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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

No formal dress code required. 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. 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.

Solo Rider Golf Cart

L.A. Nickell has a solo rider golf cart for golfers with limited mobility issues. This cart gives golfers with limited mobility the ability to drive on sensitive areas such as tees and greens without damaging the turf. The golf cart’s seat swivels 350 degrees, allowing golfers to easily exit and enter the golf cart. Plus, golfers are able to swivel and make a golf swing from the seated position. It is recommended that you give 24 hours notice when renting the solo rider golf care to ensure it is completely charged and ready for use. For more information or to reserve the single rider cart for use, call (573) 874-7538 or (573) 874-7539. Weather or course conditions may affect use.

Our Staff

Joey Wilmes Recreation Supervisor

Joey Wilmes – Recreation Supervisor/Golf Programming | (573) 874-7538

Dan Frost Recreation Supervisor

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

Paul Lewis Head Superintendent LA

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

Jeremy Embree Assitant Superintedent LA

Jeremy Embree – Assistant Superintendent

(573) 874-7538