Stone Canyon Set To Open Next Month

The Greg Norman-designed Stone Canyon Golf Club is set to open May 15th. Located just east of Kansas City in Independence, Stone Canyon is the first Greg Norman Signature Design in the greater Kansas City area. The layout incorporates Norman's signature design traits - closely-mown green surrounds, creative bunkering and landscape accents.

Stone Canyon will not officially begin operation as a private club until 2010. Upon its May opening - and during a limited time during its inaugural season - the facility will offer a preview rate of just $50 per player including golf car (regular unaccompanied guest rate will be $80).

"Our goal is to have every golfer in the region experience Stone Canyon Golf Club and this stunning Greg Norman Design at least once this season, said David Goff, vice president of operations for OB Sports, which will oversee the operations.

"For those that take advantage of this introductory offer and want to make Stone Canyon their home course, we have created a 'Priority Membership Offering' that will allow families and individuals to reserve their spot and receive additional benefits in the meantime. Becoming a Stone Canyon Priority Member requires only a $1,000 deposit which is fully refundable should members decide not to exercise the option of joining the Club in 2010," added Goff.

In addition to the golf course, the 362-acre Stone Canyon Community will offer 230 single-family homes and a variety of recreational amenities. For more information, email, call 816/228-3333 or visit