Horse Course

#10 Most Fun Course You Can Play in America - Golf Digest, 2013

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Set just off the clubhouse and Lodge, this par 3 with 10 holes takes the game of “horse” to a whole new level. Grab a couple of clubs, a cigar and join your friends for a round that will challenge your short game and your imagination. There are no tee boxes. The one with honors calls where you tee it up. Set right on the rim of Snake River Canyon, this course plays from 485 to 1125 yards, depending on your competitive spirit. With dramatic undulating greens that give way to breath-taking blow-outs, this course will top off your day at the Prairie Club and is the geological equivalent of the phrase “double-or-nothing”.

Architects: Gil Hanse & Geoff Shackelford

"To be able to work with the combination of the canyon rim and the prairie, along with unrestricted wide open spaces, has been exhilarating. Unlike a typical par three course, The Horse Course will have no tees, only expanded fairways and 10 greens. The concept is that the winner of the previous hole, like the basketball game of “horse”, gets to choose the stance, lie, shot and green for the next hole. Ultimately, we worked hard to make sure that we created a course that would inspire creativity and place fun as the highest priority."

Gil Hanse


Reviews & accolades

#10 Most Fun Course You Can Play in America - Golf Digest, 2015

"Two more examples of what golf needs more of: the pitch and putt course at Turnberry in Scotland and the par Hourse Course at the Prairie Club in Nebraska. The Hourse Course, you tee up anywhere and the winner picks which green you play to, like Horse in basketball. The course are free adjuncts to the regular golf and are, almost always, very busy because people love them so much. They’re magnets for interest. If every new course devoted 5 acres to short courses, far more people would be attracted to golf."

Geoff Oglivy - Golf Digest, 2014


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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