Dunes Course

#35 Greatest Public Course in America - Golf Digest, 2015

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Marked by dramatic elevation changes, endless views of the Sandhills in all directions and immense blowouts easily viewed by satellite, golfers face this wind-shaped landscape and massive rolling seascape of prairie grass, searching, hoping for a bright calm slick of green fairway. Links-style golfers will welcome the challenge, keeping the ball low in the wind and pressing on. If your ball sails true, cutting the air like a rudder, you make rapid headway.

Architects: Tom Lehman & Chris Brands

Without question, in the words of Old Tom Morris, “Eh Mon! The Almighty had Golf in his eyes when he made this place!” "There is a word in the Sioux language, Wakanya, which means sacred. When I first stepped foot on the grass-covered dunes of The Prairie Club, that was exactly my first impression. The overwhelming presence of the Creator was evident in a way that is nearly impossible to put into words."

Tom Lehman

“It took us several visits just to understand how far apart things were. The scale of the place is so enormous that it messes with your perspective. Tom would see a natural blowout and think it was 180 yards away when it was actually 300."

Chris Brands

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The best way to play is to stay

The Prairie Club is much more than world-class golf. It’s an experience that we hope touches the soul of all who make the journey here. After you’ve hit the day’s final shot, we invite you to unwind in our lodge, eat your heart out, drift off into a deep sleep, and — we hope — leave a little better than you came.

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