Real Golf for Real People





$125 gets you a membership that is good for 12 months from the day you join.

Our events are focused on having FUN and playing FAST with the goal of a 4 hour round.



"I have spent half my life playing golf, the rest I've just wasted!"   -Sandy Green


417 GOLF CLUB is a public oriented golf club located in Springfield, MO. The golf club is open to both men and women who want to maintain an official golf handicap index and play competitive stroke play golf in the Greater Springfield Area. Check out our Mission Statement! Come join us and socialize with a broad and diverse group of players representing a wide variety of local communities and industries.



For only $5 you can register and play in a couple of events to make sure this group is for you. 



The annual dues are only $125 per year and are good for 12 months from the time you register. This gets you a Founding Membership in the 417 Golf Club, the commemorative coin, and a guaranteed prime Saturday morning tee time every week to compete at one of the Springfield-Greene County Park Board Golf Courses. We play monthly at RIVERCUT GOLF COURSE named to GolfWeek's 2022 Top 10 Missouri Public Courses and rated No. 1 Missouri Municipal Golf Course by Golf Digest in 2009. "The Cut" is a beautifully challenging 18 Hole Championship Course set in the picturesque James River Valley of the Ozarks and is the crown jewel of the Springfield-Greene County Park Board's public courses. Additional events are held at Bill and Payne Stewart GC and Horton Smith GC throughout the season. You will feel the pride and sense the history of these three courses as you navigate their superbly maintained fairways and meticulous, challenging greens. On Thursday afternoons you'll usually find some members playing for skins at the Betty Allison Par 3, a fun and family-friendly 9 hole course next to Bill and Payne Stewart GC.


As a member you can play in as many or as few events as you like.

Your guests are always welcome.


View of the 15th green at Rivercut Golf Course, Springfield MO



March 2nd - October 26th

A season long points system starting May 18th based on net scores and event participation determines the


The more events you play in, the more points you will earn. All Major Tournaments award TRIPLE points!



"The Weekly Saturday Morning Round", 18 Holes, Stroke Play Golf

Paying out to 1st & 2nd Gross Score and 1st - 5th Place Net Score (handicapped). 

2024 Prices: $11 registration fee is for Prize Pool Only. Players pay for greens fees and cart at the front desk. ($31 - $66 depending on course and cart)

Gross/Net Skins Game: Skins are optional and will be an additional $11 for those that want in.

Venue alternates between 3 Springfield-Greene County Park Board Golf Courses


Gross and Net winners of these events earn an invitation the TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS!!!



2024 GEICO® 417 OPEN Championship - 2 Days Saturday, May 18 and Sunday May 19

2024 Club Championship - 2 Days Saturday, August 17 and Sunday August 18

2024 Tournament of Champions - Saturday, October 26



You don't have a Handicap Index?


No problem! This club was created for people just like you!!! Simply click the blue button above and register without a GHIN Number. Once you join as a FOUNDING MEMBER for $125 you will be assigned a Club Handicap Index. Next you will immediately be assigned a GHIN Number through the 417 Golf Club and the Missouri Golf Association. Simply post your scores from just 3 different 18 hole rounds (or 6 scores from 9 hole rounds) at GHIN.com and you will have quickly established an Official USGA Handicap! This world-wide handicap system means all golfers, no matter their ability, start every tournament on a level playing field with an equal chance to win!!! Continue to post your scores after every round to automatically update your handicap.


Already a member at a different golf club?


No problem! You are invited to enjoy the community of the 417 Golf Club! Simply click the blue button above and register with your current GHIN number. It would be GREAT to have you compete at the 417GC sanctioned tournaments!!! 


Bryan Hall, 2023 First Place Handicap Winner and 2023 Club Champion, Jay Thompson




  • Create and manage your USGA GHIN Handicap Index!!!
  • Park Board Golf Patrons receive 25% discount on greens fees!
  • LIVE LEADER BOARD during tournaments through the Golf Genius App
  • Option to participate in the SKINS GAME for an additional buy-in
  • 100% OF PRIZE POOLS paid out in the form of an AMAZON eGIFT CARD (good as cash) to 1st & 2nd Gross Winners and 1st - 5th Place Net Winners!
  • $100 HOLE-in-ONE JACKPOT!
  • The first 100 new members will be "FOUNDING MEMBERS" and will receive "early bird registrations" and a magnificent custom Founding Member Commemorative Coin 



  • FAST & FUN GOLF. We are dedicated to a FOUR HOUR ROUND (not 5+ hours like general public play)
  • Membership creates an instant sense of kinship on a local level
  • Develop professional and social connections across other organizations and industries
  • Online Registration and Payments
  • Automated Text and Email Communications through GolfGenius.com
  • Competitive playing opportunities for all skill levels
  • Invite your friends to compete in any of the regular tournaments as your GUEST.
  • Weekly Competitions sharpen your game!


Sign up for any of our 417 Golf Club Tournaments and enjoy everything that competitive golf has to offer in fun, friendship, awards, and prize money!!! You and your guests can participate in just one tournament or all of them. It's your choice!



The 10th green-side bunker looking back toward the 10th tee at Rivercut Golf Course, Springfield MO