Golf Courses In Newton, KS
Newton, located 24 miles north of Wichita, is a small city that back in the 1870s was the endpoint of the Chisholm Trail cattle drive. Nowadays, Newton is a wheat-producing town whose most coveted tee time is Sand Creek Station Golf Club, a busy and tough course that Golf Advisor rated #1 in all of Kansas in 2019. The two nines on this varied, strategic layout are on opposite sides of a railroad track. The course hosted the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship in 2014. While Newton has lost a couple of public courses to closure in recent years, there still are other courses in and around town. Pine Edge Golf Course is a fun little par-3 executive layout that lists a Newton address, but it is farther away than Wedewood Golf Course in Halstead, a predominantly flat and open 9-hole layout known for its tricky, small and undulating greens. Another 18-hole option in Hesston is Hesston Municipal Golf Park, a flat, wide open course that features elevated greens and a collection of long par 3s.
Newton is a quiet commuter suburb of Wichita that is surrounded by wheat fields. You’d never known it was once labeled “The Wickedest City in the West,” after a deadly gunfight that was Newton’s version of the “Shootout at the O.K. Corral.” You’ll find historic markers and information about the town’s Chisholm Trail connection and gunslinger days at Bethel College, the oldest Mennonite college in the U.S. The college is home to the Kauffman Museum, which delves into the history of the plains and the Mennonites who settled in Kansas. The museum also showcases antique automobiles. Two other top attractions are the Warkentin House Museum, a historic Victorian-era house with original furnishings, and the Blue Sky Sculpture, an iconic landmark made of cobalt-glazed tiles. Downtown Newton, a National Historic District, features a cluster of restaurants and shops.