701 Northeast StCoffeyville, KS 67337 (620) 808-3319


Hillcrest Golf Course

Hillcrest Golf Course

About the Golf Course

Located in Pfister Park, this 18-hole city-owned golf course is a golfer's paradise that features challenging hills and waterways.

Perry Maxwell Design
Following the addition of the front nine holes, the back nine holes - the original course designed by Perry Maxwell - received major renovation.

Improvements included recoring and reconstruction of all nine greens, the addition of new tee boxes, the rebuilding of existing tee boxes and the installation of a new irrigation system.

Features & Amenities

  • 6,554 yards in length
  • Bent grass greens
  • Bermuda fairways
  • Cart rentals available
  • Driving range
  • Par 72 course
  • Practice green
  • Pro shop
  • Club house

Course Layout (PDF)

Contact Us

  1. Hillcrest Golf Course

    Physical Address
    1509 N Cline
    Coffeyville , KS 67337
    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 1629
    Coffeyville , KS 67337
    Phone: 620-252-6190 Fax: 620-252-6014
    Open Daily

History of Hillcrest Golf Course

Hillcrest Golf Course course dates back to the early 1920s when the original course began as a nine-hole sand green designed and owned by engineers from National Refinery. In 1932 the course was completely redesigned by Perry Maxwell who was known for his severely undulating greens and significant contours according to contemporary golf course architect Robert Trent Jones. Maxwell also designed Southern Hills Golf Course in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the first nine holes at Prairie Dunes in Hutchinson, Kansas. The course reopened for play on June 18, 1933 as Hillcrest Country Club. After ten years, the effects of the Depression along with World War II took its toll and Hillcrest Country Club went broke. In 1943, the course was sold to the City of Coffeyville for $1.

Coffeyville Country Club

The purpose of the Coffeyville Country Club is to provide quality social and recreational programs for its members. We are committed to retain the private club environment and non-profit status. We are also pledged to an approach that effectively meets the needs of its members, as individuals and families, and guests with emphasis on golf programs. Coffeyville Country Club will provide to its members programs that demonstrate a continuous improvement in quality and by upholding the following values and standards:

  • To provide quality, recreational, dining, and social activities to its members.
  • To be fiscally responsible to its membership while maintaining a non-profit status.
  • To encourage growth in membership while maintaining a wholesome, family oriented environment.
  • To emphasize the golfing programs and course, recognizing that this enables all functions
  • To effectively communicate between committees, boards, and other club group.

If you are interested in joining the Coffeyville Country Club, obtain an application from our office or click HERE to download a pdf. Fill out the application and turn it in. The application will be presented to the Board for acceptance. New applicants will be notified of the Board\'s decision following their monthly meeting which meets the second Tuesday each month.

History of the Coffeyville Country Club

Coffeyville Country Club's inception began with a group of businessmen chatting over coffee at the New Castle Cafe in downtown Coffeyville in the early 1950's. To name a few of those in the group: Harry Strasburger, Clare Ford, and Richard Seaton.

Clare Ford and Richard Seaton were in charge of raising funds for the construction of the Club and golf course. The founders of the Club decided in order to avoid payment of approximately $14,000 in taxes, construction funds would be made available to the Club in the form of non-taxable loans rather than direct payments. Two classes of Trust Certificates were issued. Class A for $900 each plus $100 for dues. Class B certificates were for $200 each plus $100 for dues. Forty-nine shares of Class A and 150 shares of Class B were sold to raise funds for construction.

Several sites were considered:

1. Property surrounding Brown Mansion

2. Acreage three miles east of Quality Motors

3. SE corner of Inglewood and Woodland (Bob Esch property)

4. Acreage a quarter mile south of the Club on Inglewood

5. Ford's south eighty acres (present location)

The present site was chosen because of the inward slope of the land. This was beneficial for the potential lake site. Eighty-two acres were purchased from Clare Ford's father for $100 per acre. An additional eight acres were purchaed in 1994 for expansion of golf facilities and water resources.

May 1951, Harry Strasburger contacted William Diddle, a golf architect from Indianapolis, to consult with the group on the design, location, and actual construction of the golf course. Pres Maxwell was also a consultant on the project. Construction cost $27,500. Bell Construction of Kansas City built the golf course. According to a newspaper clipping, the course was opened March 27, 1952. The news article stated it was a nine-hole course with a pro shop operated by C.P. “Mose” Neis.

In 1952, Rex Lucas – county engineer, began plans for a lake of twelve surface acres of water. The original pond was only a half acre. Engineering costs were $350. Water supply for the course, at this time, was three wells. Construcion costs for this project was $5,000. The work was performed by M & N Construction under the direction of Lee Miliken. Today this same lake, after some modifications, waters the greens plus providing fishing accommodations for the Club members.

Homer Hastings was hired to begin construction of the original Clubhouse. Many area industries contributed materials and labor for this project. Construction costs were $79,000. A bar and lounge followed by a pro shop were later added to the original structure.

The Club was dedicated on July 4, 1954 in a ceremony at the Club complete with fireworks. Don Myers was the first President of the Club and Clare Ford was the Secretary.

Construction costs for the original swimming pool was $20,000. A redesign of the swimming pool to the present style was completed in 1991 at a cost of $185,000. The Club Swim Team has spawned many of the local high school swimmers. More than a few have gone on to college with impressive swimming records.

In 1997, the membership voted to replace the existing Clubouse with a new design more suited to the members needs. Members only dining, business meeting rooms, new kitchen facilities, and men's/women's locker rooms update the Club's capabilities. Also, an additional 9 holes of the original 9 holes. It was planned to start construction on the recently purchased 80 acres north of the original 9 holes. It was planned to start construction in 1998 with a “links” style design to keep maintenance costs down. Tree addition and landscaping will take place over time much as the original course developed.

The original concept of a pricate country club has not changed. A golf club with food service and the addition of swimming, tennis, and fishing allow members to have quality recreation and social functions. The membership gets quite a bargain for their dues dollars. Coffeyville Country Club is one of the “jewels” of Southeast Kansas.



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