September 15, 2014 | Prairie Highlands Golf Course
All proceeds from the event will provide scholarship support for MNU students. We hope you are planning to participate in this four-person scramble event.
At the 2014 Golf Classic, you'll begin the event with a grilled lunch, registration and driving range practice from 11:30 to 1 p.m.
As you round the 9th hole, you'll enjoy special gifts & snacks at the clubhouse. At the completion of the tournament, you're invited to end the day with award presentations and a catered barbecue buffet dinner.
Entry fee includes:
11:30 a.m. - Registration and lunch; Driving range opens
About Prairie Highlands Golf Course
Golfweek's #3 Public Access Course in Kansas - 2009
Ranked #29 in the Nation in the “Top 50 under $50” Category, Prairie Highlands is a diamond in the rough. On a normal day, expect to fight strong breezes throughout, demanding a two, and sometimes three-club swing. Designed by well-known Kansas City golf architect Craig Schreiner and owned by Kansas City native David Francis, Prairie Highlands opened in May of 2001 and has been reaping honors ever since. It has also been ranked No. 3 among the state’s best public courses by both Golf Week and Golf Magazine and was the only Kansas City course in either Kansas or Missouri to be ranked.
Prairie Highlands is in harmony with the rolling landscape, skirted by prairie, on the western edge of Olathe, Kansas. Ron Whitten, Golf Digest’s Senior Golf Architecture Editor, has recognized the course, whose name evolved from 182-acre plot of native grasses, as "What Affordable Golf Should Be" in the September 2001 issue of Golf Digest.
Consistently on Golf Digest’s top five “best places to play” list, it’s rumored to be high on the list with Colbert Hills and Buffalo Dunes for No. 1 in 2005 after being No. 3 with a four-star ranking in 2004. Host to 2004’s Kansas City Cup Finals, Prairie Highlands also hosted the 2004-2006 Men's NAIA National Championship.
The par 72, 7,100-yard golf course was designed truly with the golfer in mind. Following the traditions of the game, the course was designed to be walkable, with short distances from green to tee. Fundamental strategies and abundant shot making opportunities are complimented by pristine zoysia fairways and bent grass greens. Four tee boxes play from 7,100 yards from the back tees, to 5,100 yards from the front tees. Errant tee shots will likely find manicured rough or one of 60 strategically positioned sand bunkers, which makes saving par truly rewarding and a birdie nearly heroic. Only deft putting on subtly contoured bent grass putting greens rewards pinpoint accuracy off the tee.
Prairie Highlands is reached from I-35 by exiting at Old 56 Highway and proceeding 4 ½ miles west to 151st Street and then west three-quarters of a mile to St. Andrews Drive and into the course.
A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available each year for this event, and new opportunities have been added for this year's event.
Review the sponsorship list below, and select any category to see the benefits. To sign up as a sponsor, and to get more information, call the University Advancement office at (913) 971-3605, or complete the Online Sponsorship Registration Form.
Prizes and Hole Contests
Prizes will be awarded to 1st and 2nd place teams in two flights. Numerous "hole" prizes and post-tournament door prizes also will be presented.
Our Cause: Student Scholarship Support
The MNU Foundation Golf Classic was created to raise student scholarship support for the R. Curtis Smith Founders Endowment and the John W. Stephens Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Dr. R. Curtis Smith served as MidAmerica Nazarene University's first president from 1966 to 1985. He was a leader who had vision, determination, and courage to bring together the resources to create a Christian community of higher education. The R. Curtis Smith Founder's Endowment Fund provides scholarships for students studying for various types of ministry.
Dr. John Stephens served the University for 30 years and had a positive impact on countless students through his roles as educator and vice president for finance at MNU. He was a gifted math professor, administrator, and faithful golf tournament participant. The John W. Stephens Memorial Scholarship Fund benefits math and science students at MNU.
Office of University Advancement
Attn: Office of University Advancement
2030 E. College Way
Olathe, KS 66062
Phone: 913.971.3600 or 877-496-8668
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
Please note: Charitable gifts to MidAmerica Nazarene University are tax deductible for federal income tax purposes.