf balls.
▼ Will there be long lines like last year?
✓ We have been working hard to fix the kinks from last year. This year, each route will consist of hitting 3 stops instead of all 6 and we have also added more putting greens to each putt stop.
▼ Will there be an after party?
✓ You know it! There will be an awesome after party at The Clubhouse, otherwise known as Washington Square Park, starting at 5:00 pm with live music, food trucks and more prizes!
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