Holmes Golf Course

The next stop on the 2019 Early Break Golf Course Tour is another Lincoln public course, Holmes Golf Course! Holmes is another one I’ve been pretty familiar with over the years with various high school tournaments out there, so I always know where I’m going when I’m there, but there’s always various challenges that rise up no matter what.

Holmes starts out with a dogleg left par 5 that has OB way left, and tree trouble right. You can clear the tree trouble with a big drive, though, and have it funnel back toward the fairway. After that, you can go for the green, but it’s protected by a bunker on the left, so go for it at your own risk. Hole 2 goes back up the hill with a slight dogleg left, protected by bunkers again. Hole 3 is a nice mid-range par 3 protected by bunkers, but you can still roll one up there if you mishit it.

Hole 4 is a fun downhill dogleg right par 4. The green is protected by a massive tree, but if you hit your teeshot high enough and far enough, it is drivable, but it comes at your own risk of hitting a tree and having no second shot, or being right in the greenside bunker on the right side of the green. Hole 5 heads back up the hill and if you’re right, you’re dead—if you’re trying to go for the par 4 in two shots. Par is always a good score on 5. Hole 6 heads back down the hill toward Pioneers Blvd., with your teeshot protected both sides of the fairway by trees. Hole 7 heads back up the hill to a blind area, but if you hit your ball straight, you should have a good chance of getting on the green for a birdie.

Hole 8 is a slight dogleg right par 5 that is downhill, so if you bomb a drive, you can easily go for the green in 2, depending on how strong the wind is. If you can stay out of the small cluster of trees on the right side, you should be good. A birdie hole is followed up by what I view as one of the top 5 most challenging holes in Lincoln—-hole 9, an uphill par 3 that plays 235 yards from the tips, and that’s not including the slope or wind or uphill. I often have to hit a 3-wood or a hybrid to get there, and have birdied the hole only once or twice in my life.

The back 9 starts with a straightaway par 5 that you can birdie, followed by a dogleg left par 4 that has a bunker protecting the front left part of the green. Hole 12 is a scenic downhill par 3 that plays 190 yards from the tips, and once again is protected on the front and back by a bunker, to a very wide but narrow green. Hole 13 is a nice dogleg left par 4 that you can’t go right on, or else you’ll find yourself hacking out of a huge cluster of trees. Hole 14 is a straightaway par 3 that once again has a bunker protecting the left side of the green, and it always feels like it plays longer than what the scorecard says (170 from tips).

 

Hole 15 is a 90 degree dogleg right par 4 that big hitters can try to bomb over the bend to set up a second shot of 100 yards or so, but if you slice one too much, you’ll find yourself in trouble and in Holmes Lake. Hole 16 is another short dogleg right par 4 where right is dead, and you probably don’t need driver, but will need to hit a hybrid or long iron far enough to give yourself a shot at the green, as the trees seem to go forever on the right side.

Hole 17 is a downhill par 4 that has a creek at the bottom that usually makes you hit a hybrid or long iron on your teeshot to avoid getting close to the creek, and hole 18 is a challenging dogleg left par 5 that once again is protected by trees, but just yield birdies often, too.

The clubhouse was redone a few years ago and is beautiful, with plenty of room to host a post-round event get-together. With a nice driving range and putting green, too, Holmes is always worth your time.

Contact Info:

3701 S. 70th St.

Lincoln, NE 68506

 

Head Pro:   Scott Carlson

Pioneers Golf Course

The latest stop on the 2019 Early Break Golf Course Review Tour is Pioneers Golf Course in Lincoln. Pioneers is the oldest public golf course in Lincoln and the surrounding states, actually–constructed in 1930 originally as a 27 hole course, but it’s now just 18 holes. I’ve always viewed Pioneers as one of my absolute favorite courses to play in the city because of the location feeling secluded for being a public course, but also great scenery in general. I’ve been fortunate to play Pioneers quite a few times growing up with high school tournaments and also having lived in Lincoln for the past 10 years.

Pioneers begins with a straightaway par 5 which is in play for an eagle or certainly a birdie if you put a decent drive in play. After a slight dogleg par 4 on hole 2, a blind drive awaits on hole 3, but don’t push it too far right or you’ll be out of bounds and into Pioneers Park. Hole 4 is one of the best looking holes in all of Lincoln, a par 3 over a lake that plays about 185 yards from the tips and requires a carry of at least 150—don’t chunk your teeshot or you’ll be in big trouble! Hole 5 is a short, downhill dogleg right par 4 that requires an accurate teeshot, or else the trees become a world of hurt. Hole 6 is another straightaway par 5 that is totally dependent on wind for how it plays; if it’s downwind, you can get home in 2 easily, but if it’s into the wind, you’re playing for a birdie or par at best.

Hole 7 is a short uphill par 3, followed by a straightaway par 4 that is big trouble if hit it right, and into the trees. Same goes for hole 9; a slightly uphill par 4. I have been in huge issues on this hole with pulled drives and occasionally an overcooked fade, both which head into more tree-lined areas. It’s not an overly long hole, but high scores can be taken here if an accurate drive is not in play.

Hole 10 is a beautiful, downhill par 4 that feels like a funnel back to the fairway if you go left or right; however, you can still get in plenty of trouble with an errant tee shot. Hole 11 is a nice dogleg left par 5, and hole 12 is a short par 4 that you absolutely cannot go left on (OB and forest), and going right also gets you in the trees. If driver is shaky, take a long iron or hybrid here.

After that is what I view to be the best 4-hole stretch on the golf course. Hole 13 is a beast of a par 3, playing slightly uphill and at 215 yards from the tips, but it always feels longer than that. If you can escape that hole with a par, you get the short par 4 14th, which plays about 310 yards from the tips. If you go driver, you can certainly get close to the green or get on it, but going right puts you in trouble for a second shot, and going left puts you behind 2 massive trees protecting the green. It’s viewed as a birdie hole. Hole 15 heads right back uphill and plays around 440 from the tips; there’s been times into the wind where I’ve crushed a drive though (I usually hit driver 275-300 yards), and have still been about 200 yards out because of wind  and the uphill nature of the hole. You feel fortunate to walk away with a par here. And to finish the 4-hole stretch, hole 16 is a dogleg right where left is dead, and far right is dead, too. A good drive is very important for a birdie chance or saving par.

Hole 17 is a short par 3, playing about 130 from the tips, and hole 18 wraps up with a slight dogleg right where you can’t go too far left; you’ll hit some cars in the parking lot. Going too far right puts you in long grass and tree trouble. The hole is only about 330 yards, so if you bomb a drive straight, you’re in major birdie range.

There’s no bunkers at Pioneers, so it’s a good course for novices to learn on; but also challenging enough without bunkers for talented/experienced players to enjoy, too. The greens are in great shape and have decent pace, despite the course being first in amount of rounds played in Lincoln for 12 straight years. There’s a reason why so many people love to play Pioneers—make it a priority on your next golf outing in Lincoln!

 

Course Info:

3403 West Van Dorn St. 

Lincoln, NE 68522

Phone:  (402) 441-8966

Head Pro:  Timothy Rowland

Dodge Riverside Golf Club

The next stop on the 2019 Early Break Golf Course Tour is Dodge Riverside Golf Club in Council Bluffs! I had played this course once when I was in high school for a tournament about 11 years ago (aging myself here), but didn’t remember much of it, so I was glad I was able to play it again with a new perspective.

First things first: it’s a pretty dang easy course to find, as it sits directly across from Harrah’s Casino in Council Bluffs, just off the interstate. The clubhouse is nice and inviting, with plenty of merchandise to buy in the pro shop, and good food/cold drinks in the dining area. I played on a day of 98 degree heat, and was given plenty of ice to keep drinks cold all day long, which is easier said than done.

Dodge Riverside GC is full of doglegs, and you see that off the bat with a dogleg left par 4. I played the tips again, and found myself in the trees, but was able to get up-and-down for a par. The course isn’t overly long anywhere outside of two 500+ yard par 5s, so if you are struggling with the driver (which I often do), a long iron or hybrid should keep you in position to score, if you can hit it straight off the tee or to a specific landing area. This was the case on holes 3 and 4, as 3 is a dogleg left with a huge tree sticking out on the left that you must either go over or around with a draw. Hole 4 is a par 4 that requires specific placement, as a bunker lines the right side, and I hit into it with a hybrid. You can be rewarded by simply hitting a long iron on both of these holes off the tee.

Hole 5 is another challenging dogleg left, before you can go bombs away straight down 6 and 7. I was able to stop a tough start by getting par on both of those holes. Hole 8 is the No. 1 handicap hole on the course, and you can understand why: it’s only 398 yards in distance, but for a guy like me who plays a draw, you have to play your teeshot over an apartment complex AND trees on the right to get into proper position for your second shot (if I could play a fade on command, this hole becomes a lot easier). Regardless, if you hit a bad shot off the tee here, you’re toast.  Hole 9 finishes off the front with a long par 5 that plays 545 generally from the tips, but it was moved up to about 515 on the day I played, but another dogleg left.

Hole 10 is the second toughest hole on the course, a 427 yard dogleg right par 4 from the tips. The greens were starting to bake in the heat, but weren’t showing signs of brown or fatigue; they just started to roll pretty quickly, which is the way I like them. Good maintenance all the way around the course, in general, on the greens, bunkers, fairways, and teeboxes.

Hole 11 is a nice 175 yard par 3 which landed me my first birdie of the day, followed by a very straightforward 12th hole which is big-time birdie territory, too. In fact, holes 12 through 14 should be considered as birdie territory, with hole 13 being a tempting 275 yard par that’s reachable with driver or 3-wood, but comes with the risk of hitting into a pond that protects the front portion of the green. I was able to clear the pond with my drive, but biffed a chip and ended up with par.

Hole 14 is a dogleg right par 5 with OB left, and hole 15 is a 190 yard par 3. Both were nice holes. Hole 16 is a reachable dogleg left par 5 which I was able to birdie, as it was downwind and playing 482 yards from the tips. Hole 17 is a challenging dogleg right par 4 with tree trouble left and right, and hole 18 finishes up with a 374 yard par 4 that can be birdied if you keep your drive in play. The course from the tips plays just shy of 6,500 yards when all is said and done.

I started the round +4 through 5 as I was not very warmed up; but I closed strong and stayed +4 the whole rest of the way, to shoot a 76 on the par 72 course. It’s tree-lined all the way throughout and with all the doglegs, I’d recommend keeping the driver in the bag more often than not and playing strategic golf with long irons and hybrids. For playing on such a hot day, the course looked great and the clubhouse employees were in good spirits. The next time you’re in the Omaha/Council Bluffs area, give Dodge Riverside Golf Club your best shot for 18 holes!

Contact Info:

2 Harrah’s Blvd

Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Phone: (712) 328-4660

Website:  http://www.dodgeriversidegolf.com/

 

General Manager:   Kyle Matson

Holdrege Country Club

The latest stop on the 2019 Early Break Golf Tour is Holdrege Country Club! I had never played this course before, so I was excited to get a chance to go out and play it. I played with David, a local member, who was a fantastic host, and even hooked me up with a nice new water bottle and divot tool upon my arrival. He was extremely helpful in knowing what to do on certain holes, as well as giving many pointers on what my putts might do on the greens. Always great to play with locals who are listeners of the show and also are awesome playing partners!

Regarding the course, it is in fantastic shape. It’s as green as can be for late June–thanks, in part, undoubtedly to the very wet spring/summer we’ve had in the state. The greens are so true and smooth, but not unfairly quick. You can definitely make a lot of putts at Holdrege CC once you figure out the pace of the greens. I started off +6 on the front 9 and shot 3-under on the back 9 once I got things figured out.

The course plays 6300+ yards from the tips, so it’s not overly long, but does provide many challenges. I didn’t hit a driver until hole 4, which is the start of three straight par 5s—something I’ve never seen before anywhere, but found it interesting. Before that, you have two pretty short par 4s to start, and then a scenic par 3 that’s lined with trees and also a pond before the green.

Regarding the three straight par 5s–you can make birdie on them all if you play it smart, as none are extremely long. Holes 4 and 6 are both under 500 yards, while hole 5 is just longer than 500 yards. I didn’t trust my driver and didn’t hit it great, and actually had big problems on hole 6 because of that, but I learned later on that if I just hit a hybrid down the middle, I could still make a birdie if I had a big second shot, too.

Hole 7 was a challenging par 4, playing about 430 yards from the tips. It’s straightaway, but if you go right or left, you’re in tree trouble, and bogey is likely. The front 9 raps up with two nice par 3s, which I was able to par both of.

The back 9 starts with a pretty simple par 4 that’s a dogleg right, but with not much tree trouble to worry about. Hole 12 can be birdied, as it’s another straight par 5 with tree trouble on the right, but I was in the trees and still almost made birdie. Hole 13 is a 152 yard par 3 over water that can be daunting into the wind, but there wasn’t much wind the day I played. I actually almost aced the hole and had a tap-in birdie, and David had a remarkable scramble with a nice chip and long putt for par. Hole 15 is another challenging hole, a dogleg right with tree trouble right. I was in the trees again and made bogey.

Hole 16 is another nice looking par 3, with water short and right. David made a nice birdie and I made an up-and-down par, before we headed off to the par 5 17th, and then wrapped up with the straightaway par 4 18th hole.

It’s a course that you can go low on if you play well, but I can see it being a lot tougher when it’s windy. I was impressed with the speed of the greens and the trueness of putts, as well as the overall maintenance of the course. Only a 2 hour, 15 min drive from Lincoln, it’s well-worth the drive for a day on the course.

 

Contact Info:

314 W. 18th Ave.
Holdrege, NE 68949

Phone: (308) 995-5744

Beatrice Country Club

The fifth stop of the 2019 Early Break Golf Tour is my hometown course, the Beatrice Country Club. I grew up playing this course from elementary through high school, and go back often to play it every spring and summer since I graduated high school. Many refer to it as the hidden gem in southeast Nebraska—I’d argue it’s a hidden gem of the entire state.

BCC has really improved its image from an optics viewpoint over the past few years. When you arrive, you’ll see a nice plaque on the way to the clubhouse, and you’ll see a beautiful new covered patio, which is a huge upgrade over the previous deck that got fried in the sun and in need of constant staining with no cover for it. They also revamped the pool this winter and it looks fantastic, as it sits behind the tee shots of hole 1 and 10, and by the green of 9 and 18.

 

That’s not the only new thing at BCC–the driving range was completely redone this past offseason and it’s full of visual targets to aim at, compared to what it was in the past. Pair that up with a massive putting green, and you have great warm-up facilities for your round.

The golf course is the real treat, obviously. The grass is luscious, and the fairways and greens couldn’t be in better condition. The greens are rolling so true with few bumps and nice speed. You’ll be able to make plenty of putts if your flatstick gets the speed of the greens figured out early.

Hole 1 is an intimidating tee shot, as it’s tree-lined on both sides of the fairway, and there is a pond near the left side of the green. Holes 2 and 3 are also tree-lined but not overly long, so if the driver isn’t accurate, many opt to hit a shorter club to keep the ball in play. Hole 4 is a brutally long par 5 that plays 607 yards from the tips and often times is into the wind, with out of bounds right and hazard left. Hole 5 is a recently renovated short par 3 that is more intimidating than in the past, as the course tore out tall fescue/hazard and instead put in a large pond.

Hole 6 is the signature hole of the course, as a pond lines the entire right side of the teeing area. It can be a driveable par 4 if the wind is helping, but you’re risking putting your tee-shot in the water if you do so. Hole 7 is a challenging hole with trouble again–out of bounds right and hazard left, with another pond by the left side of the green. Hole 8 is a monster par 3 uphill, where par feels like birdie. However, you can bounce right back with a slight dogleg right that is a short par 5 where a birdie is very attainable.

The back 9 starts with a par 4 with OB left and a pond in front of the right side of the green. After the downhill par 3 11th, you’ll need to be accurate with a hybrid or iron on the dogleg left par 4 12th, with a well-protected green awaiting your approach shot. Hole 13 has a huge two-tiered green that sits just beyond a creek. After the long par 5 14th, the course starts opening up again for holes 15 through 17, and then hole 18 finishes with a dogleg right that has OB left and tons of trees on the right.

Beatrice Country Club is a must play for any avid golfer. Just 45 minutes south of Lincoln, it’s a place you’ll want to play often after playing it your first time.

 

Contact Info:
1301 Oak Street
Beatrice, NE 68310

Phone: (402) 223-2710

www.beatricecc.com

Head Pro:  Seth Ray

Heritage Hills

The fourth stop on the 2019 Early Break Golf Tour takes us out to Heritage Hills in McCook! I had the pleasure of playing with one of the board members and the manager of the pro shop (Kelvin), and he was an absolute treat, and a fantastic host. McCook is 3.5 hours away from Lincoln, but it was well worth the drive to play this links-style course.

There was a big pro-am in the weekend following the day I went out there, so the course was in excellent condition. When you drive up to Heritage Hills, you notice extreme elevation on many of the teeboxes to the fairways/greens. There’s also lots of fescue, a typical sign of a good links course. The fescue comes into play on a majority of the holes in some fashion–especially on the back 9. Hitting a ball into that stuff can turn a great round into a disappointing round quickly—I know because it happened to me.

The front 9 is the scoring 9 holes at Heritage Hills. Both sides are par 36, but from the tips (blue tees), the front 9 plays 3,379 yards, and the back 9 plays 3,752 yards. That’s quite a difference for both sides to have the same par, so you’ll need to take advantage of the front to give some padding for surely a higher score on the back. Hole 1 is an elevated tee shot into a valley, as your second shot goes back up to the green. Many holes at Heritage Hills are ‘target golf’—you can’t really see the green, you’re just aiming to a part of the green or to the top of the flag if you can see it. Kelvin drove up to the green often from where my ball was so I could get a good idea of where I needed to hit my approaches.

Hole 6 is a redesigned par 4. The course was built in 1981, but there was some renovation in 2013, and hole 6 went from being a dogleg left par 4 to a straightaway, slightly downhill par 4 that is drivable if you’re risky, but that can get you in trouble in fescue left if you don’t hit it straight. Hole 7 is a nice short par 3 that gives up many birdies, but it’s followed by two straight difficult holes; hole 8 is a long, uphill par 5, and hole 9 is a tough, uphill par 4.

Hole 10 is an uphill, dogleg left, followed by hole 11, which many view as a signature hole on the course, with fairway bunkers in the landing area on another dogleg left. I hit a big drive on hole 13, but pulled it left and lost it in the fescue; one of many times that happened on the back 9. 13 is another hole with an elevated teebox going to a valley, but with a second shot that goes way back uphill. Hole 14 is a monster par 5, playing 616 yards from the tips, and it ends uphill. Hole 15 is another challenging hole, another dogleg left with fairway bunkers and playing 454 yards from the tips.  The course finishes up with a fair but challenging par 5 17th hole, and hole 18 is an uphill dogleg left that certainly brings birdie into play to close.

I enjoyed my time at Heritage Hills, despite struggling on the back 9. The views are great, the people are helpful and inviting, and the greens were rolling perfectly. There are many different ways to get good deals there: Get a discounted rate with the Nebraska Golf Passport; check out the Play the West Tour; or visit their website for more info. On Thursdays, you can play 18 holes with a cart for only $30! And it’s well worth it. Also, you can play 18 holes with a cart and get a hotel room for only $90 total—call the clubhouse for more info. Get out west today to Heritage Hills in McCook!

 

Contact Info:
6000 Clubhouse Dr.
McCook, NE 69001

(308) 345-5032

www.heritagehillsmccook.com

Head Pro:  Bobby Gaulke

Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort (Larchwood, IA)

The third stop on the 2019 Early Break Golf Tour is Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort in Larchwood, Iowa—which just so happens to be the town I lived in the first 9 years of my life before moving to Nebraska. The course is called by many as the top course in the Sioux Falls area, and after playing it–it’s hard to deny that claim.

When you get to Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort, you’re welcomed by valet parking and they also valet your clubs back to your cart, so once you walk through the casino to get to the golf shop and get cleared for your teetime, your clubs are already on your cart out back. They have a very nice driving range and putting green, too. The carts have GPS in them, so you’re never questioning your distances at all. That’s something that more courses have tried to implement, but it’s definitely pricy for courses, so I was appreciative that Grand Falls had it.

The course is still pretty new; it opened in 2013 as a Rees Jones designed course. You’ll be blown away by it when you’re playing–you’ll swear you’re in Scotland and not in northwest Iowa. There are no trees to be seen, as it’s pure links style, with tall fescue that is able to be played from, but still punishing as it should be if you miss too far left or right. I played on a 58 degree day with 30mph winds and cloudy skies after it had rained a lot, so that was the real ‘Scotland feel’ for me—but don’t worry, I promise it’s not like that all the time up there! And, speaking of rain—Grand Falls did an amazing job with their drainage system because you would never know it had rained almost 3 inches there overnight and in the morning we played in the early afternoon. Most of the land around the course was flooded with water, but Grand Falls’ drainage system on the course is top notch and the course is in amazing shape still.

I played the tips (blacks), which plays to 7,110 yards on the scorecard. There are 5 total teeboxes to choose from, so any level of golfer should have a good challenge and good time while playing. I was struck by the length of the par 4s. Hole 4 is 465 yards from the tips, and hole 16 is 475 from the tips. Both of these holes were into the wind, so they played like long par 5s instead of long par 4s. Let’s just say I was thrilled to make bogey on both of them. That’s the sign of a good course though; I wouldn’t say that any hole was ‘easy.’ They all had rewards and they all had punishment. If you keep the ball in play, as it is for most courses, you’ll score well. The greens are very smooth with no bumps. That’s vital to being a good course.

Other holes that stood out were holes 8 and 9, which surround the 12-acre lake. Hole 8 is a par 3 with water left, and water is left on the entirety of the dogleg par 4 9th hole. Add in the attractive waterfall on the finishing par 3 18th hole, and you have yourself a golf course to remember and to desire to come back and play again.

Plus—they’re on the Nebraska Golf Passport, so if you have one of those (you can buy one at nebraskagolfpassport.org), check them out.

Contact Info:
1415 Grand Falls Blvd.
Larchwood, IA 51241

(712) 777-7777
www.thefallsgolfcourse.com

Director of Golf:   Jason Wagamon

Jackrabbit Run

The 2nd stop on the ‘2019 Early Break Golf Tour’ is Jackrabbit Run in Grand Island! Jackrabbit Run consistently hosts high school tournaments for the regular season, as well as districts and state tournaments. It’s a perfect venue for those events, because it’s not overly easy but also not overly difficult.

Most holes are tree-lined, so if you are spraying the ball left or right, you might be in for a long round. I played on a windy day (25mph winds consistently), and that makes any golf course tough–but Jackrabbit Run is not a terribly long course, so although your score will be affected on a windy day, it won’t be crushed.

I was particularly impressed with the length of the par 3s. I played the tips (blue tees), which plays over 6,700 yards total. Two par 3s are 200+ yards, including the tough 14th hole, which plays 225 yards and is tree-lined and well protected especially on the right side of the green. Hole 7 is listed at 195 yards on the card, but with the pin in the back and also playing into the wind, it played more like 230 yards. Tough par 3s are important in making scoring difficult.

I was impressed with the greens—extremely smooth with no bumpiness, and also very nice speed. Putts hold their lines at Jackrabbit Run, which is what every golf course should desire.

Water is only in play on 2 holes (4 and 9), so it’s not a huge factor, but bunkers are everywhere, and the sand is well-maintained.

The clubhouse was cozy, and the people were very welcoming. I’d recommend the hot dogs–I had 2 because they were so good!

Give Jackrabbit Run a visit today! Twilight rates exist, as well as kids 15 and under play for $3 in a cart if accompanied by a fee-paying adult. That’s a great way to get kids into the sport and ‘grow the game’ without breaking the bank.

Contact Info:
Head Pro:  Don Kruse
Address:  2800 N. Shady Bend Rd.
Grand Island, NE 68801
Phone #: (308) 385-5340

Fremont Golf Club

Our inaugural 2019 ‘Early Break’ Golf Tour begins with Fremont Golf Club! What a tremendous looking course it was. I played the tips (black tees–6,532 yards) and was blown away by how green the course was. You can tell how well maintained the course is from the get-go, as the putting green was a gem, and was an accurate depiction for how the greens on the course were. The course isn’t long, but pretty much every hole is tree-lined, so if you find yourself erratic off the tee, prepare for a tough day of scoring. If you can keep the driver in the bag and hit long irons or a hybrid consistently straight, you’ll have a chance to score well.

The unique feature of the course is the train track that goes through the middle of it. The 18 holes are pretty much divided right in the middle of the tracks, so you’ll go across them several times in the round to get to your next set of holes. I thought it was impressive how they fit 18 holes into smaller area of territory than usual—it seemed like a puzzle piece in how they fit all the holes in, which was creative.

My high school golf coach always told me that Fremont Golf Club had some of the best greens in the state—he was right! The greens were true and quick, but not unfair. They’re also receptive if you play a lot of spin on chips or in general when hitting into the green. Also–the bunkers were redone last year and they are immaculate. I had just played golf at Torrey Pines in San Diego the week prior, and the sand was identical to that sand–which are often described as some of the best bunkers in all of golf.

I highly recommend a visit to Fremont Golf Club! If you have a Nebraska Golf Passport, you can play the course. Otherwise, it’s a private course, so membership is required to get on. They always have great membership specials going on, so check them out to get more info.

Contact Info:

Fremont Golf Club
2710 N. Somers Ave.
Fremont, NE 68025

(402) 721-6642

www.fremontgolfclub.org

Head PGA Professional:  Nathan Kalin