The course at the Cape Girardeau Country Club provides golfers of all skill levels enjoyable, yet challenging tests. While the course may not be "long" by today's standards – playing 6,453 yards (Par 70) – it routinely presents a wealth of challenges. Players must contend with the use of the natural terrain, creeks, and hills while taking into account prevailing breezes, tiered greens, bunkering and strategically designed landing areas. Club and its members have taken great care in preserving the original design of the first nine holes, which were created in 1921. Neither the front or back nine feature two consecutive holes of the same par – requiring players to hit a wide variety of tee shots. The signature hole, the par 5 18th, plays in towards the clubhouse and is criss-crossed by several tributaries of the Mississippi River and offers the ultimate "risk vs. reward" choice to players.