Prairie Dunes Country Club

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Prairie Dunes Country Club
Club information
Coordinates 38°05′28″N 97°50′53″W / 38.091°N 97.848°W / 38.091; -97.848Coordinates: 38°05′28″N 97°50′53″W / 38.091°N 97.848°W / 38.091; -97.848
Location Hutchinson, Kansas
Established 1937
Type Private
Total holes 18
Website [1]
Designed by Perry Maxwell
Par 70
Length 6,759 yards (6,180 m)
Course rating 75.5
Slope rating 148 [1]
Prairie Dunes Country Club is located in the US
Prairie Dunes Country Club
Prairie Dunes Country Club
Location in the United States

Prairie Dunes Country Club is a golf course located just outside Hutchinson, Kansas. Frequently ranked among the best golf courses in the United States, it has hosted several United States Golf Association national championship tournaments.

The club was founded by Emerson Carey and his four sons in the mid-1930s. The course was designed by Perry Maxwell, and the first nine holes opened on September 13, 1937. Twenty years later in 1957, a second 9 holes were opened, designed by Press Maxwell (Perry's son).



  • Golfweek 2008 - #9 of America's Best Classical Golf Courses
  • Golf Digest 2007/08 - #30 of America's Greatest Golf Courses
  • Golf Magazine 2007 - #16 in the United States & #25 in the World
  • Golf Digest 2001 - #2, #8 & #10 among the Best 99 Holes in the U.S. [2]
  • Audubon International - Obtained certification in the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses program


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