The course was named for Springfield's favorite sons and golfing legends, but don't expect a high end course or experience. For the golf historian it's interesting since it was designed by Perry Maxwell, one of the old classic golf course architects. It's a parkland layout off I-44 on the northeast side of town. From the back tees it plays to only 6,162 yards, par 70 with a 68.4 course rating and a 113 slope. Like most of these old style courses, you will find it difficult to match your handicap. There's trees lining the fairways, small raised greens, but no water and little in the way of bunkering. Your normal muni level conditions and prices, with a historical twist.