The Blue Springs Country Club is an 18-hole championship course located just north of I-70 at 1600 NW Circle Drive. Colonel John Davis built the course in 1969 on approximately 115 acres. In 1972, nine men who formed the Blues Springs Country Club, Inc. purchased the club. In 1983, the club again changed hands at a purchase price of $1,200,000. The name of the club changed to the Country Club of Blue Springs.
In 2011, the private course again changed hands and the name changed to The Blue Springs Country Club. In August of 2013, Logan Sousley joined Ralph Hembree as co-owners of the club. It was also on August 1 that the club dropped the country club designation and opened to the public for play.
The first hole is a par 4 that measures up to 359 yards at the longest tip. The narrow fairway calls for accuracy over distance. A creek runs across the fairway near the green. Protecting the green are bunkers in front and back of the putting surface.
A par 3 greets the players on the second hole. Scattered trees along each side of the green add difficulty, but with a well-placed tee shot will avoid the trouble. A bunker is on the front left side of the green.
The par 4 third hole measure up to 389 yards. Numerous trees on the left and right side guard the fairway, so again accuracy is necessary. The green has a bunker on the left front. Too long can lead to trouble with the center bunker and the trees behind it.
A tee shot over water to a narrow fairway with trees on both sides and a bunker on the left greet the golfer at the fourth hole. Long-hitting players from the fairway can reach this short par 5. The trees get considerably thicker the closer to the green, guarded by left and right front bunkers.
The par 4 fifth has most of the trouble with the trees on the left side of the fairway. Slightly downhill, the fairway has a bunker on the left about 184 yards from the hole. Protecting the green is a bunker on the front left. Water is behind the green, but the distance away is such that it should not come into play.
An uphill tee shot to a green protected by a left front bunker, and rear right bunkers leads to the green for the par 3 sixth hole. Scattered trees add to difficulty if the golfer hits an errant tee shot.
Water again comes into play on the short 330-yard par 4 seventh hole. Dividing the fairway is a creek that empties into the small pond. Measuring to 330 yards from the back tee a driver is not always the best choice on this uphill hole. Several bunkers line the right side of the fairway and protect the left and right front of the green.
The second par 5 on the back is the eighth hole that has a narrow fairway that slightly doglegs right. Trees are thicker on the left, and out-of-bounds stakes border the yards of the private residences. At 476 yards from the tips, an accurate tee shot with less than driver can lead to an easier approach. The green has one bunker on the back left, however it is a two-tier green. A flag positioned on the front of the green allows the golfer to use the slope as a backstop.
The closing hole on the front nine is a 369-yard par 4. The fairway runs uphill to a large green protected by bunkers on the front left and right. Scattered trees add to the difficulty and out-of-bounds stakes are on the right.
The Blue Springs Country Club, now a public course, through the winter months is offering $32 greens fees that include the cart and are available seven days a week.