The City of Leawood is proud to call home to Ironhorse Golf Course. Sitting just off the state line of Missouri & Kansas, Ironhorse is a quick drive from any location. Just 20 minutes from downtown Kansas City, the Country Club Plaza and minutes away from Overland Park. Ironhorse is one of the top public courses in the Kansas City Metro, and rated 4 stars by Golf Digest. With our Championship golf course we have the ability to offer several tournament packages. Make sure to visit the only Troon Golf course in the Kansas City Metro. Don’t miss the chance to see what Kansas City golfing is all about.
From age 7 through 18, youth progress through levels by demonstrating The First Tee Nine Core Values, life and golf skills, as well as passing an assessment. All participants regardless of age start at the PLAYer level. The pinnacle of The First Tee is completing Ace.
When moving through the program, participants have a plethora of added benefits once reaching the Par Level (2nd level) and above. Our partnership with the Kansas City Golf Association and Youth on Course provide youth in the Par Level and above a free handicap index and membership to Youth on Course (a $40 value), included in their program registration, which allows participants to play over 20 golf courses in Kansas City and surrounding areas for just $5 per round.
On a national level, local participants of The First Tee of Greater Kansas City have the option of applying for special opportunities to improve on their life skills and golf skills gained at The First Tee. Of the ten opportunities, the one that stands out the most is the Pure Insurance Championship benefiting The First Tee, where participants have the chance to play the number 1 golf course in America. Pebble Beach and are paired with PGA Tour Champions players while being televised on the golf channel.
Remaining in The First Tee as a participant can serve very beneficial as participants look to higher education. Through a grant on behalf of The First Tee of Greater Kansas City’s founder, the late Al Hoffman, high schoolers have the opportunity to receive a college scholarship for excellent participation in TFTGKC. Overall, of participants in The First Tee, 96% of teens in our program say their golf skills have improved and 90% of our alumni consider themselves lifelong golfers; and beyond golf, 80% of teens and alumni say The First Tee helped them become a better student.
Please Note: All registration for The First Tee at IRONHORSE Golf Course is through Leawood Parks & Recreation at Leawood City Hall (4800 Town Center Drive).