Fred Arbanas Golf Course Reopens Today



July 16, 2021

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  –  Jackson County Parks + Rec is pleased to announce today the reopening of the 18-hole Championship Course at the Fred Arbanas Golf Course. The course has been temporarily closed since April in an effort to successfully complete a labor-intensive greens restoration project.                                                   

The course grounds crew has effectively and efficiently performed the hands-on work necessary to bring the greens up to the playability standards golfers expect, including:

  • Hand-working the 4,500 square feet of sod laid down in the first phase of the restoration
  • Replacing small, damaged areas using a “hand plugger” for more than 1,500 sod plugs on the greens
  • Top dressing the greens
  • Smoothing the greens surface using specially-designed machinery and hand-whipping the sand to smooth out and level the green surfaces.


“I’m extremely grateful for everyone’s patience and our staff’s diligence to conduct the repairs necessary to reopen our Championship Course,” said Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. “Our community values this public amenity as much as we do, which is why we remain committed to transforming the Fred Arbanas Golf Course into the best municipal golf facility in the greater metropolitan area.” 

“I want to thank the golfing public for their continued support of the Fred Arbanas Golf Course. Our objective is always to offer a quality golfing experience,” said Parks + Rec Director Michele Newman. “I am pleased to announce that we have hired a new General Manager and Superintendent, Greg Addison, who served as General Manager for Great Life Golf in Kansas City, and Course Superintendent, Woody Moriarty, who comes to us from Blue Hills Country Club.”

“The Championship Course greens are dramatically improved and the facility is in great shape,” said General Manager and Superintendent Greg Addison. “I look forward to meeting the annual golfers of the course, welcoming new golfers and delivering a course golf enthusiasts can be proud of and most importantly, excited to play.”

To prepare for the reopening, the grounds crew has also been aerating and verticutting the greens, while continually mowing the fairways and tee boxes, as well as maintaining the Par 3 Course and Driving Range. 

The Fred Arbanas Golf Course, located at 11100 View High Drive, is owned and operated by Jackson County Parks + Rec. For tee times and information, visit or call (816) 761-9445.