Alvamar Public Golf Course
The Alvamar Golf Course includes the Jayhawk and Quail Creek nines and is open to the public. Noted architect, Bob Dunning, designed a course characterized by large scale greens, tees and flowing fairways, very much in the spirit of the famous Robert Trent Jones. This "parkland" style course has found favor over the years for its combination of playability, yet challenge for golfers of all ability levels. Selecting the appropriate length to play the course can increase the golfer's enjoyment. Four sets of tees provide courses ranging from 4,700 to nearly 7,100 yards. Bring a full set of clubs, as you will most likely use them all.
The Alvamar maintenance staff takes pride in preparing the course in tournament condition on a daily basis.
Greens: The greens have recently been upgraded to a state-of-the-art bentgrass — Pickseed 962. This second-generation Crenshaw is firm, dense, heat-resistant and tolerates low mowing heights, producing fast putting speeds of 9 to 10 on the stimpmeter on a daily basis.
Tees: All tees are Meyer Z-52 zoysiagrass, mowed at .425" which produces a tight, level teeing ground.
Fairways: Fairways are also Meyer Z-52 zoysiagrass, mowed at .500” three to four times per week. This combination gives golfers some of the finest fairway turf in the country. Even when dormant, zoysia remains very upright, producing a lie that is very forgiving.
Roughs: The roughs are a combination of bluegrass, tall fescue and zoysia. The primary rough is mowed twice per week at a friendly 2” height. The secondary rough varies from mowed turf, native grasses or natural woods with underbrush.
Landscaping: Alvamar is a wonderful mix of natural Eastern Kansas plantscaping with many added plantings of ornamentals and flowering materials. All building sites have been extensively landscaped, and there has been a concerted effort to maintain the natural look of the courses.