Intriguing, is part of the mystique that keeps true purist golfers in search for the one perfect place to golf repeatedly. When its found, do we really know it? Michael Daerr found his golf course to spend years at, but more as a proprietor, than a player. And what a find it is. Suppesville golf course is a great little nine hole golf venue. Little only in the sense of the number of holes, big in the sense that some of them play big ! It speaks to the core of the purist golfer. To describe it takes a lot of thought and still a golfer must experience Suppesville to know what these words mean.
Enter Suppesville from southwest Wichita out highway K-42 a mere thirty minutes drive. Time goes by quickly as K-42 flows well.Take the only available right turn in Suppesville and immediately you will spot the golf course on the right. Clubhouse about one half mile north. Its all there, good catfish dinner, in the restaurant dubbed the “Windmill” and the golf shop.
Out on the first tee, Suppesville opens with a congenial par three headed to the east, and on to number two, it and the next three holes being par fours, straight, then a slight right hand dogleg, then a left hand dogleg that gets testy as a creek meanders across the fairway some fifty yards out from the green…..don’t get to greedy off the tee. There are tall trees there, left to remind you not to. The next two holes are par fives. Number five being five hundred yards long, (and it is every bit of five hundred yards) into the prevailing Kansas southerly winds, slightly up hill, and out two hundred yards on the inside of the dogleg left is a pond, guarded by one of the windmills.
Number five is in contention for the widest fairway in Kansas. Most of the fairways are generous at Suppesville. Six is slightly shorter at four hundred and fifty five yards and a right hand dogleg, sloped away from (left) from your tee shot, funneling into a green that recepively tilts to your approach shots. Next we come to number seven, slightly uphill to the west, par three. (remember that southerly cross breeze) Now the original number eight has been let go and number nine is eight playing north to the clubhouse. A par four over a creek like hazard, then up, then down and up to a nice receptive green, partiallly surrounded by trees. To finish the nine, go north of the clubhouse and the new number nine , par three, par three, plays to the east. And here you have it. How many shots will it take you?
Greens at Suppesville are bent grass, while the fairways and tees are bermuda.
Night golf is still popular at Suppesville as well as other day time golf events. Info is available by calling 620-478-2772 or of course at suppesvillegolf.com The staff is friendly and they all look forward to seeing and serving you.