Excelsior Springs Golf Course opened in October, 1915 with the completion of an 18-hole championship course. The club briefly expanded to 36 holes in the late 1920’s, but the Great Depression returned the club to the original 18 holes that are still in place today. This Championship 6553 yard par 72, was designed by renowned golf course architect, Tom Bendelow, who also designed Medinah Country Club, home of the 1949, 1975, & 1990 U.S.Opens as well as Olympia Fields Country Club, where they hosted the 1928 and 2003 U.S.Open and two past PGA Championships.
Excelsior Springs Golf Course offers rolling hills, elevation changes, huge mature trees and nature at its finest, as their are few homes that outline its boundaries. ESGC, during its storied history, has been visited by many celebrities; from the boxing community, Jack Dempsey and Jess Willard; baseball’s Ban Johnson and Charles Comiskey; golfing amateur greats Charles “Chick” Evans, U.S.Open Champions, Lawson Little (1940), Johnny Goodman (1933), as well as Jimmy Thompson and Horton Smith. Most recently, current and past PGA Tour players, Tom Watson, Payne Stewart and Tom Pernice have played there.