CAREER & MONEY
GOLF IS A GREAT WORKOUT
The family owned and operated Warrenton Golf Course
in Warrenton, Missouri was a dream of Larry and Gail
Luecke, who along with their sons, Keith, and Kevin,
opened the course in 1971. Starting with nine holes, a
putting green, and a driving range, in 1978, the back nine
holes were added to make it the only eighteen-hole public
golf course from St. Charles to Columbia, Missouri.
In the 1980s, cart paths and watered fairways were
added; in the 1990s, a pavilion, and the front nine was
remodeled. In the early 2000s, zoysia fairways became a
part of the course, providing optimum playing conditions.
Warrenton Golf Course facilities host a variety of events,
and has been a tournament venue for over thirty-two
years, assisting organizations like The American Cancer
Society with fundraising efforts, as well as those who
sponsor causes like Alzheimer’s disease, Down’s
syndrome, muscular dystrophy, the senior center,
schools, boosters, churches, missions, scholarships,
clubs and organizations, as well as family reunions and
In addition to the outings and charity events, course
tournaments range from one-, two-, three- and fourperson scrambles, open to all ability levels and sexes.
Golf is a fairly low-impact sport that can be played by
people of all ages, and provides a great workout for all.
Men’s, women’s, and industrial leagues are held Monday
through Thursday. Most recently, Warrenton Golf
Course has instituted a successful Friday Fun Couples
Outing that includes a themed meal at the end of the
round, bringing in couples from surrounding Missouri
communities and Illinois. This year, a new weekday
senior scramble will be open to all senior golfers.
The golf course provides complimentary space for
Warrenton High School practices and meets, and cart
attendant has been the first job for many local youths,
who played golf at the state champion’s level and have
gone on to play the sport in college.
For more information, visit warrentongolfcourse.com.