29 May '14, 5pm

Once given up for dead, the challenging Donald Ross-designed Hillcrest Country Club is thriving again

Once given up for dead, the challenging Donald Ross-designed Hillcrest Country Club is thriving again

I said goodbye to Hillcrest Country Club on a sunny fall afternoon in 2011. Playing alone, I teed off on the infamous 1st hole, a downhill, 243-yard par-3 that Ray Floyd once called the toughest opening hole he had ever played. Then, surrounded by flaming maples and preening oaks, I followed a trail blazed a half century before by Kansas City Open champs Dick Mayer, Al Besselink and Ernie Vossler -- and by Arnold Palmer , who once needed 83 blows to get around Hillcrest's rugged layout. Come sunset, my car was the only one in the parking lot. Taking one last, very long look at the old stone clubhouse, I pulled onto Hillcrest Road and drove away. Fortunately, Hillcrest's death rattle turned out to be more of a smoker's cough. Missouri's only remaining Donald Ross-designed layout reopened the following spring and endures today as a semiprivate, daily-fee course. I play there...

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