The Kansas City Amateur Championship
The Kansas City Amateur Championship is a premier stroke-play event in the Greater Kansas City area. The championship originated in 1991 as a 54-hole medal play competition, taking a brief break from 1996 – 2003. A predecessor to the Kansas City Amateur Championship was the Kansas City Medal Play competition, held in the 1950s and 1960s as a 72-hole stroke play competition played over several different courses.
The Championship was revitalized in 2003 at Hillcrest Country Club, where Chris Mabry would reign as champion. Players may compete in four separate flights of the Kansas City Amateur: the Open flight, Players flight, Senior flight and Legends flight. Players must have an index of 3.4 or less to participate in the Open flight and compete in gross scoring only. The Senior flight requires an index of 18.2 or less and at least 50 years of age by the first day of the championship, with competition in gross scoring only. A handicap index of at least 1.0 but not more than 18.2 is required for the Players flight, who compete in both gross and net scoring. Finally, a player must be at least 60 years of age by the first day of the championship for the Legends flight, competing in both gross and net scoring.
The championship consists of 156 players who will play 54-holes of stroke play with a 36-hole cut to determine the Kansas City Amateur champion.
Shoal Creek has been the host to the Kansas City Amateur Championship since 2010 and has been ranked the number two public golf course in Missouri since 2006.