Kansas City Open Invitational

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For the former LPGA Tour event also known as the Kansas City Open, see Heart of America Invitational.

The Kansas City Open Invitational, which played as the Kansas City Open for most of its history, was a golf tournament on the PGA Tour that was played in the greater Kansas City area in the late 1940s and 1950s. A total of four different clubs hosted the event. The first event was held at Kansas City's Swope Park Golf Course, now known as Swope Memorial Golf Course, and is the only public course in the Kansas City area ever to have hosted a PGA Tour event.[1] The Milburn Country Club in Overland Park, Kansas, a par-72, 18-hole championship course built in 1917, hosted the event five times. Kansas City's Hillcrest Country Club, a par-72, 18-hole course built in 1916, hosted the event three times. Two events were held at Blue Hills Country Club, which is also in Kansas City and was built in 1912.

Tournament hosts[edit]

Years Course
1955, 1957–58 Hillcrest Country Club
1954, 1959 Blue Hills Country Club
1950–53, 1956 Milburn Country Club
1949 Swope Park Golf Course

Winners[edit]

Kansas City Open Invitational

Kansas City Open

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swope Memorial course information". Retrieved 2007-12-11.