Golf. The game you can play your whole life. The game you can clap so timidly at, the game you still have to dress up for. The game that Robin Williams famously said (minus a few expletives) was invented to have you whack away at your ball, and each time you miss you feel like you’re going to have a stroke. And we love it. Golf on vacation? A big yes, but finding great public courses can be difficult. Luckily, in Overland Park you can find several non-members-only courses to enjoy and challenge your game.


Sykes/ Lady Overland Park Golf Club

A beautiful park-like setting with 27 regulation golf holes that accommodates skill levels from “beer me” to “green jacket,” and has an additional challenging 9-hole, par 3 course. Golfers (and non-golfers) can break for food and drinks at the Club 27 Restaurant’s big patio while taking in gorgeous views of the course. There’s also a driving range, and chipping and putting greens to practice your swing, and of course a full-service pro shop to keep you looking the part.

St. Andrews Golf Club

St. Andrews is one of the most popular choices among locals. The 18-hole golf course brings Ozark vibes with tree-lined scenery and five sets of tees. It has a driving range with extended hours, chipping and putting greens and of course a pro shop full of the finest gear and apparel. Golfers can also wet their whistle with pub style food and drinks at the Greenside Grill.


While this isn't a full golf course experience, Topgolf is a great place for any skill level to have a great golf game. Bring the kids or just come to get a few practice swings in. TopGolf has a full restaurant menu and a full bar -- both are full service at your bay. Topgolf is also a great place to go when it's too hot or too cold for the golf clubs. It's always a comfortable temperature with full heaters in the winter and plenty of cool air circling the 3-tier entertainment complex.

Craft Putt

It's Overland Park's happy place! Craft Putt is a locally-owned mini golf taphouse/ The 9,000 square foot space features a custom design 10-hole indoor mini golf course, 24 local beers on tap, handcrafted cocktails, deluxe handheld food bites, and one-of-a-kind mini golf themed games. It's a great rainy day date place! Or bring the kids too -- the course is easy enough for kids too.