Despite an ongoing battle with the weather, Firekeeper Golf Course, Mayetta, Kan., recently completed a six-month construction schedule. The course should be ready for play in late summer 2010.
The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, as an additional amenity to their Prairie Band Casino & Resort, is developing the 240-acre course. Once opened, Firekeeper will be a very traditional golf course in both playability and aesthetics. There is no surrounding housing, and there reasonable walks from green to tees and a low profile design that looks like it has been there for years, not months. The back tees will play at more than 7,400 yards and there are five tee sets altogether, with the shortest tees playing only 4,500 yards.