Kansas City Amateur Championship

Shoal Creek Golf Course | July 30 - August 1

The Kansas City Amateur Championship is a premier stroke-play event in the Greater Kansas City area. The championship originated in 1991 as a 54-hole medal play competition, taking a brief break from 1996 – 2003. A predecessor to the Kansas City Amateur Championship was the Kansas City Medal Play competition, held in the 1950s and 1960s as a 72-hole stroke play competition played over several different courses


Staff Contact:

Todd Stice


913.649.5242 X3



Open to male amateur golfers.  You must have a handicap index through Central Links Golf in order to be eligible for this event.  If you are out of the region, you can join the Eclub of Kansas City through this link.


Five divisions are available for the championship with differing levels of eligibility

Open Division: Handicap Index of 5.4 or less is required to enter the Open Flight.

Senior Division: Handicap Index of 8.0 or less and at least 50 years of age by July 30.

Players Division: Handicap Index at least 1.0 but not more than 18.2 

Super Senior Division: Handicap Index of 18.2 or less and must be at least 60 years of age by July 30.

Legends Division:  Handicap Index of 18.2 or less and must be 70 years of age by July 30.



54 holes of stroke play played over 3 days.


The Open and Senior divisions compete in gross only stroke play.

The Players, Super Senior and Legends divisions compete in gross and net stroke play.



After 36 holes, the field will be cut in each division.  The number of players making the cut is determined by number of players in each division.



At the conclusion of play, if a division has a tie for low gross, there will be a hole-by-hole sudden death playoff.


Entries and Fees

Players may enter the event by registering online at KC Amateur Registration.  Entries open March 2, 2021 at 10:00 AM.  The entry fee is $185 per player.


The entry fee includes Golf, Cart, Range Fees, lunch on Sunday for those making the cut and prizes.


Schedule (Times Subject to Change)

Friday, July 30:  Tee times starting at 7:30 AM


Saturday, July 31:  Tee Times starting at 7:30 AM


Sunday, August 1:  Tee times starting at 7:30 AM


Rules of Golf, Competition is Final

Play will be governed by The Rules of Golf as approved by the USGA.  Questions will be settled by the on-site Rules Committee, whose decision will be final.  The competition is final when the winner has been awarded the Championship trophy.



All golf balls and clubs must conform to USGA specifications.  Any unusual equipment or devices such as gloves, unusual tees, alignment aids, braces and the like are prohibited by the Rules of Golf.


Dress Code

Proper golf attire is required.  Jeans, halter tops, tank tops and athletic t-shirts are not permitted.  Shoes with metal spikes are not permitted.



Golf carts are included in the entry fee. Cart rules during the competition are subject to the discretion of the golf course superintendent at the host facility based on course conditions and may change at any time without notice during the competition.  ADA requests for special exceptions to this rule are handled on a case-by-case basis and will be granted provided they would not alter the fundamental fairness of the competition by providing a player with an advantage over other players.  Transportation requests are subject to change based on evolving conditions.


Caddies and Golf Carts

Caddies are allowed for this event and the actions of the caddie during the round are the responsibility of the player (Rule 10.3c).  This is the default postion for caddies for Central Links events, but availability may vary from event to event or any other factors affecting this policy.  Caddies are allowed to ride on and operate the golf cart, provided space is available.  Central Links Golf has a strict 2 carts per group policy and the carts are reserved for the players first.  If a group has more than one caddie, arrangements must be made within the group to accomodate the cart policy.  



Spectators are allowed and may walk along to watch the event. Golf carts may be rented by spectators if they are available, but carts for an event must be reserved for players, Rules officials and Central Links staff first. Spectators (riding or walking) are asked to remain on the cart path during the play of a hole.  Spectators may help search for golf balls but must not function as a caddie. 



On-site registration will not be required.  Please arrive at your starting tee 10 minutes prior to your starting time to receive instructions.


Practice Round & Practice Privileges

Practice rounds are permitted, but are NOT included in the entry fee.  The host facility will determine availability and rate for such practice rounds, please contact the golf shop directly.



Practice facilities are availble 1 hour before the first starting time each day.


Terms of the Competition, Code of Conduct, Pace of Play

Visit https://centrallinksgolf.org/competitions/conditions-of-play/ for complete information on terms of the competition, code of conduct and pace of play guidelines.