Near TOPEKA, Kan.—The Prairie Band Casino and Resort has been open since April 1 north of Topeka. On Sunday, they dedicated a new golf course nearby called Firekeeper. KU Basketball coach Bill Self and former KU coach Roy Williams went head to head on the golf course as part of the opening ceremony.
The two coaches competed as part of a celebrity golf game.
"We really appreciate Coach Self and Coach Williams being here," said pro golfer Notah Begay III. "I know they have demands on their time."
The event was special for the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation also. Begay designed the course right across the street from the casino. The course is the first course designed by a Native American on Native American land.
Coach Williams said he spent Saturday night at the casino.
"They probably appreciate me helping the economy," said Coach Roy Williams.
There was very little talk about basketball. It was a day for golf. Both coaches say they'll likely stick to the basketball court as opposed to the golf course.