Salina Municipal Course Details
"The Muni," as it is called by many, is located in Salina, Kansas – a city uniquely situated at the junction of I-135 and I-70. It features 6500 yards of rolling blue grass fairways in as fine of condition as any in the region. The large bent grass greens are normally quick and smooth and can be very deceiving with a prevailing southerly breeze. Four tee boxes on each hole give players of any ability a chance to test their skills.
The First Tee of Salina
To sign up for our award-winning Junior Golf program, stop by the Salina Municipal Golf Course starting May 4th. Three-time Midwest Section PGA Junior Golf Leader, Steve Hardesty, and PGA Professional, Mike Hargrave, will supervise all instruction. For more information contact Steve or Mike at 826-7450. Visit us on the web at www.thefirstteesalina.org or www.salinamuni.com
The First Tee Junior Golf Lessons
Changing the lives of Salina youth by emphasizing education and character development through the game of golf! Youth of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities will opportunities this year thanks to The First Tee of Salina. Instruction, Life Skills, and play on the unique short course at The First Tee of Salina are featured in all sessions.
Facilities at Salina Muni
Take home the perfect memento after your game of golf. Salina logo'd golf shirts and hats are a wonderful way to remember your visit. And we always carry a complete line of accessories, apparel and other golf merchandise to compliment your game of golf.
Improve your swing at our dedicated Driving Range. Whether your lengthening your drive or focusing on form, this is the perfect place to ensure an improved game of golf. Golf lessons are also available, so be sure to contact Head Professional Steve Hardesty in the Pro Shop for more information: (785) 826-7450.
How the club was founded is told by Ruby Phillips Bramwell in the following excerpt from a chapter in her forthcoming book, "The Story of Salina". The September 23rd, 1922 issue of Collier's Weekly Magaine carried an article "How Golf Came to Salina". It was illustrated with a picture of the clubhouse which was almost the exact replica of the one in use in 1967. One balmy spring day the Baptist minister was chatting with D. W. Cowden, who was complaining of not feeling well, and he suddenly exclaimed "You need golf. Ever play it ?" "No, I haven't," responded Mr. Cowden. "Have you?" "Lots," said the minister. "Say, you come with me this afternoon. We'll go out in the country to some nice smooth pasture and try a few shots. I have a set of clubs." They went ... The next day Mr. Cowden sent for clubs and the two men went to Oakdale Park, laying out three holes with tomato cans sunk in the ground for cups. Senator J. L. Bristow and Bishop Griswold heard about it and went over to the park when Mr. Cowden and the minister were knocking the ball about over the rough ground. Something about it got them. When they returned to town they hailed R. P. Cravens, the first man they saw, and told him about the game, ending with "Let's lay out a golf course somewhere in Salina."
The Club is owned by the membership which is now about 680 members. Facilites of the Club include:
- Three (3) Dining Areas - each with fireplaces and bar service available
- Johnny's Place - lower level family restaurant
- Men's & Women's Locker Room facilities
- Four (4) Outdoor, Lighted Tennis Courts
- A Seasonal Swimming Pool with a 163 foot waterslide
- A Seasonal Snack Bar
- A Beautiful 18 Hole Golf Course with Practice Range
- A Three-Hole Practice Disc Golf Area
- A Fitness Trail
- A Full Service Fitness Center
- Men's and Ladies' Card Rooms
- Golf and Tennis Pro Shops
- Sand Volleyball Court
The Salina Country Club is a "family center" for our members. We strive to have activities that involve everyone in the family; from the oldest to the youngest.
Randy Syring, PGA
Head Golf Professional
Class A PGA Golf Professional at the Salina Country Club since 1988.
President of the Midwest Section PGA 1996-97
Board of Directors Midwest Section PGA 1992-2000
2004 Midwest PGA Golf Professional of the Year
2002 Midwest PGA Teacher of the Year
1997 Midwest PGA Teacher of the Year
1994 Midwest PGA Clubfitter of the Year
Titleist Top 100 Fitters 2005-2009
Golf Digest #1 ranked teacher in the state of Kansas
Golf Magazine's Best Teachers of the Great Plains
Current and former pupils include:
PGA Tour and mini tour professionals
Men, Women, and Junior state amateur champions
Numerous men and women division I & II college players
Boys and girls high school state champions
Many adult and junior city champions.
Played professional tours in Florida and California during the 1980's.
Ten 1st place finishes while on the Marymount College golf team.
Bachelor of Science, Human Resources Management
Friends University, Wichita, Kansas
Our clubhouse offers all the amenities you will need including men's and ladies' locker rooms, a full service bar and grill, a large and spacious dining room, and banquet facilities for special events and wedding receptions.
Teen ActivitiesThe Salina Country Club has a multitude of offerings for children and teen events.
The Haunted Halloween Hay Ride that takes place the Saturday before Halloween is a huge hit with kids of all ages. We even let the older teens (16 and up) be our zombies, ghosts, vampires and lunitics.
The Winter Snow Festival is always fun with sledding ramps set up on the driving range, a snowball fight, snowman building contests and of course, hot chocolate.
Some of our other events/activities are:
- End of Summer Camp-out on the Driving Range
- Junior Golf
- Junior Tennis
- Fishing Derby
- Fourth of July Celebration, complete with fireworks
- Minute to Win It (for the whole family)
- 3 hole Disc Golf
- Sand Volleyball