“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.
SALINA MUNICIPAL SHORT COURSE
The 6-hole short course is home to First Tee of Salina. First Tee is a national organization interested in combining golf with life skill education for all children, regardless of their socio-economic background. First Tee of Salina is one of the first 50 such facilities open in the United States. Many programs for youth are offered throughout the year.
The Verla Nesbitt Jocelyn Youth Golf Academy
The Verla Nesbitt Jocelyn Youth Golf Academy is a meeting room that houses First Tee of Salina and its unique Life Skill training. Children participants are engaged in a number of fun activities that ingrain The Nine Core Values of First Tee; Honesty, Integrity, Sportsmanship, Courtesy, Perserverance, Judgment, Respect, Confidence, and Responsibility.
EVERYONE CAN PLAY!!!
The 6-hole course is not limited to youth play only. Adults, couples, families and, of course, children are welcome to hone their golfing skills on the links. The short course offers a unique option if a player doesn’t have time for an 18-hole round. Holes range from 85 to 170 yards and feature artificial turf teeing grounds. The short course is a pay for play course, but does not take tee times. It is open for public play when youth programming is not taking place.
Please visit www.firstteesalina.org for information on clinics, scholarships and other ways to participate with First Tee of Salina and its award winning programs.
GET A HANDICAP
USGA GOLF HANDICAPS AVAILABLE AT SALINA MUNICIPAL
USGA golf handicaps are available to golfers from Salina and nearby communities through the Salina Municipal Men’s Golf Association (SMMGA). Membership in the SMMGA is $30 per year. In addition to a USGA handicap, this qualifies members to play in all SMMGA tournaments.
After paying the $30 membership fee, five 18-hole rounds should be posted to obtain a local handicap for SMMGA tournaments and Senior’s Day. For an official USGA handicap, 20 rounds must be posted. Play from courses other than Salina Municipal may be used.
A USGA handicap can be adapted to any rated course and used in tournaments anywhere.
For more information, call staff members at the Salina Municipal pro shop (785) 826-7450 or visit www.ghin.com or www.usga.org