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L.A. Nickell Golf Course and driving range is situated on a beautiful 533-acre park, Columbia Cosmopolitan Recreation Area (also known as Cosmo Park). This course features three sets of tees, mature trees, large zoysia fairways, bentgrass greens, lakes, golf cart paths, driving range and tee-to-green watering system. The driving range has fully irrigated bermuda grass tees along with target greens. The golf course presents an adequate challenge for the lower handicappers, while offering a fun and more difficult layout with generous ball landing areas for the higher handicappers and beginners.

L.A. Nickell Course Rules

Tee Times

Tee times are taken 7 days in advance. Tee times take preference over walk-ins 7 days a week. On the current day of play, remaining tee times can be obtained in person or by contacting the clubhouse at (573) 499-GOLF. To book your tee time online, click here.

Dress code

Shirts with sleeves are required- no cut off or “tank top” style shirts. Clothing with graphic images is prohibited. Please wear soft spikes or tennis shoes.


No outside liquor or private coolers may be brought in. Beer, soda, food and snack items are sold at the concession stand.

Inclement Weather Operating Guidelines

L.A. Nickell Golf Course will open for play when the course conditions permit play. As a general rule, L.A. Nickell will be open for play provided there is a forecasted high temperature of at least 40 degrees Fahrenheit that day, however, playability of the course will be determined by the Golf Course Maintenance Supervisor or his/her designated Staff. The golf course reserves the option to close the course at any time during the day due to lack of attendance or prevailing weather conditions.

Our Staff

Dan Frost Recreation Supervisor

Dan Frost – Recreation Supervisor/Teaching Professional | (573) 874-7539

Michael Etter – Recreation Specialist/Teaching Professional | (573) 874-7538

Paul Lewis Head Superintendent LA

Paul Lewis – Head Superintendent | (573) 874-7538

Tyler Cook – Assistant Superintendent

(573) 874-7538