On the list of bucket list golf destinations, few places are as accessible and rewarding as Prairie Dunes. We’re making our fourth trip to the Kansas heartland this fall to play Perry and Press Maxwell’s masterpiece in firm, fast conditions. Come see one of the greatest golf courses in America when it’s playing its best.


Event Details

Date: Monday, October 14, 2024

Location: Prairie Dunes Country Club – Hutchinson, Kansas

Cost: $795/person

Included in registration: 36 holes of golf (18 holes best ball, 18 holes alternate shot), breakfast, lunch, post-golf hors d’oeuvres, tee gifts, prizes, and more.

Registration Status: OPEN – Register in the Fried Egg Golf Pro Shop

Why you should see Prairie Dunes

Prairie Dunes offers golf course architecture you can’t find in many places in America. With nine holes each from Perry and Press Maxwell holes, the course brilliantly weaves together the work of a father-son duo and is a living tribute to their vision. But it doesn’t take a golf architecture aficionado to appreciate the genius of Prairie Dunes. From the all-world par-4 eighth to the provocative par-4 12th to the jaw-dropping par-5 17th, Prairie Dunes has some of the most striking golf holes anywhere.

What makes Prairie Dunes truly special is how well the course fits in and maximizes its natural environment. Kansas is known for its sand and its wind, and the course puts both on full display. Routed around, over, on top of, and through massive sand dunes, the course routinely turns you around and gives you a new wind direction to negotiate. As if the design weren’t enough, you also have to battle the elements of Mother Nature. Prairie Dunes is a special place that every golfer should experience at least once in their lifetime.

Fried Egg Golf Content on Prairie Dunes

Perry’s Nine – Garrett Morrison takes you back in time to the original nine holes at Prairie Dunes designed by Perry Maxwell.

Podcast – Perry Maxwell, Prairie Dunes, and Southern Hills – Back in 2019, Garrett and Andy Johnson took a trip to Kansas to get a better understanding of Perry Maxwell’s design philosophy and see some of his best works. 

In the area

Country music fans: Jelly Roll will be in Wichita on October 15, the day after our event. Play some golf and catch a concert on the same trip. Sound good?

Grab a spot in our event and when the two-time defending Super Bowl champions release their schedule, grab a ticket to a game and make for a memorable weekend.

Traveling to Prairie Dunes

Located just an hour from the Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport, you can go from tarmac to the tee box of a top-20 course in America in no time. The course is also within driving distance of Kansas City (3 hours), Oklahoma City (3 hours), and Tulsa (3.5 hours).

Fried Egg Golf has reserved all lodging on site at Prairie Dunes for our event. Following registration, those interested will have the opportunity to book lodging through us and stay on site for the weekend. With a massive putting green, fire pits, and nothing but stars for miles, you’ll get to experience what makes autumn nights in Hutchinson magical.

Why “The Scraper”?

Prairie Dunes was built by hand using metal scrapers and mules! Examples of the tools used during the project can be seen on the course near the sixth tee and the 17th green.

Tentative Schedule

7:30 a.m. – Registration and breakfast, practice facilities available

8:30 a.m. – Morning shotgun, best ball with partner

1:00 p.m. – Lunch

2:00 p.m. – Afternoon shotgun, alternate shot with partner

6:00 p.m. – Post golf hors d’oeuvres and awards. Playoff if necessary

Questions? Email us at events@thefriedegg.com