I've had the pleasure of golfing here a few times. While definitely on the high side of a round of golf, the course is fantastic and the grounds are in excellent shape. Both weekends we played here they had a beverage cart running which was handy. The staff is helpful and super nice.
The National is the real deal! I've been fortunate to golf here several times a year for the last decade and it never disappoints... Tom Watson designed the course and he has made public statements that The National is the course he is most proud to have designed.
There are only a handful of truly thriving golf clubs left in the KC Metro area and the National is top of the heap... If someone needs to ask how much it costs to become a member, this is probably not the right place for them...
The clubhouse and surrounding areas are beautiful and every detail is well-designed and maintained... The course is a real challenge, it is long with plenty of trouble and blind-shots due to the rolling hills. The signature hole is #9 with a tee box perched on a cliff over 100 feet above the fairway... The right side of the fairway is guarded by a lake so be sure to hit it straight!