Getting To Know: Colbert Hills
An Insightful Interview With Chad Myers, Head Golf Professional
By Brian Weis
Whether you have played a course 20+ times a year or looking to play the course for the first time, insights from an insider can help enhance your golf experience. Below is an interview with Chad Myers who shares some valuable tidbits about the course, memorable holes and must eats and treats at the 19th.
Give Our Readers An Overview of the Golf Course/Property
Colbert Hills was designed by Jeff Brauer and PGA & Champions Tour winner Jim Colbert. Opened in 2000, Colbert Hills is built within the beautiful Flint Hills of Kansas. The course is set up in a Links Style with an elevated tee shot on almost every hole. The golf course has zoysia grass fairways and bent grass greens. The golf course has generous landing areas and five sets of tees to allow golfers of all abilities a chance to score. This course is like non other and you will use all the clubs in the bag when you come and see us.
Colbert Hills also has a 9 hole Par 3 course that is a great place to play a mad nine.
Practice facilities include grass range tees, putting green, and short game area. Lessons are available by appointment.
Colbert Hills has a full service pro shop inside a 10,000 square foot clubhouse that has a restaurant named Colbert's after our designer and K-State alum. A full dining and bar facility is available inside along with beverage cart service on the golf course, and a snack bar window for a quick turn. The patio overlooking hole #1 of the Championship and Par 3 Course is a wonderful place to enjoy your favorite beverage after your round.
If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
Reasons to play: We are OPEN to the PUBLIC and hosted NCAA Midwest Men's Regional, Women's Big 12 Championship, and Adams Pro Tour Events. This place is like no place on earth and will be one of the best golf courses you will play in Kansas.
What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
To enjoy your round make sure and tee off from the correct tees. If you play to far back it won't be as much fun as it can be. Other than that the golf course is right in front of you with GPS on every cart to help you find yardages.
Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
Colbert Hills has been ranked the Top Courses You Can Play and Best Campus Courses by Golf Week, also have been ranked the #1 Daily Fee in Kansas by Golf Digest.
What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
Some of the things to keep an eye out for while here are the famous purple cat paw bunker boasting the home of the Kansas State Men & Women's golf team's; along with going to the top of #7 a 600 yard par 5 with a view that will blow you away.
What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
My favorite hole is #13. A short par 4 that gives you a chance to drive the green with a south wind. The hole has a double fairway with the bail out on the left, the fairway going into the green is surrounded by bunkers that can leave you wondering WHY did I attempt to drive this green. A beautiful hole from the tee.
Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
Must have a Smoked Pork Chop along with a tall beer after your round. If that is a bit much, I would recommend the wings.
Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
Course record is held by PGA Tour Professional Robert Streb (K-State Golf Team Alum) at 64. A masterful round from 7,525 yards.
Back Tee Stats
5200 Colbert Hills Dr
Manhattan, KS, 66503
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About: Brian Weis
Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.
All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.
On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.
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