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Mission Hills Country Club (Kansas)

The Mission Hills Country Club (MHCC) is a country club and golf course in the Kansas City-area suburb of Mission Hills, Kansas.

The club, on the banks and hills of Brush Creek, was founded June 30, 1914, largely through the efforts of J. C. Nichols, who was also developing the upscale planned community of Mission Hills. Nichols found that upscale houses were harder to sell in Kansas than in Kansas City, Missouri, so he built the club to attract buyers.[1]

The original club consisted of 121 acres (0.49 km2) in Kansas and 7 acres (28,000 m2) in Missouri, with the clubhouse on the Missouri side because of laxer liquor laws there.[2]

Adjoining the club on the Kansas side Nichols established the Community Golf Club. In 1922 that club moved to what is now Kansas City Country Club. Later, the Community Golf Club became Indian Hills Country Club and moved to its current location.

In the 1950s, the Mission Hills Country Club sold its Missouri clubhouse; the building now houses the Carriage Club.

Kivett and Myers designed the current clubhouse on the Kansas side. In 1967, a ladies card room was added and the men's grill was added in 1973. The building underwent major renovations in 1990 and 2001.

The challenging (71.6/136), 18-hole, 6,490-yard (5,930 m) course was designed by Tom Bendelow[3] and remodeled by renowned golf architect Keith Foster in 2006.

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  1. ^ Connelly, William E. (1918). A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans. Lewis Publishing Company.
  2. ^ "Mission Hills Country Club". Missionhillscc.memberstatements.com. Archived from the original on 2011-03-18. Retrieved 2010-03-17.
  3. ^ Cook, Chuck. "Mission Hills Country Club | Mission Hills Golf Course". Golflink.com. Retrieved 2010-03-17.

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