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